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