Kansas Articles http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/rss/ Recent Articles - 1995-1991 KANSAS Past Issues Sun, 26 Oct 2014 03:43:45 GMT Spring 1992 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1992-KANSAS/849/ A Stop along the Santa Fe Trail Council Grove's Cottage House enhances the charm of this historic city. Getting on the Bandwagon A committee of volunteers restored Mound City's 1800's circus bandwagon. A Variegated Life Dr. John Cody of Hays is nationally known for his watercolor paintings of exotic moths. The Flowering Family The Leon Edmunds family have owned Kaw Valley Greenhouse in Manhattan for the past 25 years. One-Shot Turkey Hunt Governor Joan Finney takes aim in El Dorado's annual Governor's One-Shot Turkey Hunt. Cottontails in Kansas Day by day and season and season, the cottontail rabbit can be observed in most any habitat. Golf on Course in Kansas Kansas courses offer opportunities for challenging play in scenic and diverse surroundings. Eureka's City Café Pearl Shivers came out of retirement 15 years ago when she bought the City Café. At 87, she still cooks daily. Fellow-Reeve Museum The historic Davis Administration building at Wichita's Friends University has housed the college's museum of science and history since 1929. Bound for Tomorrow Koerperich Bookbinders of Seldon is among only 37 certified library binders in the United States. Liberal's Ozfest Liberal celebrates the magic and fantasy of "The Wizard of Oz" in its annual festival in May. Volume 47, issue 1 Andrea Glenn, editor On the Cover: Wildflowers in the Flint Hills by Bart Larson Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1992-KANSAS/849/ Summer 1992 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1992-KANSAS/848/ Operation Bright Touch Volunteer gardeners band together to beautify Parsons. A Flowering Feast Visitors from 39 states have enjoyed the flowers in Dale Shirley's Vermillion garden. Sculpting in Limestone Damon Vonada of Sylvan Grove Creates beautiful artwork from Kansas limestone. Blue Heron Futons "A couch by day, a bed by night" is the slogan for this growing Lawrence business. A Midsummer's Day Dream Lindsborg celebrates the summer solstice in the Swedish tradition. Cimarron National Grassland Encompassing 108,176 acres in Morton County, the grassland is home to many species of prairie wildlife. Fields of Fair With the harvest and crush in the summer of 1988, Jim Fair and his vineyard brought wine back to Kansas. Powwows of the Proud Native Americans, including the four Kansas tribes, share their heritage through dance and music in powwows presented throughout the year. Welcome Traveler Crystle's Bed and Breakfast Inn in Concordia rekindles the hospitality of its long-time owner, Crystle McDowell. Center Stage in Waterville Summer theatre in this Marshall County community of 600 is nearly a 20 year tradition. Mexican Fiesta A carnival-like atmosphere prevails in Chanute's Santa Fe Park curing the annual Mexican fiesta. July 4th - Peabody Style Peabody's annual Sound and Light Show highlights the town's historic business district. Volume 47, issue 2 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Sailboats at Perry lake by Mike Tomlinson Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1992-KANSAS/848/ Fall 1992 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1992-KANSAS/847/ The Common Cattail These tall marsh plants provide vital winter and early spring cover for a wide variety of wildlife. The Good, The Glorious, The Unforgettable Overland Park's new NCAA Visitors Center captures the spirit of fun in college sports. Wichita's Center for the Improvement of Human Function Helping people "feel well" is the goal of this unique health center. Going Against The Grain The Elk County town of Grenola saved its grain elevator from destruction and converted it into museum. For The Birds In Mercer, Schuetz Wild Bird Seed Farms creates special feed for wild birds with gourmet taste. Fall Foliage Tours Take your pick from several, suggested regional tours and see Kansas this fall. The Johnnie Spirit Lives On Winfield has transformed the abandoned St. John's College campus into a unique complex used by a variety of community agencies. Stay-A-Day in Westmoreland This Pottawatomie County town rolls out the red carpet on the second Saturday in September. A Slice of Victorian Life The Leavenworth County Historical Society's living history program allows visitors to experience the Victorian way of life. La Siesta Authentic Mexican cuisine is the specialty of this family-owned restaurant in the Oakland area of Topeka. A Mammoth Mystery In 1987, a farmer spotted the skull of a pre-historic mammoth in a Greeley County pasture. Now displayed in the Horace Greeley Museum in Tribune, the skull leaves area citizens wondering: where is the rest of