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Posts for March 2011

Spring Turkey Hunting in Kansas

Strutting-TomI’ve hunted turkeys just about every spring since 1983, and while I look forward to the spring season every year, I hunt for different reasons today. Twenty-five years ago, a perfect turkey ...

Posted on March 30, 2011 7:43PM by Mike Miller

Readers Poll: What's Your Favorite Season?

Four distinct seasons in Kansas mean plenty of variety – and probably a time of year you wish would last a bit longer. Which season brings you the most joy or the happiest memories?[polldaddy poll="4804259"]  

Posted on March 28, 2011 9:22PM by admin

The Greatest Kansas Hero

In our family “Eisenhower” most often refers to the aircraft carrier where my husband spent six years in the Navy. We saw the ship this summer. So, it only seemed appropriate to take the boys to the place where the real Ike lived here in Kansas. Dwight D. Eisenhower was the Kansas boy who helped save the world. He was one of the greatest members of “The Greatest Generation” becoming Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and serving two terms as the 34th President of the United States.

Posted on March 23, 2011 8:25PM by Karen Ridder

Community Spotlight: Emporia

Granada Theatre MarkeeLocated in the eastern Flint Hills, Emporia mixes small-town charm with big-city arts and culture. Victorian homes along tree-lined brick streets reflect the city’s past while a new Arts Center offers gallery exhibits, a performing arts series and an art store. And the Emporia Granada Theatre – restored to its 1920s grandeur with modern comforts – shows movie classics like “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gone With the Wind.”Founded in 1857, Emporia is the official founding city of Veterans Day and the site of an All Veterans Tribute Celebration in November. Other special events include Iris Days in May and Prairie Heritage Days in June. Emporia’s don’t-miss historical options include the William Allen White House State Historic Site and Lyon County Historical Museum

Posted on March 21, 2011 7:12PM by Becky Blake

The Sedan Kansas Adventure

Main Street shopsSedan is a place where Kansas traditions mix with rugged adventures to create a unique weekend getaway. You can wander through interesting gift shops, enjoy a good meal, or go hiking at the nearly ...

Posted on March 17, 2011 12:35AM by Karen Ridder

A Tale of Two Breweries

This month we’re traveling to Manhattan, Kan., to feature two award-winning breweries, both of which offer free tours. Below, you’ll hear from Don Darfler, assistant general manager at Little Apple Brewing Company, and Colette Remsbecker, receptionist/administrative assistant at Tallgrass Brewing Company.

Posted on March 11, 2011 6:15PM by admin

Floating on a Sea of Grass

Road through flint hillsA drive along the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway carries visitors back to a different time. Imagine being alone in the middle of a vast ocean. Only this is no ordinary sea. Instead of water, you see only fields of grass stretching to the horizon in all directions. Tall grass. With blades stretching over your head.

Posted on March 10, 2011 11:03PM by Dennis Toll


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