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Do You Know What You Have?
A guest commentary in which the author explains the beginning guiding principles for the museum and how important it is to keep funding available for the continued use of Corinthian Hall.
Historic Oak Cleared Away
September 11, 2008
A historic oak tree, once a landmark on the Santa Fe Trail near Council Grove, Kansas, was declared dead in 1990. Most of the branches had been removed, but a 20-foot trunk remained. This deteriorated...
Jury Finds Flores Guilty of Manslaughter
February 23, 2005
A Kansas City jury has found Vincent A. Flores guilty of manslaughter charges in connection with the killing of Jerry Meszaros. Sentencing is scheduled for April 21, 2005. The shooting happened in August...
A Place to Honor and Remember
April 21, 2006
A Korean War Veterans Memorial is to be located on the southwest corner of 119th Street and Lowell Avenue in Overland Park. The groundbreaking ceremonies will be Saturday, April 22, 2006 with U.S. Congressman...
KC Area is Urged to Fight 'Malaise'
February 4, 2010
A lack of regional cohesion and the problems of Kansas City, Missouri, are hurting population and job growth in the Kansas City metro area, according to business leaders at the fifth annual bistate Governors'...
The Stars Endorse This Place
December 11, 2008
A laundry business in Westport called Westport Cleaners located at 20 Westport Road is owned by Mike and Joe Sansone and opened in 1967. The place is known as "Cleaner to the Stars." The shop has done...
Prime Penthouse Takes the Long View of KC
April 14, 2007
A Leawood, Kansas, couple, Alan Antin and Terry Cracraft-Antin, plan to invest $3.5 million in a penthouse on the top floors of the old Fidelity National Bank & Trust building at 909 Walnut Street in downtown...
Vet Receives Thanks of the French
January 8, 2011
A Leawood, Kansas, man who fought in World War II has been awarded one of the highest awards granted by the French government, the Legion of Honor. John M. Brooks, who served in the 1st Infantry Division,...
KC Stars, Top Area Banks
June 6, 2006
A list of banks with area charters ranked by 2006 first-quarter assets. Information given includes March assets, First-quarter 2006 net income, March deposits, March Loans and the top officer. The first...
Kansas City Superintendents: Why They Left
October 28, 2005
A list of Kansas City School District superintendents with photos and years of employment and why they left the district. It covers the years 1977 to 2006.
It Figures: An Action Figure Company is Born When Men With Common Passion Meet
January 19, 2005
A local company called Cast-a-Way Toys has produced "Fighting Yank", an action figure in blue tights based on a retro AC Comics character. David Lee of Overland Park and four business partners will introduce...
A Creative Powerhouse Behind the Scoreboard
August 6, 2008
A local company, Dimension X Design, also known as DXD, produces the graphics for the Kansas City Royals new scoreboard. This company, founded by Sean Hopkins, works with 100-plus professional teams, "doing...
Time to Study Lessons Learned in War
May 2, 2003
A look at what the Iraqi War taught America. Includes a chart comparing U.S. war causualties, length of days, and total number of military in the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam...
Introducing Kids to the Arts
July 19, 2009
A main goal for Martin English, new director of Kansas City Young Audiences, is fund-raising. Young Audiences annually serves 178,000 youngsters with arts programs and instruction. English was executive...
Deluge, Fires Mark Storms' Area Sweep
June 4, 2008
A major fuel tank fire sparked by area lightning happened on June 3, 2008. The tank was located in the Fairfax Industrial District of Kansas City, Kansas, and contained more than a million gallons of unleaded...
World's Designs Come to the Nelson-Atkins
March 20, 2012
A major new exhibit, "Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs," opens April 14, 2012. The exhibit "will occupy more square footage than any previous show in the Bloch Building...."...
Master Plan Developed for KC Park Department
January 3, 2005
A master plan for the Parks and Recreation Department has been developed by the consulting firm of Bucher Willis & Ratliffe. The plan finds that the department is overextended in covering 211 parks with...
Memorial to Black Vets to Be Unveiled
September 7, 2010
A memorial of polished, black granite honoring black veterans in all conflicts will be unveiled by the parks department and Enshriners on Sunday, September 12, 2010. Located in the median on The Paseo...
Soldiers Get Overdue Salute
Septermber 20, 2009
A monument was recently erected in Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery honoring 62 Union soldiers who died protecting Fort Larned, Kansas, during the Civil War. A volunteer at Ft. Larned, Janice Seymore,...
Big Cat Was A Missouri Rarity
January 4, 2011
A mountain lion was located in Ray County, Missouri, and shot on Bob Littleton's property. The Missouri Mountain Lion Response team was thankful to discover the cat was a male. A female feline would have...
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