Archive for the ‘E-town’ Category

Emporia Main Street Photo Contest

January 29th, 2014 at 12:59 pm

To celebrate May as National Historic Preservation month, Emporia Main Street will hold a historic photo contest. Three winners will be chosen and receive Main Street gift certificates. * Photographers must fill out entry form for each photo and attach to photo (limit of 3 photos per photographer). * The deadline for the contest is […]


Great American Market

September 24th, 2013 at 9:30 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette:     GREAT AMERICAN MARKET At 4:00 a.m. the sky is full of stars. I assumed that, of course, but now I know for sure. A few minutes later, looking at Facebook, I noticed that Casey Woods had posted a photograph from downtown Emporia showing […]

columns, E-town, events, life on the ground

A Time Capsule

September 17th, 2013 at 9:58 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette:       A TIME CAPSULE Where were we 10 years ago? Step back in time with me, a decade, if you will. While cleaning my junk room over Labor Day weekend, I found newspapers and clippings, all from 2003. I started writing this Flyover […]

columns, E-town, history

At the Car Show

September 3rd, 2013 at 11:42 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette:   AT THE CAR SHOW At the Cruisin’ the Campus event recently, classic cars were parked along the circle drive at Emporia State University. I stuck my head inside of an old Chevrolet and remembered the car interiors of my youth: the metal dashboard, AM […]

E-town, ESU, life on the ground, nostalgia

Where the Highway Ends

August 13th, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: WHERE THE HIGHWAY ENDS In the summer of 1965, my parents took my brother and me to the Arkansas River, a mile south of Pawnee Rock, to see the flood. Heavy rains in Colorado had sent a crash of water downstream. This was a mighty […]

columns, E-town, Flyover Weather, life on the ground, nature, weather

Around Town on Foot

June 25th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: AROUND TOWN ON FOOT “Walking is also an ambulation of the mind,” essayist Gretel Ehrlich wrote. This is my new addiction. Last fall I began a somewhat regular outdoor walking program. Winter kept me inside for months, but spring put me back out on the […]

E-town, life on the ground

Looking for Joy

December 18th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: LOOKING FOR JOY It was the third week of December, 1986. Depressed, I sat alone in my new apartment. The divorce from my (first) husband had been finalized that week. Even if a divorce is the best thing for everyone concerned, it still turns your […]

columns, E-town, nostalgia, on TV, seasons

Mary White

May 22nd, 2012 at 8:33 pm

KSN in Wichita featured a nice story on Mary White this evening. The Emporia Gazette’s editor, Chris White Walker, was interviewed as was Beverley Buller of Newton who wrote “A Prairie Peter Pan,” a book about Mary White. Watch it here. ***

E-town, history, Kansans, on TV, other people's stuff

CSA – 2nd delivery

April 1st, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Our share this week from the CSA: leaf lettuce, romaine, scallions, radishes and carrots. Earlier this year, Dave and I signed up for a share (a full share for spring, and a half share for summer/fall) from Shepherd’s Valley, which is a CSA, Community Supported Agriculture, located near Americus. We give these folks money in […]

CSA, E-town

On grocery store shelves

March 31st, 2012 at 10:17 am

Kuchera’s Mild Salsa is now available at Reeble’s South in Emporia. And at Gene’s Heartland Foods and Barleycorns in Wamego (Drew’s original hometown.)  I first met Drew Kuchera last year at the Emporia Farmers’ Market and have been enjoying Kuchera’s salsa ever since. I don’t buy any other brand anymore. Kuchera’s is it. I’ve followed Drew […]

commerce, E-town, Kansans

Teapot Clock

March 26th, 2012 at 6:50 am

At the Java Cat, 610 Merchant, Emporia.

commerce, E-town