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Louin Kennedy Thacher
January 27, 1929
Louin Kennedy Thacher, or Louin Thacher, was a son of Otis Thacher, a pioneer farmer of Hornellsville, New York. Thacher was a school teacher in Kentucky before the Civil War where he served as a major...
Lutheran High School Changes Its Plan to Move
June 7, 2005
The Lutheran High School has been at 414 Wallace Avenue since 1979. Enrollment is up and more space needed. The plan to move near Bannister Road was changed. Since the school does not own the building...
Making the Grade: an Annual Report Card on our Schools
December 12, 2004
Special section reports on public schools in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Included are test scores and various statistic measures for school districts and for states of Kansas and Missouri as a whole....
Many New Dynamics Face School District Leadership
September 2-8, 2011
Article about Dr. R. Stephen Green being named the interim superintendent of schools, after John Covington’s abrupt resignation. Dr. Green had served as president and chief executive officer of Kauffman...
March 24-30, 2005
Profile of Raytown South High School basketball coach Bud Lathrop. Lathrop, who has more wins than any coach in Missouri high school basketball history, has been criticized for his physical coaching style....
Mary Esterlene Greer
Obituary for Mrs. Mary Esterlene Greer, or Mary Greer, a retired teacher at Booker T. Washington, Wendell Phillips, and W. W. Yates schools, dying on December 19, 1969.
Mary Quinn Hazlett
Obituary for Mary Quinn Hazlett who died on November 30, 2002. She was the widow of James Hazlett, former Superintendent of Schools for the Kansas City School District from 1956-69. Includes her photograph....
Maryhelen McGraw Vandyke, Obituary
August 17, 2010
Maryhelen VanDyke was active in volunteer work at her children's schools and in the nonprofit community. VanDyke was the founding President of the St. Joseph Health Center Auxiliary in 1976; was the first...
May 2003 Tornadoes
May 5, 2003
Series of articles, with photos, about the tornadoes that hit the Kansas City area May 4, 2003. Main headline reads, "Neighborhoods in Rubble As Tornadoes Pummel KC." Other articles are: "Storms Spawn...
Medical College Here Sues
News of a legal battle by the Kansas City University of Physicians and Surgeons in in a suit for $1.2 million in damages.
Medical Programs Architect: E. Grey Dimond
April 24, 2011
Interview with E. Grey Dimond about his career and "contributions to the medical schools on both sides of the state line." Dimond was named chairman of medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine...
Medical School to Quit: Charter Will Be Surrendered by Institution June 1
Announcement of the closing of the Kansas City University of Physicians and Surgeons, following the decision by the State Board of Health.
Memories Linger at Reunions
Article about reminiscences of the Hickman and Union Point Schools in Hickman Mills, Missouri, being closed due to low enrollments, established around 1900.
Memories of Old Central That Remain Bright after 50 Years
Photos and autobiographical article about Mary Harmon Weeks, or Mary Weeks (wife of Edwin Weeks and nationally known for her child welfare and parent teacher association work) and her experiences at the...
Midwest’s First Academy of Engineering Coming to Ruskin High School
December 31, 2010-January 6, 2011
Article about Ruskin High School being the first school in the Midwest to be designated as a National Academy of Engineering. The engineering program will be implemented during the 2011-2012 school year....
Milton Moore Has an Attractive New Addition
Photo and caption about the "recently completed addition to the Milton Moore school" at 31st and Elmwood Avenues.
Miss Amanda Rucker
Obituary for Miss Amanda Rucker, a teacher in the Kansas City school system for 44 years dying at the age of 84. Native of Huntsville, Missouri starting in 1900 as a teacher in Kansas City middle schools...
Missouri Heritage: Early Bishop of St. Louis Did Much for Catholicism
Biographical article about Bishop Louis Guillaume Valentin Du Bourg (1766-1833), the first bishop of Saint Louis, Missouri, builder of the Saint Louis cathedral, began construction of what became Saint...
Missouri Heritage: Early College Allowed No Student Unruliness
File containing an article about the history of Woodland College in Independence, Missouri, from 1880 to 1901, headed by Professor George Bryant, college president from 1883 to 1901, "a strict disciplinarian,"...
Missouri Reading Readiness Bill Fires Charter School Controversy
Article discussing funding issues for charter schools.
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