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Nettie Thompson Grove
John F Gregory
Floyd C Shoemaker
50% Expansion Doubles Capacity
Detailed description of the revamped and expanded water plant, with descriptions of the "original plant constructed in 1924-7" and improvements in 1941, with several photos.
54-56 Janssen Place Opens to Friends
History and description of the residence originally home to the founder of the Jenkins Music Company, J. W. Jenkins, at 54-56 Janssen Place.
60 Artful Minutes: A Visit with Thomas Hart Benton
Interview of Kansas City artist Thomas Hart Benton covering his career and "his recent interview on CBS's Sixty Minutes [television] program, on which both he and Picasso were covered," including his contrast...
68,937 And Counting: Searching Inmate Case Files from the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas
Article describes information that can be obtained from inmate case files at the Leavenworth penitentiary. Case files include inmate photographs, record sheets, personal data sheets, fingerprints, daily...
70th Anniversary of the Union Station Massacre
Brief article recounting the Union Station Massacre on its 70th anniversary. Bureau of Investigation escorts of escaped murderer and bank robber Frank Nash were ambushed in front of Union Station in Kansas...
75 Years of Growth and Service: J. C. Nichols Co.
Article on shopping center and residential developments by the real estate company in Prairie Village, Brookside, etc.
75 Years Strong
April 26, 2003
W.W. Van Liew had the knack of turning an outdoor space into something magical. He lived in Atchison, Kansas at the turn of the last century and his two sons Clarence and Ernie would move to Kansas City,...
9 More in the Hot Seat: AllPro Construction
Photo and description of Georgia Buchanan, owner of All Pro Construction or AllPro Construction, Incorporated, established in 1987 by her late husband and former All-Pro with the Kansas City Chiefs football...
9 More in the Hot Seat: Bijin Salon and Day Spa
Photo and description of the Bijin Salon and Day Spa, one of the top 10 small businesses in Greater Kansas City, established in 1988 by Connie Suss and Mary Jane Van de Castle, joined in 1998 by fellow...
9 More in the Hot Seat: Carter Broadcast Group
Photo and description of Mike Carter, general manager, and together with his wife Mildred, owners of the Carter Broadcast Group, "the parent company for KPRS 'Hot 103 JAMZ' and KPRT 'Today's Gospel 1590,'"...
9 More in the Hot Seat: FirstGuard Health Plan
Photo and description of Joy Wheeler, executive director of FirstGuard Health Plan, a "for-profit subsidiary of the Model Cities Health Corporation of Kansas City, established in 1995.
9 More in the Hot Seat: FishNet Security
Photo and description of Gary Fish, president, and together with his wife Mary Fish, owners of FishNet Security, a "company offer[ing] network security consulting" established in 1997, with Gary entering...
9 More in the Hot Seat: LaserCycle
Photo and description of Rick Krska, owner and president of LaserCycle, Incorporated, a business "recycl[ing] laser toner and inkjet cartridges. ..provid[ing] consumers a more economical and ecologically...
9 More in the Hot Seat: PAYDATA
Photo and description of Drew Hiss, president and owner with his wife Sara Hiss of Paydata or PAYDATA, a business "provid[ing] payroll processing, as well as personnel data services on an outsource basis,"...
9 More in the Hot Seat: The Management Network Group
Photo and description of Rich Nespola, head of the Management Network Group, established in 1990, providing "consulting services to the global telecommunications industry."
9 More in the Hot Seat: The Sunflower Group
Photo and description of Dan Garberg, founder and president of the Sunflower Group, a company "provid[ing] sampling of products via newspaper delivery," store demonstrations, and the Internet, established...
9 Need-To-Know Fast-Growth Companies
Article profiles nine Kansas City companies that have the potential to be billion-dollar successes: LaGarde, Bats Trading, Handmark, Punch! Software, Freightquote, Positive Networks, Boulevard Brewing...
9,000 Hear Evans on Protestantism: Hollywood Pastor Addresses Kansas city Reformation Day Rally--Sponsor Downtown Noonday Services
November 22, 1950
Religious and church-related news about the Kansas City and surrounding areas, including the following items: (1) a crowd of 9,000 attending a speech by a Protestant Hollywood preacher in Municipal Auditorium;...
911: An Emergency on Walnut
Article about the twin-towered Post Office Federal Building, winner of 1931 American Institute of Architecture award. Story of its near abandonment after a report by OSHA (Office of Safety and Health Administration)....
[Thirty] Years a City Editor
July 1, 1935
Photo, cartoon illustrations, and autobiographical article about Charles Blood, city editor of the Kansas City Times newspaper for 30 years. He describes the duties and experiences of his job over that...
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