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121. The Women's Christian Association of Kansas City, Missouri, Annual Reports The Women's Christian Association of Kansas City, Missouri, Annual Reports These annual reports of the Association and their work "conducting" the Gillis Orphans' Home, also known as the Gillis Home, and the Margaret Klock Armour Memorial Home for Aged Couples are for the years...

122. The Wild World of Jim Lane The Wild World of Jim Lane October 2007 This article features Jim Lane, a mid-nineteenth century controversial Kansas figure. The author states, " A slippery opportunist with a violent temper, the senator-soldier from Indiana played a big role...

123. The Ultimate Betrayal The Ultimate Betrayal February//1998 Story about Dr. Debora Green, a Kansas City physician "pleading no contest to murdering two of her children" in a fire at her home at 75th Street near Prairie Village, Kansas, in 1995. Description of her...

124. The Thriving Communities of Johnson County The Thriving Communities of Johnson County February 2002 This special section of the magazine includes the 2002 Johnson County Economic Development Report as well as articles about interesting tidbits about the county, education, real estate, health care, etc....

125. The Stars of Yesteryear: Romper Room's Miss Virginia The Stars of Yesteryear: Romper Room's Miss Virginia July//1985 Biographical information about Virginia Hassenflu, the host of the local "Romper Room" children's educational television show from 1954 to 1964, with photo.

126. The Stars of Yesteryear The Stars of Yesteryear July//1985 Photo and biographical description of Ken Motley, the 63-year-old (in 1985) former host of the "Cousin Ken's Karnival" local children's television show from 1956 to the mid-1960s on KCMO-TV. Host on the...

127. The Stars of Yesteryear The Stars of Yesteryear July//1985 Photo and biographical article about Frank Wiziarde, a 68-year-old television clown in Topeka, Kansas and formerly in Kansas City as Whizzo the Clown. Former host of the children's television show "Whizzo's...

128. The Slightly Changing Face of Mission Hills The Slightly Changing Face of Mission Hills Winter 2011 Article detailing the 2010 Census report figures that show "Mission Hills is increasingly female, a little older and a bit more diverse." The data shows fewer children and more people over the age of 62...

129. The Progress of Adoption of Children in Missouri The Progress of Adoption of Children in Missouri 1945? Report on the history and growth of the "Willows Maternity Hospital and adoption center since its inception" in 1905 at 2929 Main Street, covering the change in perception and laws toward unmarried mothers...

130. The Pleasures of Female Society at Cantonment Leavenworth The Pleasures of Female Society at Cantonment Leavenworth Spring//1985 Discussion of the presence of women at Fort Leavenworth in its early years. Includes women and families connected with Joseph Hertzog, John Dougherty, and Philip St. George Cooke. Also included are illustrations...

131. The People Come First for Hispanic Leader The People Come First for Hispanic Leader November 11, 1998 Ramon Murguia of Kansas City, Kansas, is the new chairman of The National Council of La Raza, "the largest Hispanic organization in the United States." Murguia, 39, was one of seven children, and he still...

132. The Penn School The Penn School 1961 History of Penn School in Westport, started after the Civil War for African American children with its own structure built in 1880, closed in 1955, and burned in 1967.

133. The Ordeal of His Life The Ordeal of His Life January/5/1992 Biographical article about Ed Growney, "manager for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.," Jackson County legislator, and father of eight children, born about 1938.

134. The Northeast Incident The Northeast Incident September//1980 Story of gang wars involving Vietnamese children, among children of other ethnic groups, in the neighborhood of Garrison Park near 5th and Gillis Streets, in the Northeast residential district.

135. The Niles Home for Children: 100 Years of Caring and Sharing The Niles Home for Children: 100 Years of Caring and Sharing Summer//1982 History of the community center for black children at 1911 East 23rd Street, founded in 1883 by Samuel Eason.

136. The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West 1972 Chapter of the book about Hubert Rouleau, a veteran mountain man and fur trapper in the Rocky Mountains by 1846 at a meeting with Francis Parkman in Wyoming before sending his children to school in Highland,...

137. The Methodist Shawnee Mission in Johnson County, Kansas, 1830-1862 The Methodist Shawnee Mission in Johnson County, Kansas, 1830-1862 January//1956 Mention of Robert Campbell and John Fremont in a list of "other historic names of the West in the incorporation of the Missouri and California Mail and Transportation Company, an ambitious project that...

138. The Legacy of C.B. Irwin and The Y-6 Ranch The Legacy of C.B. Irwin and The Y-6 Ranch May 2011 Pictures and article about the 25,000 acres of the Y-6 Ranch built by Charles Burton Irwin. C.B., as he was called, was born in Missouri, the son of a blacksmith. Later, C.B. and his wife Etta, went to...

139. The Laclede-Chouteau Puzzle: John Francis McDermott Supplies Some Missing Pieces The Laclede-Chouteau Puzzle: John Francis McDermott Supplies Some Missing Pieces Fall//1983 Article about the difficult genealogy of the Laclede and Chouteau family descendants of Pierre de Laclede Liguest, or Pierre Laclede, and Marie Therese Bourgeois Chouteau, or Marie Chouteau, of 18th century...

140. The KCPL 100 Years Young Contest The KCPL 100 Years Young Contest April 1974 Description of the festivities in the children's library for the library's centennial celebration.