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1. $2.5 Million Grant Benefits Northeast $2.5 Million Grant Benefits Northeast January 26, 2011 The construction of a new Northeast community center is closer to reality with the help of a $2.5 million Economic Development Initiative (EDI) grant. The proposed site at 9th and Van Brunt would also...

2. Community Gardens Transform Historic Northeast Community Gardens Transform Historic Northeast August 8, 2012 Article describes initiatives by Northeast Kansas City neighborhoods to transform vacant lots into community gardens and green spaces. Existing gardens in the area include the St. John Community Garden...

3. Cultivating Community Cultivating Community September 25, 2011 Article spotlights Kansas City residents Jason and Candy Fields and other families who have transformed blighted properties in the Lykins Neighborhood into "urban homesteads." More than 20 families have...

4. Deaths: Frank A. Bettis, Sr. Deaths: Frank A. Bettis, Sr. August/4/1971 Photo and obituary for Frank Bettis, Sr., "owner of the F. A. Bettis Company, electrical manufacturers representative," great grandson of Dr. Johnston Lykins. Resident of 1307 East 81st Terrace and graduate...

5. First Mansion Is Leased: Others Get Leasehold on 12th and Washington Corner First Mansion Is Leased: Others Get Leasehold on 12th and Washington Corner November?/18?/1923? Illustration and article about the former Dr. Johnston Lykins residence, built in the mid-19th century at the southwest corner of 12th and Washington Streets as "Kansas City's first mansion." Later "an...

6. General Maxwell Taylor General Maxwell Taylor August 21, 1955 Biographical article about General Maxwell Taylor, a military officer growing up in Kansas City. Born in Keytesville, Missouri in 1901 and coming here as a student at Lykins, McCoy, and Ashland Elementary...

7. General Maxwell Taylor General Maxwell Taylor July 5, 1959 Biographical article about General Maxwell Taylor, a military officer growing up in Kansas City. Born in Keytesville, Missouri in 1901 and coming here as a student at Lykins, McCoy, and Ashland Elementary...

8. Helping Hand for Civil War Vanquished Helping Hand for Civil War Vanquished August/15/1975 Photo and biographical article about Martha Livingston Lykins, or Mattie Lykins (1824-1890), a newspaper short story writer and wife of Dr. Johnston Lykins and then George Caleb Bingham. Description of...

9. Kansas City's Mayors: Progress Slow at the Start Kansas City's Mayors: Progress Slow at the Start September/28/1974 Portrait and biographical article about Dr. Johnston Lykins (1800-1876), "Kansas City's first legal mayor" and earlier "a missionary and a medical practitioner to the Indians." Later a real estate developer...

10. Keeping It Small, Simple and Exciting: New Lykins-Area Church Focuses on Evangelism and Social Work Keeping It Small, Simple and Exciting: New Lykins-Area Church Focuses on Evangelism and Social Work July/11/2001 Photo and article about the "community outreach program through The Rock [an "acronym for the Reclaiming of Christ's Kingdom"], a new church at 934 Norton Ave." in the Lykins neighborhood of Northeast...

11. Location, Location, Location Location, Location, Location June 28, 2006 Article discusses the Parks and Recreation Department's two main building projects for the Northeast area. These include a new community center for the Northeast to replace the one closed in the Lykins...

12. Lykins Lykins September 27, 1988 Brief description of the Lykins Neighborhood and its Association's activities.

13. Lykins Gets Head Start on Safety Lykins Gets Head Start on Safety July 2001 Article about "the Night Out Against Crime at the Lykins Safety Fair and Block Party Picnic. ..in Lykins Square Park" at 8th and Norton Avenues, with sponsors such as the "Lykins Neighborhood Association,...

14. Lykins Legacy Not Forgotten Lykins Legacy Not Forgotten September/29/1999 The Lykins Neighborhood Association was founded in 1978. The article gives the boundaries of the neighborhood as well as describes some of their current activities. Includes photo of some Lykins residents....

15. Lykins Trying to Save Piece of History Lykins Trying to Save Piece of History January/12/2000 Lykins Neighborhood Association is trying to save the old trolley barn located at 9th and Van Brunt. Article includes photos of the exterior and interior of the building.

16. Lykins Vice President Needs Help Lykins Vice President Needs Help September/12/2001 Photo and article about the "Land Trust lot at 11th Street and Jackson Avenue" being cleaned of trees debris block the sidewalk near the Whittier Elementary School by the Lykins Neighborhood Association....

17. Lykins: A Better Place to Live Lykins: A Better Place to Live February/23/2000 Article containing information on the Lykins neighborhood in the Northeast area.

18. New Homes Instill Neighborhood Pride New Homes Instill Neighborhood Pride January 21, 2004 Old Northeast, Inc. is nearing completion of their "CK7" project homes in the Lykins Neighborhood at Sixth and Seventh and Cypress and Kensington. The three bedroom, two bath homes will sell for between...

19. Northeast Area Offers Affordability, Diversity Northeast Area Offers Affordability, Diversity December 27, 2008 Article concerning the northeast area of Kansas City, Missouri. This district is located south of the Missouri River and is "bounded by the Paseo on the west and Interstate 435 on the east, Gladstone Boulevard...

20. Nowhere To Go? Nowhere To Go? September 24, 2003 The Northeast area of the city now lacks a good community center. The Lykins Community Center at 4012 E. 10th Street closed in July due to deterioration of the building, a converted elementary school....