Fall 2016: “Hickory Creek Farms” Sneak Peek!

Hickory Creek Farms Pumpkin patch provides family fun on the farm in McCune Ruth Zimmerman unfurls a map on the floor of her family’s farmhouse kitchen. On it is a hand-drawn, intricate design of twists and turns, dreamt up by her son Will. It’s the basis for this year’s...

Fall 2016: “Elk Falls Pottery” Sneak Peek!

Made by Hand Elk Falls Pottery celebrates 40 years of craftsmanship It was in college that Steve and Jane Fry fell in love with pottery – and with each other. They haven’t looked back since.  This year, the Frys celebrate 40 years of running their family business, Elk Falls...

Summer 2016: “Down-Home Dinner Theater” Sneak Peek!

Down-Home Dinner Theater Chicken-N-Pickin’ serves up food and fun with family at the forefront Spend one afternoon at Chicken-N-Pickin’ outside of Walnut, and you’ll experience a lot of knee-slapping, toe-tapping, dancing, finger-licking and comments like: “That’s the best fried chicken I’ve had in ages.” Folks just can’t get enough...

Summer 2016: “Safari in SEK” Sneak Peek!

Safari in SEK Monkeys, kangaroos, bears, wolves, lions: Find it all at Safari Zoological Park in Caney Mary Wyrick presses up to the side of the cage, bucket of raw meat in hand. The zoo employee points to her cheek, and Kojo greets her with a sloppy, wet kiss...

Spring 2016: “Outdoor Oasis” Sneak Peek!

Outdoor Oasis Hunt, fish, explore, or kick back and relax at Timber Hills Lake Ranch When you cross the gate into the ranch with one of the largest hunting preserves in the state of Kansas, it’s like entering another world. A world where trophy elk and deer roam free....

Spring 2016: “Glorious Glass” Sneak Peek!

Glorious Glass ChaGlaz Designs in Glass wows with one-of-a-kind glasswork Keith Wilson examines three handmade marbles in his Parsons garage-turned-art studio, twirling them in his hand as their colors and sparkly dichroic glass catch the light. “These are absolutely one of a kind,” he says. “I’ll never be able...

Winter 2015: “Barn Quilts” Sneak Peek!

Barn Quilts They’re popping up all across SEK these days, thanks to a fundraiser in Woodson County Woodson County might be one of the newest members of the Flint Hills Barn Quilt Trail, but you wouldn’t guess it. Just a year after it launched, the Woodson County Barn Quilt...

Fall 2015: “Cross Timbers” sneak peek!

Cross Timbers It’s the perfect time of year to discover this state park and its ancient forest According to park manager Kim Jones, if you’re looking for fall foliage in Southeast Kansas, Cross Timbers State Park near Toronto “is the place to be.” Of course, Cross Timbers is the...

Fall 2015: “Welcome to Neewollah” sneak peek!

Welcome to Neewollah Annual celebration back in a big way this Halloween Reverse the word “Halloween”; what do you get? Much more than a jumble of letters, as Independence natives well know. In fact, Neewollah is a 100-year-old nine-day festival in Independence, billed as the state’s largest annual celebration....

Summer 2015: “Little Ozarks” sneak peek!

Little Ozarks Galena’s Schermerhorn Park stands out in Southeast Kansas Of the 11 designated geologic areas in Kansas, the Ozark Plateau is the smallest. But don’t let size fool you. Nestled in the extreme corner of Southeast Kansas, the impressive 55-square-mile region is one of the most biologically and...