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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 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...
Adding To an Anchor
November 16, 2005
Saint Paul School of Theology located on Truman Road between Van Brunt and Hardesty continues to grow on the east end of the Northeast area. It traces its roots back to the early 1900s when it was a woman's...
Anthrax Scare Proves Cautionary So Far
Photo (of the "Haz-Mat fire station on Truman Road") and article about the high volume of calls and other alerts dealt with by the Kansas City Fire Department's Hazardous Materials division and the Kansas...
November 30, 2005
Construction has begun on the Truman Road Bridge over the Blue River. It will cost $14 million for the project with $10 million coming from federal sources. "The project will repair the 1962 concrete span,...
February 1, 2006
Article about efforts of the Truman Road Corridor Association to create a Community Improvement District (CID). The boundaries for the proposed District are between Indiana and White Avenues, and as far...
City Mourns Loss of Elmwood Cemetery Deer
August 6, 2013
Article on Ella, a deer who made her home at Elmwood Cemetery at Truman Road and Van Brunt Boulevard. Born in the cemetery in 2011, Ella became a common site to volunteers, visitors, and mourners. She...
Commitment to Downtown KC: The Star Will Help Rejuvenate City's Core with Its New Printing Plant
May 11, 2003
Groundbreaking for The Star's new printing plant, May 12, 2003. A feature of the new plant, to be completed by 2006, allows passers-by to view the computer-driven equipment. The slope-roofed building stretches...
October 23-29, 2003
Article promoting the ''Graveyard 5K Run and Family Walk'' at the historic Elmwood Cemetery (4900 Truman Road). The financially struggling cemetery is the place of burial of such historic Kansas City figures...
East Crossroads Area Sees Revitalization on Horizon
February 1-8, 2008
The East Crossroads "runs approximately from Grand Boulevard to U.S. Highway 71 and from Truman Road to the railroad tracks behind Union Station." As artists are priced out of the Crossroads District,...
East Crossroads is Rising
February 23, 2015
Article on the growing development on the east side of the Crossroads district, from Grand Boulevard to Campbell and Truman Road south to 20th Street. Attracted by the proximity to Downtown and affordable...
Explaining Advantages of Youngstown Rotary Wall Cabinet
October 17, 1952
Vertical file containing photos and captions about A. Melvin DeMoss, "manager of the Youngstown Kitchen store, 2114 Truman road," opened in 1952.
July 14, 2010
Spotlight on Portia's Cafe (3840 Truman Rd), which is celebrating 30 years in business. Owner Portia Kilburn opened the cafe in 1980 at Independence and Benton boulevards and moved into the building on...
High-Tech High School on the Drawing Board
March 3, 2008
The Kansas City School District and industry partners are planning an engineering and construction academy that would be a "complete high school adhering to state academic standard." The first phase of...
History in Personal Stories
March 2, 2005
Article features Elmwood Cemetery and some of the famous people buried there. Richard Stewart has been researching the people and famlies of some who are buried there. The cemetery sits on 50 acres and...
Homeward Bound: Once Deep in Debt, Wayside Waifs Now Thrives, Thanks to Harold Melcher
July 22, 2007
Feature story about Wayside Waifs, a private, nonprofit animal shelter located at 3901 Martha Truman Road in Kansas City, Missouri. Harold Melcher is chairman of the board and has helped to revive the...
KC Case Proposes New Purpose for Saint Paul
August 21, 2013
Part one of a two part series examining the future of the Saint Paul School of Theology campus at 5123 E. Truman Road. The school is relocating to Leawood, KS this fall after 47 years at its current location,...
Mattie Rhodes Muralist Gets Around
May 17, 2006
Jose (Joe) Faus is a local muralist who has been commissioned by the Mattie Rhodes Center to complete a mural at their Northeast Satellite office at 148 N. Topping Avenue. "Faus' piece, a colorful 'madonna...
Max Studna Is Dead
Photo and obituary for Max Studna, "90, formerly of Kansas City," a car dealer and former horse dealer here. Native of Poland emigrating to Kansas City in 1891 as a blacksmith at the later site of the...
Methodist Leader's View Molded by War Privations
Photos and biographical article about Reverend Don Holter, "president of the new National Methodist Theological seminary at 5123 Truman road" at the age of 53 in 1959, with information about his life and...
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