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She's Retired, But Not Resting
July 1, 2012
Article on former director of social services for Children's Mercy Hospital, Alice Kitchen. Kitchen began volunteering at the Guadalupe Center in the 1950s as a teenager, and the experience prompted her...
Show-Crew Arrival Means Dad's Prime-Time Reward
March 31, 2005
Photos and article about the makeover of the home of Kansas City firefighter Stephen Johnson and his five children by the ABC series ''Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.'' Johnson was nominated by MAST paramedic...
Slow Food: Kids, Community Come Together to Garden
May 18, 2006
Article discusses the community garden at St. Peter's Episcopal Church Preschool at 100 E. Red Bridge Road established by the local chapter of Slow Food USA. It is part of the Slow Food movement called...
Smithville--A Town With A Past Worth Remembering
Description of development of Smithville in Clay County. The Humphery "Yankee" Smith, his wife, and five children came to the Little Platte River valley in 1822. In 1824, Smith built a new mill at the...
Soap Opera Star Ruth Warrick Dies at 88
January 18, 2005
A short Associated Press article which mentions the death of actress Ruth Warrick. It states that she was "born and raised in St. Joseph, Mo., left for New York after graduating from what is now the University...
Somber Choices Await District and Families
May 14, 2011
The R. J. Delano school that serves only students with severe disabilities may be closed by the school district. Part of the reason is that the Kansas City school district students with disabilities are...
Spacious New Quarters to Give Lift to Cabot Center
November 30, 2004
Cabot Westside Health Center, part of St. Luke's Health System that provides health care to Kansas City's Hispanic community, will be moving from 1810 Summit to 2121 Summit. The cost of the new facility...
Spiritual Center Takes Over Boarding School
October 19, 2009
The Thayer Learning Center in Kidder, Missouri, closed after the death of one of the students and over a dozen allegations of child abuse. The facility will now be the home of the White Buffalo Academy,...
St. Joseph Museum Immortalizes Actress
November 13, 2005
Brief article reporting a 2005-2006 exhibit at the St. Joseph Museum examining the life and career of actress Ruth Warrick. Warrick, who was born in St. Joseph and attended the University of Kansas City...
Summit Addresses Violence
July 30, 2005
The Keep the Kids Alive youth-violence summit was held at the Liberty Memorial July 29, 2005. Organized by the Partnership for Children, Move Up and the City of Kansas City, the summit featured young people...
A profile of the Reading Reptile, a children's bookstore located in Westport.
Survey Seeks Pulse of Community
March 13, 2009
Article reports on the findings of an extensive "Community Needs Survey" conducted by the Jewish Federation. The survey was conducted in October 2007 with the purpose of gauging people's feelings about...
Tables turn as kindlly shop needs its own lucky charm
July 4, 2003
The CHARM Shop in Lee's Summit may go out of business unless it finds a new location by August 31, 2003. CHARM (Children Helped and Rehabilitation Motivated) produces specialized toys and learning equipment...
Taught the First Negro School Here
Photo and description of Ella Weeks Hayhurst, the first teacher in 1866-1867 at the Penn School for black children near the Country Club Plaza.
The Diamond Mine
Article describing some distinct features of the learning environment for children of varying backgrounds and races at the Middle School for the Arts.
The Ordeal of His Life
Biographical article about Ed Growney, "manager for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.," Jackson County legislator, and father of eight children, born about 1938.
The People Come First for Hispanic Leader
November 11, 1998
Ramon Murguia of Kansas City, Kansas, is the new chairman of The National Council of La Raza, "the largest Hispanic organization in the United States." Murguia, 39, was one of seven children, and he still...
The World Done Wrong
Describes the lives of homeless children and efforts to assist them.
Then and Now: The Fairy Princess
December 1, 2010
Historical overview of Kansas City's Fairy Princess tradition,which began in 1935 at Kline's Department Store. For a 25-cent fee, children could enjoy an in-store visit with the Fairy Princess. The annual...
This Fairy Princess Tells a Kline's Story
December 22, 2013
Interview with Carol Jean Barta, Kansas City's most senior Fairy Princess. Barta discusses Christmas displays in downtown department stores in the 1950s, her costume, and how she became a Fairy Princess...
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