Trevor McChristian, a 2013 Maize High graduate, is playing the role of Jack Kelly in Music Theatre Wichita's "Newsies." On Thursday he visited his former choir teacher, Doris Prater, and talked to students about what it takes to be successful in theater.
The Steven family house at 1301 S. Maize Road stretches over 8 secluded acres. Longtime Wichitans may remember the Stevens' Christmas displays. The property includes a pond, in-ground saltwater pool, hot tub and pool house and multi-tiered deck. (Courtesy of McCurdy Auction)
A motorcyclist was pronounced dead following a crash Wednesday in west Wichita, according to police. The accident happened on West Central over the Big Ditch. (Video by Bryan Horwath and Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle)
The gymnasium lobby at Wichita East High soon will feature a renovated biplane suspended from the ceiling. Principal Ken Thiessen says the project came together with donations from several individuals and groups.
An off-duty police officer recently spotted Kylie Hudlin at a local skating rink wearing shoes that were too small and hurting her feet. Kylie’s father is currently out of work and her grandfather has cancer. Now several people have banded together to get Kylie and her 14-year-old brother new shoes in time for school. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
You don't necessarily need fancy equipment to watch one of the sky's most awesome shows: a solar eclipse. With just a few simple supplies, you can make a pinhole camera that allows you to view the event safely and easily.
Wichita State students wanting to be WuShock recently went through tryouts. One of the biggest requirements of being WuShock besides being in good shape is keeping your identity a secret. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle)
Family and friends came out for a vigil Friday for Newton residents Alyssa Runyon, 24, and her four- year-old daughter Zaylynn Paz, who were found dead in their north Newton home Tuesday morning. (Video by Fernando Salazar/ The Wichita Eagle)
Kathy Ordway talks about her son, Marine Cpl. Nathan Ordway. Nathan, 21, was the crew chief of a MV-22 Osprey that crashed during a training exercise near Australia last week. Ordway is one of three Marines that are missing and have been declared deceased. Twenty-three other passengers on the aircraft were rescued. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
Demolition crews from Bradburn Wrecking raze the former Wichita Eagle building at 825 E. Douglas. Over the past 3 months two cameras have captured thousands and thousands of individual photographs of the destruction, which were compiled into this timelapse video. Construction of the new $60 million Cargill headquarters will start as soon as Bradburn clears the site this month. The former building was the home of the Wichita Eagle since the 1950s. The Wichita Eagle / Kansas.com now resides at 330 N Mead. (Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle / Music: http://www.purple-planet.com )
Raytown police released video of an armed robbery Wednesday that didn’t turn out according to plan. The clerk was wary of the man in a striped hoodie and blue shorts. He tried to pull the door to his glass protection booth shut but the robber grabbed and pulled the clerk to the floor. After a brief struggle the robber went to make his escape. But the clerk had locked the front door to the store. Frantic, the robber started shooting at the door and pushed his way through the shattered glass.
Allen Stoker spends a lot of time at Naftzger Park and says he wouldn’t mind seeing some upgrades to the downtown park that make things easier for the homeless population that frequents the park. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)