Perfect attendance: Former Gov. Mike Hayden makes his 29th Governor’s turkey hunt

Before Friday was over, Hayden had would have 21 toms within shotgun range, including 11 mature birds with longbeards. A dramatic increase in Kansas’ wild turkey population isn’t the only change the 71-year-old hunter has seen since that first Kansas Governor’s turkey hunt Turkey Hunt. Hayden began the hunt when he was governor. He’s the only hunter, out of thousands who’ve been invited, to have attended all 29 events.


Wichita, Sedgwick County disagree over providing financial aid to help FlightSafety rebuild

After a plane crash that killed four people and devastated FlightSafety International’s building at the Wichita airport, the city government appears poised to help the company rebuild, while Sedgwick County is saying no to assistance.

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Voters didn’t stick to names on mayoral ballot

Among notable noncandidates to garner support in the mayoral election: Wichita State University men’s basketball coach Gregg Marshall had eight write-in votes, City Council member Janet Miller had six, and Sedgwick County Commissioner Karl Peterjohn, Louie the clown, Mickey Mouse and “none of the above” earned three each.

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So they said

“There’s a reason Chapa the beaver wants to stay here.” – Wichita City Council member Pete Meitzner, highlighting the city’s strengths as he was sworn in for a second term

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