Made In Kansas

Made in Kansas

Where to stock up on Kansas Jerky

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Photography: Dave Leiker Drawing on fresh, local supplies and a heritage of meat production, small Kansas businesses produce some of the nation’s best jerky Rich in protein, low in calories…

Food & Drink

Morning Light Kombucha

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Photography by Nick Krug It’s about taking care of yourself and your community. Melinda Williamson (mshkoteni bodwewadmi/Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation), the founder of Morning Light Kombucha, has…

Made in Kansas

'Tribal Enterprises Adapt to Community Needs'

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Photography by Ryan Coody The Baxoje (Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska) are located in the northeast corner of Kansas, and they are doing big things economically. With more than 26 enterprises…

Food & Drink

Poppin 'Good: Princeton Popcorn

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KANSAS!/Bill Stephen Bob Ralph was raised a city boy, in the heart of Overland Park. But when he was growing up there in the 1980s, he frequented a patch of nearby farmland that became his…

Arts & Entertainment

Beauty in Paper, Blooms and Glass

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Wayasashi Studio From her home studio in Wichita, Tomiyo Tajiri creates stunning kimonos, origami art and accessories. Tajiri began studying her craft while growing up on Okinoerabujima, a small…

Made in Kansas

A Tip of the Hat | Hatman Jack's

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Jack Kellogg’s interest in fashion and history led him into the hat business at age 17. “The hat was the accessory that stood out the most,” he says. “It made the biggest statement about who a person…

Arts & Entertainment

Sarah Zepick Pottery | Artist Profile

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Sarah Zepick describes her pottery as hand-built pieces with organic edges. Her distinctive look usually involves a white glaze with gold rim. Her design wasn’t something she started out doing. “It…

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Arts & Entertainment

Historic Opera Houses of Kansas

Raised across the state as edifices of high culture (at least in name), opera houses are now being restored and revisited for community…

Nature & Outdoors

Urban Ice Skating

Big-city ice rinks draw in the skaters during the winter season For over two decades, the Kansas City Ice Center and Pavilion in Shawnee has…

Food & Drink

Kansas Cider Makers

Photography by Aaron Patton Kansas farms and cider masters perfect the taste of a traditional drink Kenneth and Denise Gardner developed a…


Behind the Lens with Nick Krug

A conversation with KANSAS! photographers about their lives in photography Originally raised in St. Charles, Missouri, Nick Krug initially…

Reasons to Love Kansas

Dwayne's Prints On

A world-famous photo lab in Kansas continues to thrive under a new generation Photography by Bill Stephens Derek and Josh Carter remember…

Nature & Outdoors

Floating Down the Kaw

Photography by Michael Pearce State programs, nonprofit groups and outdoor equipment suppliers have made it easy to explore and enjoy a…

Food & Drink

Rolled Ice Cream

Photography by David Mayes Shops across the state bring a sweet approach to an old summer favorite A treat to the eyes and palate, the…

History & Heritage

The Game of Kings (and cowboys)

A Flint Hills ranch keeps a rougher version of polo alive Photography by Jason Dailey\ Polo is one of the world’s oldest sports…