Kansas Articles http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/rss/ Recent Articles - 1990-1986 KANSAS Past Issues Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:31:50 GMT Summer 1986 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1986-KANSAS/868/ BATTER UP! Hutchinson is a softball hot spot with its Fun Valley complex. CREATING A FISHERMAN'S PARADISE The Milford Fish Hatchery, opened in March of 198, is one of only four in the United States which raises warm water fish in concrete facilities. TREASURES FROM THE KAW Writer/photographer Daniel Dancer describes the wealth of fossils to be found along the Kansas River after the spring rains. MUSIC UNDER THE STARS Sandstone Amphitheater in Bonner Springs features outdoor concerts with big name stars. EVERLASTING HERBS A Hanover family has turned their backyard herb garden into a successful business. WICHITA'S SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK For the past six years, thousands of Wichitans have enjoyed Shakespeare plays on summer evenings in city parks. CHAUTAUQUA IS IN TOWN The Kansas committee for the Humanities has been instrumental in encouraging the revival of Chautauqua programs. A CAMP FOR FUTURE ASTRONAUTS The Kansas cosmosphere and Space Discovery Center offers a unique camp for young scientists. JIM HALE-SCULPTOR Topeka artist Jim Hale creates a variety of sculptures by welding with steel. STEVENS COUNTY GAS AND HISTORICAL MUSEUM Museum exhibits document the significance of gas and oil to the history of Stevens County. OLD COWTOWN MUSEUM On summer weekends, actors posing as early settlers of Wichita mingle with visitors in this 19th century village. FORT BISSELL Originally built to serve as a shelter for early settlers in the event of an Indian scare. Fort Bissell has been rebuilt in the city park of Phillipsburg. COFFEYVILLE'S BROWN MANSION The imposing Brown Mansion is open for tours offering a glimpse into yesterday's elegance. Volume 41, Issue 2 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Grey squirrels in the Lawrence area by Kenneth Highfill Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1986-KANSAS/868/ Fall 1986 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1986-KANSAS/867/ GOING ONCE, TWICE, GONE Twin brothers Harold and Harlan Kirk operate a successful auction business in Bucklin. OPEN DOOR HOSPITALITY As part of Junction City's Family Fun Festival, some of the city's finest homes are open for tours. DEFYING THE ODDS Bicyclist Dan McAnarney of Manhattan rides "30 to 50 miles, all out each day." MERRIMENT ON MAIN STREET Oktoberfest in Wamego is a time for townsfolk to relax and have fun together. KEEPING THE KONZA A 13 square mile section of the Flint Hills south of Manhattan has been designated the Konza Prairie Research Natural Area. HOT OFF THE PRESS Jan Bertoglio and JoLe Hudson put their heads together to produce a top-selling cookbook. QUILTING FOR FRIENDS The annual Friends Bible College Auxiliary Sale raises some $50,000 through the auction of handmade quilts. STILL RISIN' UP SINGIN' Ninety-year-old Eva Jessye is still teaching and making contributions to the music world. ART IN CONCERT WITH NATURE Although not suitable for hanging, Stan Herd's latest earthwork is a magnificent piece of art...and a memorable 125th birthday present. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED Recently reopened after renovation, the Shawnee Methodist Indian Mission in Fairway served as an Indian school until 1862. BUNKER HILL POWER KOOD TV is located in tiny Bunker Hill but broadcasts to an area covering more than 14,000 square miles. PARKER'S APPLE FEST Circle September 12, 13, and 14 on your calendar and plan to join in the fun in Parker for the Apple Fest. STANDING TALL AND STATELY Now 55 years old, Topeka High School is one of the city's treasured landmarks. Anywhere Anytime Picnics Recipes Tailgater's Sandwich Apple Turnovers Take-along Pumpkin Bars Autumn Spiced Cider Volume 41, issue 3 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Maples in full fall color on a Douglas County farmstead by Dick Herpich. