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 By BECCY TANNER    Regional    May 6, 2018

'Little House on the Prairie' cabin to be rebuilt in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — "In the West the land was level, and there were no trees. The grass grew thick and high. There the wild animals wandered and fed as though they were in a pasture that stretched much farther than a man could see, and there were...

 

Kansas dowsers use folk tradition to find bodies, water

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A cold north Kansas wind blew as strong as they come on the day Vince Marshall and Marvin Richards dowsed for graves in Wichita's Highland Cemetery. Braided copper wires in their hands, the two men walked slowly across the...

 

Spoon playing gives ex-Wichitan a taste of internet fame

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Abby the Spoon Lady is an enigma. These days, Abby Roach is at the top of her game street performing in front of crowds, talking on her radio show in Asheville, North Carolina, and becoming an internet sensation with videos....

 

2 brothers in farm parody videos won't be single much longer

LINDSBORG, Kan. (AP) — Ladies, two of the famed Peterson brothers have officially been taken off the market. Greg is getting married in March; Kendal is tying the knot in May. That leaves just 24-year-old Nathan. The Wichita Eagle reports that the...

 

New book features Kansas man who executed Nazi war criminals

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — John C. Woods took to the killings with morbid fascination. The Wichita resident had developed a career of killing bad people, badly. He was thrust into the world's spotlight at the end of World War II as the hangman for 10...

 

Kansas residents transition into fall

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Autumn is former Sen. Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker's favorite time of year. It's time for football, jackets and long walks on the prairie, she says. The fall migration — beginning with the butterflies and following through...

 

Stone relics in Kansas gain popularity

VOLLAND, Kan. (AP) — The back roads of the Flint Hills hold a certain charm. The tires of a lone vehicle crunch the chert gravel on the unpaved roads. Sunflowers fill ditches and blue stem prairie grasses dance in the wind. Then there are the...

 

Small Kansas city struggles to keep last grocery store

POTWIN, Kan. (AP) — This quiet town nestled inside the triangle between Wichita, Newton and El Dorado is struggling to keep its grocery store. Wilbur's Market has been in business for 24 years, but a Kansas Department of Transportation road...

 

Kansas columnist, 102, keeps tradition in writing

PROTECTION, Kan. (AP) — In a world where newspapers and reporters are often cussed and discussed, a 102-year-old Kansan quietly goes about the business of gathering news. Meet Bonnie Brown, a Protection woman who many think is Kansas' oldest...

 
 By Beccy Tanner    Regional    June 16, 2017

'In Cold Blood' prosecutor in Kansas calls book 'garbage'

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Duane West never goes too long without phone calls and visits from reporters wanting to know his version of the story. It has been nearly six decades since four murders on a family farm — which became the basis for the...

 

'Little House on the Prairie' cabin in need of makeover

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (AP) — It's time for Laura's house to get a makeover. The cabin is drooping and logs are deteriorating at the site where, in 1869, Ma, Pa, Laura, Mary and baby Carrie Ingalls settled near Independence in the southeastern corner o...

 

Even in death, daughter prompts Christmas acts of kindness

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Suzanne and Cory Ozbun didn't realize their baby daughter's birth would someday have the makings of a modern Christmas story. At the time, there was only heartbreak and sadness. Last year at this time, Suzanne was pregnant with...

 

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