Remember the days when you'd just get a phone call announcing school was closed for snow? Well, now principals and teachers (with the help of some special guests) are kicking those announcements up a notch by singing and rapping your school status.
The new MarkArts facility is slated to open with a party on New Year’s Eve, and to the public a few days after that. The building replaces the Wichita Center for the Arts. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
Chick N Max manager Drew Holstine shows off the first of what likely will be a national chain of the restaurants. The first of three opening in the first half of 2018 is on Hillside just south of Central. Carrie Rengers/The Wichita Eagle
Wichita's Fairmount neighborhood has a new Little Free Library, thanks to donations and efforts by Storytime Village, the Rotary Club of Wichita and the Shocker Neighborhood Coalition. The library, at the corner of 16th Street and Gentry, was dedicated and filled with books Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Speakers included Wichita City Council member Lavonta Williams and Ted Ayres, director of community engagement for WSU.
Forty-three kids from Rolph Literacy Academy, a school for kids with dyslexia in Wichita, Kansas, rap the popular children's book. The beat and video were produced by 17-year-old Caleb Hope, who also happens to be dyslexic. (Video by Caleb Hope and the Fundamental Learning Center)
Ken and Tena Stoppel give a tour of their home at 205 N. Roosevelt, originally built as “the largest, the finest and the most expensive private dwelling in Kansas.” Supplemental footage by Jaime Green. (Matt Riedl/The Wichita Eagle)