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1986-KANSAS/867/ Winter 1986 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1986-KANSAS/866/ HOSTING THE NATIONAL BIRD Over 400 bald eagles "vacation" in Kansas each winter. ADVENTURE ON ICE When the weather's just right, great ice skating conditions abound throughout Kansas. AN 1880'S PRAIRIE CHRISTMAS Boot Hill Museum, Inc., Dodge City, rings in the holidays with an authentic pioneer celebration. A PLACE TO GROW Class Ltd in Columbus helps clients with special needs learn and grow. WONDERFUL WINDOWS Stained glass windows in 11 churches in Salina are the object of a special tour. MEET MR. TOPEKA John Ripley, 90, has spent his life learning and writing about his hometown. THE NUTS & BOLTS OF PERFECT CHILI Hartman & Sons Hardware in Shawnee and Mission is the place to go for chili powder. A CUT ABOVE Don Erickson of rural Buhler participates annually in timber sport competition. FINDING JOY IN BEAUTY Lawrence artist Lori Malot is best known for her watercolor and pastel Kansas landscapes. COOKING WITH FLAIR Dian Volk's French cooking school offers an alternative to the ordinary hamburger. Recipes: Avocado Pinwheel Salad; Vinaigrette dressing; Braised Chicken with Mushrooms; Buttered Green Beans; Chantilly Swans SONIA DOMSCH-FOLK ARTIST Using skills handed down by family, Sonia Domsch is a nationally-known bobbin lace maker. HIS GAME IS NAMES Dr. John Davis, Jr., Topeka, began his collection of over 20,000 autographs 60 years ago. SET IN STONE Photographer Ron Welch discovered several native stone structures on a recent trip to Enterprise. Volume 41, Issue 4 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Cross country skier along Slough Creek in Jefferson County. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1986-KANSAS/866/ Spring 1987 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1987-KANSAS/865/ A WESTERN OASIS Norton's Pinestone Square Restaurant and Park is housed in a renovated hotel. FUN FARMING In its first year, Winfield's Spring Hill Farm entertained more than 15,000 guests. POLKATENNIAL Wichita kicks up its heels and polkas each May as it hosts the annual Polkatennial. GEPPETTO'S WORKSHOP Topekan George Schultz creates wooden works of art. A CELEBRATION OF KANSAS OUTDOORS Elk City Lake comes alive in late April for Super Outdoor Weekend. LIGHTING UP LAWRENCE It's always sunny in Lawrence in April thanks to the Lawrence Daffodil Club. TURNING OUT SPIRITUAL LEADERS Kansas City's Central Baptist Theological Seminary is now in its 86th year. NATIVE KNOW HOW Arthur Sayler of rural Albert demonstrates post rock cutting all across the state. WHITE CLOUD FLEA MARKET One man's junk becomes another man's treasure at the biannual White Cloud Flea Market. GREAT PLAINS GIANTS The Chalk Pyramids in Gove County are natural attraction. LEST WE FORGET Fort Scott annually hosts a Civil War Reenactment weekend each May. THE WARKENTIN LEGACY Newton visitors may tour the restored mill and home of Bernard Warkentin. ONLY THE BEST For 100 years, St. John's Military School has prepared young men for the real world. Enjoy Easter Brunch recipes Apple Slush Spring Fruit Baskets Elegant Puffy Pancakes Easter Egg Braid Volume 42, issue 1 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Daffodils in Lawrence by Jon Blumb Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1987-KANSAS/865/ Summer 1987 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1987-KANSAS/864/ VOICES FROM THE HEARTLAND The new Kansas Museum of History invites everyone to experience Kansas history firsthand. A SHARED TREASURE As she promised, Marion Komarek opens her 16-room Victorian home in Great Bend for special tours. HOOKED ON CARP Fisherman, find a partner and head for Norton for the 7th annual Carp Derby. CHUGGING INTO THE PAST Topeka Railroad Days over Labor Day weekend honor the city's railroad heritage. REDISCOVERING THE OREGON TRAIL A modern-day trek along the route of the old Oregon Trail offers a chance to get in touch with our past. BIENVENIDOS A LA FIESTA Topeka's Fiesta Mexicana is the highlight of every summer. A HOMEGROWN EXOTIC It's a pleasant surprise when an adventure leads one into a fragrant colony of North American Lotus. THE MASTER OF MEMORIES Recollections of her Kansas youth are the subject of Mary McKown's primitive paintings. MIDWESTERN CAMPS-A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE Students are inspired at the University of Kansas' special summer camps. THE HORSE SOLDIER'S STORY More than 7,000 