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1. 2-Person Law Firm Wrestles Oil Giant 2-Person Law Firm Wrestles Oil Giant November 26,2005 A tiny law firm consisting of attorneys Lon Walters and Christin Cipolla took on BP Amoco oil company. The two lawyers handled lawsuits on behalf of Sugar Creek residents who claimed illnesses or death...

2. Aldermen Crunch the Numbers on Limestone Mine Aldermen Crunch the Numbers on Limestone Mine April 14, 2010 Sugar Creek Board of Aldermen discussed whether "to approve a mining application by Lafarge Aggregates to excavate limestone beneath a former dairy farm called Cedar Crest." Article discusses the pros...

3. An Environmental Nightmare Stalks Sugar Creek An Environmental Nightmare Stalks Sugar Creek September-October/30-6/1999 Discusses the presence of petroleum-based pollution on the grounds of the former Standard Oil Company refinery in Sugar Creek, Missouri.

4. Anthony Novak Anthony Novak September/19/1969 Obituary for Anthony Novak, marshal of Sugar Creek, Missouri, dying on September 18, 1969.

5. Blue Valley Industrial District Blue Valley Industrial District 1962-11-20 Aerial view looking north shows the Blue River (also known as the Big Blue) cutting through the center of the image, with 12th Street crossing over. The left foreground of the image shows The Ruberoid...

6. Cement Company Will Give New Life to an Old Cemetery Cement Company Will Give New Life to an Old Cemetery November/25/1995 Contains an article about a cemetery in Sugar Creek, Missouri. Story of the Lafarge Corporation cement business adjacent to the Courtney Cemetery taking "stewardship" of the cemetery, partly because of...

7. Citizens Run Over For a Mythic Freeway Citizens Run Over For a Mythic Freeway October/7-13/1999 Discusses proposed development of a highway near the former Standard Oil Company's refinery in Sugar Creek Missouri, and how efforts to build that highway may have prevented a clean-up of the polluted...

8. Deaths: Joseph A. Mossie Deaths: Joseph A. Mossie July/16/1974 Obituary for Joseph Mossie, "83, founder of the Mossie Alarm Service Company, 1049 Central" Street, dying in 1974. Native of Lebanon, Missouri, coming to Kansas City about 1900 and in 1916 inventing "a...

9. Down in the Mine Down in the Mine July 18, 2010 Cover story about the limestone mine 750 feet below Sugar Creek. "Subsurface mining remains a heavy industry in the Kansas City Area. Limestone is a principal ingredient in the manufacture of Portland...

10. Elbert Landfried Photograph Collection Elbert Landfried Photograph Collection circa 1940s-60s This collection contains 11 black and white mounted display photographs measuring 14" x 16" and housed in one box. The award-winning photographs were taken by Elbert Landfried. They show both artistic...

11. Fire Destroys Once Grand Fairmount Park Fire Destroys Once Grand Fairmount Park March 23, 2011 Postcard image and short historical article about the old Fairmount Park, located in what is now Sugar Creek, Missouri. The 50-acre recreational area was developed by railroad magnate Arthur Stilwell to...

12. First Rock Road in Jackson County First Rock Road in Jackson County August 28, 1910 Description of the supposedly first rock road in Jackson County, at the "nearest good landing on the river. This was Rickman's landing at about where now is the Sugar Creek plant of the Standard Oil Company."...

13. Historic Site to Be Dedicated Historic Site to Be Dedicated October 23, 2008 Short news piece about the dedication of the new Wayne City Landing overlook in Sugar Creek. Wayne City, a Missouri River port was an early nineteenth century stop for pioneers coming to Independence to...

14. Hope to Restore Cusenbury Springs Hope to Restore Cusenbury Springs August/14/1964 Article about the efforts to restore the "natural spring. ..at the old Fairmount park" popular in the 1920s and 1930s, near Lexington Avenue and Northern Boulevard.

15. Jackson County, Missouri: Its Opportunities and Resources Jackson County, Missouri: Its Opportunities and Resources 1926 Photos and description of the Jackson County town of Sugar Creek, established between Independence and Kansas City as an industrial district built around an oil refinery at the turn of the 20th century,...

16. La Benite Trail Volunteers La Benite Trail Volunteers June 2009 Couple of paragraphs and picture of volunteers creating and maintain the La Benite Trail built along the south bank of the Missouri River. The 1.75-mile trail begins in La Benite Park (City of Sugar Creek)...

17. Millions Awarded in Suit vs. BP Millions Awarded in Suit vs. BP September 16, 2005 Article reports a $13.3 million judgement against BP Corp. of North America by a Jackson County jury. The company was held liable for the 2004 death of Nancy Ryan from a rare blood disorder ruled to have...

18. Music Filled the Life of Early Rock Musician Niki Sullivan Music Filled the Life of Early Rock Musician Niki Sullivan April 9, 2004 Niki Sullivan was an original member of Buddy Holly's band called The Crickets. He passed away this week at the age of 66 at his Sugar Creek, Missouri home. His memorial service was held Thursday, April...

19. Opinions Sought on Recycling Plant Opinions Sought on Recycling Plant August/8/1976 Article about a proposed metal recycling plant at Sugar Creek wherein the "plant would smash cars, stoves, refrigerators and other metal objects into fist-sized chunks."

20. Remediation Brings Rebirth at Old Amoco Refinery Site Remediation Brings Rebirth at Old Amoco Refinery Site June 9-15, 2006 The site of the old Amoco refinery in Sugar Creek is being put to a new use. The Bluffs at Sugar Creek, which opened in May, is a project of the Sugar Creek Community Development Corp. The business park...