With state prisons operating near capacity, the Kansas Department of Corrections has completed plans to build two cell blocks at the El Dorado Correctional Facility. The 512 new beds would make El Dorado, which opened in 1991, the states largest prison.
Kyle Van Winkle worked in the banking industry, and it’s still unclear how he died. Police on Monday searched the home of an Independence man who was jailed overnight in the case.
What were they thinking, those early barnstormers who took to the skies in planes barely strung together with fabric and wood?
In her day, Lucy Tayiah Eads made history.
On this date – 124 years ago – at high noon, the world exploded into Indian Territory, now Oklahoma.
Early Indian tribes believed some places were more sacred than others and were the spots where humans and the supernatural mingled.
It has been nearly nine decades since Emily Morgan, a Kansas native, drew the attention of the world and was nicknamed the “Angel of the Yukon.”
More than a century ago, an Indiana schoolteacher came to Kansas to conduct a scientific experiment that would eventually involve the U.S. government.
He was the man who mortally wounded President Abraham Lincolns assassin and was perhaps one of the most colorful and certifiably insane figures to emerge in Kansas history.
Its been 34 years since the nations news was filled with reports of feisty farmers.
Earl Corder Sams was a Kansan who believed in looking for employees who shared the same Midwestern values that helped shape him.
Anytime you use Wikipedia, think Wichita.
He was known simply as “Aitch.”
Randall, the narrator of the viral Honey Badger video on the Internet, announced earlier this summer he thinks a Honey Badger ought to run for president and form a Honey Badger political party.
In her day, Madge Blake had a recognizable face and voice.
Solomon Butler, who spent part of his childhood in Wichita, was the first African-American from Kansas to compete in the Olympics.
By Old West standards, the age of the gunfighter was from 1865 to 1900.
Jerry Bittle, creator of the nationally-syndicated comic strips “Geech” and “Shirley and Son,” capitalized on a life that was as laid-back as possible.
Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words.
Catholic Charities of Kansas has launched a statewide campaign to promote the values and benefits of marriage.