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Sifers Valomilk Candy ...
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Candy Vyvey Moulton
Bittermans Make Sure Customers 'Have a Sweet Day'
June 1, 2007
Article features Bitterman Family Confections located at 3107 Gillham Road. They have been in business for three generations of their family and are known by their slogan "Have a Sweet Day." Marilyn Bitterman...
Following Mountain Man Jim Bridger
The author traces Jim Bridger's trail beginning in Billings, Montana. Bridger is considered "the most famous mountain man" next to Kit Carson. As a fur trader, Bridger trapped throughout the northern Rocky...
Russell and Clara Stover
June 21, 1905
Biography of Russell (1888-1954) and Clara (1893-1975) Stover and the Russell Stover Candies company, tracing their candy careers from the 1910s and the start of their own Kansas City-based company in...
Russell Stover Savors Sweet Spot
June 22-28, 2007
Article describes changes and adaptations of the candy company that accounts for "more than 60 percent of U.S. boxed chocolate sales." Brothers Tom and Scott Ward are co-presidents of the privately held...
Russell Sifers Candy Company
June 26, 1905
Chapter about the Sifers Valomilk chocolate candy production in Merriam, Kansas. Appendix gives relevant Web sites.
Charles H. Price II and Paul H. Henson
June 28, 1905
Short biography of Charles H. Price II whose father founded Price Candy and of Paul Harry Henson of United Telecom, the forerunner of Sprint. Discusses their rise in social status in the Kansas City area....
From One Generation to the Next
March 1, 2006
Article profiles three family-owned businesses in the Kansas City area. VALOMILK candy company was revived by Russ Sifers using his grandfather's original equipment from the 1940s. Stepson David Swiercinsky...
Blues Family Joins Forces to Benefit Local Matriarch
March 19, 2004
A benefit concert is to be held on Friday, March 19, 2004, for local Blues singer, Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington who has sung the Blues locally for decades. Recent health problems and the need for...
RenegadeRoads: Following Thomas "Broken Hand" Fitzpatrick
Article gives history of Thomas Fitzpatrick in the form of a current travelogue, citing places to stay and eat along the way where Fitzpatrick experienced some of his adventures as a fur trader and emigrant...
The Pony Rides Again, 150 Years Later
Article retraces the original route from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Pony Express. The first rider left St. Joseph on April 3, 1860. Delivering...
Trailing Lewis and Clark
Author explores the Lewis and Clark Trail from Fort Mandan Historic Site (Washburn, ND) to the Snake River (Lewiston, ID). Includes recommendations for places to visit and stay for modern-day travelers....
Table and Contents: Andre's Offers Sweet Adventure in Caloric World of Swiss Treats
Article about the Swiss candy and pastry shop, run by Andre Bollier.
Candy Man Endures with Old-Fashioned Approach
Describes the history of the candy Valomilk and the local company that manufactures it.
Where Candy is Made
May 1, 1903
Report on the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company, a cracker and candy manufacturer. Includes detailed information on the candy-making process and interior photographs of various candy-making departments and workers....
'Eskimo Pie King' Dead: Russell Stover, Confectioner, Developed Ice Cream Product
May 12, 1954
Obituary for Russell Stover (1888-1954), "[f]ounder and former president of Russell Stover Candies of Kansas City, Mo." Inventor of "the Eskimo Pie, an ice cream product, in the 1920's" and dying at the...
May 14, 1905
Photo and bio of Russell Stover (1888-1954), a prominent candy manufacturer of Kansas City. Native of Alton, Kansas starting out in the candy business in the Midwest before coming to Kansas City in 1925...
Stick Candy Employees
Unidentified group portrait of men identified as stick candy employees, presumably of Corle Cracker and Confectionery Company, located on southwest corner of 2nd and Main.
Exterior unidentified group portrait of eight women identified as candy girls, presumably of Corle Cracker and Confectionery Company; located on southwest corner of 2nd and Main.
May 5, 1905
Photo and bio of Russell Stover, founding partner of the Russell Stover Candies company. Born in northwestern Kansas in 1888 and starting his own candy company in Omaha in 1921 with the invention of the...
Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance
Candy company at 1053-1059 Saint Louis Avenue.
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