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A Growing Demand for Local
December 8, 2009
Feature article in the Star Business Weekly about local farms and the demand for locally grown food even in the winter. The article includes a comparison chart between 2002 and 2007 of number of farms...
A Lesson in The Arts
September 18, 2011
Cover story with pictures tells of the Alcott Arts Center at 180 S. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Named for Louisa May Alcott, the center provides music, theater, and art for children. The nonprofit organization...
A Visit To The Poor Farm: How Jackson County Cares For Her Helpless Wards
July 29, 1890
The subheading reads: "A Description of the Building and Something of the Inmates--The County Judges Contemplate Further Improvements--Two Jay Goulds Happy With Their Imaginary Riches--Some Pathetic Cases...
A Winter Scene out of the Past
January 11, 1969
Illustration and caption about the painting by artist Gale Stockwell of the barn (torn down by 1969) "on the farm of Stuart Perkins, realtor and developer of the Briarcliff addition" in Clay County, Missouri....
Alas, the Lights Are Out of Sight
January 25, 2006
Article describes the history of the lights on the 1,042 foot "Channel 5 Tower," located at 31st and Grand. After September 11, 2001, the tower was decorated with over 1,300 red, white, and blue light...
Beat Goes On in Jazz District
October 22, 2004
Article with illustrations concerning work that is to begin soon on three projects in the second phase of the redevelopment plan for the 18th and Vine area. The three projects include 78 apartments and...
Board of Trade Bidding KC Farewell
June 25, 2013
Article on the closing of the Kansas City Board of Trade. Founded in 1856, the Board of Trade grew in business and significance as the wheat industry developed in Kansas. The article includes a history...
Board of Trade Ready for Electronic Trading
December 10, 2004
The Kansas City Board of Trade will begin electronic trading starting Sunday night, December 12, 2004. Trading will involve the exchange's Value Line stock index futures contracts and red winter wheat...
Dedicate New Trade Building: The Modern Structure Is Seen as World Market Center
Dedication ceremonies for the new building at 4800 Main Street, for Kansas City, world leader in hard winter wheat and grain sorghums at the time.
Diary Clears Mystery around Bingham Painting
Article about the painting by artist George Caleb Bingham of Abner Deane, a minister imprisoned for refusing to take the oath of the Drake constitution in Missouri, following the Civil War, required of...
Digitizing Union Cemetery Records an Ongoing Process
Rick Graff, board vice president of Union Cemetery, reports that he is making progress in putting the Union Cemetery burial records in to a database. As of this time records A through Fe have been recorded....
Earlie Telegraph Service in Kansas City
July 14, 1940
Up to the winter of 1857-8, telegraph lines from the East had reached only as far as Boonville. In the spring of 1848, Charles C. Stebbins, president of the Missouri River Telegraph Company, made a proposition...
Ewing Kauffman and Baseball Hall of Fame
November 9, 2007
This month, Ewing Kauffman's name will come up for consideration for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Current Kansas City Royals owner David Glass will speak to the committee in Kauffman's favor....
Fountain Off For Winter
The new Concourse Fountain was designed to operate during the winter and produce ice formations. However, budget constraints have caused the water to be shut off as well as the fact that the fountain needs...
Hope Builds Along Troost
April 30, 2013
Article reports on recent revitalization and diversification efforts happening along Troost Avenue, which has represented "Kansas City's racial dividing line" since the 1960s. Several businesses and business...
Indian Center Gears Up For Winter Pow-Wow
Annual winter pow-wow is being billed as an educational pow-wow.
KC Board of Trade's New Futures: Scale and Big Changes
October 19-25, 2012
The Kansas City Board of Trade was aquired by CME Group for $126 million dollars. Founded in 1856, the KCBT is the city's "oldest continuously operating business," and oversees all trading of Hard Red...
KC Exchange to Mark Its 150th Anniversary
November 7, 2006
Article reports on the 150th anniversary of the Kansas City Board of Trade, celebrated in a gala event at Union Station on November 10, 2006. The author writes that the Board of Trade was founded in 1856...
Member of Church Wins Writing Award
File containing a biographical article about Mrs. Alice Winter, a native Kansas Citian (residing in Kansas City, Kansas) and author of the award-winning novel "The Velvet Bubble."
Mrs. Retta Winter
Obituary for Mrs. Retta Winter, co-organizer of the Missouri Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, dying in 1973.
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