In Memorium:

Mr. Edwin Byrd, longtime Beacon Hill resident and a respected educator passed away on Thursday, March 3. He recently celebrated his 96th birthday, on February 23, surrounded by family and friends. Mr. Byrd was an educational pioneer who served the Kansas City Public Schools for more than 35 years. He was the first principal at Richardson Elementary School, and later, at King Middle School. Mr. Byrd faithfully served his church and his community, and was well-known for his wisdom, compassion and kindness.