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Posts for August 2011

Kansas Hunters Enjoy Variety

I've never been much of a specialist. My dedication to pastimes has always been seasonal. When I was a boy playing sports, I loved to play football -- until it was basketball season. Then I loved basketball. I'm the same way with hunting and fishing. I love to fish until hunting seasons start. And even then, I have trouble being faithful. I love to hunt ducks until the deer rut starts. Then I love to bowhunt deer until the pheasant and quail seasons open. Deciding what to hunt in Kansas can make you dizzy.

Posted on August 31, 2011 12:31PM by Mike Miller

Discovering a Gem Nestled in the High Plains

A small canoe sits in the lake that is at the base of a rocky hillside It’s ironic. Kansas is known for its wide-open vistas, where sky meets horizon in every direction. You would think with nothing blocking the view, you could easily see everything there is to ...

Posted on August 26, 2011 4:14PM by Dennis Toll

Frontier Military Byway – more than a military tour

There are so many interesting places to visit along the Frontier Military Scenic Byway, you really need to plan a few days to catch it all. The byway takes you along the border area between Kansas and Missouri. It roughly follows the old military road originally built to link Fort Leavenworth and Fort Scott with military installations further to the south. The area was a hotbed of activity during the Bleeding Kansas fight for statehood. Along the route you will find the site of the Marais des Cygnes massacre, a brutal attack that galvanized guerilla warfare between free-state and pro-slavery forces in territorial Kansas. Nearby Mine Creek Battlefield is the site of the only major Civil War battle fought in Kansas. This scenic byway is not all about the military though. You will find a Santa Fe Trail stop, a stately historic home, several parks and a cider mill. The drive is through a beautiful part of the state with lots of hills and trees as you head south out of Kansas City. It takes you past so many interesting stops you will surely find something to please everyone in the family.

Posted on August 24, 2011 12:27PM by Karen Ridder

A Great American Goodtime with the T-Bones

There is nothing quite like singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” with your child at his first seventh inning stretch. That was one of the highlights of our recent trip to see the Kansas City ...

Posted on August 17, 2011 1:42PM by Karen Ridder

Lawrence breweries multiply beer enthusiasts’ pleasures

Today we’re spotlighting two Lawrence, Kan., breweries, each with a reputation for excellence in award-winning, uniquely handcrafted beers. We’ll hear from Brian “Bucky” Buckingham, head brewer at 23rd Street Brewery, and Chuck Magerl, owner of the Free State Brewing Co. Tour, taste and choose your favorite brews!23rd Street Brewery 

Posted on August 12, 2011 8:49AM by admin

Lyons Restaurant serves cinnamon-rich poached pears

Sample this dish, then visit the elegant Lyons Twin Mansions in Fort Scott, Kan.

Since 1989, the Lyons Twin Mansions Bed & Breakfast in Fort Scott, Kan., has been treating visitors to a comfortable stay in plush surroundings. Guests also enjoy complimentary breakfasts, including Eggs Benedict, omelets and Signature Sausage burritos. Now, you needn’t spend the night to enjoy the Bed & Breakfast’s finely prepared foods, because the Lyons Restaurant has been recently opened to the public.

Posted on August 5, 2011 3:19PM by admin

Where it Really Started

Before the Civil War — before Gettysburg, before Shiloh, before Fredericksburg, even before Confederate cannonballs rained down on Fort Sumter — a battle was fought over the issue of slavery. And it happened in Kansas.

Posted on August 3, 2011 2:10PM by Dennis Toll


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