From the archives, a story on the most famous Star employee, by longtime columnist Jim Fisher. Make sure to download the PDF of The Star Copy Style sheet under “Related” below.
In 1915, the sinking of the Lusitania received exceptional play in The Kansas City Star. A two-column headline announced the tragedy, the first of many in the next few years. The European powers plunged deeper into war, drawing the United States inexorably toward the trenches, which already snaked across the fields of eastern France.