cavalry-related artifacts are displayed at the U.S. Cavalry Museum. PICKING WITH PUPPETS Game warden Doug Sonntag relaxes off the job by playing the banjo accompanied by dancing puppets. MASKED MARAUDERS Easily recognized yet rarely seen, raccoons often live alongside man. Some Like it Hot Recipes Campfire Asparagus Super Burger Rambling Bars Madarin Marinade Strawberry Frenchcakes Volume 42, issue 2 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Greenwood County farmstead by Daniel Dancer Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1987-KANSAS/864/ Spring 1986 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1986-KANSAS/869/ THOSE PECULIAR PELICANS April and May are the best months to go pelican watching in Kansas. BEHOLD BIG BRUTUS Retired in 1974 from active duty, this 16-story coal shovel near West Mineral has been reopened as a museum. ETES VOUS PRETS? PARTEZ! The French words for "Are You Ready? Row" are called out to rowing crews before each race. Kansas is active in the sport of crewing. AUTOMOBILES BUILT TO LAST Harold Hanson of Wichita turned his passion for antique and classic cars into a successful automobile restoration business. KAREN PATTON-PORTRAIT ARTIST Wichita artist Karen Patton works almost exclusively with commissioned portraits. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole is among her recent subjects. INDEPENDENCE HONORS WILLIAM INGE The annual William Inge Festival in Independence is a tribute to this noted hometown playwright who once said "Big people come out of small towns." ROGER BROWN'S TROPICAL PARADISE Growing orchids has been the hobby of Arkansas City banker Roger Brown for the past 15 years. WAR WINGS OF YESTERDAY Topeka's Combat Air Museum, housed in two hangars on the old Forbes Air Force base, now known as Forbes Field, illustrates the progress of military aircraft through this century. WICHITA'S SKINNER-LEE MUSEUM Original in almost every detail, the Wichita Victorian Society's Skinner-Lee Museum offers a rare chance to view authentic furnishings of the Victorian era. MARYSVILLE-BLACK SQUIRREL CITY Black squirrels, which account for about one-fifth of Marysville's squirrel population, have been designated the official town mascot. THE FARM THAT PRIDE BUILT Students in six diverse agriculture career programs at Colby Community College combine classroom work with applied technology on the college's "farm." GYP HILLS GOLD Gold Bond Products, Inc., mines gypsum from the red bluffs of Barber County to manufacture into wallboard, the plant's main product. Easter "EGG"stravaganza Recipes Vegie-Egg Salad in Pita Pockets Creamy Egg Chowder Tasty Vegie Dip Volume 41, Issue 1 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Crocus by Gerald Weins Copyright Notices | Powered by CivicPlus | Accessibility Kansas Travel & Tourism | Kansas Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1986-KANSAS/869/ Fall 1987 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1987-KANSAS/863/ ROUND'EM UP The ten members of the Box Ranch Association in Commanche County round up cattle every fall. BEAUTIFYING RURAL LINCOLN Vernon and Elfrieda Schneider have created a paradise in their backyard garden. FOREST OF FRIENDSHIP Honoring women in aviation, Atchison's forest features a variety of unusual trees. TENNIS ‘TIL IT HURTS Emporians George Milton and Jan Jefferis will vie for a world record in a tennis marathon this fall. FROST FLOWERS The fragile and rare frost flower is captured on film by naturalist Gerald Wiens. A FUTURE HUNTERS' WEEKEND Fathers and sons gather at Rock Springs Ranch for a special weekend hunting school. JOAN FOTH- LANDSCAPE ARTIST Topekan Joan Foth is building a national reputation for her spacious landscape paintings. HIDDEN MYSTERIES Caves . . . in Kansas? You bet! And, according to Daniel Dancer, they are plentiful. BLUE VALLEY AND THE ARTS Southern Johnson County residents show off their homes in a art show/homes tour. STITCHERY ON DISPLAY To raise money for vision screening, Wichita Delta Gamma alumnae host a spectacular display of needlework. JIM BROTHERS-SCULPTING DREAMS Working in welded steel, cast bronze and other media, Brothers creates award-winning sculptures. PROFITABLE PUMPKINS Britt's Farm Market near Manhattan offers pumpkins for youngsters searching for their own "Great Pumpkin." KING COTTON-NOT YET Cotton is just beginning as a Kansas crop but offers promise to several farmers. Tricks and Treats Recipes Crunchy Pumpkin Squares Pumpkin Seed Nut Clusters Grandmas Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Muffins Harvest Brunch in Pumpkin Shells Volume 42, issue 3 Andrea Glenn, editor On the Cover: Hot air balloons float over farmland in southern Johnson County by Keith Philpott. