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50 Years of 3&2 Ball
September 5, 2015
Profile of John Hager, who has served as a coach and league president for the 3&2 Baseball Club for fifty years as of 2015. Hager's involvement with youth baseball over the years is discussed. A history...
63rd Street: A Vital Link
February 13, 2013
Article focuses on the history, diversity, and gradual rebirth of the 63rd Street Corridor, which stretches from State Line Road east into Raytown, Missouri. The road is described as a "vital artery" that...
A Big Day for Protests
October 8, 2010
On October 7, 2010, two anti-nuclear protestors interrupted a council meeting at City Hall bearing a sign stating “Stop Building Nuclear War.” The protestors oppose the construction of the Honeywell...
A Local Imprint on a Classic Style
November 9, 2014
Article profiles a three-story home located within Kansas City's Coleman Highlands neighborhood built in 1909 in the shirtwaist style. The author mentions that shirtwaist homes can be found within several...
A New Heritage of Frustrations
November 24, 2013
Article summarizes the current state of the 18th & Vine Jazz District redevelopment plan and problems that have held back its progress. Emanuel Cleaver, Ollie Gates, Troy Schulte, and other interested...
A Positive Power Force
April 29, 2013
Profile on Inez Kaiser, a Kansas City civil rights activist known for her work in promoting the role of African-American women in business and community service. In the 1950s, Kaiser began her career as...
A Safe Haven for Former Prostitutes
January 9, 2011
Veronica's Voice, an organization founded by Kristy Childs, received an anonymous donation to establish a new home (location undisclosed) called Magdalene Manor as a safe haven for women and girls trying...
A Star is Born
September 17, 2011
Article describes the opening night reception at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Festivities included performances by the Kansas City Ballet, the Kansas City Symphony, and opera star Placido...
Absentee Owners Hurt KC
April 18, 2015
Article documents problems associated with blighted rental properties located on Prospect Avenue in the Northeast area of Kansas City that are owned by Helen Collins, a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado,...
Actor's Charity Takes up KC Cause
February 21, 2012
The Make It Right Foundation (founded by Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt) and BNIM architects will renovate the former Bancroft School at 4300 Tracy Ave. that was closed in 2000. "The $14 million project...
Ailey Troupe's New Chief Stops By
April 14, 2011
Judith Jamison, longtime artisitic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, is passing the baton to Robert Battle. Jamison began her career with the Ailey Dance Theater in 1965 as a dancer and...
Air Force Brigadier General Carries on Granddad’s Legacy
August 6, 2015
Article is about a Brig. Gen. working at Whiteman Air Force Base who carries on the legacy of his grandfather who flew the Enola Gay, which dropped the first atomic bomb used in war.
Another Kind of Food Truck
August 3, 2011
The Beans & Greens Mobile Market brings a mobile unit filled with affordable fruits and vegetables to older, urban neighborhoods. Argentine, Marlborough, and the West Side benefit from this service. The...
Antebellum Homes Now
May 29, 2011
Cover story on the antebellum homes in the Kansas City metro area, especially in Weston and Lexington, Missouri. Brief histories on some of the structures are included, as well as pictures of the homes....
Beacon Hill Gains Momentum
May 12, 2010
Article reports that "the first six new town homes are finished and for sale in Beacon Hill, another milestone in Kansas City's decade-long effort to revitalize the neighborhood just east of downtown."...
Between Rock and a Good Place
January 29, 2012
Article profiles twelve women who are influencing the local music scene in various ways: Kristie Stremel, soloist and former member of Frogpond and Exit 159; Hearts of Darkness singers Brandy Gordon, Rachel...
Big Downtown 'Y' Proposed
December 17, 2011
The YMCA at 10th and Oak streets has been closed from 30 years. It was razed in 1999 to "make way for Ilus W. Davis Park." David Byrd, who became president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Kansas City in...
Big Game in the Big City
January 8, 2012
Article about the program that allows bow-hunting within the boundaries of Kansas City. The program, managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation, is “designed to reduce deer and the problems they...
Biggest Benefits Will Be Intangible
July 9, 2012
Article discussing the potential economic impact of the 2012 MLB All-Star Game on Kansas City. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people are expected to attend events held around the city, bringing in an estimated...
Blaze Ravages Restaurant
February 18, 2015
A fire has destroyed the iconic Gates barbecue restaurant at 10440 E. U.S. 40 Highway in Independence, Mo. Firefighters have yet to determine the source of the blaze. Opened in 1979, the restaurant was...
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