Recap: Last week in Midtown Kansas City (Nov. 22 – Nov. 29)

J.J. Squire’s obituary photo from 1900.

J.J. Squire’s obituary photo from 1900.

Last week we brought you Midtown Kansas City stories about changes in the school repurposing plan, firearms laws, and the history of the 3700 blocks of Troost and Forest.

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Things slowed down in Midtown last week for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The Kansas City School District outlined changes to its repurposing sites based on its new master plan. The changes affect the Bingham, Bryant, Fairview, Robeson, Southwest Early College Campus (SWECC), Attucks and Paige schools.

The Jackson County prosecutor joined a push by her counterparts across the country to ban potential terrorists from buying firearms and explosives.

In our Monday history feature, we looked back at the 3700 block of Troost and Forest. The block was home to a man named J.J. Squier, who gave his name to the Squier Park neighborhood, and to Bishop Lillis High School, which served students from across the city.

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