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1987-KANSAS/863/ Winter 1987 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1987-KANSAS/862/ THE GOODNOW HOUSE "A tribute to an ordinary person who did extraordinary things." FIRST CLASS-LOUISVILLE, KANSAS The tiny Louisville Post Office is one of the country's smallest. THE LIVING STORY For 18 years, Caldwell residents have organized a very special Christmas display. CHARLES ROGERS "The Kansan" has found that Kansas art collectors prefer familiar scenes. THE FAST LANE Liberal women are ready to run in the 38th International Pancake Race in February. LANGUAGE AMBASSADOR Marjorie Ingle teaches English to the children of foreign officers studying at Fort Leavenworth. THE TIETJENS TOUCH Twin brothers Jerry and Terry Tietjens have restored two of Abilene's finest homes. HERE FOR THE WINTER? Depending on the food supply, robins have been known to make Kansas their winter home. THE CROWNING OF ST. LUCIA Lindsborg residents open the holiday season with this traditional Swedish event. MAIL ORDER KANSAS Mail order businesses are growing across Kansas. REMEMBERING THE ROUSTABOUTS The history of the oil industry in northwest Kansas can be explored at the Hill City Oil Museum. CHIPPING AWAY Art's Tater Chips are better-tasting and, best of all, are made right here in Kansas. ERN HETT-COPPER SCULPTOR Hett, a Marion farmer, utilizes his welding skills to create unusual metal sculptures. WISHING YOU A BRIGHT NOEL! Take a look at this Emporia neighborhood's Christmas extravaganza. Volume 42, Issue 4 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: A winter day in Lindsborg by Daniel Dancer Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1987-KANSAS/862/ Spring 1988 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1988-KANSAS/861/ AN IRIS IS AN IRIS IS AN IRIS Ralph Chubbuck's 6,000-square foot iris garden is spectacular from early to late May. A WAY WITH WATERCOLOR Louis Copt's art career really began to flourish when he became a full-time artist. WINDING THE MAYPOLE May 6th marks the 67th time that Washington 5th graders will wind the Maypole. EXCEL . . . THE SYMBOL OF EXCELLENCE Excel Industries builds the "cadillac' of commercial lawn mowers. FEELING BETTER, DEER? The Brooks family are for abandoned deer for the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission. FULL CIRCLE C. W. Parker would be proud that one of his carousels now has a permanent home in Abilene. McPHERSON COUNTY'S ALL SCHOOLS DAY It's the 75th year for this county-wide celebration. KANSAS FIBER ARTISTS Silk and wool are the media for artists Barbara Reser, Topeka, and Joey Webster Miller, Lawrence. WORTH GUSHING ABOUT An oil derrick and small museum mark the site of Norman No. 1 ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK Cuba residents keep rocking chair in motion to raise funds for community projects. POST PRIMMITIVES Travelers on the back roads of western Kansas will enjoy the mailbox artwork of creative Kansas farmers. ATCHISON'S RIVER BEND ART FAIR The Atchison Art Association hosts more than 100 artists each May. 4-H'ERS DISCOVER K-STATE 4-H Discovery Days acquaints some 1,200 4-H'ers with the Kansas State University campus. PRAIRIE POWDER PACKERS This group cultivates interests in black powder muzzleloading and American history. Volume 43, issue 1 Andrea Glenn, editor On the Cover: Snow on daffodils by Gerald Weins Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1988-KANSAS/861/ Summer 1988 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1988-KANSAS/860/ A MUSEUM IN BLOOM Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, is fast becoming a regional horticultural center. FAIR OF CHAMPIONS Harness racing is the highlight of the annual Rooks County Free Fair. FLUSH PICNIC People are the real attraction at this mid-July annual get-together-now in its 57th year. PRAIRIEFEST