Kansas Articles http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/rss/ Recent Articles - Contributors G-J Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:08:50 GMT Carol L. Jenker-Writer http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Carol-L-Jenker-Writer/752/ Carol L. Jenkner - Writer - Dodge City, Kansas A love affair with antique quilts and their makers brought American history to life for writer Carol Jenkner. Learning the personal histories of the quilt makers, Jenkner began to appreciate the events going on in the world at the times these treasures were being made. This led to a wider interest in such topics as Civil War and Santa Fe Trail history and finally to a more specific interest in local histories wherever she was living at the time. Today, Ms. Jenkner lives in Dodge City, where the history of the Old West continues to be celebrated. In addition to writing, she is a teacher who spends her summers taking road trips to obscure Kansas locations including ghost towns and sites of historic interest. Although a native of Oklahoma, Jenkner feels that the state of Kansas is a historic treasure trove, where visitors can enjoy present day pleasures or experience the excitement of historic events and places first hand. Carol's work in KANSAS! Spring 2011-"Tour Kansas:Embark on the Southwestern High Plains Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Carol-L-Jenker-Writer/752/ Jed and Lisa Jeter-Photographers http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Jed-and-Lisa-Jeter-Photographers/753/ Jed and Lisa Jeter - Photographers - Augusta Jed and Lisa Jeter are lifelong Kansans with a lifelong love for photography. Whether shooting outdoor portraits, a small country wedding, or a sunset somewhere in the Flint Hills, they love to be behind the camera. One of their favorite things to do, when time allows, is to grab a Kansas Gazetteer, their camera equipment, and just take off in their Jeep and explore. "We have found some of the most beautiful scenery and discovered some of our best photo opportunities by seeing what's just over the next hill or finding out where that trail leads" they say. The Flint Hills make a frequent subject of their work but they have traveled to all four corners of the state and everywhere in between searching for their next great image. When not photographing, Jed and Lisa enjoy activities with their children including school sports, camping, hiking and they are also avid home cooks. You can see more of their fine art and landscape work at ltggallery.com and at http://jeterphotography.net.   Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Jed-and-Lisa-Jeter-Photographers/753/ Mark Janssen-Writer http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Mark-Janssen-Writer/751/ Mark Janssen - Writer - Manhattan Author and journalist Mark Janssen helped Kansas State University coach Bill Snyder with his book They Said It Couldn't Be Done. After chattering on the radio and scribbling out stories on the Wildcats in Manhattan for the last 40 years, many thought "it couldn't be done," that this tunnel-vision sports chap could ever pen tales on the best of what our Sunflower State has to offer. Off the field and court, Mark has a deep appreciation for KANSAS! magazine and the opportunity to mesh his first 20 years of western Kansas background, with his last 40 years in the Flint Hills. Let's see 20 plus 40 years of life experience has given Mark an even greater appreciation of the values and the work ethic for all who call Kansas home. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Mark-Janssen-Writer/751/ Alan Honey-Photographer http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Alan-Honey-Photographer/750/ Alan Honey - Photographer - Manhattan Although relatively new to Kansas, Alan's great, great uncle, J. W. Honey, was a journalist and photographer in Miltonvale in the 1880s. Alan continues that tradition with a portrait studio in Manhattan. He enjoys the diversity of projects that magazine photography offers and enjoys meeting all the interesting people. Alan has contributed to other magazines throughout the west but especially enjoys working with