March2016


Spring 2016: “Outdoor Oasis” Sneak Peek!

Posted on March 3rd, by admin in Magazine, Outdoors. No Comments

Outdoor Oasis
Hunt, fish, explore, or kick back and relax at Timber Hills Lake Ranch

When you cross the gate into the ranch with one of the largest hunting preserves in the state of Kansas, it’s like entering another world.

A world where trophy elk and deer roam free. Where Civil War-era structures still stand. Where the views will take your breath away.

“We are the only place in Kansas that offers what we offer,” Aaron Gibson says. “There’s nowhere else like us.”

He’s talking about Timber Hills Lake Ranch in Mapleton, located around 20 miles northwest of Fort Scott and currently in its ninth year in operation. One of more than 100 hunting lodges in the state – including several premier locations in Southeast Kansas – Timber Hills sets itself apart from the pack, Gibson says, by offering adventure alongside its first-class hunting and … Read More »


Spring 2016: “Glorious Glass” Sneak Peek!

Posted on March 3rd, by admin in Businesses, Magazine, People. No Comments

Glorious Glass
ChaGlaz Designs in Glass wows with one-of-a-kind glasswork

Keith Wilson examines three handmade marbles in his Parsons garage-turned-art studio, twirling them in his hand as their colors and sparkly dichroic glass catch the light.

“These are absolutely one of a kind,” he says. “I’ll never be able to replicate them; I can’t even tell you how I got the design. These three – they’re never for sale.”

They’re the kinds of rare pieces you get when you’re in the studio as much as Keith and his wife, Charlean, are. The retired husband-and-wife duo run ChaGlaz Designs in Glass in Parsons, a hobby-based business that practices all five disciplines of a full glass studio: warm glass, hot glass, torch work, cold work and recycled glass.

“We are probably the only studio of our kind in Southeast Kansas,” Keith says…

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