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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...
Article spotlights 30 "visionaries" of Kansas City, the men and women who "pioneered the region, pushed our borders in new directions, set the stage from the growth of companies...and helped give this...
2003 Kansas Citian of the Year: Tom McDonnell
Article provides a brief profile of Tom McDonnell, president and chief exectutive officer of DST Realty, on the occasion of his selection as the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce's 2003 Kansas Citian...
29 Under 30
Young prominent Kansas Citians.
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 Street Walker's Guide to Kansas City
Thorough article on the variety of street names in Kansas City, with their origins, including discarded street names, as well as associated neighborhoods, buildings, and people.
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....
African Americans - Group
File contains lists of famous Kansas City African American citizens, "black pioneers", etc. filed under heading "Group".
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...
Biography of John Calvin McCoy (1811-1889), City Founder
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