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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

Fun at the Fair

September 18th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: FUN AT THE FAIR As soon as we got to the fairgrounds, Dave veered off to take photographs of a pig race. Pigs, goats, cattle and sheep – the Kansas State Fair is a reflection of our agricultural base. Livestock is transported to Hutchinson from […]

columns, events, life on the ground

May 12, Pioneer Bluffs

May 3rd, 2012 at 8:46 am

NEWS RELEASE Community members have the opportunity to meet a “notable” Kansas author at a book reading to be held Saturday May 12, 3:00 p.m., at Pioneer Bluffs near Matfield Green. Cheryl Unruh will read from her 2011 Kansas Notable Book, Flyover People: Life on the Ground in a Rectangular State. According to the Kansas […]

events, Flint Hills, Flyover Book, history

Great Plains Dinner

April 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Richard Porter and Jerilynn and Duane Henrickson talk with Erika Nelson of Lucas after her presentation on folk art this evening at the Friends of the Great Plains dinner at Emporia’s Granada Theatre. Erika Nelson is, among other things, the creator of the World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest […]

Art, events, Kansans

Anna Patricia Keller

April 6th, 2012 at 5:45 am

“Prairie’s Edge” is the work of Patricia Anna Keller of New Mexico. I love the colors and the simple lines in these pieces. Keller’s work is on display in the second floor gallery at Pioneer Bluffs just north of Matfield Green. The show runs through June 24.   Jim Worster visits with Anna Patricia Keller. […]

Art, events, Flint Hills

Lilacs at Pioneer Bluffs

April 2nd, 2012 at 5:27 am

Lilacs decorated picnic tables at Pioneer Bluffs on Saturday. It wasn’t a strong wind, but enough of a breeze to blow over the jars of water and lilacs, so Elaine Jones put rocks in the jars. These are things we have to do in Kansas. Saturday was the opening for an exhibit at the Gallery […]

Art, events, Flint Hills, Kansans

Dave’s Opening at Pioneer Bluffs

March 27th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

  This Saturday. March 31, 3-5 p.m. Come to Matfield Green for the opening of Dave Leiker’s exhibit. And paintings by Anna Patricia Keller of NM. All of the fun will be at Pioneer Bluffs, just north of Matfield Green on K-177. ***

Art, events, landscape, life on the ground

St. Pat’s Parade

March 19th, 2012 at 7:38 am

The roller derby girls skated in the parade. Emporia’s team is the Veteran City Rollers. A floating haircut. Aboard a float, men get their heads shaved as a fundraising event to end childhood cancers. Casey Wilson waves from the Art Mobile. Our Art Mobile is beautiful. Dolly Madison, aka Interstate Baking Co., aka Hostess, showed […]

E-town, events

Clint was here

March 12th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Hometown boy and NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer came to Emporia today to dedicate and cut the ribbon on a building he paid for – the Bowyer Community Building which is on the Lyon County Fairgrounds.  

buildings, E-town, events, Kansans

Food fest

March 12th, 2012 at 9:32 am

At ESU’s International Food Festival on March 3, I purchased some food from the Japanese table. The menu was helpful.   Teriyaki Chicken Sushi. The matcha rolled cakes was tasty, not overly sweet. Red beans on cake is pretty good. Who knew?

ESU, events, vittles

Poet Hadara Bar-Nadav

March 7th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Poetry reading tonight at ESU. Kevin Rabas, co-director of ESU’s Creative Writing Program, introduces Hadara Bar-Nadav who directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She uses incredible images in her writing. I was wowed by some of those lines. And there’s nothing like listening to a writer read her own work. […]

ESU, events, writing