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''I Loved Every Minute of Being a Senator''
August 1, 2004
Article reporting the death of Missouri Senator Harry Wiggins at age 71. Wiggins' political career spanned 28 years in the state Senate, where he represented a large portion of Kansas City, Missouri.
'She Got the Job Done': Millionaire Hudson Dies
Biography of Mary Hudson, "a self-made multimillionaire who succeeded in a man's world of oil, land and cattle." Her oil company was established in 1933 at 25th and Broadway Boulevard and grew until Hudson...
'Your Kansas City and Mine' off the Press; Traces History of Negroes
September 15, 1950
Book review of "Your Kansas City and Mine," a book written in 1950 by William Young about "the Negro in Kansas City during its 100-year history." Aspects and sections of the book are described, covering...
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 Fleet for Sydney Smith: Former Kansas Citian into the Halibut Fishing Industry
File containing a biographical article about J. Sydney Smith, "formerly of Kansas City [member of the Board of Trade], but now of Vancouver, British Columbia" as owner of "the schooner Casca, which was...
A Kansas City Boy Dreamed of Flying around the World--and Did
Photos and biographical article about William Paul Odom, or William Odom, a record-setting airplane pilot "reared in Kansas City and learn[ing] to fly here ten years ago." Born in Belton, Missouri, about...
A Star Magazine Special Project: Kansas City's High Society--What It Is, What It Does, Who Is In, Who Is Out
Special section of the magazine attempting to define Kansas City's "high society," with looks at characteristics such as the Kansas City Social Register, Jewell Ball at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, the Kansas...
A Visit with the "Postcard Lady": Postcard Lady Still Lives for Today
Photos and biographical article about Mildred Kittell Ray, or Mildred Ray (ca. 1895-1996), known as Mrs. Sam Ray in her articles in the Kansas City Star. The articles started about 1976 and depicted and...
About Town column.
About Town: Man Ready to Fly Again to Make Santa Real
File containing a photo and biographical article about James Walker, a retired 80-year-old pilot (in 1975) preparing "to duplicate an airplane flight of 50 years ago [Christmas Eve of 1925) which would...
About Town: Some Ex-Kansas Citians Make Marks Elsewhere
Biographical article about former Kansas Citians achieving success in other cities, including the following: Homer Wadsworth, Nathan Stark, Robert Brown (former assistant city manager), Dave Dexter, Jr....
An Angry Advocate
May 28, 1988
Biographical article about Julia Hill, "long a leader in local civil rights campaigns" and a 65-year-old (in 1988) prominent member of the Kansas City school board. The article discusses Hill's involvements...
Architect of Sprint Dies at 71
Obituary article for Paul Henson (1925-1997), chairman for 25 years of Sprint, formerly United Telecom, helping to oversee the construction of the company's nation-wide fiber optic network in the mid-1980s...
Back in Business with Blass: Designer Talks About the Changing World of Fashion
December 18, 2003
Michael Vollbracht, a former Kansas City man who assumed directorship of Bill Blass March 2003, returned to Kansas City with a one-day Blass trunk show at Halls. Article reviews Vollbracht's success with...
Black Vanguard Less Visible Now
File containing portraits and a biographical article about the decline in leadership in the local black community with depictions and descriptions of the following former black leaders here: Chester Franklin,...
Booster of KC Region is Dead
August 15, 2007
Jay Dillingham, local civic leader and former president of the Kansas City Stockyards (1948-1975), died at the age of 97 on August 13, 2007. Dillingham was born March 8, 1910, in Platte City, Missouri....
Business Leader Miller Nichols Dies at 89
Photo and obituary article about Miller Nichols (1911-2000), "former chairman of the J. C. Nichols Co. and one of the most influential businessmen in Kansas City," dying at the age of 89 "at his home in...
Businessman and Civic Leader Jerome Cohen Dies at Age 89
Obituary for Jerome Cohen, an entrepreneur known for his humanitarian service and civic leadership. Cohen was a pioneer in the office machinery and document reproduction business, and was named Kansas...
Celebrating 50 Years
June 22, 2007
Article chronicles the life and career of Bishop Raymond J. Boland, Bishop of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph from 1993 until 2005. He was ordained a priest in Ireland for service to the Archdiocese...
Charles E. Curran, 'the Best in Philanthropy,' Dies at 84
February 15, 2008
Kansas City civic leader and philanthropic pioneer Charles E. Curran died February 13, 2008, at the age of 84. Curran came to Kansas City in 1952 to work for city manager L. P. Cookingham and later became...
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