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Winter 2019: Making the Most of Second Chances

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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.

 

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Winter 2019: “Hey, Cowboy!”

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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.”

 

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Winter 2019: How SEK Was Shaped by Rail

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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.

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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 »