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'Possum Trot' Gazette: 1838-1978
Booklet about the current and past Possum Trot festivals arranged to raise funds for historic preservation in the city.
'Renaissance Woman' from Missouri
Photo and biographical article about Mrs. Stanley Ginn, or Rosemary Ginn, "chairman of the United States Commission for UNESCO" and president of the Lucas Brothers Publishers starting in 1972, born in...
'Risk at Zero Interest Rates'
February 21, 2012
Article and interview with Esther George, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. George, who has been with the Federal Reserve Bank since 1982, became president in October 2011 and serves...
'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...
'Sad, Sad Day'--21 KC Schools Close Down
June 4, 2010
Article describes 21 schools in the Kansas City School District that will close as a first step in the district's improvement plan. Includes a two-page tribute to the schools being closed including Westport...
'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...
'Series of Issues' Led to Dismissal
December 22, 2009
The board of Kansas City University of Medicine and Bio-Sciences (former University of Health Sciences) unanimously decided to terminate Karen Pletz as president and chief executive officer. The reason...
'She Got the Job Done': Millionaire Hudson Dies
Biography of Mary Hudson, "a self-made multimillionaire who succeeded in a man's world of oil, land and cattle." Her oil company was established in 1933 at 25th and Broadway Boulevard and grew until Hudson...
'Showboat' Was a King of the Court
July 3, 2005
Article featuring Marland ''Showboat'' Buckner who played basketball with the Colored Ghosts and Harlem Clowns in the 1940s and '50s. Buckner graduated from Lincoln High School in 1945.
'Showy' General Blamed in Massacre
September 28, 1963
Article about the surprise raid by William Quantrill's guerrillas on Major General James Blunt and his black troops at Baxter Springs, Kansas.
'Site of Shame' Dedicated
April 29, 2007
The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic site was dedicated in southeastern Colorado on April 28, 2007. The site is located 160 miles southeast of Denver on Big Sandy Creek in Kiowa County and pays tribute...
'SMO Local TV Shows
June 28, 2011
Article profiles KSMO television ('Smo for short) and its emphasis on local programming. The station started out as in independent in 1980s. It later merged with KCTV, focusing on local shows that reflect...
'Smoky Joe' Wood: Professional Baseball Player and Teacher of University Baseball
A 56-page manuscript about "Smoky Joe" Wood including photographs, timelines, newspaper clippings, and statistics. Included at the end are references and a bibliography.
'Spectacular Homes' with Immediate Move-In Opportunities
November 11, 2006
Photos and description of Woodland Reserve, voted the 2006 'Community of the Year' by Kansas City Homes and Gardens magazine.
'Sporting House' History: Opulence to Backroom
Illustrations and biographical article (second in a five-part series) about the history of prostitution in Kansas City back to the 1870s madame Annie Chambers and progressing through the wide-open 1930s...
'The Great Issue': Kansas Cityan [sic] Discusses Problem of Getting Rid of Blacks, Contending Country Is in First Stages of Disintegration
Photo and biographical article about Colonel John Moore, a Confederate veteran and journalist writing a book called "The Great Issue: An Argument" about the "degeneracy" in America caused by intermarriage...
'The Most Trusted Man in America' Dies
July 18, 2009
In-depth obituary article about Walter Cronkite who died July 17, 2009, at the age of 92. Cronkite, an anchor of the "CBS Evening News" from 1962 to 1891, was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, spent his first...
'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...
'The Right Mix'
New owner, Highwoods Properties, assures the neighborhood groups that the Brookside Shopping Center will not change..
'The Spirit Inside of Him Leads Him'
June 24-30, 2005
Profile of Jim Paquette, CEO of Providence Health "comprised of Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth and several other hospitals and clinics throughout the...
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