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MANA Chapter Heads into 2003 with Renewed Vigor
February/6 - 19/2003
Article provides a history and summary of current activities of MANA - the Mexican American Women's National Association. The organization connects and helps to prepare Hispanic women for leadership in...
Margaret McGinnis Swigart
File containing photos and information on Margaret McGinnis Swigart, or Margaret Swigart (ca. 1884-1952), a Kansas City poet residing at 5817 Holmes Street. Native of Oklahoma coming to Kansas City about...
Meadowbrook Weighs Options
August 31, 2005
A company called Opus Northwest located in Minneapolis wants to buy the Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club in Prairie Village. They have offered $14.4 million and want to build a mixed-use project with...
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...
Motorcycle Rally Returns
August 5, 2007
After a 10-year absence, the National Bikers Roundup has returned to Kansas City. The 2007 Roundup, held at the Kansas International Speedway, marks the 30-year anniversary of the event that originated...
Move the Clubs
Discusses the problems with crowds attending nightclubs in Westport and a proposal to move those clubs to downtown Kansas City.
Mrs. Ionia M. Sullivan
Obituary for Mrs. Ionia Sullivan, "first to preside as president of the Association of Rebekah Assemblies, International" and wife of Harry Sullivan. Raised in Excelsior Springs, Missouri and becoming...
Mrs. Jennie Sweet Dies
March 12, 1956
Photo and obituary for "Mrs. Jennie Lockwood Sweet [or Jennie Sweet], 86, of 407 Ward parkway, mother of Robert L. Sweet, president of the Chamber of Commerce," and widow of Cyrus Sweet. Description of...
Mrs. Lyle Willard
Obituary for Mrs. Lyle Logan Willard, or Mrs. Lyle Willard, former president of the Young Women's Christian Association (Y. W. C. A.), dying at the age of 78 in 1968.
Mrs. Mae E. Hess Rites: Contralto Soloist Died August 8 in Egypt
Photo and obituary for Mae Hess, a singer and "member of the women's committee of the Kansas City Conservatory of Music and the National Federation of Music clubs," etc., living at 750 West 47th Street...
Mrs. Retta Winter
Obituary for Mrs. Retta Winter, co-organizer of the Missouri Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, dying in 1973.
Mrs. W. E. Sunderland
Photo and obituary for Mrs. Frances Sunderland, "419 West [68th Street Terrace], who had been active in women's club work here many years" before dying at the age of 62. Native of Iowa coming to Kansas...
Museum, Neighbors at Odds Over Club
April 2, 2008
Article examining the dispute between the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Rockhill Tennis Club. The museum owns the tennis club property and wants to relocate offices to the club and use the surrounding...
Named a Top 100 Golf Community by Travel & Leisure Golf Magazine
February 12, 2006
The National Golf Club of Kansas City located in Parkville made the list of the Top 100 Golf Communities in the country selected by Travel & Leisure Golf magazine. It was the only one in the Midwest to...
New Blue Hills Look
No Woman's Land
April 6, 2003
Article about Wolf Creek Golf Links, an all-male organization located in the Kansas City metropolitan area in Kansas. It is a private club, invitation only, currently with 280 members. It is one of only...
Oakwood Country Club Will Mark 125 Years
August 18, 2006
The new game of golf was one reason Oakwood Country Club, then known as the Progress Club, moved from downtown to its current location, a then-rural property at 9800 Grandview Road, in 1911. When the course...
Old Settlers: Interesting Meeting of the Pioneers of This and Adjacent Counties
Article about the establishment of the "Historical Society of Old Settlers" of the Kansas City area, made up of "all the old residents of Jackson, Clay, Cass, and Platte counties, Missouri, and Wyandott...
Once-Influential Political Clubs see Power Wane
December 1, 2009
The Citizens Association and Freedom Inc. were once powerful organizations for influencing political change. Both organizations are now experiencing financial difficulties and shrinking membership. Their...
Out of the Rough, a Jewel Regains its Shine
January 12, 2013
Article summarizes some of the past troubles and current state of the Hillcrest Country Club. David Francis, the club's current owner, discusses previous missteps in the club's management and operations...
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