History

  • May 15, 2017

    How an...

    Lettie was free-spirited and unafraid. She refused to leaver her pony on the four-month journey and worked with the men and boys to drive the cattle across the countryside.

  • May 8, 2017

    Historic Truman...

    The Truman Farm Home is open to tours only one day a year. Did you miss it? Don't worry. We have its story.

  • April 30, 2017

    Now-Demolished Town...

    It’s no secret that towns such as Martin City were created after the railroad was laid out and settlement followed. Due to this progression, other towns, including New Santa Fe in Jackson Co., were all but deserted due to this new economic feat. New Santa Fe was created out of the...

  • April 9, 2017

    The Interesting...

    As you walk down the manicured main street in Martin City, it becomes vividly clear that the path has been walked by many before us. The roaring trains, the bustling businesses and small-town feel remains 120 years later.

  • November 27, 2016

    The Shoot-Out...

    Bryce Smith, who owned a farm off Red Bridge and Blue River Rds., was elected mayor of Kansas City during the notorious 1934 Bloody Election Day.

  • September 29, 2016

    A Century...

    Throughout the last 100 years, Avila University has developed from a humble single-building institute into a formative and groundbreaking piece of higher education in the heart of South Kansas City, and continues to grow.

  • September 22, 2016

    Captain Shares...

    Tonight at the Trailside Center, Capt. Chuck Marcus recalls the Vietnam experience from the decks of the Coast Guard Patrol Boats and Cutters.

  • September 9, 2016

    Greek Food...

    Food, Family, Fun at Greek Festival By Linda Lepper Photos reprinted from  Greek Food Festival Facebook Page There are signs as you travel north and south on Wornall Road advertising the Greek Food Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 12001 Wornall Rd .  The festival starts 10 a.m. Friday, September 9,...

  • September 1, 2016

    Storyteller Unveils...

    A quarter million children rode the orphan trains from the big cities to the Plains between 1859 to 1929. Storyteller Pippa White will bring to life the stories of some of those children Thursday, September 1, at the Red Bridge Mid-Continent Library.

  • July 28, 2016

    Photographer Presents...

    Gloria Hawkins has traveled 43 states photographing one-room schoolhouses. She speaks about her work tonight at the Trailside Center, 99th & Holmes.

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