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

Posted on November 15th, by admin in Magazine, Organizations. No Comments

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 change.

Three-hundred-sixty-five days a year, no exceptions, The Lord’s Diner provides dinner to hungry guests in Pittsburg – for free. Operating under the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, which also manages two permanent Lord’s Diner locations and several mobile food trucks in Wichita, The Lord’s Diner serves an average of 150 people in Pittsburg every single night.

The ultimate goal, according to the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, is “to combat hunger in the community” by serving “a nutritious meal with dignity and respect to anyone who is hungry.”

In Pittsburg, in a nondescript building at the corner of … Read More »


Fall 2016: “Hickory Creek Farms” Sneak Peek!

Posted on September 11th, by admin in Magazine, Places. No Comments

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 corn maze at Hickory Creek Farms – and it just might be the farm’s most challenging maze to date. 

“Originally, we went into doing designs, but we realized we can make it a lot more complicated if we just go out and put random paths in the field,” says Steve Zimmerman, fifth-generation farmer and husband to Ruth. “Our son has done it the last two years, and he does a good job; last year we had people say it was pretty difficult!”

The corn maze is indeed a popular feature of Hickory Creek Farms – … Read More »