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John Johnson has the dubious distinction of serving the shortest term in office – 35 days – of any Kansas City mayor. Vanessa Vaughn West reached out to KCQ to find out why he resigned barely a month into his first term.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Kansas City Public Library has earned a 5-star designation from Library Journal. Only 85 public libraries nationwide – less than than 1 percent of the total of 9,245 – attained that top-tier standing.
This KCQ doesn’t miss a beat: Kansas City has shown its heart for more than 100 years!
This week’s “What’s your KCQ?” involves something big and bright that hovered above us for many years.
Reader Lewis Jones asked KCQ — a partnership with the Kansas City Public Library — “What happened to the giant chandelier that used to be in the lobby of the Glenwood Theatre?”
We’ll need a team effort on this one.
Missouri Valley Special Collections is pleased to announce an update and large addition to one of the first digital history collections made available on KCHistory.org.
School closings are a reality of our educational system. As populations shift, it becomes necessary to consolidate schools, open new ones, and close others. It is as true for parochial schools as it is for public institutions.
Jeanette Hacker Hale attended Bishop Lillis High School in Kansas City from 1950-52. Now residing in Massachusetts, she reached out to KCQ to find out what happened to Lillis.
Picture a high, wobbly punt. The football twisting and turning, taking a few crazy bounces before it rolls across the goal line.
That’s the sports equivalent of our KCQ quest to find an autographed car known as the Cuda Chief. “What’s your KCQ” is a series in which the Star and the Kansas City Public Library partner to answer readers’ questions.
Fifty years ago this week, the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl. This year, they’re back in the thick of things -- and Kansas City fans are revved up and ready for a possible title run. A question dating back to that fabled championship season is this week’s "What’s Your KC Q?" -- the partnership between The Star and the Kansas City Public Library.