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150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
A Century in Print: The Newspaper Business in Johnson County, 1860-1960
Detailed article about the history of news publishing in Johnson County, Kansas. "In no other state's history has the press played such an active and pervasive role in community life. This is evident in...
Anna Belle Cartwright: Trail Scholar and Sculptor
Article describes the life and work of Anna Belle Cartwright, a museum curator, sculptor, and historian who passed away on October 21, 2001. Cartwright was commissioned in 1951 by J.C. Nichols to create...
Bennett 'Lived Life to Fullest': Former Governor Fondly Recalled at Memorial Service
Photo and obituary article about Robert Bennett (~1927-2000), former governor of Kansas from 1975 to 1979, a Kansas state senator "from 1965 to 1975, mayor of Prairie Village, Kansas, from 1957 to 1965,...
Bills Would Remove Restrictive Covenants
January 19, 2006
Article reports several bills before the Kansas Legislature in January, 2006 which would require homes associations in Kansas to remove racially motivated restrictive covenants. Although such covenants...
December 30, 2009
Article describes Trinity Anglican Church which is celebrating its 30th anniversary January 2010. The rector, The Very Rev. Forrest Burgett, describes the congregation as "very traditional."
File containing photos and a biographical article about Joyce DiDonato, a 32-year-old opera singer in New York City, resident of Platte County, Missouri, and native of Prairie Village, Kansas.
City Window: Somewhere between Big Foot and "The New Yorker"
Biographical article about cartoonist or cartoon artist Bruce Cochran of Kansas City, with photo, illustration, and description of his somewhat controversial career, working out of Prairie Village, Kansas,...
David Morton Obituary
September 29, 2011
David Morton of Prairie Village, Kansas, died September 27, 2011. Morton had dual careers in education and broadcasting for 40 years. He worked in several newsrooms and was broadcast editor at the Kansas...
DiDonato Brings It All Back Home to Kansas City
October 9, 2003
Article describes the career of Joyce DiDonato, a mezzo-soprano opera singer raised in Prairie Village, Kansas. The item was written in conjunction with DiDonato's October 9, 2003 performance in Kansas...
Ensemble Complete: Harpsichord Hand Built
File containing a photo and biographical article about Arthur Fielder and his wife Jean Fielder, professional musicians playing in the Starlight Theater orchestra and at "the Corinth branch of the Johnson...
Garrett A. Walsh Dies
Photo and obituary for Garrett Walsh, "75 years old, a prominent insurance man and realtor here" with residence at 4908 West 83rd Street in Prairie Village, Kansas. Native of California, Missouri coming...
Geographic Spotlight: It Takes a Village--Prairie Village Much More Today than When J. C. Nichols Envisioned and Built Its Foundations
Photos and article about the suburban town or community of Prairie Village, Kansas, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2001. Description of its history back to the establishment of the Prairie Village...
George E. Powell Jr., Trucking Exec Drove Firm to Fortune 500
April 26, 2007
George E. Powell Jr., who headed Yellow Freight System Inc. of Overland Park for nearly 40 years, died April 25, 2007, in Prairie Village, Kansas. The company, now known as YRC Worldwide Inc, is the biggest...
December 1, 1990
Hale Auditorium was named for H. D. Hale, or Joe Hale, and Joyce Hale of Prairie Village, Kansas, in honor of their one million dollar gift for the new (1992) American Royal complex. The Hales own a large...
I Trouble: Segregating God
Transcript of a four page sermon delivered at the Village Church, Prairie Village, Kansas.
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Kansas City Singer William Justus Dies
File containing a photo and obituary for William Justus, "an operatic baritone from Kansas City who performed with opera companies around the world" and resided in Prairie Village, Kansas.
Kansas Master Artist Familiar to KC Synagogue-Goers
May 29, 2009
Profile of artist Janet Kuemmerlein and her Biblically inspired fiber artwork that hangs in two area synagogues, Beth Shalom and B'nai Jehudah. Kuemmerlein is a native of Detroit, Michigan, who has lived...
KC Sports Hero Was Influential With His Words
February 6, 2005
Joe McGuff, former Kansas City Star columnist, sports editor, editor and vice president, died on February 4, 2006 at his home in Prairie Village, Kansas. He died as a result of complications from amyotrophic...
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