Today might as well be National Modern Family Day. Hopefully you’ve got that #FridayFeeling, because the weekend is soon to be upon us.
Here’s today’s Wichita wrap-up:
▪ Winfield’s Walnut Valley Festival is underway and runs through Sunday. It’s a five-day music festival of bluegrass, folk, old-time country, blues and Cajun to name a few. The event includes four stages with 30 musical acts, arts and crafts, workshops and eight acoustic instrument contests. Many festival goers camp at the festival as well.
▪ It’s Autumn and Art at Bradley Fair. Ninty-nine artists of various mediums including mixed media, drawings, fibers, jewerly, painting, photography, sculpture and wood will line the parkway at Bradley Fair until 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
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▪ Kansas voters booted Tim Huelskamp from Congress, but he’s raising hell on his way out.
▪ Michael O’Donnell won’t attend a county candidate forum Saturday because he says Women for Kansas is biased against him.
▪ Former NFL running back Joseph Randle, 24, appeared in Sedgwick County court Thursday. His defense attorney asked the judge to halt further action on Randle’s criminal cases until he receives another mental evaluation. He’s had a series of run-ins with the law, but his most recent charges accuse him of damaging a television belonging to the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office and of threatening to kill a jail deputy who denied him phone privileges.