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Kansas City Chiefs
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Regal Renovations Look Like Winner
April 2, 2008
Color photograph and article describing the new $8.3 million Crown Vision scoreboard, described as the world's biggest video display, at Kauffman Stadium. Includes a sidebar article, "What to Expect at...
Ernie Mehl and N. Emerson Paton
April 24, 1961
Interior view of Sports Editor Ernie Mehl and South Central Business Association Secretary N. Emerson Paton, seated on couch. Identified on back as Ad Club.
April 25-May 1, 2013
Brief article describing a series of images taken from a collection of original plans for the Truman Sports Complex. The author states that the images are preliminary renderings from 1968 and that they...
Artists Get Into the Game
April 29, 2010
Review of a group exhibition at the Urban Culture Project's Paragraph Gallery titled "You're Such a Good Sport." The sports-themed show features 30 works by 18 local artists.
April 4-10, 2013
Article describes the background and business operations of Invicta Fighting Championships and its operator, Shannon Knapp. Knapp is interviewed and describes her young life in Rock Port, Missouri, as...
Ministers with Balls
April 6-12, 2006
Article profiling Calvin Wainwright and his work with young people in Kansas City's urban core, through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, and Heaven Sent Outreach Ministries, a group Wainwright...
In a Time of Economic Shifts, The Star is Changing as Well
April 6, 2009
Editor, Mike Fannin, explains how the printed newspaper, The Kansas City Star, will be reorganized to adapt to the difficult economic time. The main news section will be combined with the local and business...
Perfect Script: Perfect Drift's Success Inspires Derby Dreams For KC Family
April 7, 2002
Perfect Drift, a race horse owned by William Reed and raised on a horse farm in South Kansas City, is going to run in the Kentucky Derby this year. Article includes information on this horse as his career...
Bowling Association Champions, 1947
Portrait of the "Refrigeration Equipment Five" of the South Central Business Association Women's Bowling League. From left to right are Ruth Micheals, Eudora Hodges, Marjorie Thompson (captain), Maezel...
Bowling Team - J. C. Penney Company
Members of the J. C. Penney Co. bowling team, ''The Penneys,'' who won the South Central Business Association Men's Bowling League Championship for the 1951-1952 season. The team also played in the American...
Truman Sports Complex
Entire issue of the publication devoted to the new football and baseball complex, at the time tentatively named "Jackson County Sports Complex," with numerous illustrations of its plans.
Women Tackle Men's Sports
Article about the changing attitudes toward and increasing play by women in traditionally "men's" sports like rugby, football, and the like.
Royals' Stadium Debuts April 10
Photos and article about the opening of home opening of Royals Stadium (later renamed Kauffman Stadium) in 1973 as "half of the twin sports facility known as the Harry S. Truman Sports Complex." Photos...
Interview: Tracey Leiweke
Interview with Tracey Leiweke, the 36-year-old (in 1983) president of the Kansas City Comets indoor soccer team, about the financial success and popularity of the team.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Man
Photo and biographical article about George Toma, 66-year-old "[m]aster groundskeeper" of Kansas City for 38 years back to the days of Municipal Stadium. "[P]laying field consultant for the Kansas City...
Kellen It Like It Is
Question and answer interview with football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow concerning racism in sports. Article states that Winslow is a Kansas City resident.
Photo and biographical article about Alexi Lalas, a 28-year-old member of the Kansas City Wizards soccer team starting in 1999 and a member of the United States Olympic soccer teams from 1992 and 1996....
Notes about the new Wiz soccer team and its winged dragon mascot, Chopper, with photo on page 3.
Wiz Crawls, Then Walks over Rapids
Article about the first game of the Kansas City Wiz soccer team, against the Colorado Rapids. The first Major League Soccer game in Kansas City, with 21,141 in attendance.
Harley Selvidge Dies
Photo and obituary for Harley Selvidge, "81 years old, long known as the dean of Kansas City high school coaches." Native of Holden, Missouri becoming "supervisor of boys' physical education of all high...
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