Officials from the city, county and Intrust Bank Arena were on hand in front of Union Station in downtown Wichita on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, to announce that Paul McCartney will perform in Wichita on July 19. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
Workers from Miracle Sign Co. move the Joyland entrance sign from a storage building in 2014. Members of the Historic Preservation Alliance of Wichita and Sedgwick County were at the park to pick up an animated entrance sign and other pieces that they bought and plan to restore. (May 7, 2014)
Workers with Miracle Signs remove the iconic Joyland sign that had lured families to the amusement park from 1949 to 2004. The sign has been purchased by the Historic Preservation Alliance of Wichita and Sedgwick County. (June 13, 2014)
The Joyland Amusement Park has been shuttered for over 10 years, but neglect, vandalism and weather have taken a final toll on the iconic Wichita landmark. Recently, a large section of the wooden roller coaster was toppled during a storm and most of the other remaining structures have been torn down. (April 11, 2015)
Blood. Sweat. Tears. Joy. That's what this spring was for me. The miles, the grind, the failing, the epic days missed, the lack of sleep, the jubilation, the friendships strengthened, and the time away from my family. And when the chasing was all done...wondering, was worth it all? Heck yeah it was.
Wichita State anthropologist Donald Blakeslee talks about the Wichita Indian settlement of Etzanoa, which was discovered near present-day Arkansas City by Spanish explorers in 1602. It is estimated the settlement was home to 20,000 Plains Indians.
Kansas State senior Claire Daniels constantly tweets about her love of Dr Pepper, so the company decided to supply her with the soda after it saw one of her tweets. (Kellis Robinett/The Wichita Eagle/April 13, 2017)