Person of the Week

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Kansas City's Morning News
June 01, 2018 - 5:56 am
When a group of young military men known as the Mercury 7 were among the most admired and best-known people in America, there was another team working just as hard, with almost none of the recognition. Sarah Ratley of Kansas City was on that team, known as the Mercury 13, the subject of a...
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Kansas City's Morning News
April 27, 2018 - 6:45 am
Anyone who has visited the Kansas City Zoo in the past six years has probably met E.J. and Ellen's Person of the Week, Bruce Turrell, the zoo's greeter. "I've probably talked to people from 40 different countries by now, every state in the union probably," said Bruce, the first and last person most...
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Kansas City's Morning News
April 20, 2018 - 6:58 am
Children's Mercy Prom Last Friday night's inaugural prom at Children's Mercy Hospital was a big success, according to the organizers and the young patients who took part. The hospital's special events staff realized that kids who are dealing with diseases often cannot make it to their regular...
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Kansas City's Morning News
April 13, 2018 - 6:53 am
A hospital is not exactly where one expects to find a prom. Yet on Friday April 13th, teens will be dressed to the nines at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City for the first ever Children's Mercy Prom. Trista Williams is in charge of special events and it was her idea to plan the hospital's...
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April 06, 2018 - 5:00 am
St. Joseph, MO - Our person of the week is a high school student in St. Joseph Missouri. And he's a phenomenal percussion player. He's so good he got into four out of five of the conservatories he applied to: the New England Conservatory; the Eastman School of Music; the UMKC Conservatory; and the...
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