Category: Main Feature

Take a hike: Women’s hiking club off to fast start

December 31, 2021 | By Joe Stumpe

A pair of Wichita women seem to have unleashed a mini-stampede with a simple question: Anybody want to go for a hike? Cindy Coughenour and Jeri Brungardt, who started Women Hiking KS and Beyond two years ago, drew 17 women to the first hike they organized. In October, 106 showed up for a hike at […]

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Neighbors restore historic Riverside building

December 1, 2021 | By Joe Stumpe

A historic building that was constructed in three months a century ago took volunteers more than a decade to restore. They say it was worth every Saturday spent stripping paint and patching walls, every grant application filled out and every donation request made on behalf of the Fresh Air Baby Camp building. Known by many […]

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All-female biker club rides for fun and friendship

November 1, 2021 | By Amy Geiszler-Jones

When Janice Friedman saw four women bikers roll up to a Harley-Davidson dealership in Wyoming, she was intrigued.  “I’d never seen women Harley riders before. But I was the last person you would ever guess would do that,” Friedman said. “I won’t lie, I was kind of high maintenance.”  In fact, she didn’t even enjoy […]

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New Deal’s impact still felt in Wichita

September 28, 2021 | By Joe Stumpe

As politicians in Washington debate massive new infrastructure spending, it’s interesting to recall how the New Deal programs of nearly a century ago affected Wichita.       The impact of those projects spearheaded by President Franklin Roosevelt can hardly be overstated. They are still a big part of the city’s life in areas ranging […]

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Allen House gets prairie garden to match

August 2, 2021 | By The Active Age

By Annie Calovich Visitors to the Frank Lloyd Wright house in College Hill have always been amazed at the pristine condition of the restored interior of the residence. The grounds surrounding the house, on the other hand, for a long while did not reflect the admirable inside, which is now a museum. But local master […]

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Butler CC benefactors step up for Andover facility

June 1, 2021 | By Beth Bower

For Scott Redler, it all started in his hometown of St. Louis. The co-founder of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers made breakfast for his family as a kid and helped his mother and grandmother in the kitchen on a regular basis. “I always had a passion for food,” he said. Redler used that passion to […]

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