Love Story

After a baseball game and movies, he made a pitch to get married

Velma Miller was watching a baseball game in Platte County with a bunch of friends. It was the summer of 1934 and after the game, her friend introduced 19-year-old Velma to several of the players. Days later, 21-year-old Jack Loncar asked her out on a double date. Velma loved to go out, so she happily accepted.


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Money Manners

Helping mom escape the grasp of a con man

DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: How can we save our mother from a con man? Mom is in her mid-80s and very capable, but she has fallen under the sway of a clever scam artist, who has tricked her into believing he’s her friend.

Architecture A-Z

‘I’ is for ice houses, inspiration and more

When the Central Ice Co. first got going in the early years of the 20th century, it was one of two dozen or so ice dealers in the vicinity of downtown. The history of the company and this building, in the 2000 block of Campbell Street, intersects in ensuing years with some prominent names