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March 2, 2011
Metropolitan Community College's Penn Valley Campus is home to a "virtual hospital," where students learn by simulations and a surgical dummy. The facilities are the most comprehensive in the Kansas City...
'Love Our House. Thank You, America'
November 12, 2007
Kansas City, Kansas, family of Daniel Gilyeat thanked the community for their support while the ABC TV show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" replaced their leaky, drafty bungalow with "3,000 square feet,...
A New Cross-Border Battle
January 17, 2012
Article featuring Kansas City area casinos including the Ameristar, Argosy Riverside, Harrah's, Isle of Capri, and the brand new Hollywood Casino set to open February 7th in Kansas City, Kansas. Includes...
A New Home for Black Archives
January 3, 2011
The newly renovated Parks and Recreation building, the former Parade Park Maintenance Building at 1722 E. 17th Terrace in the 18th and Vine district, has been completed for the home of the Black Archives...
Buck's Home to Enhance His Legacy
June 23, 2011
Restoration on Buck O'Neil's two-story home at 3049 E. 32nd Street is underway by the Bethel AME Church and the Friends of the Buck O'Neil Historic Preservation Foundation. The house has deteriorated some...
Can 102-Year-Old Lenexa House Be Saved?
May 11, 2011
Article and photo of a 2.5 story, limestone farmhouse built in 1908 and 1909 by the grandparents of Judy Miller, the current owner trying to discover a buyer who will not demolish it. The original farm...
June 21, 2011
The Kansas City Police reopened the murder case of Leon Jordan and have identified his killer as James "Doc" Dearborn. Jordan, a former police officer and one of the founders of Freedom, Inc., was gunned...
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.
Former TWA Building Acquired
July 16, 2009
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation purchased the mortgage on the old Trans World Airlines administrative building near Kansas City International Airport. The building is listed on the National Register of...
Gallery Looks to a Virtual Future
November 21, 2010
The Byron C. Cohen Gallery, “a Crossroads fixture for more than 15 years,” will no longer operate in a physical gallery, but will continue business online with a new partner, Charlotte Matthews. The...
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...
Historians Dig Up Lessons on Slavery
February 15, 2006
Article reports on the work local historians who are are researching African-American history through cemeteries. Mount Memorial Cemetery in Clay County dedicated the north end of the cemetery to African-American...
Honoring the Monarch's Journey
June 1, 2008
Forest Hill Cemetery unveiled a new monument honoring Buck O'Neil on May 31, 2008. There is also a new Monarch's Garden at the cemetery that memorializes Negro Leagues figures who are buried at the cemetery....
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.
It's RIP for MAST in KC Area
April 24, 2010
Article about the transfer of MAST (Metropolitan Ambulance Services Trust) and its approximately 350 employees to the Kansas City Fire Department. The transfer took place the weekend of April 24-25, 2010....
Jobs Stand the Test of Time
August 17, 2010
Article in the Business Weekly about five jobs, although "old-fashioned," that are either still in demand or have made a comeback. They include typewriter repair; vinyl sound records as opposed to the...
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...
Legal Tussle Focuses on Landmark New York Life Building
August 12, 2010
Brenda Wood, owner of Professional Cleaning and Innovative Building Services, has sued the Kansas City Power and Light Co. for breaking a contract to sell her the historic New York Life Building at 20...
Lego Lands in Crown Center
May 10, 2011
Crown Center announced that the $15 million Legoland Discovery Center is scheduled to open mid-May 2012 "in conjunction with the previously announced $15 million Sea Life aquarium." Also included will...
Movies Are Returning to Main Street
April 17, 2009
The AMC Mainstreet Theater is set for its grand reopening on May 1 after the company worked with Cordish Company, the developer for the Kansas City Power and Light District. The theater features a six-screen...
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