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1. $1 Million Makes a Big Difference $1 Million Makes a Big Difference August 15, 2007 The Black Archives of Mid-America will have a new home at a former park maintenance building at 17th Street and Woodland Avenue. The building already houses the Full Employment Council, but needs structural...

2. A Bit of the Real Cowtown A Bit of the Real Cowtown April 30, 2014 Article spotlights a large of collection of documents, blueprints, and other materials pertaining to the old Kansas City Stockyards that is currently being processed by the Missouri Valley Special Collections...

3. A Brand-New Glow A Brand-New Glow July 27, 2007 A new sculpture design, "Transformed Flower," has been approved by the Municipal Art Commission. The sculpture, by California artist Phillip Smith, willl be erected at the north end of the Richard & Annette...

4. A KC Museum Revamp A KC Museum Revamp December 20, 2007 The Kansas City Museum will close on January 7, 2008, and not reopen until 2010 or later. The museum, known as Corinthian Hall, and the carriage house will get new windows and doors and be cleared of lead...

5. A New Engineer at Union Station A New Engineer at Union Station December 19, 2008 The Union Station board of directors announced that former American Royal CEO, George Guastello, will replace Andi Udris as the director of Union Station. The board decided to replace Udris in order for...

6. Area Hispanic Population Rises Area Hispanic Population Rises August 11, 2008 Between July 2006 to July 2007, "in the six counties--Johnson, Wyandotte, Clay, Platte, Jackson and Cass--the total population grew 1.26 percent to 1.74 million. Within that figure, the Hispanic population...

7. Beloved Penn Valley Park Has New Protector Beloved Penn Valley Park Has New Protector May 26, 2010 The Penn Valley Conservancy is a new organization and a "potentially powerful ally for the stretched city parks department" in advocating for the park. The group's purpose is to protect the historic park...

8. Brooks and Funkhouser Easily Win Primary Vote Brooks and Funkhouser Easily Win Primary Vote February 28, 2007 Alvin Brooks (26.1 percent) and Mark Funkhouser (25.5 percent) win the mayor primary race. Includes city map showing Ward-by-Ward where Brooks and Funkhouser had their votes.

9. Can't Miss This Sign of 18th and Vine Can't Miss This Sign of 18th and Vine May 6, 2008 "The city plans to erect a flashing neon or LED sign nearly two stories tall on the top of the building near the corner of 18th Street and the Paseo." The sign with its lights should be visible for a mile...

10. Corinthian Hall Dispute Settled Corinthian Hall Dispute Settled June 28, 2007 It appears that Union Station will continue to manage the Kansas City Museum and will receive the museum levy revenue of close to $1.4 million. "The station will concede to the city the trademark 'Kansas...

11. Effort to Designate Liberty Memorial Effort to Designate Liberty Memorial September 27, 2008 Short piece noting that Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill wants to make the Liberty Memorial the official National World War I Memorial. McCaskill and Missouri Senator Kit Bond filed a bill to so...

12. Envision a Laser as a Light of Unity Envision a Laser as a Light of Unity July 26, 2008 A group called East Meets West of Troost are promoting the idea of having a green lazer beam shoot down 18th Street and connect the 18th and Vine area with the Crossroads Art District. City Councilman...

13. Exhibit Planners Aim for a Big Hit Exhibit Planners Aim for a Big Hit June 22, 2007 Union Station officials have decided to "go for more of the blockbuster shows." Article includes floor plan for the sub-basement which would increase the space for temporary exhibits from the current 6,000...

14. Fire Museum Making a Move Fire Museum Making a Move April 25, 2007 The Kansas City Fire Museum, now located at 1019 Cherry Street, is having to move. The proposed East Village redevelopment project is scheduled to be a part of the current location. The museum's vintage...

15. Fire Truck From Yesteryear Installed at Union Station Fire Truck From Yesteryear Installed at Union Station December 12, 2008 A cherry-red 1918 American LaFrance, "the oldest known example of a motorized fire truck that once saw service in Kansas City, was installed Wednesday in a new museum space at Union Station." The Kansas...

16. Former Mayor Stewart Dies at 74 Former Mayor Stewart Dies at 74 August 22, 2010 Obituary for former Independence, Missouri, mayor Ron Stewart, 74, who served from 1994 to 2006. Before being elected mayor, Stewart was a District 1 councilman and also served in the Independence Police...

17. Funkhouser Shakes Up Park Board Funkhouser Shakes Up Park Board June 12, 2007 Newly elected mayor Mark Funkhouser has appointed a new Kansas City park board. The members are John Fierro, Tyrone Aiken, Frances Semler, Aggie Stackhaus, and Ajamu Webster. Funkhouser "took a slap at...

18. Funkhouser Stands Tall Funkhouser Stands Tall March 28, 2007 On March 27, 2007, the citizens of Kansas City, Missouri, elected Mark Funkhouser as mayor over his opponent Alvin Brooks. The count showed Funkhouser received 50.6 percent and Brooks 49.4 percent of the...

19. Garden at Theis Park to Be Built Garden at Theis Park to Be Built March 14, 2007 The Kansas City Art Institute and others are planning to install a rain garden in the southwest corner of Frank A. Theis Park located near Volker Boulevard and Oak Street. "The nearly 5,500-square-foot,...

20. KC on Short End of Trails KC on Short End of Trails June 30, 2007 Although Kansas City sprawls over 300 square miles, it only has about 25 miles of paved trails. Johnson County has more than 200 miles of paved city and county trails. KC has a plan to increase the trail...