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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.
A $20,000 Blaze
Article describing the fire burning down the Union Depot and three nearby buildings, killing one man. Fire occurring at 3:00 am, September 22, 1875.
A 'Crystal Bowl' Arena
August 19, 2005
The final design of the Sprint Center was unveiled August 18, 2005. Article has drawing of the design with statistics and timeline. The complex will include a National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame...
A 'Final Countdown'
June 29, 2006
The new Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will open on June 16, 2007. The addition is a 165,000-square-feet glass and steel structure designed by Steven Holl. The inaugural exhibitions...
A 'Whirlwind' is Coming
May 7, 2009
Article profiles John Covington who was chosen unanimously to be the new Superintendant of Schools for the Kansas City School District. Covington comes to Kansas City from Pueblo, Colorado, and is a graduate...
A 102-Unit Projection to Investors Here
A 25-Year Milestone
October 17, 2006
Article reports the honoring of City Market area leader Mel Mallin upon the 25th anniversary of the founding of the River Market Business Association. Mallin and others are credited with helping to create...
A 4-Brother Team Wins Acclaim in Metal Craft
Article about the Swedish family business involved in manufacturing aircraft parts and lamp fixtures.
A Baker's Two Dozen
Review of two photography shows at the Dolphin Gallery. Also briefly discusses the closing of the Baker Gallery.
A Bakery With Buzz
September 29, 2004
Discussion of the pastry/baking certificate pilot program at Johnson County Community College developed by Doug Flick, associate professor with the hospitality management program and instructor of the...
A Bayer Overhaul: Move to LionsGate Among Tourney Changes
October 1, 2004
Former Champions Tour has been renamed the Bayer Advantage Classic and has moved its venue to the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park. The Champions Tour was at Loch Lloyd in Belton for eight...
A Bead on the Goats: Coalition Leader Seeks End of Pendergast Power
Article about the movement to purge the Kansas City area of its last vestiges of the Pendergast machine in the form of three court officers in an election.
A Beloved King of Reviews
September 17, 2011
Obituary tribute for Leroy Johnson (57) of Kansas City. Johnson was known as the resident "music guru" at the old Penny Lane record store in Westport. He was also an early music critic for "The Pitch,"...
A Big Bust
Authors reaction to the statue honoring jazz musician Charlie Parker, located in the 18th and Vine historical district.
A Big Hole to Be Filled
Photo and caption about the construction of the Turkey Creek pumping station at 25th and Fairmount Avenue, costing $102,000 and overseen by "Paul A. Hartung, chief of the sewer division of the city engineer's...
A Big Honor for BNIM
December 17, 2010
The American Institute of Architects named the Kansas City architectural firm of BNIM as firm of the year for 2011, “the group’s highest honor given to a company.” “Recognized for its distinguished...
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