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Fred L Lee
A Mayor For All People
July 18, 2008
Article profiles Blue Springs, Mo. mayor Carson Ross, the first African American to hold that office. Prior to being elected mayor, Ross, a Republican, served for eight years on the Blue Springs City Council...
A Mayor Proposes Union of 14 Cities: Roy Owen of Overland Park Comments on Recent Annexations in Area
Article about the proposal by Roy Owen, mayor of Overland Park, Kansas, to merge the 14 cities or municipalities in northeast Johnson County, Kansas (including Overland Park) into one city to decrease...
A Missouri House Has Had Two Masters in 111 Years
Photos and biographical article about the German pioneer family Isaiah Mansur, druggists arriving in Ray County, Missouri, about 1837. Description of Isaiah, Sr., born in Vermont in 1815 and building his...
A Missouri River Journey Source of Inspiration: Author Seeks Waters of Renewal in Remote Canyon
Photos, maps, and article about the exploration for the headwaters of the Missouri River (in southwestern Montana near Yellowstone Park) by "Kansas City-born author William Least Heat-Moon," or William...
A Movie Theater With Small-Town Charm
July 11, 2010
Short article about the Rio Theatre in downtown Overland Park and its owners. Includes many color photographs of interior and exterior.
A Much Better Deal This Time
March 23, 2006
Article discusses leases for the Truman Sports Complex and how the prior one would differ from the one in 2006 if voters approve the tax package in April.
A Natural Yin and Yang
October 16, 2011
Review of exhibition at Dolphin Gallery of works by Jim Leedy (14 paintings and ceramics) and "toned photographs" by Philip Heying featuring unpopulated landscapes. Includes pictures of Leedy's "Continuum...
A New Bartle
Special Souvenir Edition of the Kansas City Star marking the newly expanded convention center. Articles include elevations and floor plans, construction views and installation of sculpture on roof. Also...
A New Court Date Downtown
July 6, 2006
The Explorers' 2006 World Team-Tennis season will be played on a 66-by-128- foot slab of asphalt on the deck of Barney Allis Plaza. It will be surrounded by bleachers and vendor areas. The team's first...
A New Curator for the Kemper
May 24, 2006
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art hired Chris Cook as assistant curator. This is a new position for the museum.
A New Dutch Colonial House with a Very Compact Plan
Illustration, architectural drawings, and caption about the new H. H. Halvorson residence at 630 West 62nd Street, designed in Dutch colonial style with garage by "architects, Martling & Brandenburger."...
A New Engineer at Union Station
December 19, 2008
The Union Station board of directors announced that former American Royal CEO, George Guastello, will replace Andi Udris as the director of Union Station. The board decided to replace Udris in order for...
A New Era in Fruit Growing Has Outdated the Old Farm Orchard
Article with information about Norman Colman, founder of the Missouri State Horticulture Society in 1859, the "oldest farm organization west of the Mississippi river," and reorganizer of the Department...
A New Home for Black Archives
January 3, 2011
The newly renovated Parks and Recreation building, the former Parade Park Maintenance Building at 1722 E. 17th Terrace in the 18th and Vine district, has been completed for the home of the Black Archives...
A New Home for Frank L. Severance
Illustration and caption about the new house of Frank Severance, "treasurer of the Irving-Pitt Manufacturing Company, being built at 629 West [57th Street Terrace," designed by architect John Van Brunt....
A New Home: Veterans Group Renovates Former Church on Union Hill
March 26, 2003
Color photos and text showing the renovation of the former Presbyterian church at 3027 Walnut St. for use by the Vietnam War Veterans. Owned by the Vietnam Veterans Support Foundation and called Union...
A New Look for Troost, DeLaSalle
June 8, 2011
The DeLaSalle Education Center broke ground for the addition of a 1,600-square-foot building that will contain a library, early childhood center, experiential learning classrooms, and a new printing shop....
A New Space For Art
August 8, 2006
Captioned photograph showing the installation of the sculpture "Rusted Spur" by the artist Stretch. This piece and five others are displayed in a field near 44th and Main streets in Kansas City. This has...
A New Sportsman's Friend
June 14, 2007
In Steve Penn's "Commentary" column he features Wayne Hubbard of Kansas City, Kansas. Hubbard is host to a TV show called "Urban American Outdoors" shown in this area on the Metro Sports Channel. It has...
A Part of Kansas City's History: The University of Health Sciences, 1916-1980
October 19, 1980
Eight-page supplement about the osteopathic medical school and hospital at Independence Blvd. and Woodland Avenue.
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