KANSAS! magazine because he gets to explore the state through his assignments. When not discovering exotic parts of Kansas, Alan likes to travel and photograph in Europe, especially Italy, where he lived for two years. Fortunately for him, Alan's wife is a wonderful Italian cook and keeps him well fed. Alan's work with KANSAS! Winter 2010-"Our Town-Waterville" Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Alan-Honey-Photographer/750/ Bruce Hogle-Photographer http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Bruce-Hogle-Photographer/749/ Bruce Hogle-Photographer Bruce Hogle loves exploring the back roads of Kansas - in all seasons, particularly in the Flint Hills. He finds rural Kansas quiet and peaceful, obviously much different than the big city suburbs where he resides. The ranchers and farmers he's met the past few years have all been very kind and quite happy to share their love of the land for which they care. Bruce feels privileged to have met them and to have gotten to spend a little time exploring their "little piece of heaven." He enjoys sharing images of Kansas that bring a smile to the viewer's face or a look of wonderment when they ask "That's Kansas??!!" Bruce grew up in a small farm community in Kansas, but like so many, life took him elsewhere for 40-plus years. Now, as he reconnect with his roots, Bruce feels like he is truly home again.   Bruce's work with KANSAS!: Calendar 2013-Cover & February Spring 2013-Gallery (2) Spring 2012-Gallery Spring 2009-Gallery Spring 2008-"15 Reasons We Love Kansas" Summer 2006 Calendar 2005-June Winter 2005-Gallery Summer 2004-Back Cover & "Geataways" Fall 2003-Gallery   Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Bruce-Hogle-Photographer/749/ Dick Herpich-Photographer http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Dick-Herpich-Photographer/748/ Dick Herpich-Photographer-Lawrence Dick herpich is native Kansan raised in Denton, Doniphan County. He is a graduate of Emporia State University and spent many years as a school teacher in Kansas. Most of those years were spent at Baldwin High School where he taught math and photography. Dick's photographs have appeared in KANSAS! magazine, Kansas travel guides, Arizona Highways, Farm and Ranch Living, Reader's Digest books, Children's Press books and other local and regional publications. Most of his work is of the natural scene as well as local sports. Contact Dick at: dherpichphoto@sunflower.com Dick's work in KANSAS! Winter 2011 Spring 2011 Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Dick-Herpich-Photographer/748/ Cecilia Harris-Writer http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Cecilia-Harris-Writer/747/ Cecilia Harris - Writer - Abilene This professional freelance writer loves discovering fascinating attractions, great-tasting food at unique restaurants, fun events, and interesting people in Kansas almost as much as she enjoys writing about all of the above to inspire the exploration and appreciation of her home state. Reared on a farm near the small town of Cuba in north central Kansas, she never saw any reason to leave the Sunflower State, residing in Abilene ever since earning a journalism degree from Kansas State University in Manhattan. A regular contributor to KANSAS! Magazine for many years, Cecilia has written numerous articles about dining establishments as well as feature stories about people, places and activities. She also currently writes a foodie blog and an arts, culture and heritage blog for Kansas Travel and Tourism that are posted on blog.travelks.com. Her articles have appeared in international, national, state and local publications, and she has authored two books, "Historic Homes of Abilene" and "Abilene's Carousel."   