I am thankful every day that I am able to afford to buy the food I want to eat. I haven’t always had that luxury. I ate a lot of beans and tortillas when I was in my 20s, and have had to make the choice between gasoline and groceries many times. My financial situation has improved considerably since then, but I know what it’s like to be worried about food.
The FBI and the Wichita Fire Department announced Wednesday the ATF will offer a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for fire at the Islamic Association of Mid-Kansas.
The fire was reported around 12:45PM on October 31, 2011 and caused approximately $150,000 in damage. No injuries were reported.
The ongoing criminal investigation is being conducted by ATF, FBI and the Wichita Fire Department.
The Keeper of the Plains is a monumental sculpture that marks the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers. Rising 44 feet in the air, this Cor-Ten steel sculpture of a Native American chief is a popular site for Wichita visitors and residents alike. The proud figure stands tall with his back arched, offering something invisible to the sky with his upturned palms. The crisp lines of the stylized figure give it striking silhouette. But the large headdress and waving fringe gives the figure movement and life.
When a group of students requested to work with the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation, Engineering educator John Harrison decided to charge the students in his electrical engineering and computer science design class with creating a project that would benefit a physically or mentally challenged individual.
“And they went ahead and met with the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation and, and they got really really excited,” Harrison said. “From watching them work with CPRF I thought wow, this is really inspiring. They have a really clear purpose to their project.”
Maybe you’re one of the many Kansans who don’t pay an awful lot of attention to the Legislature. We have busy lives, and the idea of wading through news stories about political intrigue in Topeka can make the eyes glaze over and the prospect of rearranging one’s sock drawer sound suddenly appealing.
But while many of us were preoccupied with the necessary duties of running our households, driving the kids around, and gulping down coffee on the way to work each morning, a tireless effort to upend your life has been winning the day in our state’s capitol.
Eighty three girls who have been training for 10 weeks will run a 5K Saturday morning, which will begin at the Boathouse in downtown Wichita.
The runners have been part of a program sponsored by the non-profit Girls On The Run of Sedgwick County, which came to Wichita last February and does more for these girls than just teach them how to race.
Incorporated into the training routines are lessons to help young girls deal with real world, difficult situations like bullying.
Kellogg’s rushed Pop-Tarts onto the market in 1964, shortly after their competitor announcement a similar toaster snack release called Country Squares. Since then, the evolution of the Pop-Tart has been long and strange.
Pop-Tarts began simply, with a handful of flavors. Though they come wrapped in tinfoil and ready-to-eat, they’ve always been closely tied to the toaster. Pop-Tart’s first mascot was an animated toaster named Milton.