Hutchinson offers an Independence Day weekend spectacular full of fireworks, frolic and fun. LITTLE WORLD'S FAIR Kismet will celebrate its 70th Labor Day gala this year. CELEBRATING WHEAT Sumner County celebrates the end of the wheat harvest with its annual Wheat Festival in Wellington in July. COTTONWOOD FALLS DAY Residents set aside a Saturday in July to revive the sweet nostalgia of a lazy, summer Saturday. DISCOVERING APES . . . FACE TO FACE The Gorilla Encounter at the Topeka Zoo turns visitors into the exhibit in an exciting role reversal. A QUIET RETREAT Hillsdale Lake offers an ideal habitat for birds, fish, game and people who enjoy their company. CHAMPIONS ALL! Winfield is the site for a softball tournament for very special Kansas athletes. FLYING HIGH Sam Bailey of Pratt constructed his own KR-1 airplane fulfilling a lifelong dream. SANTA FE TRAIL: A TRIBUTE Fort Larned National Historic Site and the Santa Fe Trail Center combine to recognize the significance of America's historic highway, the Santa Fe Trail. TOMATOES BY WALT Walt Mintener raises hydroponic tomatoes to the delight of his rural Tribune neighbors. Volume 43, issue 2 Andrea Glenn, editor On the Cover: wheat piles up outside the Lenora grain elevator by Daniel Dancer Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1988-KANSAS/860/ Fall 1988 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1988-KANSAS/859/ RAISING CANE Golden Mill Sorghum in Bartlett is the third largest producer of sorghum in the U.S. FIRING UP A BARBECUE Area residents crowd the Wakarusa Township Fire Department grounds for an annual barbecue in October. MOOSE IN KANSAS? Yes, it's true. Photographer/writer Daniel Dance spent a day in Kirwin tracking him down. BETH LYNCH-MASTER TEACHER Lynch attributes her talent for teaching to her father, Owen Hodgson, also a Kansas Master Teacher. FLINT OAK RANCH Ray and Winona Walton have turned 2,800 acres of land near Fall River into a sportsman's paradise. IN PRAISE OF PEACE Medicine Lodge will present its Peace Treaty Pageant for the 16th time October 7th, 8th and 9th. ARTS AND CRAFTS The lawn of the Dane G. Hansen Memorial Plaza comes alive with the wares of over 100 craftsmen each September. A SUCCULENT SLICE OF HISTORY In a new Kansas restaurant series, the historic Hays House of Council Grove in introduced. (see recipe links below) CHEYENNE BOTTOMS This marshy area in Barton County stands out in the nation as a unique refuge and hunting ground. BLOOMINGDALE'S DOES KANSAS Kansas may have never looked so good as it did this spring at Bloomingdale's in New York City. ART FOR ALL AGES The Mulvane Art Center, under the direction of Andrew Svedlow, offers something for everyone. THE DOLL LADY OF ELKHART Patti Grieshaber turned her doll collecting hobby into a booming business. TOM KINDER-TAXIDERMIST A self-taught taxidermist, Kinder uses his skills to teach a taxidermy class to students at El Dorado High School. POPPING WITH PRIDE Steiny's Homegrown Popcorn, owned by Glenn and Terry Steinshouer, is a family business based in Downs. Recipes Beulah's Ham Crunchy Chicken Salad Cranberry-Strawberry Pie Baked Swiss Cauliflower Brisket Dill Dressing Fresh Peach Pie Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1988-KANSAS/859/ Winter 1988 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1988-KANSAS/858/ A PRAIRIE GEM The Kauffman Museum of the Bethel College campus features the natural and cultural history of the North Newton area. CINNAMON CREATIONS Judy Watson of Rosalia carves and presses cinnamon into decorative pieces with a heavenly scent. A SMORGASBORD OF SWEDISH TREATS The Swedish Country Inn of Lindsborg serves lavish breakfast and lunch buffets. (see links to recipes at bottom) HOOKED ON CROCHET Peggy Meyer of Sylvan Grove has crocheted every day for as long as she can remember. AT HOME WITH EDWARD C. ROLFS Three generations of the Rolfs family have called this 90-year-old Junction City house home. LIVING WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC Salinan Eric Stein composes, conducts, teaches and performs . . . music truly fills his life. A TRIBUTE TO THE COMMON MAN A special holiday open house in December is a great way to see Russell's newly-opened Gernon House. SCOTCH INDUSTRIES This homegrown laundry business, based in Lawrence, has grown by