Wichita State University says the late Velma Wallace has left $6 million in an estate gift to the school's foundation. She died last July at the age of 95.
Velma had supported Wichita State in many ways, including the Wallace Scholarship Program for years. Both she and her husband, Cessna Aircraft Executive Dwane Wallace, who died in 1989, loved and supported WSU.
Wichita has not had a fireworks display for an Independence Day celebration since 2010, as the Wichita Eagle recently reported, but luckily there are locations in and around the city that will be hosting festivities that include some pyrotechnics:
Wichita-based Koch Pipeline Company is looking for shipping commitments from oil producers to use a proposed pipeline that would carry hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil.
Koch says oil shippers have until August 14 to solicit interest in the Dakota Express Pipeline.
The company believes the pipeline could be up and running by 2016 and would have the capacity to move 250 thousand barrels of crude daily. The line would move the crude oil from western North Dakota to Illinois.