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Posts for April 2011

Baked Goods Rule at Our Daily Bread

Famous for its cinnamon rolls and homemade pies, Our Daily Bread Bake Shoppe and Bistro in Barnes is just 50 miles northwest of Manhattan. The historic building’s majestic windows and painted murals belie the company’s humble beginnings, as you’ll learn here from co-owner Cindy Hiesterman. 

Posted on April 29, 2011 2:00PM by admin

A Kansas player in the Civil War

Fort Scott has a unique history that follows the growing pains of our country in the middle of the 1800s. The National Historic Site recently marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, but the history of the Army’s presence in the area stretches back to a time when the western edge of Missouri marked the division between white and Indian settlements. 

Posted on April 27, 2011 2:22PM by Karen Ridder

Old-fashioned Outdoor Dining at Kuntz’s Drive-In in Abilene

As alfresco dining continues to grow in popularity, I’m reminded of a form of outdoor dining I’ve been enjoying since I was a kid - the drive-in. I live near one of these old-fashioned eating establishments, and now that the weather’s warmer I’m a frequent visitor to Kuntz’s Drive-In in Abilene. Music from the 1950s and 1960s plays as I enjoy the breeze coming through the open windows of my car parked in one of the dozen or so stalls under a low awning. A car hop takes my order: a Fat Lady Burger and a frosty mug of homemade root beer. And lots of napkins please.

Posted on April 22, 2011 1:24PM by Cecilia Harris

The city of “Awes”

Garden of EdenLucas, Kansas is a town that invites you to stop and stare. Whether or not you like what you see, it will not fail to leave you in “Awe.”

Posted on April 20, 2011 11:07AM by Karen Ridder

Wizard of Wine

This month we’re profiling the Oz Winery in Wamego. Here, Brooke Balderson, co-owner and manager of the winery, answers our questions.

Posted on April 15, 2011 2:00PM by admin

Lindsborg Art Studios Open Doors for Event

Lindsborg LoomIn a brush stroke of genius, studios and galleries in Lindsborg will open their doors this Spring so you can have a peek inside this artistic Swedish community with more working artists than Wild Dala Horses. And since Lindsborg is on the Kansas Prairie Trail Scenic Byway, why not spend a day at the Artists’ Studio Open House and the rest of the weekend exploring this 56-mile route full of art, culture and history.

Posted on April 13, 2011 3:58PM by Cecilia Harris

Remembering Norma – and Her Luscious Coconut Creme Pie

Fondly known as “America’s Pie Queen,” 90-year-old Norma Grubb died in Topeka on March 28. For years Grubb worked at the Sommerset Hall Café in Dover, where a wedge of her signature coconut creme pie was named “America’s Best Slice” by ABC’s “Good Morning America” in 2008.

Posted on April 8, 2011 2:18PM by admin

Milford Lake's All-season Fishing

It was November 27 and it was cold; a perfect morning for pheasant or duck hunting, and as much as I love to hunt birds, you would have assumed I was visiting Geary County to do just that. But I wasn’t. Bundled in my cold-weather bibs and parka, I turned the key and the outboard motor rumbled to life as my friend back the boat trailer down the Wakefield ramp on Milford Lake.

Posted on April 6, 2011 1:50PM by Mike Miller


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