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Spring 2021: Entrepreneur Showcase

Calling all home-based, farm-based and online entrepreneurs! We want to celebrate entrepreneurship by telling your story! It couldn’t be easier to reserve your ad space for the 2021 Special Edition, SEK Entrepreneur Showcase. Simply CLICK HERE and fill in your information and click submit! But, don’t wait too long,...

Spring 2021: Publisher’s Pick – Where to Eat

Luther’s BBQ, Home of the Meat Marshmallow You might never expect that some of SEK’s best barbecue traces its roots to an Irish pub in Kansas City. But then again, there’s quite a lot that is unexpected about Luther’s BBQ in downtown Fort Scott, and the surprises are crazy...

Spring 2021: Coffeyville’s Brown Mansion Ahead of Its Time

The written description of the Brown Mansion just south of Coffeyville, Kansas, might conjure up images of the popular board game, Clue: Three stories and 16 rooms including a hall, a conservatory, a library and a billiard room. But look at a photograph of the home and you’ll see...

MAKING LEMONADE – WE’RE GOING DIGITAL FOR THE WINTER ISSUE

2020 apparently cannot go out without wreaking more havoc! We were heartsick this week to learn that, apparently, the Winter 2020 issue of the magazine is LOST somewhere in the U.S. postal system. After arriving at the post office on December 8, it somehow vanished. We have no idea...

Fall 2020: Local Roots, Global Impact: Fredonia’s Olympian Janell Smith Carson

In the mid-1960s, almost a full decade before the banner of Title IX would pave the way for the proliferation of female athletics throughout the country, a wiry, young teenage girl from Fredonia, Kansas, proudly carried a different banner – that of United States Olympian. Janell Smith Carson qualified...

Fall 2020: Publisher’s Pick – Where to Eat

Enjoying a meal at the Dutch Country Cafe in Garnett is satisfying on so many levels beyond just a full belly. When you walk (or waddle) out – likely with a container of leftovers you couldn’t finish at the table – you’ll be glowing from the experience of a...

Fall 2020: Emmett Kelly Museum

Emmett Kelly was born in Sedan, Kansas, in 1898 and brought his iconic character “Weary Willie” to life in 1937. The Emmett Kelly Museum was opened in 1967 to honor the character and the man behind him and is filled with artifacts and memorabilia about the famous clown. The...

Summer 2020: Meet the Mural Man…Leading the SEK Mural Movement

Artist Jim Stukey (from our Summer cover) isn’t afraid of large surfaces: His canvases are the brick, plaster and stucco exteriors – and sometimes interiors – of often very tall, very wide buildings. His murals are part of a movement that has picked up speed in recent years in...

Spring 2020: A Girl & Her Art

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 Spring...