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Celebrating Northeast Schools--Della Lamb: Another Inner-City Success Story
Article about the Della Lamb Elementary Charter School, opened in 1999 in Northeast Kansas City as "the first charter school to open in Missouri." Mention also of Della Lamb, the school's namesake.
Chain of Support
February 8, 2004
Story highlights the Murguia family of Kansas City, Kansas. Includes the story of Amalia Murguia and her family of 7 children. The family includes two federal judges and the vice chancellor of the University...
Changing Lives, One by One
January 12, 2009
Article describes a campaign to enlist 100,000 adults to intervene in the lives of Kansas City schoolchildren through programs like YouthFriends, Big Brothers Big Sisters, YMCA Young Achievers, LNESC,...
Charters a Popular Choice
November 1, 2009
Kansas City ranks fourth in the nation in the percentage of public school children attending charter schools (29%). Article includes discussion about why the schools are popular. The University of Missouri-Kansas...
Child Abuse Echoes from Former Midwest Center
Article about the closing of the children's care center due to abuse allegations and administration problems, including the history of the center.
Child Philanthropist Helps Children's Mercy Hospital
December 18, 2009
Article profiles nine-year old Jack Novoor, who has raised nearly $6,000 for Children's Mercy Hospital. The December 2009 fundraiser at the Jumping Jax recreation center will be the fourth that Novoor...
Children Learning That They are No Longer the Objects of Inferiority
Describes the implementation of African centered education in the Kansas City Missouri Public School system.
Children's Campus Gets Ready to Open in KCK
June 7, 2010
The Children's Campus of Kansas City, Kansas, opens June 8, 2010. The "three-story, $15.5 million building" is at 444 Minnesota Avenue and provides a home for several organizations or agencies targeting...
Children's Mercy East Clinic Brings Care to Independence
December 10-16, 2010
Plans for Children's Mercy East, an outpatient pediatric clinic, are nearly finished for the "90-acre Trinity Woods development at Interstate 70 and Little Blue Parkway in Independence." Ground breaking...
Children's Mercy Will Direct Research Into Pediatric Meds
August 8-14, 2008
"Children's Mercy is providing $300,000 to jump-start the Pediatric Pharmaceutical Reformulation Program of the Institute for Pediatric Innovation." This project will reformulate certain medications children...
Children's Museum Closing
The Children's Museum of Kansas City closed August 9, 2008. The Museum merged with Wonderscope of Shawnee earlier in the year.
Christmas Greeting to Kansas City Children
File containing an article with words or lyrics (by librarian Carrie Westlake Whitney) and music (by orchestra conductor Carl Busch) for the 1909 song "Christmas Greeting to Kansas City Children."
Circus Day Has Opened: Children's Theater to Give Performances Today and Tomorrow
Notice for the opening of the second play at the University of Kansas City Playhouse, "written by Aurand Harris, a former Kansas Citian and son of Mrs. Myrtle A. Henderfer, 525 East Armour boulevard."
Civil War and Other Songs
A collection of song lyrics contained in photocopied newspaper clippings from newspapers across the United States, dating from the late 1890s through the early 1930s. The songs are arranged by category....
Classmates Remember White Flight
October 13, 2013
Article records details of a reunion of former students who attended the Sanford B. Ladd School from 1950 - 1957. Attendees are interviewed and describe how the school was changed following the desegregation...
Colonel Thomas Swope Obituary
October 7, 2009
Obituary for Colonel Thomas Swope (1827-1909), a prominent real estate investor and namesake of Swope Park, dying in 1909. Colonel Swope's body "lay in state" in the rotunda of the Kansas City Public Library...
Colonel W. H. Plum: Endeavors to Prevent the Removal of the Postoffice--It Will Move, However
Story of the struggle over control of the location of a postoffice in Westport, legally designated by W. H. Plum to move into "Mrs. Saalborn's house," the present (1894) residence of "Mrs. Booth, a widow...
Crime Diminishes Park's Glory
August 2, 2013
Article describes how drug and criminal activity has made Independence Plaza Park a dangerous place for children and residents of Northeast Kansas City. Past and current efforts of the Kansas City Parks...
Cupcakes of Character
September 30, 2010
Article reports on Le Petit Rouge bakery inside the children's bookstore Reading Reptile and its featured product--cupcakes named for literary characters like Big Bad Wolf, Litttle Red, Robin Hood, Ugly...
Daughter of Top Composer Has Own Creative Bent
Photo and biographical article about Mary Rodgers Guettel, a 43-year-old "composer, columnist and author of several books, including 'Freaky Friday,' a delightful children's fantasy, with an excerpt of...
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