Cecilia's work with KANSAS! magazine includes: Winter 2012 - "Taste of Kansas-Family Recipes" Spring 2011 - "Taste of Kansas: Dining Alfresco" Summer 2010 - "Taste of Kansas: Cajun/Creole" Spring 2010 - "Taste of Kansas: The Cupcake" Spring 2010 - "All Aboard!" Winter 2009 - "Our Town: Lindsborg" Winter 2009 - "Taste of Kansas: Holiday Brunch" Fall 2009 - "Taste of Kansas: Apple-icious" Summer 2009 - "Taste of Kansas: Hamburger Joints" Spring 2009 - "Taste of Kansas: Cinnamon Rolls" Winter 2008 - "Taste of Kansas: Christmas Cookies" Fall 2008 - "Taste of Kansas: Best Barbecue Quest" Summer 2008 - "Taste of Kansas: Chicken To Crow About" Spring 2008 - "Taste of Kansas: Dining With Interest" Winter 2007 - "Taste of Kansas: Swedish Treats" Fall 2007 - "Taste of Kansas: Tailgating Temptations" Summer 2007 - "Taste of Kansas: Best Pie Quest" Winter 2006 - "Chisholm Trail Restaurants" Winter 2004 - "A Side of History: Restaurants in Historic Hotels" Fall 2004 - "Clay Center's Piotique" Spring 2004 - "Bleeding Kansas" Fall 2002 - "Museums and More" Summer 2002 - "American Indian Creativity Lives in Kansas" Spring 2002 - "A Rich History From Two Perspectives: Adobe House Museum and Schaeffler House" Winter 2001 - "The Brookville Hotel Flies the Coop to Roost in Abilene" Fall 2001 - "From Ike to Klinger, The Eisenhower Museum Has It All" Summer 2000 - "Chicken Annie's and Chicken Mary's" Summer 1999 - "A Taste of the Old Country: Newton's Breadbasket" Spring 1999 - "Smolan's Hickory Tree Restaurant" Winter 1998 - "Realizing A Vision: Two New Abilene Museums" Fall 1998 - "The Best of Both Worlds: Litsey Fine Arts Studio" Fall 1998 - "Soaring To The Summit: Beaumont's Summit House Country Inn" Spring 1997 - "Reliving the Wild West: Chisholm Trail 130th Anniversary" Summer 1996 - "Chapman's Windmill Inn" Winter 1995 - "Sterling's Barn" Summer 1995 - "A Place For Sippin' Sodas" Winter 1994 - "Holiday Open House in Abilene" Fall 1994 - "The Kingfisher's Inn" Summer 1994 - "Hillsdale Bank Barbeque" Winter 1993 - "All Aboard! Prairie Junction Restaurant" Fall 1993 - "Newton's D Barn" Spring 1993 - "The Inn at Sedgwick" Fall 1992 - "Topeka's La Siesta" Spring 1992 - "Historic Restaurants: Eureka's City Café" Winter 1991 - "Historic Restaurants: Smith Center's Elegant Ingleboro Restaurant" Fall 1991 - "Historic Restaurants: Drury Pennell House" Summer 1991 - "Historic Restaurants: Mom's Café" Spring 1991 - "Historic Restaurants: Old Hardesty House Hotel" Winter 1990 - "Historic Restaurants: Haderway House" Fall 1990 - "Eisenhower Centennial Series: 100th Birthday Celebration" Fall 1990 - "Historic Restaurants: Sitka's Old Weigh Station" Summer 1990 - "Eisenhower Centennial Series: Dwight D. Eisenhower's Early Life" Summer 1990 - "Historic Restaurants: Brookville's Chicken Dinners" Spring 1990 - "Eisenhower Centennial Series: I Still Like Ike" Spring 1990 - "Historic Restaurants: Leavenworth's Skyview Supper Club" Winter 1989 - "Historic Restaurants: 1887 Olde Towne Kitchen" Fall 1989 - "Historic Restaurants: The Cotton Club" Summer 1989 - "Historic Restaurants: Old Bunker Hill Café" Spring 1989 - "A Class Act: Chapman High School Class Night" Winter 1988 - "Historic Restaurants: A Smorgasbord of Swedish Treats, Lindsborg's Swedish Country Inn" Fall 1988 - "Council Grove's Hays House, A Succulent Slice of History" Spring 1988 - "Rock Around the Clock: Cuba Rock-A-Thon" Spring 1988 - "Full Circle: C.W. Parker Carousel" Winter 1987 - "The Tietjens' Touch" Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Cecilia-Harris-Writer/747/ Gloria Gale-Writer http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Gloria-Gale-Writer/746/ Gloria Gale - Writer - Overland Park Gloria never really thought of herself as a Kansan until a 30 residency convinced her she wasn't moving back to Missouri. Even though she started on that side of the state line, her turf seems to be solidly rooted in Johnson County; and, she's pretty happy about that. Think about cities where your perch is probably above the tree line, can't own a car and the sidewalks are jammed 24/7-that's why Gloria never left. Here, the seasons suit her temperament, traffic snags are rare, rent's cheap and every one she holds dear is relatively close by. It's easy to trace her path from point A (art teacher) to B (program director) then on the C (writer/producer). All the while, she's never budged from terra firma. Who knows what the next act holds but she's pretty sure words will have a starring role.  Gloria's Work in KANSAS! Winter 2012-"Reasons We Love Kansas" Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Gloria-Gale-Writer/746/