the mammoth? The Ol' Depot An old railroad depot in Atwood provides space for members of the Rawlins County Crafters to sell their wares. Volume 47, issue 3 Andrea Glenn, editor On the Cover: Cotonwoods along the Arkansas River by Gerald Weins Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1992-KANSAS/847/ Winter 1992 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1992-KANSAS/846/ Remembering John Steuart Curry During its 1929 session, the Kansas Legislature recognized its most famous native artist. A Prairie Christmas Abilene's Christmas in the Cabin event allows visitors to experience firsthand a prairie welcome. Sifers Valomilk Candy In 1985, Russ Sifers fulfilled his dream of reopening his family's candy company. Memories in Miniature Across America and beyond, people are discovering the tiny, wooden buildings created by Dave and Doreen Ross. A Man and His Mill Jim Hinson grinds grain into flour the old-fashioned way at his historic mill in Chetopa. The Independence Road The first 172 miles of the historic Oregon Trail crossed the northeastern section of Kansas. The Greening of Geneseo Inspired by the local grade school's green dragon mascot, Geneseo residents uniquely decorate for the holidays. Reviving a Lost Art Dinah Terrill of Clyde used her grandmother's noodle recipe and a lot of ingenuity to establish Dinah's Old-fashioned Egg Noodles. Among Friends As you discover the Oregon Trail this spring, stop for a bite to eat and a warm welcome at Wamego's Friendship House. Bethesda Place Tom and Shelley Stafford share their home west of Hays with seven "special people." Dighton Dazzles for the Holidays When the switch is thrown on the holiday lights in Dighton, the whole town is proud. Volume 47, issue 4 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Cimmaron River near Liberal by Maurice Norton. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1992-KANSAS/846/ Spring 1993 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1993-KANSAS/845/ BACK TO THE BASICS The bread Salina baker Thom Leonard makes in his wood-fired brick oven at Great Plain Bread Company has become a staple for health-conscious customers HENRY'S SCULPTURE HILL Frank Jenson's welded metal sculptures dot the 28-acre outdoor art museum on his farm east of Augusta. LASTING HARVEST Pat Nichols uses the hard red winter wheat she and her husband Larry grow on their Alton farm to create beautiful works of art. THE COSMOPOLITAN BARN SWALLOW For many rural Kansans, the arrival of barn swallows in May marks the beginning of summer. BRINGING HISTORY TO LIFE Mark and Mildred Berry of rural McDonald travel to schools to share their passion for history. THE INN AT SEDGWICK A charming atmosphere, friendly service and fine food are the key ingredients for the restaurant that Dana and Lou Cox operate in their farm home. KANSAS RANCH ROUNDUP More and more tourists are finding there is no better way to relax and get away from it all than on a working Kansas farm or ranch. QUAKER VIEW FARM Fred and Martha Leimkuhler have converted their 135-acre farm into a wildlife retreat for school children. THE WALKER ART COLLECTION The city of Garnett has rediscovered a loca treasure-an art collection valued at $500.000. WICHITA'S BLACK HISTORICAL MUSEUM Housed in a former church, this museum offers a unique glimpse ino the history of blacks in Kansas. AIRPLANE ART Francis Schaffer builds colorful aluminum biplanes from 1-ounce soda and beer cans. Volume 48, issue 1 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Micah Gullett amid dandelions in Cherokee County by Mike Gullett Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1993-KANSAS/845/ Summer 1993 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1993-KANSAS/844/ TOPEKA'S POTWIN PLACE This nationally designated historic district is a real neighborhood in the old-fashioned sense. CRUISING THE FLINT HILLS Collectors of antique Cushman motor scooters gather for rides through the Flint Hills in July. A HAND-CLAPPING, FOOT-TAPPING GOOD TIME 1993 marks the 13th year for the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships in Lawrence's South Park. HEDRICK'S EXOTIC ANIMAL FARM Camels, zebras and ostriches are all part of Joe Hedrick's menagerie. SOUDERS HISTORIAL FARM AND MUSEUM Floyd and Norma Souders have created an early 1900's town on their farm outside Cheney. A LOFTY IDEA Guests are happy to stay in the barn at the Country Loft Bed and Breakfast in Columbus. KANSAS FLOWER GARDENS Dedicated individuals have created a statewide network of flower gardens open to the public. COMING HOME Nicodemus stages an annual homecoming event to commemorate the largest, organized, post-Civil War emigration movement in America. BRINGING BLUEBIRDS BACK Volunteers are encouraging these brilliant blue harbingers of spring to make a comeback in Kansas. IN