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State of the Art

August 23rd, 2011 at 5:31 pm

In a contest to find 150 great pieces of art to celebrate the sesquicentennial, SouthWind Gallery came up with works by 80 artists. That art work is on display at the gallery through Oct. 7 – and now it’s been published in this gorgeous paperback. You can take a look at the book online here. […]

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Capitol event

June 18th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

This morning in the House of Representatives Chamber in the Kansas Capitol, Gary Blitsch of SouthWind Art Gallery introduced Don Lambert and me.   Don Lambert portrayed John Steuart Curry and so he was dressed in his painter’s overalls. I was dressed in my author clothes. Actually, I would not, could not write in these […]

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Saturday at 10 a.m.

June 15th, 2011 at 10:15 am

Ahhhhh, Kansas! For those of you in the Northeast Kansas area, come celebrate the Sesquicentennial with us on Saturday, June 18, at 10 a.m. in the Kansas Capitol. I’ll be reading some of my very favorite Kansas essays and Don Lambert will portray Capitol muralist John Steuart Curry. The details are here in a letter […]

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In the House

June 12th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

File photo:¬† Senate Chamber in the Kansas Capitol (I couldn’t find a picture of the House Chamber.) Next Saturday, June 18, I’ll be giving a reading from my book, Flyover People, in the Kansas House Chamber as part of the month-long celebration called Savor Kansas in honor of the state’s sesquicentennial. And notable Kansan Don […]

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150th Birthday Cake

May 25th, 2011 at 6:22 am

A birthday “cake,” decorated with sunflowers and Kansas Explorers Club buttons recognized Kansas’ sesquicentennial. This was on display at the Kansas Sampler Festival in Leavenworth earlier this month.

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Kansas Explorer Bling

May 17th, 2011 at 6:56 am

Every year in the Kansas Explorers tent at the Kansas Sampler Festival, explorer members can pick up their annual button. This year’s button celebrates 150 years of Kansas and says “happy birthday, dear Kansas!” If you love Kansas (and who doesn’t?), you can join the Kansas Explorers Club. It’s a fun and easy club to […]

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Riding the Rails

May 9th, 2011 at 6:36 am

The Marshall County Railroad Historical Society had a hand-pumped rail car set up next to the authors’ tent this past weekend at the Kansas Sampler Festival. Above, Susie Haver and Tammy Britt of Concordia give Marci Penner of Inman a ride.¬† Don’t forget the brake, Tammy! Susie and Tammy are wearing birthday candle hats in […]

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This weekend!

May 6th, 2011 at 7:47 am

Heather Mellott and Christine Pugh, as the Peri’s, will perform again this year. Come to Leavenworth this weekend and be a part of the party to celebrate Kansas! Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. At Ray Miller Park, 4201 S. 4th, in Leavenworth (Adults $5; Children 7-14, $3; under […]

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The Kansas Brag Book

April 26th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: Harland Schuster and Marci Penner, both seated, autograph the 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook for fans of Kansas. Meanwhile (left), Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower look on. THE KANSAS BRAG BOOK Monument Rocks. Arikaree Breaks. The Konza Prairie. These are just three of the many places […]

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8 Wonders Book

April 16th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Harland Schuster and Marci Penner sign copies of their brand new book “8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook” – released today at the Eisenhower Presidential Library¬† and Museum in Abilene. Over the past few years, the Kansas Sampler Foundation has had nine contests voted on by the public to determine the various 8 Wonders of Kansas. […]

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One month away

April 3rd, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Joyce Thierer portrays Calamity Jane during the 2010 Kansas Sampler Festival. The Kansas Sampler Festival is coming up. In Leavenworth, Ray Miller Park. May 7 -8. You’ll want to be there for the sesquicentennial edition of the festival. Because this is the year to celebrate all things Kansas. Check out this page about the festival. […]

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