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24 Hours at the K
June 26, 2011
This article provides a behind-the-scenes look at a typical day at Kauffman Stadium in preparation for a Royals baseball game. Several Royals' players, fans, and stadium employees are profiled in 14 segments....
40 Years, Mostly of Miracles
September 10, 2011
In-depth article about Operation Breakthrough and the two women, Sister Berta Sailer and Sister Corita Bussanmas, that began the child care center in 1971 to provide child care to the poor. The Catholic...
71 + 49 = Quicker + Safer
December 12, 2012
Article announces that U.S. 71 has been officially renamed Interstate 49. Details regarding recent improvements aimed at bringing the highway up to federal interstate system standards are provided. A Missouri...
America's Tax Man Turning 90
July 29, 2012
Article featuring a profile and an interview with Henry W. Bloch, co-founder of H&R Block. Natives of Kansas City, Bloch and his brother Richard started H&R Block in 1955, running advertisements in the...
Author is Writing a Better Outlook
December 31, 2010
Raytown author Derrick Barnes has completed his second book, “We Could Be Brothers,” a story about the friendship between two 13-year old African-American boys. Barnes first series of books, “Ruby...
Avenue of the Arts Expands
May 17, 2009
The year 2009 marks the tenth anniversary of the Avenue of the Arts project which showcases contempory works by local artists along Central Street in downtown Kansas City. The 2009 display will feature...
Bannister Mall Starts to Fall
January 22, 2009
Demolition has begun at the Bannister Mall building to make way for $949 million dollar mix-use center called "The Trails." The redevelopment project at Bannister Road and Interstate 435 will include a...
Beloved Art Professor Reflects on Last 48 Years
April 26, 2013
Article announces that Richard Mattsson is retiring from the faculty of the Kansas City Art Institute. Former students and friends of Mattsson are interviewed and discuss his impact upon their lives and...
Blind High Schooler Creates Array of Art
Accessible Arts, "which teaches area children with disabilities," held its first art show with art created by a blind student, Aaron Johnson. Johnson, 18, lost his sight at age 13. His show, "Magic Town...
Bo Ling's Patriarch Talks Dumplings
July 7, 2013
Interview with Hok Kun Ng, whose children established the popular chain of Bo Ling's Chinese restaurants. Ng discusses his traditional methods for making dumplings, his roots in northern China and Hong...
For Sale: A Jewel in Downtown KC
April 3, 2012
Article reports that the historic Power & Light Building is for sale by its current owners. Many of the structure's architectural details and history are described, as well as efforts by developers to...
Go to The Head of The Class
May 14, 2008
Colored photographs in article about the Overland Park high school's culinary program and its newly remodeled kitchen at the Broadmoor Technical Center. "Broadmoor and other high school culinary porgrams...
Hunt Grew with Chiefs through Toughest Year
September 15, 2013
Article focuses upon the professional development of Clark Hunt, Chairman and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs, following the disappointing 2012 season and suicide of Jovan Belcher. Changes to the Chiefs...
KC Area Scores Big With Sports
March 9, 2010
Article reports on the Kansas City metropolitan area's booming youth sports market. Youth sports tournaments--including soccer, baseball, volleyball, swimming, and others--are expected to generate between...
KC Art Institute Plans to Raze Historic House
December 13, 2012
Article announces that the Kansas City Art Institute plans to demolish a historic Kansas City home located at 4347 Oak Street in the Southmoreland neighborhood. The article documents KCAI's decision to...
KC Police Department Pioneer Closes Her Last Case
June 3, 2013
Profile on Janna Eikel, a detective who served in the Kansas City Police Department from 1984 until her retirement in 2013. Eikel worked in the vice unit and as a detective in forgery and robbery before...
KCK Wins Google Stakes
March 31, 2011
Kansas City, Kansas, was named by Google executives as the first site for the company's ultrafast broadband network. Over 1,000 cities across the United States competed for the high-speed service, seen...
Land of Big Dreams
February 6, 2011
Article reports the increase in the Asian population occurring throughout the Kansas City area. Article includes brief biographical sketches of some outstanding Asian students and information on some of...
June 29, 2014
Several residents of Kansas City whose lives were impacted by the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act are interviewed. The interviewees discuss how the law affected access to jobs, access to housing,...
September 18, 2011
Feature article about Leawood, Kansas, author Candice Millard and her new book "Destiny of the Republic." Her first book, "The River of Doubt," about Theodore Roosevelt after his presidency, was published...
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