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[26 Jul 2010 | by Claire Suellentrop | 175 Comments]
[go] Southern Kansas

When hearing citizens of rural Kansas towns describe Wichita as a “big city,” I’ve never been able to keep a straight face. I mean, come on. Our skyline is backed by grain elevators. Drive an hour in any direction, and you’ll hit rows of fields. And if you’re thinking about using public transportation to travel downtown, you might be better off with a good pair of walking shoes.
However, a Labor Day road trip through southern Kansas may have caused me to put my “metropolitan” foot in my mouth. There was …

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[21 Jun 2010 | by Steph Barnard | 6 Comments]
[go] Pops 66

If you’ve never done a soda tasting, you might be surprised to know that it’s oddly similar to a beer or wine tasting. You drink way more of a beverage than you should, but it doesn’t feel that way at the time since the portions are so small. You keep going even though you know you should stop, because you want to try all the varieties. You feel high and silly for a little while… and then you crash and try not to get sick.
So it was a few weeks …

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[15 Apr 2010 | by Stephanie Cloud Seery | One Comment]
[listen] Wichita Jazz Festival

The Wichita Jazz Festival actually kicked off Wednesday, with a free concert hosted at Abode Home. Featuring four local jazz groups, it was a perfect beginning and showcased some of the best jazz talent that Wichita has to offer. The jazz festival started in 1972, and still continues to play an important role in the development of musical talent throughout this region.
According to the Wichita State University website, this year’s festival is promoted as a showcase for women in the arts and society, and will also address issues in women’s …

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[29 Mar 2010 | by verb [ICT] staff | 15 Comments]
[go] Lindsborg, Kansas

Guest post by Marco Benitez
Nestled in the rolling hills of the fertile Smoky Valley, Swedish heritage is alive and well. Välkommen till Lindsborg!
Lindsborg was settled in 1869 by a group of Swedish immigrants from the Varmland province of Sweden who envisioned a community rich in culture, learning, religion, business and farming.
These values remain strong as indicated by a city rich in the performing and visual arts. It is also home to the Smoky Valley School District and Bethany College, and multiple churches thrive there. Lindsborg is a place where businesses …

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[23 Mar 2010 | by Jenn Garvin | 3 Comments]
[go] Garden City, Kansas

Just like every person on Earth is really great at something, so is every city. Some people are talented painters, knitters, kissers, or pickle makers. Some cities are amusing, tranquil, sprawling, or else host exceptional naked bike rallies. Garden City, in western Kansas, is excellent at being a strong community. In fact, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from my visits to the “Tumbleweed Capital of the World” it’s that you’ll find absolutely nothing to do if you’re by yourself, and you’ll find weeks worth of entertainment if you’re willing …