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'Treasure Hunt' Coming to End
September 29, 2010
Article discusses the closing of the Junior League Resale Boutique. For more than 75 years the shop provided clothes for needy families. Article gives more information about other programs run by the Junior...
June 18, 2006
Review of homes at The National, part of the golf community at the National Golf Club. Includes aerial photo.
'Unsung hero' of Civil Rights Dies
August 23, 2010
Article about John M. Swomley who died August 16, 2010, at the age of 95. Swomley was a professor of Christian ethics at Saint Paul School of Theology from 1960 to 1984. He was a pacifist and a close associate...
'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....
'Wall to Wall' Classical
August 13, 2006
In November, a new hi-def classical station will be a "side band or HD-2, as it's called, to KUDL-FM." It will feature continuous classical music, 24/7. To receive, one will have to invest in a hi-def...
'Water Plaza' For Bartle
August 4, 2006
The City Council agreed to a $1 million city contract for new public art at the Bartle Hall ballroom expansion. A Japanese-American artist named Jun Kaneko was awarded the contract. His concept includes...
'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...
'Wheel' Begins to Take Shape as Part of Bartle TV Makeover
April 4, 2005
Article discusses the setting up and preparations necessary for the filming of the television show Wheel of Fortune, to be filmed beginning Friday, April 8, 2004.
'World News' Man Very Down to Earth
October 19, 2004
ABC News anchorman, Peter Jennings, visited Liberty, Missouri, gave a speech at the American Royal's Boots, Barbecue and Business Luncheon, and broadcasted ''World News Tonight'' from the Liberty Memorial....
'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...
'Your Kansas City and Mine' off the Press; Traces History of Negroes
September 15, 1950
Book review of "Your Kansas City and Mine," a book written in 1950 by William Young about "the Negro in Kansas City during its 100-year history." Aspects and sections of the book are described, covering...
'Zippy' Pins KC On the Map
May 22, 2004
Various locations in Kansas City have recently been included in the 'Zippy' cartoon strip that runs in the Kansas City Star. Places included: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary...
(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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