PRAISE OF STEAM Antique, steam-powered equipment is featured at the annual Tri-State Antique Engine and Thresher Show in Bird City. LANE COUNTY'S RRECREATION OASIS Clayton and Trula Davis converted their cow pasture north of Shields into a unique, outdoor recreation area. PERSONAL BEST Athletes of all ages test their skills at the annual Sunflower State Games in Lawrence. Volume 48, issue 2 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Purple coneflowers near Gueda Springs by Ken Highfill Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1993-KANSAS/844/ Fall 1993 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1993-KANSAS/843/ THEY BUILT IT TOGETHER A unique playground on the grounds of Goodland's West Elementary School was designed by children and built by volunteers. AUBURN'S HISTORIC GRANGE FAIR The streets of Auburn are filled with neighbors and visitors during the first weekend in October. THE KANSAS PHEASANT--A FAMILIAR FOREIGNER The colorful, ring-necked pheasant was introduced to Kansas in 1906. A MARKET FOR KANSAS ORIGINALS Kansas products-from gourmet foods to original art and unique crafts---are the specialty of this shop along I-70 at Wilson. WEAVING A HERITAGE IN BASKETRY Wichitan Margaret "Redfern" Pitzer is known across the country for her basketry and fine beadwork patterned after designs from her Cherokee heritage. THE GATHERING OF THE CLAN Kilts and bagpipes will be the fare at the 20th annual national meeting of the Scottish Clan Macpherson in McPherson in September. GUARDING THE PLAINS Only a few of the more than 50 military forts which protected the prairies and plains of Kansas during America's westward expansion in the 1880's are in existence today. NEWTON'S "D" BARN Hungry customers travel over country roads to enjoy delicious meals served in Thelma Davis' rustic, 70-year old barn. THRILLING MANEUVERS Jo Peterson of Ashland is making a name for herself as one of the country's few female aerobatic pilots. SCULPTURE BY COMMITTEE More than 100 individuals in more than 1,200 hours of hands-on stone carving created a lasting monument on the campus of Emporia State University. FABRIC & MUCH MORE Sharon Vesecky's Cygnet Fashions and Fabrics in Baldwin City offers a little something for everyone. CHAUTAUQUA HILLS HISTORY The historical museum in Chautauqua County's tiny Cedar Vale, population 760, rivals those in much larger cities. Volume 48, issue 3 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Great Horned Owl near Wichita by Bob Gress Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1993-KANSAS/843/ Winter 1993 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1993-KANSAS/842/ MEMORIES RESTORED Offering antiques, gifts and decorating skills, this family-owned business near Fort Larned makes the most of memories. FLOWERS FROM FEATHERS Sisters Barbara Huber and Judy Musselwhite create striking arrangements with the "flowers" they make from pheasant feathers. BRUSHING UP ON HISTORY Using old photographs and drawings as guides, Lawrence artist Richard Short paints historical views of familiar landmarks. ON STAGE IN OVERLAND PARK Sold-out houses and critical praise set the pace for the inaugural season for the Kansas City area's newest dinner theatre. MARYSVILLE'S HISTORIC COURTHOUSE An interesting museum in the old Marshall County Courthouse saved from destruction by the local historical society. PRESERVING OUR TIMES Watercolor artist Anna Seeber Shaw of Oberlin creates paintings which "chronicle the lives and loves of the descendants of America's pioneers." TOPEKA'S SENATE LUXURY SUITES Brothers Denis and Ted Kenney have transformed a 1920' apartment complex into an elegant hotel. SHOOTING FOR THE MOON Six years ago, Frances Foster of Independence and her three daughters became an overnight success with their handmade dolls and crafts. ALL ABOARD! Beef is the specialty at the Prairie Junction Restaurant, housed in Larned's former depot, but the chefs are just as adept at chicken and fish. THE LEGEND OF CINDER CLAUS In a small shop near Emporia's downtown, Rhonda Brennan's RJB Designs creates a captivating, Santa Claus-like creature known as "Cinder Claus." Volume 48, issue 4 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Wind-sculptured snow near Liberal by Maurice Norton Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1993-KANSAS/842/ Spring 1994 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1994-KANSAS/841/ Celebrating Art in Salina The annual Smoky Hill River Festival's Friendly Atmosphere keeps people coming back year after year. Larks of the Meadow Eastern and western meadowlarks brighten the spring landscape with their yellow plumage and distinctive song. Quintessential Quilling Salinan Elsie Spangler has spent the last 20 years perfecting quilling, the old-fashioned art of rolling tiny paper strips into