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A Century Later Marillac Still Feels Like Home: The Former Orphanage Now Treats Children with Emotional Difficulties
File contains an article about the Marillac Center, a mental health center for children, a product of the Kansas City Orphan Boys' Home originally in Westport, merged with orphan girls' homes, and now...
A High School That Works
August 9, 2006
The class of 2010 will be the first graduating class from Cristo Rey Kansas City, a Catholic, college-prep high school. Students spend one day a week working primarily in a business and this helps to pay...
A Legend Returns
August 17, 2006
The Harvey House Diner is now open in Union Station. The restaurant is patterned after the original Harvey House restaurant and replaces the food courts that were there when the station reopened. The long...
A Place to Grab a Bite to Eat
February 25, 2006
Architectural rendering of a grill planned to be constructed on the main level of Union Station by Summer, 2006. The restaurant will feature food and furnishings in the tradition of the orginal Fred Harvey...
A Safe Haven for Former Prostitutes
January 9, 2011
Veronica's Voice, an organization founded by Kristy Childs, received an anonymous donation to establish a new home (location undisclosed) called Magdalene Manor as a safe haven for women and girls trying...
A Spray of Promise
February 17, 2011
Art review of the newly opened Spray Booth Gallery that occupies a back room accessible only through the new Volker Bicycles at 18th and Wyandotte streets. The initiatior of the gallery, Andrew Lyles,...
At First, They were 'Sky Girls'
May 22, 2005
History of the first airlline flight attendants contains a section on Kansas Citian, Ona Gieschen, who worked for TWA starting in 1948.
Beloved Coach Remembered Fondly
February 1, 2013
Obituary for Dale Williams, head coach of the girls basketball program at Fort Osage High School. Williams' long coaching career is detailed. Former associates and students describe the ways he positively...
Blue Skies and Blue Dresses; We're off to See Wamego
August 24, 2014
Two part article that focuses upon two the Wizard of Oz tourists attractions in Kansas: Dorothy's House and Land of Oz in Liberal and the Oz Museum in Wamego. When describing Dorothy's House and Land of...
April 29, 2011
The sixth-annual Capstone Awards is a supplement to the Kansas City Business Journal, which "honors outstanding real estate development projects and transactions throughout the community." Some of the...
Church Grew by Serving: Community Group of Buildings Aim of Linwood Presbyterians
Illustrations and article about the plans for a large new Linwood Presbyterian Church covering an entire block between Linwood, 33rd, Woodland, and Michigan Avenues. Portrait and description of Harry Rogers,...
Comfort Food With a Cause
November 17, 2011
Restaurant review of and article about Anna's Oven, 1809 W. 39th Street. Anna's is part of a trend of philanthropic restaurants opening across the United States. Its purpose is to support the Friends of...
Deaths: Miss Elva J. Stapp
Obituary for Miss Elva Stapp, "3800 Warwick boulevard, formerly an instructor of music" at her home in Kansas City. Native of DeKalb County, Missouri coming here about 1920 and operating "a boarding home...
Fly Girls Are No Longer Forgotten
July 4, 2009
Margaret Ellfeldt Rees was one of the first women to train as a WASP, or Women Airforce Service Pilot, during World War II. She is now one of the few remaining. WASPs flew every type of aircraft that men...
Food Trucks Rev Up in KC
May 1, 2011
Article describes the growing number of upscale mobile eateries in Kansas City (food trucks) and their use of social media such as Twitter and Facebook to connect with customers. The vendors spotlighted...
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,...
Girls in the 'Hood
Describes the neighborhood and living conditions of Cherri West, mother of 10-year-old Pamela Butler, who was kidnaped and killed in October of 1999.
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...
Home to Help Pregnant Teens Will Open Soon
July 7, 2010
Jeannine Eddins will open a maternity home in Cass County for pregnant teens in crisis situations. Aaron's House is in Harrisonville, Missouri, and will "provide a family-like setting for the six to eight...
In Honor to Editor: Missouri Newspaper Woman Retires after 52 Years
Photo and biographical article about Miss Ella Heininger, retiring "after fifty-two years as editor of the boys' and girls' page of the St. Joseph News-Press," honored at 83 at a Saint Joseph reception....
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