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Central Exchange Celebrates 25 Years
September 23-29, 2005
On September 28, 2005, the Central Exchange, a place for professional women to meet and share ideas, will honor its 12 originating members. The group started with Beth Smith and Marjorie Powell Allen and...
Comedy in KC: Serious Business
March 4, 2014
Article on the history and current economic status of the Kansas City comedy business community. The article focuses primarily on the three largest comedy clubs: Kansas City Improv Comedy Club and Restaurant...
Country Club in a Legal Battle
December 6, 2011
Hillcrest Country Club, founded in 1916, has been "for nearly a century the home for Kansas Citians who felt out of place at the ritzier country clubs." Currently, "the old Hillcrest is dead, done in by...
Copy of the article in the file.
August 27, 1978
Articles in entire issue mention country clubs in Kansas City.
Country Clubs Plan to Merge
June 19, 2009
Economic recession has caused two Johnson County country clubs to merge operations. The Meadowbrook Country Club in Prairie Village, founded in 1954, and Brookrdige Country Club in Overland Park, founded...
Deaths: John E. Byrne
Obituary for John Byrne, "70, of 10602 College, a professional golfer," winning "numerous local tournaments" and playing in the National Open tournament in 1929, a golf pro at various local country clubs,...
Deaths: Roosevelt Gray
Obituary for Roosevelt "Chappie" Gray, or Roosevelt Gray, "72 of 2835 Tracy" Avenue, "a former catcher in semipro and the old Negro National League baseball clubs," born in Arkansas about 1900 and coming...
Deaths: Thomas H. Stuver
Photo and obituary for Thomas Stuver, "74, of 7 East [69th Street], past governor of Optimists International and past president of the Downtown Optimist club." Native of Brookfield, Missouri coming to...
Elks Club Building
May 11, 1961
Unverified source on a national cadet organization, organized by Elmer Ellsworth, who in turn was the first officer killed in the Civil War.
Everything Is New at the New Blue Hills
Photos of the clubhouse and description of the renovations of the club.
Fiermon Prymus, Bandleader, Dies
October 30, 2000
File containing a photo and obituary for Fiermon Prymus, "a bandleader, drummer and singer who started as a gospel singer in the 1920s and went on to become a fixture in Kansas City's jazz scene" dying...
July 27-August 2, 2006
Article describes the efforts of historic preservationists to protect the home and factory of Kenneth Smith, a renowned manufacturer of golf clubs who died in 1977. Smith bought his Shawnee home, located...
Francis Sullivan Dies
Obituary for Francis Sullivan, "80 years old, a former manager of the Kansas City Club and the Hillcrest Country Club" residing at "838 Quindaro boulevard, Kansas City, Kansas." Native of Leavenworth,...
Genealogy--A Full List of Kansas City Members and Their Revolutionary Ancestors
Article listing and describing local members of the Sons of the American Revolution and their ancestors.
Ginger Club Businesses Offer Snappy Service
January 30, 2008
Postcard image showing the 300 block of East 12th Street (circa 1909) and a short article about the "Ginger Club," a group of 12th Street business owners who promoted the 300 block area and whose motto...
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