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Kansas City Chiefs
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
$100,000 Jump Starts Field Project
The Twelfth Street Heritage Development Corporation has received a $100,000 grant from the National Football League's Grassroots Program and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation to build a multi-purpose...
''Praising My People''
Article examines newspaper coverage in Wichita, Kansas, during the early 1930s to show the media's response to the increasing inter-racial athletic scene. The Kansas City Monarchs are mentioned several...
'A Family Doomed To Die'
May 8, 2005
The tragic story of America's first superstar horse owners, William (Billy) and Ann Woodward, is told in this article. Their prize winning horse was named Nashua. Mrs. Woodward was the former Angie later...
'The Most Trusted Man in America' Dies
July 18, 2009
In-depth obituary article about Walter Cronkite who died July 17, 2009, at the age of 92. Cronkite, an anchor of the "CBS Evening News" from 1962 to 1891, was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, spent his first...
150 Facts About Kansas City
List of 150 facts prepared for the sesquicentennial of Kansas City in 2000.
A Colorful Career Comes To a Close
August 16, 2007
Prominent Kansas City sports figure Jerry Green died August 15, 2007, at the age of 77. He was "a flamboyant Kansas City businessman who owned banks and radio stations and tried to buy the Kansas City...
A Fan of the Law, Family and Sports
July 12, 2007
Featured in tribute in the "Remembrances" section is Julian M. Levitt, a former Jackson County Circuit Court judge. He died July 4, 2007. Includes his picture.
A Field of Fans' Dreams
May 22, 2007
The Royals baseball team and Jackson County officials have unveiled a $250 million renovation plan for Kauffman Stadium. Construction is to begin in October of 2007 and be completed by opening day of 2010....
A Greene Sweep
Article about the "first man to win both races [the 100- and 200-meter] in the same year at the World Track and Field Championships, from Kansas City, Kansas.
A. J. Stephens
File contains a biographical article with illustrations about A. J. Stephens (ca. 1889-1980), millionaire owner of the Basswood estate near Liberty, Missouri. Manufacturer of rubber at Truman and Chestnut...
A Knockout, a Beer, a Cigarette: Life in the Ring in Kansas City
Article examining the overall boxing scene in Kansas City.
A Lost Legacy
May 7, 2006
African American jockeys once dominated the sport of horse racing and won the Kentucky Derby 15 of the first 28 times it was run. Lonnie Clayton was an early African American jockey from Kansas City, winning...
A Major Player in the Olympics
July 2, 2012
Kansas City-based architecture firm Populous designed more than 100 temporary and permanent structures for the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, England, including the Olympic stadium. The firm is well-known...
A Much Better Deal This Time
March 23, 2006
Article discusses leases for the Truman Sports Complex and how the prior one would differ from the one in 2006 if voters approve the tax package in April.
A New Court Date Downtown
July 6, 2006
The Explorers' 2006 World Team-Tennis season will be played on a 66-by-128- foot slab of asphalt on the deck of Barney Allis Plaza. It will be surrounded by bleachers and vendor areas. The team's first...
A New Sportsman's Friend
June 14, 2007
In Steve Penn's "Commentary" column he features Wayne Hubbard of Kansas City, Kansas. Hubbard is host to a TV show called "Urban American Outdoors" shown in this area on the Metro Sports Channel. It has...
A Newer, Better Arrowhead
Description of the changes being made by HOK Sport to improve Arrowhead stadium. The $300 million renovation is designed to create "provisions for fans and premium seating so that it brings the stadium...
A Place to Play
September 7, 2005
The Twelfth Street Heritage Development Corporation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Champions Sports Complex at Woodland Elementary School located at 711 Woodland Avenue. This is located near...
A Serious Obsession
Article about the Johnson County "softball utopia" called Miller's Woods and the successful amateur players there.
A Sports Bar's Split Personality
Review of R.S. Shooter's Sports Bistro.
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