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A Fusion of the Funky and the Familiar: California Chic, Midwest Mundane Meet in Karen Koblitz's Work
Photo and biographical article about Karen Koblitz, a ceramics sculptor from California teaching art at Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas, since 1977.
A Garden of Roses
Illustration and article about "the rose garden at the residence of W. A. Pickering" at 3620 Janssen Place, "the largest rose garden in the state."
A Giant Is Returned to the Earth
June 13, 1982
Photos and article about the funeral for Satchel Paige, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and former member of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team dying in 1982. Description of his battles with...
A Glimpse of History Presented by Geo. H. Porter Funeral Home
Ad for George H. Porter Funeral Home with illustrations and a brief history about Carnival Park, an amusement park in Kansas City, Kansas, between 14th, Tauromee, 16th, and Armstrong Avenue, closed in...
A Gloomy Day When KC Lost Its Philharmonic
August 19, 2006
Author recounts her experiences as a cellist for the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra on the evening of its last public performace, February 19th, 1982.
A Good Guy Leaving a Tough Job
Interview with editorial commentary about George Garcia, superintendent of the Kansas City School District from 1987 to about 1990, discussing the scrutiny over the implementation of "a court-ordered desegregation...
A Grand Centennial for a Grand Church
February 7, 2012
The Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist Church (205 E. 9th St., southeast corner of 9th Street and Grand Boulevard) was completed February 1912. It is the second church building that the United Methodist...
A Grand Statement
September 1, 2011
Article describes sculptor John Salvest's two projects--one a "massive wall of cargo containers" that spell out IOU on one side and USA on the other and also his "New Cornucopia," a cargo container filled...
A Great Editor's Methods
April 8, 1916
Portrait and biographical article about William Rockhill Nelson (1841-1915), founder and editor of the Kansas City Star newspaper and "probably the most successful newspaper editor of modern times." Description...
A Great Loss for Kansas
March 8, 2006
Article featuring Gordon Parks and his accomplishments. He died March 7, 2006. Included is a timeline of events in his life and an excerpt of his poem ''A Sign by the Road.'' Parks received the University...
A Groundbreaking for Walt: KC Group Rebuilding Disney's Laugh-O-Gram Studio
Photo and article about the groundbreaking of the restoration project by "the nonprofit Thank You, Walt Disney" group "at 31st and Forest [Avenues] at the building that nearly 80 years ago held the offices...
A Growing Demand for Local
December 8, 2009
Feature article in the Star Business Weekly about local farms and the demand for locally grown food even in the winter. The article includes a comparison chart between 2002 and 2007 of number of farms...
A Growth Spurt for KC Area
March 24, 2004
Bates and Caldwell Counties in Missouri and Franklin and Linn Counties in Kansas were added to the metropolitan area bringing the total to 17 counties. The area is officially known as the Kansas City-Overland...
A Halloween Story--There's Ghosts in Them Thar (Mission) Hills
File containing an article on the investigation of ghosts in the Mission Hills residential district by psychics such as Maurice Schwalm and others.
A Health Center with More
January 9, 2012
The new Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, located at 825 Euclid Ave. across the street from the prior facilities, cost $25.1 million. The metal-and-glass builidng was designed to resemble a pelican, the...
A Historic Makeover
AUgust 3, 2007
The Midtown Theatre, located at 13th and Main in Kansas City, Missouri, is expected to reopen in the spring of 2008 following a $28 million makeover. The new renovations include cabaret seating and several...
A History of Chiefs Coaches
December 13, 2011
This is simply a list of coaches for the Kansas City Chiefs by order of regular-season winning percentage. There have been 11 coaches to date: Marty Schottenheimer (1989-98); Hank Stram (1960-74); Dick...
A History of the Kansas City Court of Appeals
A Home Apart
Photos and text describing a 1950s N. W. Dible built home in Rockhill Manor.
A Home Has Lively History
Article about the house of Jerubal Dorman, built in 1852 by him in Clinton, Missouri. Copy of a painting depicting the house, Dorman, and Governor Crittenden, with description of its use as a hideout and...
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