Wichita

Community
11:32 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Wichita Group Launches Postcard Campaign To Attract Businesses, People To City

The postcard designed by the group "From Wichita, With Love".
From Wichita With Love

A group of young adults in Wichita has created an initiative to help promote the city as a cultural and commercial destination.

The project is called From Wichita With Love and was created by a group of local friends. After attending a conference, the group was inspired to come up with innovative ways to attract attention to Wichita.

They designed a retro-inspired postcard and last week distributed thousands of them to area shops, bars and venues.

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Holiday Closures
11:35 am
Thu June 28, 2012

What's Open, What's Closed On The Fourth Of July

 

In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, City of Wichita facilities will be closed Wednesday, July 4.

This includes City Hall, Park and Recreation Centers, the Animal Shelter, CityArts, the Mid-America All-Indian Center, Cowtown, the Wichita Art Museum, Great Plains Nature Center, Wichita Ice Center, Century II administrative offices, Wichita Transit, Wichita Public Library locations and Neighborhood City Halls.

The following will be open on July 4:

Botanica will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Community
6:00 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Visioneering Announces ‘Priority Project’ To Improve Region

Three area groups hope to improve the region through The Priority Project.
Briana O'Higgins

Visioneering Wichita Monday announced the launch of a new initiative created to determine priorities for community improvement and development.

The initiative is called “The Priority Project” and is a partnership between Visioneering, Young Professionals of Wichita, and Wichita Downtown Development Corporation.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Richard Crowson: Taking The Long View

Ah, yes—delayed gratification. I remember it well.

Back in the days before we live on 5-hour Energy drinks, triple-shot Starbucks lattes and the irresistible urge to text while we drive, we were sometimes willing to wait a bit in order to obtain something worthwhile.

I was recently reminded of some of Wichita’s visionary leaders of the past as I drove down Kellogg. I’m talking about the kind of leadership that concerns itself more with the long-term public good instead of handing out quick-fix, instantly gratifying lollipops like tax cuts and such.

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City Government
6:00 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Mayor Brewer Sets Sights On Diversification In State Of The City Address

Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer.
City of Wichita

In his State of the City Address Tuesday night, Mayor Carl Brewer said despite being challenged by dwindling revenues and continuing obligations, Wichita is healthy, focused and moving forward.

Mayor Brewer addressed a full house downtown at City Hall. He said Wichita continues to stabilize through a new way of thinking - a thinking that demands the “right” solutions rather than the easy ones.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri December 9, 2011

Richard Crowson: Living In A Water Wonderland

As this season of joy and peace falls upon the earth; as the winter snowflakes silently drift downward, ever downward toward the frosty ground; as Santa descends chimney after chimney, falling with his presents into millions of homes, it’s nice to think that there are a few things that are going up instead of down.

City Hall has a present
For each Wichita peasant
In the December chill
They’re raising your bill
Living in a water wonderland

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri October 1, 2010

Richard Crowson: Wichita: The Land That Time Forgot

Greetings from The Land That Time Forgot, also known as Wichita, Kansas. We’ve been a little slow to accept some of them new-fangled things that other towns have had for years. Take bicycles, for instance. We weren’t too sure they’d catch on so we waited a while. Then the other day I noticed an actual bike lane on First Street in the College Hill area. Right there against the curb was the white outline of a bicycle indicating a bike lane. At first I thought it was a crime scene. Like on TV where the police draw a chalk outline around the victim, in this case a bicycle.

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