intricate designs. Sold! On Antiques American antiques-especially furniture-are the specialty of the Ball and Claw Antique Auction housed in Oswego's historic theater. An Idea Takes Flight People all over the world are building airplanes from kits, designed, packaged and shipped by RANS Corporation in Hays. Kansas Campgrounds and RV Parks Want to enjoy the great outdoors in Kansas? This handy guide lists campsites across the state. Taking It In Stride In increasing numbers, Kansans are donning comfortable walking shoes and heading for volkssport waling trails for exercise at a leisurely pace. Of Myth and Mystery The clock turns back more than 400 years at the annual Newman Renaissance Faire at Kansas Newman College in Wichita. Post Rock Art Creating designs in old, limestone fence posts is a full-time business for Don and Lucile Scott of Beverly. Satanta Day A celebration of community spirit and pride, Satanta Day is one of the older and more popular events in southwest Kansas. Kevin Throssell's Wainom Hua Kevin Throssell of rural Mayetta is one of only a handful of Native Americans who makes wainom hua or wire baskets. Volume 49, issue 1 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Meadowlark and Redbud tree in the Flint Hills by Randall Winter Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1994-KANSAS/841/ Summer 1994 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1994-KANSAS/840/ Lawrence's Uptown Gardens Replying on native grasses, wildflowers and hardy ground covers, Jennifer Baur, Kate Shreves and Mary Ellen Kriegh plan gardens ideally suited for Kansas. Ness County's Old Settlers Reunion The former Ness County State Bank building provides a dramatic backdrop for a reunion of friends and family every five years. Decatur County Memories Countless museums proudly display "relics" from the past but few are as complete as the Decatur County Museum in Oberlin. An Artist in Demand Manhattan artist Jerry Thomas draws on his Kansas heritage to create his award-winning wildlife and historical paintings. Life As A Horsefeather Winfield's Horsefeathers and Applesauce Dinner Theater has been a favorite summer entertainment for 14 seasons. Hitting the Trail in Kansas Whatever your mode of travel...bicycle, canoe, horseback or foot...Kansas has a scenic trail to fit your needs. The Hillsdale Bank Barbecue You can bank on the barbecue served by Greg and Donna Beverlin in the former Hillsdale State Bank building. Art as a Second Language Great Bend artist Bev Simonson uses a variety of techniques to communicate with her art. Modeling the Past The Washington County Historic Fashion Group presents fashion shows to promote the annual Hollenberg Pony Express Festival. Walk...Trot...Canter Everyone looks forward to Topeka's annual Sunflower Exposition and Fair All-Breed Open Horse Show in August. Small Town Celebrations The spotlight is on Cow Town Days at Baxter Springs, the Lane Fair in Franklin County and Clyde's Watermelon Festival. Volume 49, Issue 2 Andrea Glenn, editor On the Cover: Quivera National Wildlife Refuge by Bob Gress Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1994-KANSAS/840/ Fall 1994 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1994-KANSAS/839/ Riding the Waves of Kansas The Flint Hills provide mountain bikers plenty of ups and downs on the annual Kansas Dirt Tour. Hunnicutt's Field of Dreams Waymon and Dianne Hummicutt's Louisburg farm is "the place" to find the perfect jack-o-lantern The Cottonwood Ranch The Kansas State Historical Society is bringing a Sheridan County sheep farm, established in the 1880's, back to life. Wild About Art Wes Dewey took a leap of faith and became a full-time artist in 1985. Today, his thriving business is Rock Creek Wildlife Art. Haskell's Lasting Gift An earthwork on the grounds of Haskell Indian Nations University is a lasting reminder of basic Native American spiritual values. The Kansas African American History Trail African Americans are now being recognized through memorials, historic designations and commemorations for their important role in Kansas history. Hanzlick's Heirlooms Rustic furniture made from durable Osage Orange wood is the specialty of Bud Hanzlick of Belleville. The Kingfisher's Inn Located near scenic Marion County Lake, this restaurant has been luring hungry customers for more than four decades. Teresa's Goldworks Goldsmith Teresa Foster of Dodge City creates custom-made jewelry with "sentiment and meaning." Sculpted Statements Wichita's city parks are filled with Gino Salerno's unique, life-sized figures carved from stumps of trees destroyed by nature. Volume 49, issue 3 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Haskell Indian Nations University's "Medicine Wheel Earthwork" in Lawrence by Jon Blumb Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1994-KANSAS/839/ Winter 1994 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1994-KANSAS/838/ A Banquet for the Birds Add color to your winter landscape by feeding the birds. Open House In Abilene Boasting more than its share of magnificent, historic houses, Abilene offers a tour of some of the best...all dressed for the holidays. A Place Called Quivira The Coronado/Quivira Museum in Lyons tells the story of the search for gold and silver made by Spanish conquistadors in the Rice County area more than 450 years ago. Shop ‘Til You Drop in Colby Find clothing, shoes, linens, gifts and more-all at bargain prices-at Whites Factory Outlet Center in Colby. A Carousel of Cookies Christmas cookies have eager buyers lining up early at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Manhattan the first Saturday in December. Hark! How the Bells Especially popular during the holidays, the hand bell choir at the United Methodist Church in McCracken is in demand throughout the year. Hand-Knit Heirlooms Holiday knits are the specialities of two Lawrence crafters-Mary Jennings and Eva Fauble. Lawrence's Castle Tea Room During Mary Jennings' annual sale of hand-knits at the Castle Tea Room, sneak a peek at one of Lawrence's more unusual residences. Or, plan ahead and enjoy a very special meal. A Town Aglow With donations of more than $80,000 and hundreds of man-hours, Winfield citizens restored the magic of Christmas to this Cowley County town. Volume 49, Issue 4 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Winter at Arikaree Breaks, Cheyenne County by Steve Mulligan Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1994-KANSAS/838/ Spring 1995 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1995-KANSAS/837/ Everything's Coming Up Roses The combination decorative arts studios/bed and breakfast facility owned and operated by Harold and Mary Jo Leisure has put Pleasanton on the international map. By Mary and Bert Cohen, photos by Paul Beaver Lindsborg's Messiah Festival In one of the oldest traditions in Kansas, singers and musicians from across the state gather inthe Swedish community of Lindsborg to perform Bach's "passion of Our Lord According to St. Matthew" and Handel's Messiah." By Jean Kozubowski A Mother's Day Garden Tour The biennial Corrine Miller Memorial Garden Tour offers an opportunity to enjoy some of Lawrence's more interesting private gardens. By Janet Majure A Taste of Europe Seeking a better life for their family, Shandor and Evi Frenssen left successful culinary careers in California to open a restaurant in Medicine Lodge's 110-year-old Grand Hotel. By Kellie Thompkins, photos by Jim Bertoglio On the Wild Side Hunters appreciate Fred and Sandy Rohrer who work hard to make sure the game birds raised on their 240-acre farm in Donipjan County retain their wild characteristics. By Mary C. Winder, photos by Michael Watkins Southern Comforts Lois Hermann of Hutchinson considers herself one of "Gone With the Wind's" biggest fans. By Kara Woodham Lynch, photos by Kip Chinn Where the Buffalo Still Roam The American bison, popularly known as the buffalo, generates excitement among ranchers and visitors, in north central Kansas. By Linda Chubbuck Johnson Setting the Stage in Style Abilene's Plaza Theatre has been a part of the community since the 1870's. By Jeri Clouston, photos by Paul Beaver How S'Wheat It Is Cimarron farmers Dave and Shirley Voran have been manufacturing and marketing delicious wheat snacks since 1986. By Rob Welch The Biggest of Barns Tiny Woodston in Rooks County boasts one of the most impressive barns in Kansas. By Andrea Glenn and Joan Istas A Labor of Love Mary Ellen McKee of Salina designs and creates elegant christening gowns destined to become heirlooms for future generations. By Jeri Clouston, photos by David Clouston Volume 50, Issue 1 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Rushing Spring at Overland Park Arboretum by Craig Thompson Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1995-KANSAS/837/ Summer 1995 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1995-KANSAS/836/ Wichita's River Renaissance The new Wichita Boathouse and Arkansas River Museum is the centerpiece of an urban makeover in Kansas' largest city. A Flood Phenomenon In the aftermath of the 1993 flood, the spillways at Tuttle Creek and Milford Reservoirs are overflowing with unusual rock formations and rare fossils. Flower Farming Riley Countian Erin Borchardt grows and supplies cut flowers to area businesses and the Manhattan Farmers Market. Into the Wind Biking Across Kansas marked its 20th anniversary with the 1994 ride. A Guide to Photographing Kansas nationally recognized landscape photographer Steve Mulligan has found Kansas offers endless opportunities for great photographs. He shares how he captures the very best of Kansas on film. On Stage in Topeka The