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Mitchell County

Redbird in snowWinter Remembered

An Entrepreneur’s Story
“My first product was a TV tower that I started manufacturing because I saw a need for a good strong tower,” Ken says.

Small town has large “can-do” attitude

“The big focus has been trying to get the community back—to rebuild and grow the community,” says Tipton Mayor Adrian Arnoldy. “Building the school was the big thing because we wouldn’t be doing any of these other projects if it wasn’t for the school. Now we’re trying to keep things going and growing.”

More to Memorials than Just Rocks

It’s not too often one can memorialize someone, decorate a kitchen, reward a deed and designate a homestead all in the same place. However, Bell Memorials in Beloit, provides an array of products that fit into these very categories. They customize one-of-a-kind memorials, granite countertops, etched glass, monument signs and post-rock yard art.

Kansas in Snow

It's early, too early. It is a surprise of white that cheers the youth, slows the bold, marks the fools.

Keeping the Ball Rolling

At 80 years old, Kay Thull is one example of the volunteer spirit that drives a town forward.

The Twine of a Town

It starts with the twine; but there's so much more.

The Art of Rural Lives

Artist Marilyn Hake finds inspiration for her pencil illustrations in her rural roots and her picturesque setting nestled in the rolling Blue Hills near Tipton, Kansas. “I am blessed with a peaceful location that’s quiet and I can just do work,” Marilyn says. “I get inspiration from being in a rural area and people like the rural-themed art for a variety of reasons.”

From Suits to Pottery to Grills: Finding Success in Anticipating Customer Demands

When Rex Waggoner began working at James Clothing in downtown Beloit as a freshman in High School in 1964, he had no idea he would stay for good.

James Clothing was new to town in 1964, although owner Calvin James had been operating his original store in nearby Jewell, Kansas, since 1950. The store carried only men’s clothing when Rex began as a freshman.

Bored no more—Retired Couple Adds Finishing Touch to Restored Beloit Hotel

Take one derelict early-20th Century hotel, add one bored-to-insanity retiree, stir in a heaping measure of inspiration and sprinkle with the dust of dreams, and what do you get? The Porter House Apartments with the Porter House Coffee Shop and Bistro in downtown Beloit. The two are inseparable, like coffee and cream, biscuits and gravy, ham and Swiss, or pancakes and syrup. (All which the Bistro serves, and serves very well.)

But this delightful concoction, this blend of old and new, almost didn’t gel. That it did is one of those serendipitous occurrences so perfect in its timing that one has no other option than to believe it was meant to be.

 

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Last Updated April 6, 2009
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