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...

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  Every other year, we publish this special tourism issue to give Southeast Kansas readers ideas for places to go and things to do right in their own backyard — and this one is our best yet, packed with more than 150 ideas! Southeast Kansas Living subscribers received the 68-page...

Spring 2018: ‘Shaw’s Story’ Sneak Peek!

Shaw’s Story Galesburg innovator’s legacy lives on in Southeast Kansas – and across the country Everyone who knew him says Stanley Wilbur Shaw was an inventor by nature. At age 8, in the late 1880s, he assembled his first bicycle, using the wheels from his dad’s cultivator (come corn...

Spring 2018: ‘History on Route 66’ Sneak Peek!

History on Route 66 Old Riverton Store a fixture of SEK – and Route 66 – since 1925 On the small, 13.2-mile stretch of Route 66 that calls Kansas home, there’s a business that’s been operating since 1925 – one year before the Mother Road was even established. Old...

Winter 2017: “Black Gold” Sneak Peek!

Black Gold 1892 Neodesha oil discovery changes Southeast Kansas forever The Mid-Continent Oil Field has historically been one of the largest producers of oil in the United States. It consists of hundreds of oil fields, spans six states and at one time was responsible for generating more than half...

Winter 2017: “Art is Ageless” Sneak Peek!

Art is Ageless Art competition for seniors emphasizes creativity and encouragement Aggie Keesling, 89, has taken up painting just in the last several years. She’s teaching herself, experimenting with colors, learning from trial and error. She even paints over old canvases multiple times so she doesn’t have to drive...

Fall 2017: “Hidden Gem” Sneak Peek!

Hidden Gem Mined Land Wildlife Area boasts premier hunting and fishing – and unique history You’ve never experienced a Kansas wildlife area quite like this one. Spread over 47 different tracts of land, the Mined Land Wildlife Area encompasses nearly 15,000 acres throughout Cherokee, Crawford and Labette counties. But...

Fall 2017: “House on a Hill” Sneak Peek!

House on a Hill Peek inside the historic Brown Mansion in Coffeyville A four-story, 111-year-old mansion is bound to have its haunted tales. The Brown Mansion in Coffeyville boasts plenty of them. “It’s a big old giant house,” says Kris Crane, president of the Coffeyville Historical Society. “And there...