leaps and bounds under the direction of Bob Schmalberg. CHRISTMAS IN COMICVILLE Each December, Mike Babick's Prairie Village home lights up with 8,000 lights and 1,500 animated characters. HERBS FOR THE HOLIDAYS Dale Anderson's Mercantile near St. George literally bursts with holiday goodies. ROBINSON LIONS CLUB'S MELODRAMA On two weekends in February, Lions Club members take on new roles . . . for fun and profit. ARTIST OF THE PLAINS Charlie Norton of Leoti creates bronze sculptures which depict the rugged history of the plains. PLEASE DO TOUCH! The Wichita Children's Museum is one of 35 museums across the country where children can touch and participate. Recipes from Swedish Country Inn Kringler Ostkaka Volume 43, issue 4 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: Grace Episcopal Catherdral in Topeka by Nathan Ham Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1988-KANSAS/858/ Spring 1989 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1989-KANSAS/857/ MISSION DAY St. Paul's 750 residents, in old settler's costumes, welcome some 4,000 guests to a one-day celebration. STAGECOACH STOP The city of Olathe is restoring the Mahaffie Farmstead and Stagecoach Stop, now open to the public. TULIP TIME An old Dutch mill, lots of tulips and plenty of fun-loving citizens create the atmosphere for Wamego's annual spring Tulip Festival. ALL THIS. . . AND BREAKFAST TOO! More and more travelers are opting for the old-fashioned hospitality of Kansas' bed and breakfast facilities. HEAVEN ON EARTH With lots of hard work . . . and more than 50,000 bulbs, Topekan Jerold Binkley has turned his backyard into a springtime paradise. A CLASS ACT Each year, the senior class of Chapman High says goodbye with a very special talent show. TOP KANSAS TRIATHLETE Coffeyville native Clark Campbell is recognized as a world class triathlete. MAKING A POINT If you're crazy about barbed wire, you won't want to miss the annual Barbed Wire Festival in LaCrosse in May. 8 DAYS ON THE SANTA FE TRAIL Writer/photographer Jeff Stead discovered traveling on horseback is a great way to learn about the historic Santa Fe Trail. PROFIT SHEARING For Richard Mackey of Burden, the first robin means the beginning of sheep shearing season. CRAZY FOR A COZY America's perfect lunch counter hamburger is served at Salina's Cozy Inn. THE FILM CLIP The lower level of the Haskell Township Library in Sublette is a treasure trove of movie memorabilia thanks to Mayor Robert Orth. THE RIGHT TRACK Newton has found a new life for its once bustling railroad station. EGG ART Hutchinsonians Janet and Athaporn Athavichhitchanyark create beautiful scratch-carved eggs. Volume 44, issue 1 Andrea Glenn, editor On the cover: the backyard of Jerold Binkley's Topeka home by Rick Binkley Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Spring-1989-KANSAS/857/ Summer 1989 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1989-KANSAS/856/ BITTERSWEET FARM The Ramsey's wildflower meadow near Fort Scott invites visitors to "take time to smell the flowers." TO NOWHERE AND BACK Midland Railroad operates a tourist train which takes passengers from Baldwin City to Nowhere and beyond SUMMER FESTIVALS Plan to join in the fun at Independence's Art in the Park; the McLouth Threshing Bee; Emporia's Twin Rivers Festival and Coffeyville's Fourth of July Festival. SHOREBIRDS OF THE GRASSLAND SEA Upland sandpipers are the subject of Randall Winter's latest wildlife story. SWIMMERS TO YOUR MARKS 500 swimmers from ten western Kansas towns participate in swim meets throughout the summer. DANCING WITH HARRIET GOLDHOR LERNER Self-help books written especially for women are the forte of this Topeka author/psychologist. OLD BUNKER HILL CAFÉ Good food and intriguing surrounding have put Janet and Tom Taggart's restaurant on the map. PIPE CREEK T-SHIRTS John Jagger's T-Shirts are works of art....often with a message THE HEDLUND RODEO COMPANY Rodeo is big business for Chris and Janie Hedlund of Dodge City. A NEW LIFE An old, wooden grain elevator, once the tallest building in Bentley, now is part of Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita. READING THE RANGE Flint Hills Adventure Tours conducts an "off the highway" tour of the Flint Hills in June and October. HIS ART IS CARVED IN STONE Stockton monument artist Kevin Thayer