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1975 Annual Church Contest on the Way
April 11-April 17, 1975
News article about a church membership drive associated with a local NAACP contest.
October 29, 1977
"Kansas City applied to the federal government yesterday for an advance of $500,000 on a total of $1,354,711 in damages to city facilities in the flood Sept. 12. The application to the Federal Disaster...
1996 in Review: or, Hey Pal, Macarena This!
Describes political, social, and other highlights from 1996.
1997: The Year That Was
Describes political, social, and other highlights from 1997.
19th Century School Awaits Restoration
December 25, 2006
Article detailing the work of a restoration group working to convert the Benjamin Banneker School building in Parkville, Missouri, into a museum. Benjamin Banneker was a one-room, segregated school for...
19th in Population, First in. ..
Full page ad for Kansas City, expounding upon its national rankings, mainly dealing with grain production.
19th National Convention: The Republican Party, Kansas City, June 12, 1928 [and] Hoover the Nominee
Illustrations and articles about the 1928 Republican National Convention in Kansas City, nominating Herbert Hoover (later elected) for President of the United States at Convention Hall.
2-Person Law Firm Wrestles Oil Giant
A tiny law firm consisting of attorneys Lon Walters and Christin Cipolla took on BP Amoco oil company. The two lawyers handled lawsuits on behalf of Sugar Creek residents who claimed illnesses or death...
20 Years Later, We Dread the Next Flood
June 9, 2013
Article focuses upon remembrance of the flood that impacted the Kansas City area during the summer of 1993. Business and property owners in the affected areas are interviewed and discuss both their recollections...
20 Years of Dance Innovation
September 25, 2011
The Wylliams/Henry Dance Company celebrates its twentieth anniversary in Kansas City with a special performance at the White Recital Hall (4949 Cherry Street). The cutting-edge, contemporary dance company...
200 Mothers and Babies of the Hot City to Be Guests at R. A. Long's Million-Dollar Farm
Article with several illustrations and descriptions of the buildings and grounds under construction in a project "to combine philanthropy with farming," including a water tower and workers' cottages, a...
200 Sprint Employees x $50k + Scuola=Play!
September 2, 2004
Feature story of how about 217 Sprint employees and supporters of the Scuola Vita Nuova charter school joined together to clean up and fix up the school's playground. School is located at the corner of...
200 Years Ago Today: Disaster
February 7, 2012
Article about the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 and 1812, the last of three great quakes occurring on February 7, 1812, and the likely occurence of another. "The Geological Survey says there is broad...
2000 Census to Change Council Districts: Northeast Resident Input Sought to Influence New Boundaries
Map and article about the redrawing of "boundaries for the nine congressional districts based on Census 2000 data" in Kansas City, Missouri by the Missouri State Legislature. Description of the Northeast...
24 Hours at the K
June 26, 2011
This article provides a behind-the-scenes look at a typical day at Kauffman Stadium in preparation for a Royals baseball game. Several Royals' players, fans, and stadium employees are profiled in 14 segments....
26 Schools Will Close
March 11, 2010
On March 10, 2010, the Kansas City school board voted 5-4 to close 26 schools as recommended by new superintendent John Covington in his "Right Sizing Plan." The closings will reduce the number of school...
3000 Career Hits: George Brett
October 2, 1992
Collectors Edition of the Kansas City Star chronicles life and career of George Brett.
36 Deaths; 156 Are in Hospital
Almost the entire first section of the paper about the carnage of the May 21, 1957, tornado in South Kansas City. Numerous articles and large photos of destruction in Ruskin Heights, Martin City, Hickman...
39th and Main Business District
Building projects in the still thriving business district with "the most" assorted building ages in the city.
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