Summer 2019: “Polka Party” Sneak Peek!

Polka Party Polka tradition lives on through Johnnie Zibert Band & Big Brutus’ Polka Fest On a late summer evening each year, Johnnie Joe Zibert lugs his 30-pound accordion beneath the towering shadow of Big Brutus – and he puts on a show. His fingers flying, Johnnie plays dozens...

Summer 2019: “Space Monkey” Sneak Peek!

Space Monkey Independence celebrates its own Miss Able, who blazed the trail for human space travel when she was launched to space 60 years ago Mickey Mantle made history in 1949 when he hit his first professional home run at Independence’s Shulthis Stadium. His ball soared over the stadium...

Spring 2019: “Fried Chicken Paradise” Sneak Peek!

Fried Chicken ParadiseFried chicken has been famous in Crawford County for decades. Here’s why. In the wee hours of a cold January morning, Donna Lipoglav stood over a fryer at Chicken Annie’s, cooking up some – you guessed it – chicken. A KOAM/Fox14 anchor was on his way to...

Spring 2019: “Off the Beaten Path” Sneak Peek!

Off the Beaten PathBike culture grows as SEK promotes cycling Randy Rasa has found a new hobby: dropping by the trailhead for the Lehigh Portland Trails just to peek at the cars in the parking lot. Their license plates hail from all over – from every county in the...

Winter 2018: “The Lord’s Diner” Sneak Peek!

The Lord’s Diner Free meals served to the hungry in Pittsburg, 365 days a year, no exceptions From night to night, The Lord’s Diner never looks the same. The food is always different. The guests, too. Even the volunteers are constantly rotating. The important stuff, though? That will never...

Winter 2018: “A Bolder Humboldt” Sneak Peek!

A Bolder Humboldt Group dreams big and gets to work in Humboldt In a town of fewer than 2,000 people, there’s a revolution happening. The proof is found on the downtown square. An abandoned building, formerly a jewelry store, has been transformed into a luxury candy shop with shiny...

Fall 2018: “Discover Cato” Sneak Peek!

Discover Cato SEK ghost town comes to life in a big way during annual Fall Tour It’s been more than 60 years since the one-room Cato School conducted official classroom business. But come one weekend each fall, when more than 600 students descend upon the ghost town of Cato,...

Fall 2018: “Rural By Choice” Sneak Peek!

Rural By Choice Schenker Family Farms and McCune Farm to Market invest in SEK – while serving customers around the world It was 2008. Cherie Schenker logged on to Craigslist, a relatively new website at the time, to advertise a quarter of Schenker Family Farms’ grass-fed beef to local...

Summer 2018: ‘Welcome to The Lavender Patch’ Sneak Peek!

Welcome to The Lavender Patch Fort Scott family farm features 1,000+ lavender plants When you enter Davin and Betsy Reichard’s home, you can’t miss it: that familiar, unmistakable scent of lavender. It’s inevitable. The Reichards are surrounded by lavender, from the hundreds of lavender plants that are blooming just...

Summer 2018: ‘Summit Hill Gardens’ Sneak Peek!

Fall in Love at Summit Hill Gardens There’s just something about Summit Hill. It captivated Patsy Smeed from the very beginning. She moved there – one acre of land south of Chanute, the site of an old one-room schoolhouse – more than 40 years ago with her late husband...