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Parents and Kids Enjoy Pokemon Day at Northeast Library
Photo and article about the "Pokemon tournament at the Northeast branch of the Kansas City Public Library" sponsored by "Oh Yea! Cards and Video, 6628 Truman Rd., and Gladstone School Camp Fire Boys and...
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...
Ministers with Balls
April 6-12, 2006
Article profiling Calvin Wainwright and his work with young people in Kansas City's urban core, through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, and Heaven Sent Outreach Ministries, a group Wainwright...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Thank Heaven for Little Girls
Review of group show at Opie Gallery.
Little Faith in Phones: Kansas City Didn't
January 1, 1924
Article about the beginnings and early history of the telephone system in Kansas City.
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...
New Year's in Old Years: The Fun and Frolic Here in Days before the War
Story of girls disguising themselves in 1861 with their slaves' clothing to fool relatives.
It's a Wonderful Life For KC Legend DiPardo
July 22, 2007
Tony DiPardo is featured in the Jason Whitlock sports commentary column. DiPardo will be 95 soon and a party is planned for him on August 26 at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center hotel. He and his band have...
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...
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...
Kansas City Heritage: School's Stature Undiminished
Photo and biographical article about Mrs. A. Ross Hill, founder of "the Pembroke-Country Day School (for boys) and the Sunset Hill School (for girls)," and an early suffragette and progressive educator....
Newhouse Seeks Location for New Girls Group Home
June 15, 2011
Article reports on failed attempt by the Newhouse shelter to open a group home for unaccompanied teenage girls in the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood. The neighborhood association rejected the proposal...
KC Preservation Prizes
June 2, 2007
Historic Kansas City Foundation selected the newly reopened Aladdin Hotel and the former Blossom House & Girls Club for the annual renovation/rehabilitation awards. Also included were the Christian Church...
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