Monday, November 12, 2018

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...

Navigating Alzheimer’s focus of conference

By Amy Geiszler-Jones With no single test, scan or exam for the disease, getting a diagnosis for Alzheimer’s can be a challenge, Caregivers and patients often have to become advocates if they suspect the disease. “Some...

‘Gentleman farmer’ airs beef with cattle

By Ted Blankenship I tell people that I grew up out in the country and they usually assume I was raised on a farm. I did see an occasional haystack and every spring our house...

Alternative market ‘makes a little difference in the world’

Tammy Tidwell went from shopper to volunteer at the annual Wichita Alternative Gift Market. “Whether you are here to buy or work a booth, we are all here to make a little bit of difference...

Briefs

Gala supports women Soroptimist International of Wichita’s annual Christmas Gala fundraiser will be Dec. 3, at LaVela, 6147 E. 13th, Wichita. The evening includes a social hour and silent auction at 6:30, buffet dinner at...

The long and short of it

By Joe Stumpe At 6 feet tall, Samajae Haynes-Jones isn’t exactly short. Until, that is, you stand him next to Asbjorn Midtgaard, his 7-foot-tall Wichita State basketball teammate. At last month’s Shocker media day, we asked...

Brain freeze Senior blips funny and frustrating

By Elvira Crocker We’ve all experienced them at one time or another. Those lapses in memory that can often be either embarrassing or hilarious.  Though they can happen at any age, they do seem to happen...

Back on the Racks Again!!!

Active Age is back at Dillons on a regular basis, convenient for readers and offering great visibility for our advertisers. And don’t forget to pick up our annual +55 Resource Guide, THE comprehensive source...

Project Wichita collects seniors’ views

By Joe Stumpe Older residents appear just as interested as younger ones in helping chart the area’s future, according to results of the Project Wichita survey.  Of 13,907 people took time to fill out the survey,...

Almost 5 Million Fed

By Joe Stumpe Marc Mourning cooks with a wooden spoon the size of a canoe paddle. When you’re preparing food for a couple thousand people per day, everything gets bigger. “This is like a workout,” Mourning,...

Sloppy Joes

Fajita seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and two kinds of sugar make Sloppy Joes at The Lord’s Diner “the best Sloppy Joes I’ve ever had,” in one volunteer’s opinion. 1 lb ground beef 1/2 Tbs fajita seasoning such...

Minor league baseball back

By Bob Rives William H. Hemp is no longer a household name. Even the colorful nickname, Ducky, he got while playing baseball here, is lost in time. But in 1887, the 18-year-old from St. Louis was a...

Election spotlight: candidates address senior issues

The active age sent questionnaires to political candidates last month to get their views on issues affecting seniors. All the candidates were asked questions No. 1 and 2. Additionally, candidates for governor were asked...

Fire deaths hit elderly

By Joe Stumpe Two recent deaths highlight the risk posed to seniors by house fires, a danger that increases during cooler months. In September, a 65-year-old Andover man died after being trapped in a house fire....
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