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Craft Beer Odyssey of South Central, Kansas

Hey, fellow enthusiasts of the finer things in life! If there's one thing Kansans know how to do right, it's brewing a damn good beer. Now, picture this: a sun-kissed afternoon, golden wheat fields swaying in the breeze, and the delightful aroma of craft beer wafting through the air. That's right…

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Ready-made Kansas Adventures

Plan Your Vacation! January 28 is National Plan Your Vacation Day, and while it might take more than a day to sort through all the options the beautiful state of Kansas offers, it marks the perfect occasion to get started! It's also the day before Kansas Day, which is when Kansans celebrate their…

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Amazing Grains

Here in the nation’s top wheat-growing state, artisans in bakeries, breweries and distilleries skillfully transform the locally sourced amber grain (as well as other grain-based ingredients) into tasty products. BREAD Bonito Michoacan Bakery, Kansas City This crowd-pleasing Mexican bakery lines its…

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Blue Catfish Success at El Dorado Lake

In the summer of 2011, an 80lb flathead catfish was caught and documented by biologists who were electro-fishing in El Dorado Reservoir. In August of 2012, the new state record blue catfish was pulled from the Missouri River in Northeast Kansas, weighing 102.8 lbs. With these two special events, the…

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The Secret’s Out about the Arts in El Dorado

I know a secret about El Dorado. Actually, I know several secrets, and they all involve works of art. One lies in an alley, another sits on the sidewalk, and one’s in a back room. Since it’s not hush-hush, however, I’ll first reveal the best-kept secret of all…it’s the Coutts Memorial Museum of Art…

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