Category: Featured

Harvey County aging department gets new director

September 30, 2021 | By Joe Stumpe

NEWTON — The new director of Harvey County’s Department on Aging shares more than just mutual respect with her predecessor. Lona Kelly, who will start Oct. 4, and Robert Carlton, who is retiring, both say it was their personal experience caring for family members that led them into the field of aging services. Carlton grew […]

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Land of fire and ice

| By Bob Rives

It was by default that our family visited Iceland in August. My wife and I, our children and their spouses had planned a trip to France to celebrate our 65th wedding anniversary. Covid stopped that as Europe closed its doors. By 2021, though, Iceland was welcoming visitors. Tourism is one of the country’s economic drivers […]

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Bicycle culture booms in Wichita area

| By Amy Geiszler-Jones

Barry Carroll has been bicycling for seven decades and has no plans to stop. “I grew up in Kentucky on a farm and I had four siblings, and as soon as I could ride one of their bikes — that was probably way too big for me — I have been bicycling, so since about age […]

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Vietnam War memorial returns to Valley Center

| By The Active Age

VALLEY CENTER — A half-size replica of the Washington, D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be displayed here Oct. 21-25. There is no charge to visit The Moving Wall, which will be open 24 hours each day. The wall was displayed here in 2012, but local organizers felt it didn’t get the attention it deserved. This […]

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Man of many artistic talents creates ‘Healing Wichita’ mural

| By Amy Geiszler-Jones

It took nearly two years for Victor Rose to complete the vibrant 9-by-17-foot mural he created for Healing Wichita CBD+ shop in a shopping plaza at Harry and Rock Road. Much like Rose himself — a lifelong Wichita resident who has been involved in many creative endeavors — the mural features various elements and layers, […]

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Fickle fortune felled his chance at fame

| By Ted Blankenship

I don’t know who said it first, but the painter Andy Warhol usually gets credit for the phrase “15 minutes of fame.” I remember thinking mine had arrived in 1945 (long before Warhol became famous, incidentally). I was a senior at Eureka High School and a trumpet player in the marching band and orchestra. I […]

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October Theatre

| By Tammara Fogle

Crown Uptown Theatre, 3702 E. Douglas Ave. Next to Normal. Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and 3 Tony Awards, this contemporary and defiant pop/rock musical follows the story of a housewife with bipolar disorder. 8 pm Fri-Sat, 2 pm Sun, now-Oct 3. Tickets $20-30; seniors $18-28; students $10. 316-612-7696 The Rocky Horror […]

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October quiz: Signature sign offs

| By Nancy Wheeler

Many broadcasters and celebrities develop catchphrases to conclude their programs. See if you can match the phrase to the person who closed with it. The answers appear below. “And so it goes.” “And that’s the way it is.” “Courage.” “Go home.” “Good night, and good luck.” “Good night, and may God bless.” “Good night, Mrs. […]

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Nicodemus historian to speak at Friends of Library meeting

| By The Active Age

DERBY — A presentation about the historic African American town of Nicodemus, Kan., will highlight the annual Friends of the Library meeting here Saturday, Oct. 16. Angela Bates, executive director of the Nicodemus Historical Society, is the featured speaker. Nicodemus, a small, unincorporated town in Graham County, is the only remaining western town established by […]

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Recipe for You or Two: Madras Chicken Salad

| By The Active Age

Jane Hodge is the winner of a $25 gift certificate from The Spice Merchant for submitting this Recipe for You or Two. “I liked the bean salad recipe in the last Active Age, so I decided to share one that we make all the time,” Hodge said. “It’s really easy and fresh-tasting.” The blend of flavors, […]

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