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'Love Our House. Thank You, America'
November 12, 2007
Kansas City, Kansas, family of Daniel Gilyeat thanked the community for their support while the ABC TV show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" replaced their leaky, drafty bungalow with "3,000 square feet,...
September 22, 2012
Profile and interview with Emmy Award-winning actor Eric Stonestreet. Stonestreet is a native of Kansas City, Kansas and attended Kansas State University. He credits growing up in the Midwest as inspiring...
A Century Old, Yet New
October 31, 2007
Former Scottish Rite Temple at 7th and Ann streets in Kansas City, Kansas, has been remodeled for a casino. It will be called 7th Street Casino. The Temple dates to 1906.
A Greene Sweep
Article about the "first man to win both races [the 100- and 200-meter] in the same year at the World Track and Field Championships, from Kansas City, Kansas.
A Holiday Spin on the Dance Floor
November 29, 2013
Article summarizes the 2013 annual Thanksgiving Breakfast Dance held in the Kansas National Guard Armory in Kansas City, Kansas. Details related to the event's background and its connection to the local...
A. J. Murray
Obituary for A. J. Murray, or Jack Murray, former chief of police in Kansas City, Kansas, dying on October 10, 1970.
A Kansan among the Indians
Book review of "Willie Whitewater, the Story of W. R. Honnell's Life and Adventures among the Indians as He Grew Up with the State of Kansas" by Caroline Cain Durkee. Description of the book's subject,...
A Kansas City Negro Honored
February 10, 1930
File containing a brief biographical article about Dr. Walter Maddux, a native of Kansas City, Kansas, and newly appointed head of pediatrics "in the great hospital that is to be erected in Chicago for...
A Lesson in The Arts
September 18, 2011
Cover story with pictures tells of the Alcott Arts Center at 180 S. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Named for Louisa May Alcott, the center provides music, theater, and art for children. The nonprofit organization...
A New Cross-Border Battle
January 17, 2012
Article featuring Kansas City area casinos including the Ameristar, Argosy Riverside, Harrah's, Isle of Capri, and the brand new Hollywood Casino set to open February 7th in Kansas City, Kansas. Includes...
A New Sportsman's Friend
June 14, 2007
In Steve Penn's "Commentary" column he features Wayne Hubbard of Kansas City, Kansas. Hubbard is host to a TV show called "Urban American Outdoors" shown in this area on the Metro Sports Channel. It has...
A River Runs Through Us
August 1, 2007
Article about the Riverfront Heritage Trail that winds through Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas. The trail follows the Missouri and Kansas Rivers and includes historical and educational markers...
A Sorry Free State
Article describes the past and present of the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas. Quindaro was an anti-slavery town before and during the Civil War, and a crossing place on the Missouri River for runaway...
A Turbulent Path for Rose Followed a Career Creating Beautiful Buildings
June 4, 2008
Short article about William W. Rose, architect and former mayor of Kansas City, Kansas. After two controversial stints as mayor in 1905 and 1906, Rose returned to the architectural profession and went...
A Visit by King Peter: Former Yugoslav Monarch in Surprise Call
March 11, 1959
Photo and biographical article about King Peter II of Yugoslavia, appearing unexpectedly in Kansas City on March 11, 1959 on a "tour of this country to find more American sponsors for displaced Yugoslavs."...
A Weekend of Robert Altman
April 13, 2007
A film festival from April 27-29, 2007, in honor of the late Kansas City film director Robert Altman, will be held at the Screenland Granada Theatre in Kansas City, Kansas. Altman-directed movies to be...
A Wonderful City: Such Was the Verdict of the All-American Delegates
Story about the tour by delegates from Central and South America of Kansas City by street railways, including an in-depth inspection of the Consolidated Kansas City Smelting & Refining Company in the Argentine...
About Town: Ex-Senator to Celebrate Birthday
Biographical description of Harry Darby, Jr., "retired U. S. senator and industrialist who built the Darby Corp[oration]." He was born in Kansas City, Kansas, in 1895 and celebrated his 90th birthday known...
Ahead on Ag Hall as Opening Nears
Description of the new Agricultural Hall of Fame museum 12 miles west of Kansas City, Kansas.
Allen J. Swanson Dies: He Was a Sportsman though an Invalid
Photo and obituary for Allen Swanson, or Swede Swanson, "59 years old, who became a well-known sportsman ["trapshooter"] in Greater Kansas City even though he was confined to a wheel chair most of his...
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