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Agreement Brightens Future of the Mullendore Ranch
Photos and article about the leasing of large areas of ranch lands in northeastern Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas by the Lacy Management Company of North Kansas City, Missouri (headed by president H....
Art and Artists: Swiss Hurries His Brush to Create Best Paintings
Photo and biographical article about Werner Portmann, a Swiss painter in North Kansas City, Missouri attempting to establish American residency.
At Last--It's Finished!
Photos and article about the completion of the new Chouteau Bridge for automobile traffic across the Missouri River from Northeast Kansas City to North Kansas City, Missouri.
Catch Big Fish in Shadow of Kansas City Skyscraper
Article about the "Harlem community, on the north bank of the Missouri river between the A.-S.-B. bridge and the [Municipal] airport," mostly describing the community's fishing economy, with illustrations....
Debaters Poised to Descend Here
May 15, 2010
Park Hill and North Kansas City school districts will host the National Forensic League's National Tournament June 13-18, 2010. The tournament includes acting, debating, and public speaking events. The...
Did You Know?
July 9, 1987
During the Kaw River flood of July 1951, flooding in the Midwest caused more than $1 billion damage and claimed 41 lives. In Kansas City three persons drowned and property damage totaled $870 million....
Early Ideas and Dealings of Winner Helped Promote Kansas City Area
File containing a biographical article about Willard Winner (1849-1929), an interurban railroad, bridge, and real estate developer and promoter of the Kansas City area. Native of Iowa coming to Kansas...
Knight in Shining Armour
December 9, 2007
Butch Rigby has decided to use a red art deco look for the interior of his Screenland Armour Theater which he is renovating at a cost of $1.4 million. The theater is located at 408 Armour Road in North...
Life on the Missouri's Banks in the Shadow of Kansas City
Article describing the Missouri River-side neighborhood of Harlem in North Kansas City and its "unfamiliar world" between the Hannibal and A. S. B. Bridges, composed of boatmen, unemployed, fishermen in...
Mill in NKC Has Date with Wrecking Ball
January 11, 2012
The Archer Daniels Midland mill and silos at 1701 Armour Road, built in 1910 and one of the first buildings built in North Kansas City, is being demolished "to make way for a 58-acre mixed-use redevelopment...
Need Flicks? Shtick Around
July 21, 2005
The Majestic opens at the Zona Rosa and features a three-screen movie theater, a martini bar, a 350-seat comedy club called Improv, and a full-service restaurant.
North KC Ponders Restoration of Paradise
March 27, 2005
Article discusses the possible renovation of the Paradise Theater, located on the north side of Armour Road at Swift Avenue. The theater, built in 1928, was purchased by the city of North Kansas City in...
Northland's Zona Rosa Project Aims to Go Green
October 5, 2003
Being promoted as a Northland version of the Country Club Plaza, the upscale shopping center, Zona Rosa, will become a model for how a commercial development can enhance the natural environment according...
Obituary for Harvey Beck
July 2, 1971
Obituary for Harvey Beck, a fireman and policeman in North Kansas City, Missouri, for 24 years, dying in 1971.
Roger Morris: Making a Difference
Photo and biographical article about Roger Morris, "[t]he Kansas City Wunderkind, once a wizard in the National Security Council" until about 1971 and afterwards becoming a journalist. Description of his...
School is an Anchor in Tumultuous
February 11, 2007
There were more than 18,400 homeless students in the Kansas City area during the 2005-2006 school year. School officials try to make school a stablizing environment for children caught in a uncertain life....
Service Station at 1812 Vine, Kansas City, Mo., Opened
June 22, 1935
News article with photo and caption about the "first Cooperative filling station and garage in Kansas City, Mo. . . . open for business at 1812 Vine street." The station handled only CO-OP products obtained...
August 31-September 6, 2006
Brief article following the fate of the Justrite Rubber Stamp and Seal Company after its former location at 1301 Grand was used by the city to make way for the Sprint Center. Justrite relocated to an address...
Suburban Districts Detail Costs of Taking in KC Students
June 8-14, 2012
Articles on the estimated costs for area school districts to accept students from the unaccredited Kansas City Public School District. Five suburban school districts have filed a lawsuit to delay having...
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