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Founder of Mercy Dead: A Long Illness Fatal to Dr. Alice Graham, Lover of Children
Portrait and obituary for Dr. Alice Berry Graham, or Alice Graham, co-founder of Mercy Hospital," dying "at the home of her sister, Dr. Catherine Berry Richardson, 121 Clinton Place," at the age of 63....
Frankie's Co-Founder Retires
November 19, 2003
Frankie's Ice Cream & Deli was named after the late Frank Bataglia and was started in the late 1970s, first as a flower shop and then a restaurant. Christine Linville has run the business for the last...
From Days Gone By, a Tradition Worth Keeping
December 26, 2007
Article recalls the Christmas parties given for their employees by Virginia and Jud Putsch, owners of several Putschs' restaurants in the area during the 1940s to early 1970s. "Foremost, there was the...
George Laurence Mailliard, Sr. Obituary
December 10, 2008
George L. Mailliard, Sr., known as Mr. M., died on December 9, 2008. He owned Mailliard's Incorporated, a men and boys clothing store which began in the Prairie Village Shopping Center in 1954. Eventually...
Gezer Park to Extend Children's Play Area
March 25, 2011
The Barton P. and Mary D. Cohen Charitable Trust made a $45,000 contribution in December 2010 to the children's play area at Leawood's Gezer Park, located at 133rd and Mission Road. The park is a tribute...
Girls and Dolls
October 9, 2007
Color pictures of young girls modeling outfits that match the different American Girl dolls, including Katelyn Struckle, 9 of Olathe, Tai Barber-Gumbs, 10, of Overland Park, Melinda Sanchez, 10 of De Soto,...
Grand Opening Marks New Course for Northeast School
Woodland-Edison School is located at 711 Woodland in the northeast area and serves nearly 500 children in kindergarden through 5th grade. Includes a partnership between the Edison Project and the Kansas...
Green Wants Pleas Tossed Out in Fatal Fire Case
March 23, 2004
Debora Green, a former physician and convicted and serving a life sentence for killing two of her children in a fire, filed a motion to set aside her no-contest pleas in the case. The fire occurred in...
Grimy Hands Learn to Love Needlework
December 3, 1916
Article profiling the work of Mrs. J. M. Curtice teaching children of immigrants to sew at the Swope Settlement House, located at 16th and Campbell. Curtice is described by the author as one of the pioneers...
Gwinn Henry a Friend of Every Boy
Tribute about the late coach Gwinn Henry, dying at the age of 67 in 1955 after a career coaching and guiding children in Missouri and Kansas.
Healing Little Bodies, Expanding Little Minds
January 21, 2004
The article features the reading program called Reach Out and Read, known earlier as KC Reads. The Cabot Westside Clinic is noted for its participation in the program. The program finds that doctors and...
Helping Hand Institute
Institution at 523 Grand Avenue for "worthy homeless men" and some women and children not able to find work.
Her Son's Optimism Infuses This Mother's Art
July 5, 2007
Feature article about local artist Jana Soper and her large art. Her work includes the colorful kaleidoscope monument at Children's Mercy Hospital as well as artwork at the Wonderscope Children's Museum...
Here Are the Boy Scouts
Large photos in article with history of the Boy Scouts starting with Baden-Powell in the Boer War in 1899 and moving eventually to Kansas City with learning in woodcraft, endurance, self-dependence, Indian...
Historic African Methodist Episcopal Church Celebrating the Century Mark
August 3-9, 2012
Article about the 100 year old Bethel African Methodist Episcopal church located at 2329 Flora Avenue. The church was spearheaded by Sister Kitty E. Raynor and Harrison Williams, who both saw the need...
Historic Building Named After Community Leader
September 24, 2008
In August 2008 the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) named its historic administration building in honor of civic leader and president, Karen Pletz. The building, located at Woodland...
Honoring Hispanic Leaders
September 29 - October 5, 2005
Article profiles three prominent members of the Kansas City area Hispanic community: Cris Medina, Executive Director at the Guadalupe Centers, Inc.; Teresa Pacheco, volunteer and community activist; and...
Hospital Looks to East
October 12, 2007
Children's Mercy Hospital has purchased nine acres for $2.9 million to build a new facility to serve eastern Jackson County. It's located near the southeast corner of Interstate 70 and Little Blue Parkway....
I had Every Right to Give Up
January 2, 2013
Article profiles Jim Bogle, president and chief executive officer of Newhouse, a Kansas City-based domestic violence shelter for women and children. Bogle, a Northeast High School graduate, discusses domestic...
Inside a Family Feud
June 7, 2006
Story details the feud and legal battles going on within the Sutherland Family concerning the privately held Sutherland Lumber Company which was started in 1917 by Robert Sutherland in Hugo, Oklahoma....
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