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1990-1986 KANSAS Past Issues

Summer 1986 KANSAS

11/15/2012
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 ... more

Fall 1986 KANSAS

11/15/2012
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." ... more

Winter 1986 KANSAS

11/15/2012
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 ... more

Spring 1987 KANSAS

11/15/2012
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 ... more

Summer 1987 KANSAS

11/15/2012
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. ... more

Spring 1986 KANSAS

11/15/2012
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 ... more

Fall 1987 KANSAS

11/15/2012
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 ... more

Winter 1987 KANSAS

11/15/2012
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" ... more

Spring 1988 KANSAS

11/15/2012
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 . . ... more

Summer 1988 KANSAS

11/15/2012
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 ... more

Fall 1988 KANSAS

11/15/2012
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. ... more

Winter 1988 KANSAS

11/15/2012
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 ... more

Spring 1989 KANSAS

11/15/2012
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 ... more

Summer 1989 KANSAS

11/15/2012
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 ... more

Fall 1989 KANSAS

11/15/2012
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 ... more

Winter 1989 KANSAS

11/15/2012
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 ... more