Recap: Last week in Midtown Kansas City (July 21-July 27)

bill-dayLast week we brought you Midtown Kansas City stories about women’s roles in bringing down the Pendergast machine, the redevelopment of another school building, and a new medical school dean.

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At city hall, the council considered a new ban on the open carry of guns.

At UMKC, a new dean took the reins at the medical school.

The school district is moving ahead with the potential sale of another surplus school, Blenheim, which could become senior housing.

Members of Potluck Productions told us new opportunities like the Fringe Festival and the Uptown Arts Bar are offering aspiring playwrights more venues for learning their craft.

In history, former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes told the story of the role women’s groups played in the 1930s and 40s in bringing down political boss Tom Pendergast.

And we met Volker neighborhood resident Bill Day who is keeping the history of that area alive.

The Midtown KC Post also asked for your help. We’ve launched a Midtown Kansas City neighborhood history project and we need your stories and photos to share with others and for a book that’s in the works.

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