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Nettie Thompson Grove
John F Gregory
Floyd C Shoemaker
'Inner-Ring' Suburbs New Development in Older Communities
Article describes both the challenges and advantages of 'inner-ring suburbs,' defined as "mostly post-World War II communities." Their proximity to downtown and their established infrastructure are making...
'Joyous Freedom of Questioning the Status Quo'
January 14-20, 2005
Profile of Dr. Gregg Laiben, medical director of Primaris "the organization that works to improve health care quality in Missouri."
'Kids and Coppers'--Not in Headlines
Article about community policing with respect to young people in bad neighborhoods such as the East Bottoms, employing activity groups like the Boy Scouts.
'Let He Who Is without Sin. ..'
Article about the internal squabbling and political jockeying of the Jackson County Office of Human Relations and Citizens Complaints, "an office which is supposed to keep an eye on other offices, helping...
'Loggers' Converge at City Park
Photo and article about the high demand for dead trees from Kansas City parks as wood-burning fuel during the energy crisis.
'Nature Scarcely ever Formed a More Beautiful Place . . . . '
Overview of the travels of Zebulon Pike's Southwestern Expedition of 1806 through what is now the state of Kansas. The author writes that Pike and his men entered Kansas just north of present-day Fort...
'S Not 'N Eagle--'S 'N Owl
Photo of Conrad Mann, Chief beneficiary from membership drives by the Eages" club, ort he Fraternal Order of Eages in Kansas City, in an article about the club's drive to add 3,000 members from the Pendergast...
'Separate but Equal' Again?
Photo and article about the "court-ordered desegregation" in the Kansas City School District, handed down by Judge Russell Clark in 1986 and involving costly amenities at the inner city schools to attract...
'There's no Such Store Anywhere Else.'
April 1, 2004
Harry J. Epstein Co., a singular hardware store in Kansas City since 1930, carries exotic and unusual hardware. In this article local artists describe their favorite finds.
'Tis a Nobler Time
Article about the large annual festival near Bonner Springs, Kansas, set as though in Renaissance Europe in the 1500s, with actors and events dressed in period costume.
'Wagon Master' Gift of Nichols Family
Short article describing the statue on Ward Parkway near Wornall Road, of a wagon train traveler, donated by the Nichols family.
'Waiting for Archie:' The Adventures of a Therapy Dog
A close-up look at Archie, a freckle-faced Brittany, and his role as a Therapy Dog with Kansas City organization Pets for Life that was founded in 1984 by husband and wife team William D. and Harriet M....
'Went at Night to Hear Hon. Abe Lincoln Make a Speech': Daniel Mulford Valentine's 1859 Diary
In the diary of Kansan Daniel M. Valentine can be found his personal references to attending Abraham Lincoln's appearances in Kansas in 1859, just before the 1860 presidential election. The diary can be...
(Mostly) Pleasurable Work at New Space
Review of group show at the Green Door, the gallery's inaugural show.
. ..And Justice for All
Profile of the judges and court assembled to help the backlog of cases of the Missouri Supreme Court.
. ..And Then There Were Two
History of the Eisele Bakery building in Westport, demolished in 1970 by the Manor Baking Company and leaving "only two of Westport's ante-bellum structures." Description of Andrew Eisele, the founder...
. ..It's Not a Car. ..It's Not a Plane: It's Morgan!
Article about the predictions for Kansas City of business man and political aspirant from Texas, Morgan Maxfield, with extensive discussions on sectors of the city's economy and areas with high potential...
. ..Jean Laffite and Joseph Robidoux
Portraits and biographical article about the correspondence starting in 1818 between Joseph Robidoux (a Saint Louis businessman and founder of Saint Joseph, Missouri of French descent) and Jean Laffite...
. ..Presenting Albert F. Hillix: Swing Nominee for Man of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Albert Hillix, president of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, former city attorney of Weston, Missouri, and a veteran of World War I and World War II.
. ..Presenting Clarence R. Decker: Swing's Nominee for Man of the Month
May (actually June)1947
Biographical article about Clarence Decker, 42-year-old president of the University of Kansas City, starting there at the age of 33 as "the youngest university president in the United States."
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