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40-Year-Old Skyscraper Goes On the Market in KC
February 24, 2005
The Commerce Tower is for sale. The 30-story building downtown is 40 years old and has 540,000 square feet. It is currently owned by Tower Properties Co. and no asking price is listed. Current tenants...
44 Years Prelate, Bishop Hogan Dies
Photo and obituary for Bishop John Hogan (~1830-1913), a native of Ireland and a Catholic bishop for 44 years in Kansas City, becoming a priest in 1852 and later Kansas City's first resident bishop.
450 Attend Service for Henry Haskell
Funeral notice for Henry Haskell, editor of the Kansas City Star starting in 1928 and author of books about Rome, with a brief review of his career.
5 Dead, Many Missing in Flood
Photo of cars floating toward the Plaza tennis courts and description of damages, power outages, etc.
50 Largest Area Employers. ..
Table listing the top 50 largest Kansas City area employers in 1984, with the following top notables: (1) federal government, (2) General Motors Corporation, (3) Bendix Corporation, (4) Missouri state...
50 Years of Caring Comfort For Kids
July 5, 2004
Article which features Adele Hall and her involvement over the years with Children's Mercy Hospital. She has spent countless hours at the hospital and her family has donated millions of dollars to the...
50 Years Strong
January 2, 2004
Subtitle to article reads: "Jasper's Continues Tradition of Red Sauce and Sicilian Flavor." Article reviews Jasper's Restaurant located at 1201 W. 103rd Street in Kansas City, Missouri.
5,000 Miles to the Sneaker
Photos and biographical article about E. John Coonjohn, a prominent "Kansas City jogger" expecting "to set the world record for miles jogged in a year: 5,000-plus," by day a 51-year-old civil rights investigator...
53 Years of Service to One University
Photo and biographical article about Frederick Peters, retiring at the age of 84 in 1962 as "alumni secretary" and former German teacher as "[g]uest of honor at the 75th commencement of Kansas Wesleyan...
54 Million Votes Put Cook on Top
May 22, 2008
David Cook, of Blue Springs, MO, won the American Idol competition on May 21, 2008. "Cook gathered nearly 56 percent of the 97.5 million votes cast." 25-year-old Cook defeated David Archuleta for the title...
54-Year China Trip Ends
Biographical article about Mrs. Anna M. Chuning, returning from a 54-year-long stay in China as a member of the American Christian missionary movement, changing her name there to Ann Chuning Hsiao. Photos,...
March 22, 2008
Graphics and statistics reflecting what happens in Kansas City between 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in 2008. It was based on an article, "The Busiest Hour on Earth" that ran in New York's "World Magazine" in 1906....
7 Former Mayors at Van Horn Home
File containing a biographical article about the "picnic at the home of Colonel Robert T. Van Horn at [his home at the] Evanston [railway station in Independence] in honor of Kansas City's most distinguished...
71 + 49 = Quicker + Safer
December 12, 2012
Article announces that U.S. 71 has been officially renamed Interstate 49. Details regarding recent improvements aimed at bringing the highway up to federal interstate system standards are provided. A Missouri...
97,000 of Us Need New Route Over River
May 16, 2005
Article providing information about the closing of the 51-year-old Paseo Bridge for rehabilitation work costing $20.9 million. Includes statistics about other bridges and their opening dates as well as...
Article about the school board meeting listing the teachers from Westport at "the County Institute at Independence."
A "Castle" for Dr. Tiffany
Illustration and article about "the residence being built for Dr. Flavel B. Tiffany [or Flavel Tiffany] on the west side of Garfield avenue at the Cliff drive," resembling a European castle and designed...
A "Shut In" Farm
Story of the changes from rural to urban environment surrounding the Webster Withers mansion, built in about 1883 at 31st and Troost Avenues "to get away out on a farm."
A "What Is Science" Debate at Science City
Discusses the debate surrounding the quality and usefulness of the exhibits at Science City.
A $120,000 Foyle Estate: Will of Gustin-Bacon Executive Is Filed for Probate
Notice about the will of the late John Foyle, including bequests to the Little Sisters of the Poor and Rockhurst College.
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