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Jill Wendholt Silva
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....
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
Oh, the Sun Shone Bright a Few Fine Days Last Week
Photos of young women in bikini-like bathing suits during hot, sunny weather.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Thank Heaven for Little Girls
Review of group show at Opie Gallery.
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...
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...
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