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''A Stitch in Time'' Premieres Friday
May 10, 2006
The story of dress manufacturer Nell Donnelly Reed is captured in a new book and documentary film produced by her great great nephew Terence Michael O'Malley. The film is entitled "Nelly Don: A Stitch...
''I Loved Every Minute of Being a Senator''
August 1, 2004
Article reporting the death of Missouri Senator Harry Wiggins at age 71. Wiggins' political career spanned 28 years in the state Senate, where he represented a large portion of Kansas City, Missouri.
'Beetle' Creator Ready to Capture a Tiger
April 20, 2005
Article describes the career of Mort Walker, creator of the comic strip "Beetle Bailey," on the occasion of his donating a drawing to be auctioned off at the 2005 Black and Gold Tiger Ball fund-raiser...
100 Years of Business in Kansas City: Setting the Stage at the Turn of the Century
Chronological history of important Kansas City businesses of the twentieth century, starting in 1900.
November 30, 2014
First in a four-part series of historical fiction set in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1904 and focusing upon a murder investigation carried out by the city's first African-American police officer Lafayette...
2000 Census to Change Council Districts: Northeast Resident Input Sought to Influence New Boundaries
Map and article about the redrawing of "boundaries for the nine congressional districts based on Census 2000 data" in Kansas City, Missouri by the Missouri State Legislature. Description of the Northeast...
50 Years Strong
January 2, 2004
Subtitle to article reads: "Jasper's Continues Tradition of Red Sauce and Sicilian Flavor." Article reviews Jasper's Restaurant located at 1201 W. 103rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri.
A Black Leader Offers Very Little Optimism
February 22, 1985
Biographical article about Reverend MacCharles Jones, or Rev. Mac Jones, the 35-year-old pastor of the St. Stephen Baptist Church at 1414 Truman Road. Rev. Jones was the leader at the Black Unity Retreat...
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...
A City Divided: Kansas City in the 19th Century
Third in a monthly series of special sections of the Star on Kansas City history. Focus on the 1850s-1860s, during the destructive but pivotal times of war over slavery in the Kansas City area.
A City in Decline: The Bad News Is How Kansas City Is Slipping
Photos and article about the decline in population rank and other aspects of the Kansas City metropolitan area from 1959 to 2001, including its convention attendances, the park and boulevard system, the...
A Condemned Man
November 25-December 1, 2004
Article describes the offer of Kansas City, Missouri to compensate Paul Thomas, owner of the Justrite Stamp Company for his property at 1301 Grand. The author reports that the city has offered Justrite...
A Hidden Leaf
November 15, 1880
Article describes the theft of valuable horses from Major Buck, a "prominent Texan," and Judge Nelson of Kansas City, Missouri, and their use by members of the James-Younger gang during the Otterville...
A Historic Makeover
AUgust 3, 2007
The Midtown Theatre, located at 13th and Main in Kansas City, Missouri, is expected to reopen in the spring of 2008 following a $28 million makeover. The new renovations include cabaret seating and several...
A New Madrid: The Main Street Theater Is Getting a Face-Lift
Photos and article about the 2001 restoration of the Madrid Theater, built in 1926 at 3810 Main Street. History of the theater, "promised to be 'the' distinctive theater of Kansas City" with a Spanish...
A New Mold: Eligius Bronze Casts Its Lot With Fine-Art Niche
October 20-26, 2006
Story features a fine-art foundry called Eligius Bronze owned by Rick Redhair. It was founded in 1997, has 11 employees and is located at 3401 E. Truman Road in Kansas City, Missouri. The business 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 School Needs More Space Inside and Out
Illustrations and article about the crowding and need for a larger building "at the Center school" at 85th and Woodland Avenues, headed by principal Miss Eva Allen.
A Toy Store's Story: Brookside Toy and Science a Fixture For Many
December 5, 2007
Article that features the Brookside Toy and Science store located in the Brookside area at 330 W. 63rd Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The store is owned by Mary Jo and Jim Ward with Jim's mother buying...
A. W. Wagnalls, Publisher, Dies
September 4, 1924
Obituary for A. W. Wagnalls, one of the founders of the publishing firm of Funk and Wagnalls, makers of the famed encyclopedia. Wagnalls, then using the surname "Wagenhals," organized the first English...
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