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More wineries, more elbow room expected for this year’s Winesong at Riverfest
May 30, 2013
Organizers learned two big lessons after turning hundreds away from the inaugural Winesong at Riverfest wine tasting event in De Soto. People — a lot of people, it turns out — are interested in trying Kansas wine. And, in order to better accommodate them, this year’s event would need some major tweaking.
Tonganoxie resident’s barbecue team appearing Sunday on Pitmasters
January 2, 2013
Truebud BBQ outcooked hundreds of competitive barbecuers last year, but will the local team be able to smoke its competition on national TV? Find out this weekend, when the Kansas City episode of BBQ Pitmasters premieres.
Eudora High announces perfect attendance list
October 24, 2012
More than 100 Eudora High School students were recognized this week for achieving perfect attendance for the first quarter of the 2012-13 school year.
Douglas County Arts Caravan on the move
Percolator brings artists, creativity to smaller communities
October 22, 2012
Looking to infuse rural areas with the art and community spirit for which its Rhode Island Street alleyway home is known, the Percolator Artspace is taking its show on the road. The Percolator’s new Douglas County Arts Caravan will make its next stop in Baldwin City.
Bikers for Babies event expected to affect traffic
September 15, 2012
The annual March of Dimes Bikers for Babies group motorcycle ride is expected to affect traffic throughout the area on Sunday.
Tonganoxie resident’s barbecue team coming to a TV near you
September 14, 2012
Truebud BBQ teammates Tim Grant of Tonganoxie and Boyd Abts of Eudora announced this week they’ll be one of three Kansas City area teams appearing on Season 4 of BBQ Pitmasters.
Food: Compulsive smokers — Quest for perfection propels area barbecue team to top of national ranks
August 29, 2012
For Truebud BBQ team members, meticulousness is as much their signature as their secret rib seasoning, and it’s helped propel them to the elite ranks of the country’s top competition barbecue teams.
Bonner Springs man, 34, dies after argument in vehicle traveling from Eudora to Kansas City
August 23, 2012
Lenexa police said a Bonner Springs man who died early Wednesday morning after he was involved in a roadside fight on Interstate 435 had been traveling in a minivan from Eudora to the Kansas City area.
Five questions: Roll up a sleeve
05:47 p.m., August 21, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment offers tips to consider when contemplating getting immunized.
Food: One of region’s last family dairies hopes retail will help bottom line
July 18, 2012
When his father and uncles ceased their milking operation on the family dairy farm in 1972, Tim Iwig embarked on his own one-boy fresh-milk enterprise. Then only 12 or 13, he kept several heifers, milked them daily and recruited customers. Even if no one was home, they could pull into the driveway, walk into the barn, leave their money in a pan and take their milk.
Core knowledge: districts prepare for new educational standards
July 11, 2012
Beginning in August, classroom learning is going to have a different look at most Kansas schools.
Five questions: Easy traveling
12:36 p.m., June 19, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Transportation shares how its free travel information tools can help make a road trip safe and enjoyable.
Food: Keep an open mind to Kansas wines
Festival to feature samplings from 14 of the state’s 23 vineyards
June 13, 2012
If you’re heading to the new wine-tasting event Saturday in De Soto, you won’t find wines that taste exactly like your favorite Napa Valley cabernet or Argentinian malbec. However, organizers say, that isn’t a bad thing.
Five questions: Swimming safely
KDHE offers tips for summer in the water
01:16 p.m., June 12, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
This week, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment provides tips on keeping safe while you’re swimming this summer.