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Pillars of Philanthropy
November 11-17, 2005
Advertising supplement features descriptions of the following Kansas City philanthropic organizations: Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), American Heart Association, Boys & Girls Clubs of...
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 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,...
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.
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...
Says Scattering of Vice Is Wrong: Woman from Former Isolated Zone Tells Crusaders They've Made Error
Article describing the lengthy public statements about prostitution in Kansas City at a meeting of "the Society for the Prevention of Vice" by "Mrs. William Kearns, better known as Annie Chambers, who...
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...
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...
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...
West Side 'Shining Star' Dies
March 20, 2006
Article reports the death of Tony Aguirre, the "father figure" of Kansas City's West Side. Aguirre coached several generations of boys and girls in numerous sports, and was known for instilling into them...
Sculpture At Royal Displays Girls' Bond
November 19, 2003
Ashley Curl and Ashley Sprouse both loved horses and competed at the American Royal. They were killed in a car accident on August 26, 2001. A bronze sculpture depicting the girls riding together and titled...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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