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. ..Presenting Roy Roberts: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Biographical article about Roy Roberts, editor of the Kansas City Star newspaper at 18th and Grand Avenues. Born in Muscotah, Kansas in 1887 and raised in Lawrence, Kansas before becoming a reporter for...
[Thirty] Years a City Editor
July 1, 1935
Photo, cartoon illustrations, and autobiographical article about Charles Blood, city editor of the Kansas City Times newspaper for 30 years. He describes the duties and experiences of his job over that...
A Big 50 in Kansas City
Article profiling Kansas City Star editor Roy A. Roberts and his various influences in national and local politics through the newspaper.
A Couple of Winners
Article profiles Joe and Kay McGuff. In 1997, five years after retiring from a long career as a journalist with the Kansas City Star, Joe McGuff was diagnosed with amytrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
A Founder of Kansas City Dead
Photo and obituary for Colonel Robert Van Horn (1824-1916), a former mayor, newspaper editor, and Union officer of Kansas City.
A Good Word for the Bad Boy
Biographical article about William Rockhill Nelson (1841-1915), founder and editor of the Kansas City Star newspaper, with an excerpt of a letter written by him "to Father Cavanaugh, of the Notre Dame...
A Great Editor's Methods
April 8, 1916
Portrait and biographical article about William Rockhill Nelson (1841-1915), founder and editor of the Kansas City Star newspaper and "probably the most successful newspaper editor of modern times." Description...
A Memoir: Recollections of a Good Guy by a Once-upon-a-Time Bad Guy
Photo and biographical article about Thorpe Menn, a literary editor of the Kansas City Star, describing the author's (J. J. Maloney, an ex-convict and poet) working relationship with Menn and help out...
Photos and captions about announcers and performers on local radio shows including Melba Hardaway of W9XBY's "The Friendly Neighbor," Paul Henning of KMBC's movie reviews, Tom Collins and James McQueeny...
Albert G. Blakey
Biographical article about Albert Gallatin Blakey, or Albert Blakey (1825-1877), a former Missouri state representative and mayor of Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Native of Kentucky raised in Benton County,...
Anchors Away. ..From the Camera
Review of Kansas City's most visible television news anchors and their lives away from the camera, with photos and descriptions of the following: (1) Anne Peterson, anchor of KCTV-5 ("28-year-old former...
Ann Sure-as-Heck Can
Photos and biographical article about Anne Peterson, 24-year old (in 1980) KCMO-TV Channel 9 news anchorperson since about 1979. Born in Wisconsin as Anne Brunk to two Swedish immigrants and having a nearly...
Art Brisbane: The Kansas City Star Is Still a Newspaper, but Much More in the 21st Century
Photos and biographical article about Arthur Brisbane, "president and publisher" of the Kansas City Star, joining the paper in 1979 "as a reporter and columnist." Discussion on the paper's adjustment to...
Back to a First Love
January 25, 1954
Brief description of The Kansas City Star's new policy under Roy Roberts of designating more work for younger employees and more freedom and prestige for those with more seniority, such as Arthur Wahlstedt...
Beyond a Calling
Photos and biographical article about Lucile Bluford, 90-year-old African American "editor and part owner of 'The Kansas City Call' newspaper" since 1955. Native of North Carolina raised partly in Kansas...
Overview of the impact of the Kansas City Star on governments in its territory, comparing the power of its president, Roy Roberts, to political figures such as Alf Landon.
Bill Vaughan: 'Mr. Starbeams'
Photos and biographical article about Bill Vaughan, writer of "the column Starbeams--a column born with the first issue of William Rockhill Nelson's 'Kansas City Star.'" Born in Saint Louis in 1915 and...
Bloody Bill, Noted Guerrilla of the Civil War: Anderson Was Picturesque Leader of the Bushwhackers in War on the Border
Mention of Robert Miller, "editor of the Liberty, Missouri, Tribune" newspaper during the Civil War and nearly killed by Bloody Bill Anderson until saved by one of the Bushwhackers, an ex-employee of Miller....
Holiday Issue 2005
Six brief profiles of Kansas City celebrities and their family activities during the winter holidays. The celebrities profiled are William Whitener of the Kansas City Ballet; baseball legend Buck O'Neil;...
Charles S. Sutton: Upright Man and Mason
Photo and obituary for Charles Shannon Sutton, or Charles Sutton (1866-1926), "for the past three years editor of Responsibility." Native of New York City coming to Kansas City in 1894 as a reporter for...
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