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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...
Unlikely Rider is Getting His Dues
September 22, 2008
The Tom Bass Arena, "a $1.3 million equine warm-up facility at the [American Royal] complex in Kansas City's West Bottoms," is nearly complete. It is named after African American horseman Tom Bass who...
Thank Heaven for Little Girls
Review of group show at Opie Gallery.
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...
School's Legacy Marks Important Chapter in Northeast Church's History
October 15, 2008
Short article and postcard image of the Scarritt Bible and Training Institute. Established in 1890, the school for girls was located at Harris (now Norledge) and Askew avenues near the Melrose Methodist...
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...
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...
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...
Oh, the Sun Shone Bright a Few Fine Days Last Week
Photos of young women in bikini-like bathing suits during hot, sunny weather.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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....
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...
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....
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...
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...
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.
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