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'Air' has gone out of town, but it still has fireworks

Published 7/11/2014 in SouthwestLife

By Amy Bickel

Special to The Telegram

As the story goes, Clyde Cessna would fly his plane from his nearby farm a few miles to the west of Adams, landing it near the town's church to attend Sunday services.

"He landed in our back pasture," says local Bonita Bradley of the stories her father would tell her of the famed aviator.

But today, the one-room church sits empty, except for this time of ...

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PowerHouse brings the creative powers of art to Garden City youth Audio file with this story

Published 6/13/2014 in Features


Ramona and Brian McCallum have been busy transforming their home at 508 N. Sixth St. into an artists cooperative workshop and creative retreat center called PowerHouse, an initiative intended to provide southwest Kansas young artists and authors with opportunit ...

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So long school; hello summer Audio file with this story

Published 5/23/2014 in Features

Third-graders share

summer plans, say their

goodbyes on last day.


As they sat in a circle in their classroom, one of third-grade teacher Shelby Cole's students, Lwe Htoo, got straight to the point about his last day of school at Buffalo Jones Element ...

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A concerted effort — Teamwork key in maintaining zoo grounds, experience Audio file with this story

Published 5/16/2014 in SouthwestLife


Maintaining the Lee Richardson Zoo requires a non-stop, total team effort.

Whether it's the executive director managing the daily operations, the maintenance crew securing the grounds and keeping the area in tip-top shape, the education coordinator providi ...

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The art of socializing Audio file with this story

Published 5/9/2014 in Features

Senior Center of Finney County creates atmosphere for friends and artists.


A weekly Thursday art class at the Senior Center of Finney County is about much more than art. It's more of a social club for about a half-dozen women.

Irene Unruh, who retired after a ...

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