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Eisenhower, Dwight D
University of Missouri...
July 16, 2011
Author of the mystery-fantasy series called "The Dresden Files," Jim Butcher began publishing the popular series in 2000. "Twice he has reached the Top 5 on the New York Times best-seller list." His newest...
'X-Raying The Heartache'
July 4, 2010
Profile of author Christie Hodgen whose second novel, Elegies for the Broken-Hearted, has just been published. The 36-year old assistant professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is...
A River Runs Through Us
August 1, 2007
Article about the Riverfront Heritage Trail that winds through Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas. The trail follows the Missouri and Kansas Rivers and includes historical and educational markers...
Another Chorus for Bruffy
June 29, 2008
Charles Bruffy, "longtime conductor of the Kansas City Chorale," has been appointed conductor of the Kansas City Symphony chorus. Bruffy succeeds Arnold Epley who served for 17 years as conductor of the...
Becoming Mary Eisenhower
February 22, 2009
Profile of Mary Eisenhower, president and CEO of People to People International and the granddaughter of former president, Dwight D. Eisenhower. The article contains biographical information about Ms....
Grandad, in All His 'Glory'
November 13, 2010
Photographs and article about David Eisenhower and his book "Going Home to Glory" detailing the life of his grandfather President Dwight D. Eisenhower. David Eisenhower, with wife Julie Nixon Eisenhower,...
Is Shane Evans a Dreamer?
November 15, 2009
Cover story for The Kansas City Star Magazine about Shane Evans, award-winning children's book illustrator and owner of Dream Studio, 711 E. 31st St.
KC Poet's New Book Gets Noticed
July 17, 2009
Article profiles Kansas City writer and poet Linda Rodriguez. Garrison Keillor selected two poems from Rodriguez's new book, "Heart's Migration," to read on his national radio show "The Writer's Almanac."...
KC's Dark Places
May 30, 2009
Interview with author Gillian Flynn. A Kansas City native, Flynn grew up in the Coleman Highlands neighborhood and attended Bishop Meige High School and the University of Kansas. She discusses her second...
Making KC More Bike-Friendly
May 6, 2007
Article discusses Kansas City bicyclists and the challenges they face in the city. A new program, Bike Escorts, matches volunteer experienced bike riders with novices to show them the ropes of riding in...
Neighborhood Barber Celebrates 50 Years
December 9, 2007
Joe Vento started his barbering career in 1957. His barbershop has been located on Independence Avenue in the Northeast area of Kansas City for the last 50 years. Vento grew up in that part of town and...
Piece of KC's Past Going Up in Lights
August 18, 2010
A piece of architecftural artwork called "Rivers, Rails and Trails" will be attached to the new addition of the Miller Nichols Library at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The digitized 1926 map...
She Covered KC for More Than 45 Years
January 5, 2013
Article announces that Helen T. Gray, faith and religion editor for the Kansas City Star, has retired. Gray responds to questions concerning her decision to begin her newspaper career in Kansas City, working...
Spreading the Word
August 23, 2009
Profile of Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, the newly appointed poet laureate of Kansas. Mirriam-Goldberg began writing poetry as a youth growing up in the New York/New Jersey area; she went on to earn a master's...
To Dominoes Champ, It's More Than a Game
July 23, 2012
Kansas City resident Jerome Wooten won the World Singles Domino Championship in 2012, his fourth championship in five years. Wooten and other Kansas City dominoes players run the website dominoedkc.com,...
September 7, 2013
Article announces that renovations of Unity Tower have been completed. The author states that the restoration project cost $5.7 million and that the structure is now listed on the National Register of...
Turning the Page
March 11, 2014
After a reunion dinner in 1997, members of the Paseo High School classes of 1947 and 1948 decided to start a newsletter, titled "Press-ing On." Funded entirely by donations and reaching an audience of...
Voices from 1863 Raid Sound Anew on Twitter
August 22, 2013
On August 21, 2013 a group of Lawrence, Kansas residents and historians re-enacted the 1863 raid of the town using the social media site Twitter. As part of the 150th commemoration of the raid by William...
Waking Up in Waldo
July 17, 2012
In her book, "The Waldo Story," LaDene Morton follows the neighborhood's history from the time of the Santa Fe Trail to the present. The area gets its name from David Waldo, who bought 1,000 acres of land...
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