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A Thing of Beauty Is a Joy Forever, but Not to Be Spent
Biographical article about Joseph Schmandt, an 85-year-old collector and donor of rare coins to the Kansas City Museum.
A Tiny Renoir Began Impressive Obsession
June 3, 2007
Article spotlighting the personal collection of French Impressionist paintings of Henry and Marion Bloch. For the last 35 years the Blochs have acquired works from such artists as Manet, Monet, Renior...
A touch of Guatemala in Westport.
March 18-24, 2004
Article discusses Central American Textile Company in Westport, owned by Jane E. Piper.
A Touch of Spain
Review of El Patio.
A Tough Time for Angels
December 25-31, 2003
Article describes the work of the Rev. Charlotte Main and her husband, the Rev. Henry Main, leaders of the Ethelaine Chapel Spiritualist Church, located at 4317 State Line. The author includes some history...
A Toy Store's Story: Brookside Toy and Science a Fixture For Many
December 5, 2007
Article that features the Brookside Toy and Science store located in the Brookside area at 330 W. 63rd Street, Kansas City, Missouri. The store is owned by Mary Jo and Jim Ward with Jim's mother buying...
A Trail of Death Ahead
Article about the deaths of eight of John Dillinger's former gang members in the nationwide manhunt for related outlaws, especially in the Midwest and including "George (Baby Face) Nelson."
A Trapper's Tale: The Exciting Life of S. E. Ward Half a Century Ago
Biographical article about Seth Ward, a western trader and real estate investor of Westport and Independence, Missouri, featuring details of his Rocky Mountain career starting in 1838.
A Tribute Is Ready: Meriwether Memorial Unveiling Set for Sunday
Article about the large ornate window designed in stained glass by Henry Lee Willet for Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Kansas City.
A Trip to America and a Vietnamese Restaurant
June 15, 2011
Article tells the immigration story of restaurant owner Spike Nguyen. Born in Nha Trang, Vietnam, Nguyen escaped his home country and made his way to America by way of a refugee boat. Several state and...
A Trolley Builder Gone
Biographical article about George Townsend, one of the promoters of the Kansas City, Saint Joseph & Excelsior Springs electric line, reported missing.
A True Friend of Education
September 2, 2011
Tribute to James Coen of Blue Springs who taught history at Fort Osage High School for many years and later served 13 years on the Blue Springs, Missouri, school board. Coen died August 6, 2011.
A Tug-of-War Over 'Murderabilia'
September 29, 2012
Article on the disputed ownership of notebooks, copies of investigative files, crime scene photographs, and correspondence relating to the muder of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas in 1959 that have...
A Turbulent Path for Rose Followed a Career Creating Beautiful Buildings
June 4, 2008
Short article about William W. Rose, architect and former mayor of Kansas City, Kansas. After two controversial stints as mayor in 1905 and 1906, Rose returned to the architectural profession and went...
A Turn Toward Abstraction
October 20, 2011
Profile of Kansas City ceramic artist Bowie Croisant and a review of his work on display at Red Star Studios at the Belger Arts Center (2100 Walnut). The exhibition, also featuring the work of Stephanie...
A United Front to Promote KC Films
August 22, 2010
Article reports on the formation of CinemaKC, an offshoot of the Film Society of Greater Kansas City. The purpose of CinemaKC is to promote Kansas City filmmaking and to facilitate communication and resource...
A Valentine for Tuffy
Article about organized crime member Tuffy DeLuna.
A Vast Museum Expansion Plan
Story about the elaborate and extensive additions to the Kansas City Museum at the R. A. Long estate, proposed by the museum's founding director, John Ripley Forbes, or John Forbes.
A Very Deserving Music Star
May 13, 2006
Marilyn Maye will receive a Lifetime Achivement Award May 20 at the Coda Jazz Fund Benefit Concert. Leon Brady will also receive an award.
A Very Tough Act to Follow
April 30, 2011
Tribute to Elizabeth Kostelac of Kansas City who died March 29, 2011. Kostelac taught ice and roller skating at the Pla-Mor Ballroom at Linwood and Main. She also performed at the Pla-Mor's water shows...
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