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Lunatic Asylum no 3 (N...
'The Old Guy with the Bikes' Wins Hearts in Martin City
March 9, 2013
Article announces that Ralph Martin will be the first recipient of the Martin City Community Humanitarian Award. A biography of Martin is provided. His experiences serving in the Pacific Theater of World...
200 Years Ago Today: Disaster
February 7, 2012
Article about the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 and 1812, the last of three great quakes occurring on February 7, 1812, and the likely occurence of another. "The Geological Survey says there is broad...
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...
A Merger for Hickman, Ruskin?
January 21, 2010
"Hard economic times are forcing the Hickman Mills School District to eliminate a high school." Feelings run high for each high school, Hickman Mills and Ruskin, and the decision will not be easy.
Always a Helping Hand
December 31, 2010
Article describes minister and activist Sam Mann, who served 40 years as the preacher for St. Mark Union church, “a black church on Kansas City’s East Side.” Mann retired from the St. Mark Children...
Bidding here Takes Horse Sense
April 20, 2013
Article describes an annual gathering of Amish and Mennonite traders in Rich Hill, Missouri. The author states that these representatives arrive each year from both regional and national religious communities...
Country Club in a Legal Battle
December 6, 2011
Hillcrest Country Club, founded in 1916, has been "for nearly a century the home for Kansas Citians who felt out of place at the ritzier country clubs." Currently, "the old Hillcrest is dead, done in by...
Cue From the Past
March 23, 2008
Profile of Don Brink, a champion billiards player and owner of the Raytown Recreation pool hall in Raytown, Missouri. Brink discusses the intracies of billiards and reminisces about the "glory days" of...
Dunmire Dream Now More Like Nightmare
August 30, 2009
Article tells the story of Del Dunmire, a "bank robber turned millionaire," who bought more than 80 percent of Harrisonville's historic town square with the intent of renovating the buildings and creating...
Ebenezer The Donkey Stars on a Calendar
November 14, 2011
Short article about Grandview's iconic "lovable old donkey Ebenezer," and the calendar featuring him to help raise money for feed and vet bills.
Fifty Years Later, Tale of Train Keeps Rolling
January 20, 2013
Article relates the story of how Larry Miller managed to steal a diesel locomotive from a rail yard in the Argentine area of Kansas City, Kansas, in 1963. Miller describes the events that led to the act,...
File contains information on Grandview, Missouri including an article from The Kansas City Star, December 14, 2008, B1:1 - "Grandview Balks at Magazine's Claim" by Donald Bradley. (Forbes Magazine labeled...
Historic Club Seeks New Home
June 26, 2010
Article about Rockhill Tennis Club's departure from 4520 Kenwood Avenue also tells about the history of the Club and building. At its previous location, 48th and Oak, the Club was host to the 1928 Davis...
Home of The Peach Nehi Float
July 7, 2013
Article describes the history of the Peach Nehi float, an ice cream float made with Peach Nehi soda pop. It is written that the peach floats are made at Scott's Iconium Store in Iconium, Missouri. The...
In His Father's Footsteps
January 23, 2008
Wallace S. Hartsfield II is taking over the pulpit from his father, Wallace S. Harsfield who is retiring as minister of the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church located at 2310 E. Linwood Boulevard in...
In KC, the Show Went On
November 22, 2013
Article summarizes the experience of Bonnie Susan Barter (now Bonnie Hamilton) following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. She is interviewed and describes her participation...
KC South Patrol Getting New Station
April 22, 2009
The police department will have a new south patrol station just south of Bannister Road between Interstate-435 and US 71. It will house the traffic division and perhaps a canine unit. "The city paid $2.26...
Last Missouri State Penitentiary Escapee Found Dead in Washington
February 9, 2014
Dennis (Slick) Lilly was the last inmate to successfully escape from Missouri State Penitentiary in 1982. Prison officials and investigators believe Lilly was able to escape by wearing a guard's uniform...
Loretto's Legacy Saluted at Reunion
March 29, 2012
Article includes some historic information about the Sisters of Loretto that came to the area in 1852 and the school they established in Kansas City.
Lost for Years, Drawings and Artist Find Acceptance
May 5, 2013
Article focuses upon the story of Edward Deeds, who as a boy in the early 1920s was committed to State Lunatic Asylum No. 3 after threatening his younger brother with a hatchet. The author describes how...
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