Politician Remembered
12:06 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Retired KS Politician Remembered

Kansas Statehouse
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Family, friends and colleagues from across the nation are remembering retired Kansas politician Billy McCray who died June 2.

Funeral services for McCray will be held in Wichita Friday morning.

The long time Democrat, served in the state legislature for 18 years both in the House and Senate. He worked for the Boeing Company in the 1950’s.

Former state Senator, Rip Gooch said he and his friend were in unique positions at Boeing for people of color at that time; Gooch was a flight inspector and McCray a photographer.

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1:58 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

42nd Annual Special Olympics Games Kickoff Friday

The 42nd annual Special Olympics Kansas Summer Games will take place this weekend at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium.

The opening ceremonies will begin Friday evening with the Parade of Athletes followed by the lighting of the cauldron by the 2011 Most Inspirational Athlete, Chevi Peters of the Pittsburg New Hope Bulldogs.

A Law Enforcement Torch Run includes 900 officers from more than 85 agencies carrying the “Flame of Hope” throughout 28 counties in Kansas as they travel to the annual games held in Wichita.

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12:00 am
Fri May 4, 2012

New Baseball Field For Players With Special Needs

A baseball field specially designed for children and adults with disabilities will open in Orchard Park this Saturday morning. KMUW’s Megan Pauly has more.

The first of its kind in the city, Miracle field will feature a cushioned, rubberized surface to prevent injuries. The field will be home to 90 players of the Miracle League Association.

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1:33 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

City Offers Free House Paint

People living in certain parts of Wichita can now begin applying for free house paint through a program offered by the city.

Qualified property owners will receive up to $200 in paint.

Seniors and those with certain disabilities may also qualify for a grant to cover the cost of labor to have their homes painted.

The program continues until September 14 and is paid for with Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.

12:00 am
Wed March 28, 2012

Indian Center Hosts Student Art Exhibit

The Mid-America All-Indian Center on Wednesday will feature the third annual USD 259 Title VII Native American Youth Art Show and lecture series.

Nearly 100 pieces created by American Indian children in grades kindergarten through 12 will be featured.

Local art teacher Michelle Sutton will share the history of American Indian arts and crafts in a lecture from 7-9 p.m. in Buffalo Hall. Three youth artists—featured in last year’s American Indian Festival—will also discuss and demonstrate their work.

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