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Spring 2020: A Girl & Her Art

Posted on March 6th, by admin in Uncategorized. No Comments

Whitney B. Powell (our Spring cover artist) is not only an amazingly talented individual, she also is an inspirational human. Read about how she is creating masterpieces while facing down a debilitating disease and embracing life with wholehearted enthusiasm.

Want to read more about Whitney? Check out the summer issue of Southeast Kansas Living, out now! It includes this story in its entirety, plus so much more. Subscribe now, or contact us to find a newsstand near you.



Spring 2020: Local Roots/Global Impact: From Sedan to the NFL (And Back Again)

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Sedan native and SEK rancher Mark Stewart has created his dream life – with one boot on the farm and one shoe on the AstroTurf as an official in the National Football League. “I’ve found my dream jobs…I either get to go play with my cows, or else I get to officiate football. If I get to do one of those two things for the rest of my life, then I’ve got it made.”

 

Want to read more of Mark’s story? Check out the summer issue of Southeast Kansas Living, out now! It includes this story in its entirety, plus so much more. Subscribe now, or contact us to find a newsstand near you.



Spring 2020: Decades of Wheels

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From the Batmobile to the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine, you can find classic movie cars and many vintage models shined up and on display right here in this Baxter Springs museum that is an anchor for downtown revitalization.

 

Want to know more about Decades of Wheels and the revitalization effort in downtown Baxter Springs? Check out the summer issue of Southeast Kansas Living, out now! It includes this story in its entirety, plus so much more. Subscribe now, or contact us to find a newsstand near you.

 



Winter 2019: Making the Most of Second Chances

Posted on December 11th, by admin in Uncategorized. No Comments

This is the heartwarming story of Nathan Berg and his incredible depth of resilience as he overcame major health and career challenges to live his best life on his own terms as a husband, dad and Southeast Kansas sawmill operator. “Stubborn people live longer,” he said.

 

Want to read more about Nathan’s journey? Check out the winter issue of Southeast Kansas Living, out now! It includes this story in its entirety, plus so much more. Subscribe now, or contact us to find a newsstand near you.


Winter 2019: “Hey, Cowboy!”

Posted on December 11th, by admin in Uncategorized. No Comments

You may recognize Justin McKee as the horseback announcer at the annual PRCA rodeo during the Coffeyville Inter-State fair. Or maybe you’ve seen him on television announcing professional bull riding events or at another rodeo venue somewhere around the country. Legendary for his announcing voice, when he hears, “Hey, Cowboy!” from the stock contractors and rodeo athletes, that’s the salutation that makes his heart swell with pride. “I’ve always wanted to be respected as much as a competitor in the arena as the guy talking about what’s happening in the arena.”

 

Want to keep reading about Justin? Check out the winter issue of Southeast Kansas Living, out now! It includes this story in its entirety, plus so much more. Subscribe now, or contact us to find a newsstand near you.


Winter 2019: How SEK Was Shaped by Rail

Posted on December 11th, by admin in Uncategorized. No Comments

In this the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad, guest writer Andra Stefanoni explores the impact of rail on Southeast Kansas’ past and how developers are breathing new life into old area depots and the rail lines that once criss-crossed the state.

Want to keep reading about rail in SEK? Check out the winter issue of Southeast Kansas Living, out now! It includes this story in its entirety, plus so much more. Subscribe now, or contact us to find a newsstand near you.


Magnolia Blossom Inn

Posted on October 1st, by admin in Businesses, People, Places, Uncategorized. No Comments

Jenny Sands Revitz Soper always wanted to live in a big house.
That was pretty much the entire premise for the adventure she has undertaken in the last year.
It began in July 2018, during a visit to Independence to clear out the home of her late parents, Bud and Millie Sands. The home had recently sold and there was “stuff” to be dealt with. Maybe it was the nostalgia of that task or perhaps the recollection of fond memories of the community where she lived as a child that caused her to begin percolating a plan. She needed a way to bridge her lifelong house dream with her current reality as a practicing attorney in West Los Angeles.
“I decided I wanted to retire, but I wasn’t retirement age,” Jenny said. “So, I thought, ‘Let’s start a B&B. That way, we can … Read More »