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'Risk at Zero Interest Rates'
February 21, 2012
Article and interview with Esther George, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. George, who has been with the Federal Reserve Bank since 1982, became president in October 2011 and serves...
A Shining Light
April 6, 2012
Article about the new temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints built in Clay County, Missouri along Interstate 435. Open only to members of the church in good standing, “the three-story,...
A Turn Toward Abstraction
October 20, 2011
Profile of Kansas City ceramic artist Bowie Croisant and a review of his work on display at Red Star Studios at the Belger Arts Center (2100 Walnut). The exhibition, also featuring the work of Stephanie...
Bidding here Takes Horse Sense
April 20, 2013
Article describes an annual gathering of Amish and Mennonite traders in Rich Hill, Missouri. The author states that these representatives arrive each year from both regional and national religious communities...
Big Flour Mills Fading From KC
October 20, 2011
Article reports on the decline of flour milling in Kansas City and the Midwest, largely due to the consolidation of mills and need for grain to be shipped less distances by railroad. The Kansas City area...
Catholic High School in Independence to Close
January 25, 2013
Article announces that St. Mary's High School in Independence will close following the 2012-2013 academic year. Parents of students and school officials are interviewed and describe their reactions. Factors...
Charged Up and Ready
December 12, 2012
Article announces a study released by Electrify Heartland and the Metropolitan Energy Center which concludes that the Kansas City area is supplied with enough charging stations to meet the growing demand...
Collaborative Work Rejuvenates Group
January 22, 2010
Midwest Research Institute saw its revenues double within the last five years and expect them to double again in the next five years. They attribute that success to their collaboration with universities...
Comfort Food With a Cause
November 17, 2011
Restaurant review of and article about Anna's Oven, 1809 W. 39th Street. Anna's is part of a trend of philanthropic restaurants opening across the United States. Its purpose is to support the Friends of...
Country Club in a Legal Battle
December 6, 2011
Hillcrest Country Club, founded in 1916, has been "for nearly a century the home for Kansas Citians who felt out of place at the ritzier country clubs." Currently, "the old Hillcrest is dead, done in by...
Country Clubs Plan to Merge
June 19, 2009
Economic recession has caused two Johnson County country clubs to merge operations. The Meadowbrook Country Club in Prairie Village, founded in 1954, and Brookrdige Country Club in Overland Park, founded...
March 9, 2008
Feature article about the Cowtown Ballroom, located in the former El Torreon ballroom at 3109 Gillham Road in Kansas City, Missouri. The Cowtown Ballroom opened July 1971 and closed Sept. 16, 1974. It...
March 21, 2009
Grant Snider, a dental student at UMKC, won the Charles M. Schulz Award, the national top collegiate cartonnist award. Includes a couple samples of cartoon strips and photograph of Snider with the article....
March 5, 2011
Area schools are implementing a new educational program known as Expeditionary Learning, where classes focus on lessons in reading, math, science, and social studies on a particular topic that has connections...
Glass Recycling: Operation Reaches Five States
August 9, 2011
Article about Ripple Glass and the growth of the operations within the last two years. The company "has broken into new markets as faw away as Lincoln, Neb., and Springfield, Mo."
He'll Bring a New Dimension
March 6, 2010
Julian Zugazagoitia has been named the new director and CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. A native of Mexico City, Zugazagoitia studied in Paris and earned a doctoral degree in philosophy. He leaves...
Heart Center Completes Makeover at St. Lukes
October 6, 2011
After five years of construction, the Mid America Heart Institute of St. Luke's Hospital is ready to for its grand opening. The $330 million state-of-the-art facility includes the region's only heart transplant...
In Sync Over Saving History
December 28, 2007
The Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri and the city of Independence, Missouri, have reached an agreement to preserve and promote the Little Blue Battlefield in northeast Independence. The battlefield...
J. E. Dunn Leaves West Edge Project
October 2, 2008
J. E. Dunn Construction Co. pulled out of the West Edge project being built at 48th Street and Belleview Avenue. Article discusses the dispute over costs and payments between Dunn and Trilogy Development...
Just Off Broadway Theatre Gets Larger Home
July 10, 2011
Thanks to tax increment financing dollars from the Federal Reserve's new regional headquarters just south of Penn Valley Park, the Just Off Broadway Theatre has been able to "dramatically enhance the building...
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