capital city's beautiful Gage Park is the setting for the Helen Hocker Center for Performing Arts. The Serenata Farms Adventure Located along the historic Oregon Trail in Big Springs, Serenata farms takes its visitors back 150 years. Bluegrass on the Prairie Kick up your heels at the annual Sawlog 'n' Strings Bluegrass Festival oon the Black Diamond Angus Ranch near Spearville. Twilight Tours Overnight guests at Hays motels are treated to special tours of the area during evening daylight hours. A Place for Sippin' Sodas Old-fashioned soda fountains are rare these days but they do exist here and there across Kansas. Stop in Belleville to enjoy your favorite sweet treat. Volume 50, Issue2 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Black-eyed Susans in Jefferson County by Daniel Dancer Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1995-KANSAS/836/ Fall 1995 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1995-KANSAS/835/ Prairie Preserved The 10,894-acre Z Bar Ranch in the Flint Hills of Chase County, purchased in 1993 by the National Park Trust, is America's future tall grass prairie preserve. The Cheyenne Breaks Almost exclusively located in Cheyenne County, "The Breaks" are among the state's more unusual geological formations. Following the Hounds Gleaming horses, colorfully dressed riders and barking hounds will open the 1995 season of the Fort Leavenworth Hunt in October. A Star is Reborn The opening of the magnificently restored Columbian Theater in November of 1994 provess the arts are alive and well in Wamego. Dillon Nature Center In the heart of Hutchinson is an ideal habitat for wildlife and nature study. A Slice of Rural Life The Kansas Sampler Festival near Inman has grown beyond its founders' wildest dreams since its inception five years ago. George Washburn's Ottawa Some of the finest examples of turn-of-the-century architect George Washburn's work are in his adopted hometown of Ottawa. They can be enjoyed this fall in a special tour. The House that Goerge Built One of the last buildings desgined by George Washburn, the grand, 22-room Kirk House in Garnett, is now a bed and breakfast inn. Treasures of the Czars In a rare opportunity extended to only two American cities, Topeka is host to one of the largest and most perstigious collections of Russian Royal family treasures ever to leave the Kremlin Museums. Small Town Revival Located along Mill creek and busy interstate 70, the tiny German community of Paxico in Wabaunsee County has found the secret to staying alive-antiques. Partners Forever Guide and service dogs trained by teh kansas Specialty Dog Service in washington are matched with physically disabled applicants across the midwest. Volume 50, Issue 3 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1995-KANSAS/835/ Winter 1995 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1995-KANSAS/834/ Celebrating 50 Years A former editor and long-time contributor shares his thoughts about KANSAS! magazine in its 50th year. By Ron Welch Contest Winners Three long-time readers are spotlighted as part of the 50th anniversary celebration. Carving Out a Niche Intricate carousel figures and other carved works of art are produced by master carver Bruce White in Kinsley and sold the world over. By Ron Welch Wright on the Prairie Wichitans have created a world-class museum in a Frank Lloyd Wright prairie house the famed architect considered among his best. By L. Suzanne Hanson Tales of the West Don Coldsmith of Emporia, author of more than 30 historical novels, is Kansas' most published living writer. By Sally D. Wilcox A Spiritual Reminder Three local artists have created a nine-scene nativity display which heralds the season in Goodland. By Steven Lincoln Music to Our Ears Civic symphonies in Kansas provide music for the masses and exemplify the pride and heritage of their communities. By LeAnn Stephens Lawrence's Festival of Poinsettias Brilliant poinsettias are everywhere as Lawrence kicks off it annual holiday festival with an old-fashioned Christmas parade. By Ron Welch A Salute to Excellence Five of America's top teachers are recognized each year by the national Teachers Hall of fame in Emporia. By Joan L. Istas Sterling's Barn Bob and Sue Sterling, proprietors of a cafe/convenience store known as "Yur Place" in Hardtner, now serving meals to private parties in the barn on their family farm. Get their Stuffed Mushroom recipe here! By Cecilia Harris, photos by Paul Beaver Finding the Perfect Tree Cecil Delp, founder of delp Christmas Tree Farm and Nursery in St. John, says "No two people ever choose trees alike." By Deborah McLaughlin, photos by Dale Riggs Volume 50, Issue 4 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Sunrise in the Gypsum Hills by William D. Krug Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1995-KANSAS/834/