guarantees his artwork to last "at least 1,000 years." Recipes from Old Bunker Hill Cafe Fried Rice with Vegetables Char-broiled Catfish Dove & Pheasant Volume 44, issue 2 Andrea Glenn, editor Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Summer-1989-KANSAS/856/ Fall 1989 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1989-KANSAS/855/ RED WATER AT SUNSET Wichita's North High School and Minisa Bridge have long been architectural landmarks. SEDAN'S COURTHOUSE FLOWERS Donna Casement carefully tends the flower beds on the Chautauqua County Courthouse lawn. WHIMMYDIDDLE ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR Scott Citians can't wait for this annual crafts extravaganza featuring only handmade items. THE OXFORD MILL Ground wheat and corn products are created the old-fashioned way... using bucket elevators and a gravity system. THE INNOVATORS Marysville's Landoll Corporation continually strives to produce a high quality, well-engineered product at a competitive price. DALTON DEFENDERS' DAYS Coffeyville citizens gather annually to honor the four citizens who tried to defend their community against the infamous Dalton Gang. "O'CHRISTMAS TREES" In Topeka and Lawrence, an auction of beautifully decorated Christmas trees raises funds for community causes. THE COTTON CLUB Manhattan's historic Wareham Hotel houses a popular eating establishment. HARVEST FESTIVAL Skills from yesteryear are demonstrated at this September event on the lawn of the McPherson Museum. FALL FLIGHTS As the days begin to shorten, the skies over Kansas fill with birds traveling to winter homes. PAST PERFECT Antique machinery buffs from all around flock to Stockton in late September for the Solomon Valley Antique Engine and Machinery Show. PRAIRIE WOMEN Jane Kroger, Matfield Green rancher, offers a chance for urban women to experience life on a Flint Hills ranch. WILDWOOD FLOWERS Faith Newman, Holton, creates nostalgic dried flower arrangements, wreathes and potpourri. DODGE CITY DESIGNER You can find Sondra Cutcliffe's unique designs in shops all over the world. Recipes Southern Pecan Chicken Crab Dip Mexican Layer Dip Lemon Ribbon Torte Volume 44, issue 3 Andrea Glenn, editor Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Fall-1989-KANSAS/855/ Winter 1989 KANSAS http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1989-KANSAS/854/ RED WATER AT SUNSET Wichita's North High School and Minisa Bridge have long been architectural landmarks. SEDAN'S COURTHOUSE FLOWERS Donna Casement carefully tends the flower beds on the Chautauqua County Courthouse lawn. WHIMMYDIDDLE ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR Scott Citians can't wait for this annual crafts extravaganza featuring only handmade items. THE OXFORD MILL Ground wheat and corn products are created the old-fashioned way... using bucket elevators and a gravity system. THE INNOVATORS Marysville's Landoll Corporation continually strives to produce a high quality, well-engineered product at a competitive price. DALTON DEFENDERS' DAYS Coffeyville citizens gather annually to honor the four citizens who tried to defend their community against the infamous Dalton Gang. "O'CHRISTMAS TREES" In Topeka and Lawrence, an auction of beautifully decorated Christmas trees raises funds for community causes. THE COTTON CLUB Manhattan's historic Wareham Hotel houses a popular eating establishment. HARVEST FESTIVAL Skills from yesteryear are demonstrated at this September event on the lawn of the McPherson Museum. FALL FLIGHTS As the days begin to shorten, the skies over Kansas fill with birds traveling to winter homes. PAST PERFECT Antique machinery buffs from all around flock to Stockton in late September for the Solomon Valley Antique Engine and Machinery Show. PRAIRIE WOMEN Jane Kroger, Matfield Green rancher, offers a chance for urban women to experience life on a Flint Hills ranch. WILDWOOD FLOWERS Faith Newman, Holton, creates nostalgic dried flower arrangements, wreathes and potpourri. DODGE CITY DESIGNER You can find Sondra Cutcliffe's unique designs in shops all over the world. Recipes Southern Pecan Chicken Crab Dip Mexican Layer Dip Lemon Ribbon Torte Borscht Verenika Volume 44, issue 4 Andrea Glenn, editor Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/media-room/articles/view/Winter-1989-KANSAS/854/