Monday, December 17, 2018

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...

Holiday spirit at WAM

The Wichita Art Museum hosts two free family-oriented events this month. From 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, WAM’s annual Holiday Open House offers refreshments, live music, dance performances and a chance to visit with...

New Nutcracker

Photos Courtesy of Dr. Joseph Myers Friends University is presenting a new, full-length production of The Nutcracker that "is not your grandma’s Nutcracker." Andrea Vazquez-Aguirre, new director of the dance program, has choreographed the work to...

Wichita takes pass on centers

Photo by Joe Stumpe  Northeast Senior Center in Wichita has run out of mats to hide carpet stains. By Joe Stumpe A new library for $32 million. Up to $81 million for a minor league ballpark....

River Castle ‘BBQ’ Campbell left mark on city

By Jack Kellogg Few buildings in Wichita provoke more curiosity than Campbell Castle, the 17-bedroom, feudal-style mansion overlooking the Little Arkansas River at 11th Street and North River Boulevard. As it turns out, builder...

Stroke can’t stop love of music

By Amy Houston When Lisa Shorter walked into a keyboard class for adult beginners last year, it took all her courage and patience. After all, she was the only student who’d be forced to play...

CHILI CHAMPS

Red Hat Society members claim trophy on first try By Joe Stumpe It took Sandra Whittemore five years to persuade her fellow Red Hatters to enter the Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cookoff. Maybe next time they’ll listen. Members...

First letters, then love for pair

By Debbi Elmore Don and Ona Bates met through the written word – the old-fashioned, pre-Internet written word. In 1993, Don responded to an article in The Wichita Eagle looking for people interested in corresponding...

Andover trail on the wild side

By Joe Stumpe ANDOVER - Don’t be surprised if you spot some furry friends while checking out Andover’s newest biking and walking trail. Scaly ones, too. The four-mile extension of the Redbud Trail, from Prairie Creek...

Wichitan advises candidate to ham it up

William T. Davitt thinks the upcoming gubernatorial election could all boil down to ham. If only a certain candidate would take his advice. Davitt copied the active age on a letter he sent to Democratic...
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