Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” presents a tale of redemption and transformation. Its protagonist, Ebenezer Scrooge, has become an archetype in Western culture. In the excerpts that follow, we see Scrooge as he encounters the Ghost of Christmas Present, and then transformed. Merry Christmas.
The 11th-ranked Shockers defeated Loyola Marymount 80-53 in the first round of the Diamond Head Classic at the Sheriff Center. WSU (9-1) plays in Tuesday’s semifinal, two wins from a third straight holiday tournament title.
Ten years after Sedgwick County voters approved a $200 million downtown arena and nearly five years after it opened, the surrounding neighborhood remains a disappointment. But the venue’s arrival also has brought benefits, with more on the way.
Randy Duncan needed a hobby. When a co-worker at the Arkansas City Traveler newspaper suggested he become a storm spotter there in Cowley County, Duncan was hooked. Duncan spent over 28 years in emergency management, the past 16 in Sedgwick County. He stepped down earlier this month to take a job in the private sector.