Friday, January 18, 2019

Ironman: ‘I don’t do it for fun. I do it to win.’

By Joe Stumpe Dale Bing hadn’t run on a regular basis since junior high school when his 11-year-old son asked him to jog alongside him in the 1998 5K River Run. “I thought it was pretty...

Wichita shows new face to world in 2019

Artist GLeo, left, may be camera shy, but there’s nothing quiet about the mural she’s painted on the east side of the Beachner Grain Elevator. The mural can be seen from 1-135 and E....

Sweet! State’s best pies star in new cookbook from KPTS

Beth Bower hit the highway to map Kansas’ pie ways. Bower, a food writer and freelance editor, hosted “The Pie Way…Kansas Style,” a documentary which debuted on KPTS-Channel last month, and also wrote the...

Play it again, Doris: Pianist has dazzled Wichita since the ‘40s

By Ted Blankenship Drop in for a nightcap at the Wichita Country Club and if you’re lucky, you’ll hear the sweet sound of traditional jazz coming from a grand piano. Delicately touching those 88 keys...

Telling Stories

By Leslie Chaffin When Sharon Brown read to her grandchildren, she often found herself “thinking that I could write a better story.” Today she’s the author of three children’s books and is at work on a...

Free monthly series to help seniors take ‘positive actions’

By Amy Geiszler-Jones A seminar about downsizing and senior living options was just the “incentive” that Joe and June Miller needed. With information gleaned from that seminar, the Millers felt more confident about making the decisions...

Toilet paper more than a little good bathroom reading

By Ted Blankenship When you penalize your friends, they ought to be able to retaliate, and they often do. Consider Canada, Australia and Mexico. Our President slapped tariffs on the import of some of their...

The White Sack

Editor’s note: Reader Rita Hephner came across this story of Depression Era Wichita while going through some family papers. It was written by her mother, Lela Eitel, and presented to Lela’s siblings at Christmas...

Lunch ladies

By Joe Stumpe When members of the Thursday Afternoon Cooking Club first got together 127 years ago, they surely didn’t anticipate that some of their great-granddaughters would be carrying on the tradition today. Yet that’s what...

Oh lordy, the active age turns 40

By Fran Kentling The active age marks its 40th birthday this month.  Strike up the band, blow out the candles and celebrate! First, let’s thank the mother of the active age, the Older Americans Act (OAA).  It was...

Election may boost seniors

The active age The 2018 election could lead to improvements in health care, the legalization of medical marijuana and other changes sought by seniors at the state and local level. Democratic Gov.-Elect Laura Kelly favors expanding...

Awards for the active age

The active age won awards for general excellence and four other categories of work in the 2018 North American Mature Newspaper Publishers Association competition. Competing in Division C, for newspapers with circulations between 50,000...

Toy exhibit ranges from ray guns to rockets

By Amy Geiszler-Jones In the early 1930s, children suddenly began asking Santa for a new kind of Christmas gift: space toys, popularized by the first science fiction radio show and fueled by marketing gimmicks. Later,...

Halstead Harvey Girl looks back on “elegant experience”

By Nancy Carver Singleton Helen Collins of Halstead was volunteering at the Halstead Heritage Museum & Depot one afternoon when each of the three couples who visited wanted to meet “The Harvey Girl.” They were...

Rider, 77, still blazing trails on two wheels

By Jim Laney I seem to have a knack for riding on two wheels, with or without a road to follow.  As a kid in the country I rode on dirt roads and trails through...

Setting sail

Wichitans asked to help support new ship bearing city’s name By Joe Stumpe A new Navy ship called the USS Wichita will soon be patrolling foreign seas, and a retired rear admiral from Derby is raising...

Try this tariff theory of Ted’s on for size

By Ted Blankenship President Trump says his tariffs will punish the Chinese without hurting Americans.  The Chinese-naturally-enacted retaliatory tariffs on American agricultural products, cars and industrial goods. Then they began talking about buying airplanes from the...

Looking for Earl in a haystack

RoseAnn Kirkpatrick just wants to know one thing: What happened to Earl? I doubt I can help her find the answer, but here goes anyway: Kirkpatrick was reading through a stack of old Reader’s Digest magazines recently when she...

Singers performance

The Wichita Broadway Singers are calling themselves the “Off-Broadway Singers” for this year’s December Dreams concert. That’s because they’re opening with “Try to Remember” from The Fantasticks, which has the longest run of any...
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