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In Whiting

June 30th, 2009 at 8:03 am

Just down the main drag from the Whiting Cafe stands this classic old gas station. Needs a little work, but it’s a beauty.

gas stations, small towns

More from Whiting Makeover

June 29th, 2009 at 7:52 am

The Whiting Cafe makeover was completed on Sunday and the restaurant was scheduled to reopen this morning at 6 a.m. This makeover is the pilot project for We Kan! The organization plans to create a We Kan Bank with a website that will connect “accounts of need” with “accounts of support.” It’s all a part […]

commerce, small towns, vittles

New Eyes

May 11th, 2010 at 10:18 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: Kansas Explorers Club tent at the Kansas Sampler Festival, Leavenworth NEW EYES How do we see our state? Is the glass half-empty or half-full? Like everything else in our lives, how we perceive Kansas is how we experience it. If you think that Kansas has […]

events, Kansans, Kansas Explorers, small towns

Shake It Up

December 29th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: Nighttime hula-hooping SHAKE IT UP We’re winding down the old year; 2010 is on deck. New Year’s is one of the no-hassle holidays. No hustle, no bustle, no shopping, no gifts, it’s just the Rose Bowl Parade and football games beamed at us from the […]

columns, life on the ground, seasons

The Sound of Sand

July 25th, 2009 at 7:30 am

Several people have suggested that I should’ve posted an obvious link to my KTWU appearance/video. I can only do self-promotion so far before I start to gag, but OK, in case you missed it, here’s my commentary “The Sound of Sand” which aired on the pilot for “I’ve Got Issues”  last Thursday evening. Another piece […]

on TV

New TV Show

July 20th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Hey, following Sunflower Journeys (7 p.m.) this Thursday evening, the pilot for “I’ve Got Issues“ will air at 7:30 p.m. This is KTWU’s new community affairs program – and that community is their viewing area, which is about the eastern quarter of Kansas. There will be a segment on the Whiting Cafe makeover with video […]

life on the ground, on TV

S & A Cafe

July 9th, 2009 at 7:30 am

A few weeks ago when I went to Whiting, I stopped in Holton on the way back and had lunch at the S&A Downtown Cafe. I had a BLT (not pictured) and … … a piece of strawberry pie. It was good.

small towns, vittles


July 8th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Just a few miles from (the now famous) Whiting in Jackson County, is the small community of Netawaka (pop. 170). I cruised through town a few weeks ago. U.S. Post Office, Netawaka. Immanuel Lutheran Church, Netawaka.

churches, small towns

We Kan – And We Are

July 7th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: WE KAN –  AND WE ARE It was a Kansas moment, one that made me feel flat-out proud of my fellow Kansans. I stood inside the Whiting Café, watching new windows go in, the ceiling being painted, the stove being degreased. Nearly everything had been […]

columns, life on the ground, small towns


June 29th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Whiting Post Office. Whiting is a town of 206 people in northern Jackson County.

small towns

Scrape your Plate

June 28th, 2009 at 7:30 am

This snazzy new mural was added on Friday at the cafe in Whiting. READ MARCI PENNER’S UPDATE ON THE PROJECT. *** **

small towns