What do a skateboard park, Main Street Mural and neighborhood watch have in common? by Nancy B. Peterson K-State Research and Extension News Media Services The report is in, and enough to generate a WOW! In 2011, Kansas PRIDE communities reported contributing 94,263 volunteer hours toward community and economic development. “The estimated dollar value […]
Stone Newell, 2, rides a pony through the children’s parade during the Old Settlers’ Reunion in Oskaloosa. Story and photos by Dennis Sharkey “Unbelievable.” That was the word that Old Settlers’ Reunion committee chair Cathy Dailey used Saturday morning following the Friday night block party that featured the popular band Sellout from Lawrence. “Everybody loved […]
The Kendall Memorial Swimming Pool staff has kept busy this summer with those who have been attending the refreshing getaway in Valley Falls. On average, about 70 people attend the pool daily. This number has decreased slightly due to the reopening of the Oskaloosa pool and summer sports.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism recently launched a statewide campaign, Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers, to educate Kansans about the environmental and economic threats that aquatic nuisance species such as zebra mussels and Asian carp pose to the state’s aquatic resources.Aquatic nuisance species are animals and plants not native to Kansas that can threaten […]
The opening of Kansas’ next major tourism attraction, the Flint Hills Discovery Center, has been set for April 14 in Manhattan’s downtown redevelopment district. “This project is stunning evidence of what can be accomplished when the public and private sectors collaboratively work together,” said Ron Fehr, city manager. “The Flint Hills Discovery Center is a […]
by Clarke Davis Some artists use paint and a canvas for their renditions. Doris Lux uses fabric, buttons, and beads to create her art and calls it a quilt. The Meriden woman has been at it for several years and is the chair of this year’s Quilt Show held last Saturday in Meriden. It was […]
Educators from Valley Falls and Oskaloosa reenact the Battle of Hickory Point for their students by Dennis Sharkey When Oskaloosa seventh-grader Cameron Walford woke up last Thursday morning he probably had no idea he would be on the a battlefield later that day firing a cannon. Hundreds of elementary and high school students from Oskaloosa […]