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Harvey County:

Beauty of the Flint Hills by Newton Artist Observed at Arrowhead Stadium

Sharon Hunt Munson, daughter of the Kansas City Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt, is the director and developer of a new art program at Arrowhead Stadium. On July 1, 2012, Sharon Hunt Munson’s staff sent letters to art gallery owners in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Arkansas in search of artists for Arrowhead Stadium’s new art collection. Out of 270 artists’ submissions, the Hunt family originally accepted 11. Only two artists were asked to submit more than one art piece. The Hunt family asked Phil Epp for three. “I was concerned if I would be selected,” says Epp. The three painted panels Epp submitted to the Kansas City Chiefs represented a mid-day prairie shower of layered blue and gray acrylics.

McPherson County:

A Tale of Small Town News: The Marquette Tribune    

The story behind the small town newspaper in Marquette dates back to 1887. It was then named the Marquette Monitor. Two years later the name changed to the Marquette Tribune and that is how it has remained.

The office is located on Main Street, where the current reporter/editor/advertising representative and photographer, Liz Ponting, assists me in recollecting its extended history—a history filled with many owners.

An English Country Girl in Kansas


As an English country girl, arriving in Goodland, Kansas, at the age of 20 was quite an awakening to life beyond Europe. I only ever could see the horizon looking out to sea. Here there was no sea, no volume of water of any kind, yet the skyline surrounded me for the first time in my life.

Friends, Photos and Peace and Quiet

I first met Phil and Rochelle Hamilton upon their move to Kansas three years ago. It was obvious they were not local. Her striking fashion and singularly refined style stood in start contrast to his more conservative dress. Yet after meeting the couple it was clear this was not a case of opposites attract, but a stronger sense that they simply compliment one another as a whole. “Best friends” as they later refer to one another.

Stan the Man

Bike ShopThe little town of Marquette, Kansas, home to 600, know the Curator of The Kansas Motorcycle Museum as such, but after knowing this very friendly, white headed man for over four years, I asked myself the question “Who is the man?” What’s the full story of “Stan the man?”

Carl Stanley Engdahl was born November 23rd, 1928 on a farm 6 miles up river, North West of Marquette, Kansas, to Swedish parents, Carl and Hulda Engdahl. He grew up on the farm and helped his father with all farming duties. He inherited the land, and although he chose not to farm it himself, he still owns it and rents to other local farmers.

 

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Last Updated November 25, 2014
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