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Kansas City Chiefs
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Entire section of the newspaper featuring the Scouts hockey team.
HOK Relocating to River Market
January 16, 2004
The building of a new headquarters in the River Market area for HOK, a major sports architecture firm, was approved by the Kansas City Council. The $22 million project is planned for Fourth and Wyandotte...
Holy Cow! He's Gone
August 15, 2007
Article explains the Kansas City ties of former New York Yankee's shortstop and announcer Phil Rizzuto, who died August 13, 2007. Rizzuto payed two seasons with the Kansas City Blues (1939, 1940) and in...
Home Field Advantage
Article about local architecture firms and the worldwide sports stadiums for which they are responsible. Includes designs and photographs of stadiums and arenas.
Home Field in the Heart of America
Article gives an overview of the history of professional sports in the Kansas City area, focusing baseball, football, other pro sports, and facilities. It asks the question “What have pro sports teams...
Home Stretch: After a Seven-Year Ownership Struggle David Glass and Kansas City Finally Play Ball
Photos and biographical article about David Glass, "chairman and recently retired chief executive of Wal-Mart" and owner of the Kansas City Royals baseball team. Native of Mountain View, Missouri becoming...
Hunt Jr. Gets into Hockey
February 6, 2015
Article announces that Lamar Hunt Jr., son of Lamar Hunt, is the new owner of the Missouri Mavericks East Coast Hockey League team. Hunt Jr. is interviewed and discusses how his interest in the team grew,...
Hunt says He's Selling Wizards
December 10, 2004
Lamar Hunt, investor/operator of the Wizards soccer team announced on December 9, 2004, that the team was up for sale. Hunt says the defeat of Bistate II tax played a role in his decision to sell. "The...
Hyde Park School
Postcard of Hyde Park School
If We Build It, They Will Come
November 17, 2005
It was announced on November 16, 2005, that Kansas City would be eligible for a Super Bowl game sometime between 2012-2021 if a rolling roof is added to the Truman Sports Complex. The roof would probably...
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...
In Baseball He Gets A's
Profile of Ernie Mehl, the sports editor for the newspaper.
In the Eyes of the Storm
Article about the members of Kansas City's professional minor league football team.
Innovative New Park For the City of Independence
Article highlights the opening of the Independence Athletic complex. "The opening is historical for two reasons: it is the largest park ever built by Independence and it was built in a most unusual place."...
International Hockey League Folds: The Puck Stops Here
Photos and article about the end of the Kansas City Blades ice hockey team in 2001, reviewing their history in Kansas City since 1990 as part of the newly defunct International Hockey League.
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.
It Simply Was Time for the Blues to Go
Article about the end of the "5-year history of the Kansas City Blues" minor league professional hockey team, a farm team of the Saint Louis Blues.
It's a Downtown Jewel: KC Gets First Look at Sprint Center
Octoer 11, 2007
Country singer Garth Brooks helped officially open the new Sprint Center Arena on October 10, 2007, at 10:10 A.M. Over 21,000 people attended the day-long opening and many praised the new arena and its...
It's a Wonderful Life For KC Legend DiPardo
July 22, 2007
Tony DiPardo is featured in the Jason Whitlock sports commentary column. DiPardo will be 95 soon and a party is planned for him on August 26 at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center hotel. He and his band have...
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