Julian Randle, 11, fulfilled a dream when he signed his letter of intent to join the Newman Jets during a news conference Thursday at Newman University. Julian, who has a rare auto-immune disease, juvenile dermatomyositis, joined the Jets in front of his family and the entire Newman Jets basketball team. "He is a perfect fit for Newman University, " said Newman head coach R.J. Allen, adding, "We knew instantly that this young man was exactly who we want to represent our program." Julian joined the Jets through the efforts of Team Impact, which matches children with life-threatening or chronic illnesses with collegiate sports teams. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle)
Teri West, a domestic violence survivor, received a "Recycled Ride," a 2012 Chevy Impala, on Thursday. "Recycled Rides" is a community service project of body shops and insurance companies. West is a client of Harbor House and was nominated by Catholic Charities of Wichita. Businesses that participated are Collision Specialists CARSTAR Auto Body and State Farm Insurance.
CarMax purchasing manager Ted Walker demonstrates how to check for tell-tale signs of a flood-damaged vehicle. Vehicles damaged by hurricanes Harvey and Irma or by regional flooding could make their way to the Kansas City-area market.
Frank Russold gives a tour of his condo at WaterWalk Place, which doubled in size a few years ago when he purchased an adjacent unit. It's a hip spot with unparalleled views of downtown fireworks. (Matt Riedl/The Wichita Eagle)
Ngoc Vuong, 17, a senior at South High School in Wichita, was recognized Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, as a Wal-Mart Everyday Hero. Vuong started ICTeens in Mind, a group dedicated to removing the stigma from students dealing with depression and other mental health issues.
Roger Brown says, “I can’t say no to a car,” Included in his fleet of vehicles are a 1969 Camaro, a 1960 Corvette, a 1969 Chevelle SS, and a 1999 Corvette. Not everything is of GM manufacture, though, as waiting in the wings for restoration are a 1968 Dodge Charger and a 1969 Plymouth GTX. There’s even a ’40 Ford coupe with a flathead V-8 awaiting his touch. (Video by Mike Berry)
With renovations under way, Laurel Alkire, executive director of senior services of Wichita, talks about the need to upgrade their facility and services as baby boomers head into retirement. (Video by Fernando Salazar/ The Wichita Eagle)