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Located in south central Kansas on the Arkansas River, the site on the two rivers has served as a trading center for nomadic peoples for 11,000 years. Wichita has become established as the "Air Capital of the World" after aircraft pioneers such as Clyde Cessna, Walter Beech and Bill Lear began projects there. The city has also evolved into a cultural and entertainment center.

Population: 366046
Local Newspapers: Wichita Eagle
Local Sports Teams: Wichita Wingnuts (baseball) Wichita Thunder (CHL - hockey)
Local Colleges: Wichita State University

Zip Codes associated with wichita, kansas: 67037 67203 67204 67205 67206 67207 67208 67209 67210 67211 67212 67213 67214 67215 67216 67217 67218 67219 67220 67226 67230 67235
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Wichita News
10 fun things to do in Wichita this weekend

It's been a few weeks since I've written one of these little columns, and for that I apologize. The Keeper of the Plans hasn't done his job of keeping your plans for you here in the past few weeks.

Man shot in central Wichita neighborhood

Wichita police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow said officers responded to a shooting in the 300 block of North Ash at around 5:35 p.m. Thursday.

Chris Mann returns for Wichita Grand Opera fundraiser

Known internationally for his work on "The Voice," Wichita native Chris Mann will be performing at the Wichita Grand Opera's Champagne Opera Ball on May 6. Mann, who performed in Music Theatre for Young People while he lived in Wichita, is coming off of the national tour of "The Phantom of the Opera," where he played the Phantom for more than 700 performances. Tickets to the ball are $200 per guest, or $1,500 for a table of ten.

Your questions, comments on west Wichita roadwork

A recent post on the Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com's Facebook page asked commuters for their thoughts on the construction-induced traffic delays being seen near the Kellogg and I-235 interchange on Wichita's west side. As part of a massive Kansas Department of Transportation improvement project, two bridges are being built over the Big Ditch - one for the southbound I-235 ramp to westbound U.S. 54 and one for the flyover ramp from northbound I-235 to westbound U.S. 54. Adding perceived credence to the ongoing joke among Wichitans that Kellogg has been under construction for decades, the full project, which began in late 2015, isn't scheduled to be completed until the summer of 2019.

Market Advisory Group to move, expand Wichita office

The firm, which does retirement, insurance and investments, grew out of some other businesses the partners were involved with previously. Its new space at 110 E. Waterman, which is near Waterman and Main Street, is 2,500 square feet.

Greensburg resident reflects 10 years after tornado

A drone's-eye view 10 years after an F-5 tornado swept through Greensburg on May 4, 2007. The small Kansas town has been focused on rebuilding and moving on.

Downtown Wichita's Block One, a beneficiary of tax increment financing

Windows in the former Henry's building promote Block One. They're fading from exposure to the sun.

Wichita's Bill Faflick named next executive director of KSHSAA

Wichitan Bill Faflick was named Kansas State High School Activities Association executive director-elect on Thursday in Topeka, becoming the seventh executive director in association history when Gary Musselman retires in July 2018 . Faflick, 55, has been the Wichita school district's assistant superintendent of secondary schools since 2011.

Wichita among most tax-friendly retirement spots in Kansas, study says

If you're looking for favorable tax treatment during your post-working years, Sedgwick County might be the place for you. A new study by financial technology company SmartAsset found Wichita, Park City, Valley Center and Bel Aire among the Top 10 most tax-friendly Kansas communities for retirees.

For Boeing plane, bigger really may be better a " especially for Wichita

Boeing is looking at two new planes, and a decision on one of them could be coming soon that would be to the benefit of Wichita. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said on a first-quarter 2017 earnings conference call Wednesday that the company is considering a stretched version of its new 737 Max 9, which flew for the first time earlier this month.

Kansasa newest member of Congress might not want to get too comfy

Rep. Ron Estes got something few first-term lawmakers do: a nice office with a nice view of the Washington Monument. But Estes, the Kansas Republican sworn into office Tuesday, might not want to get too comfortable in the blue Turkish leather chairs he inherited from his predecessor, Rep. Mike Pompeo.

Wichita weather: Cloudy but dry until the weekend

While the next couple of days should be mostly dry, forecasters say, it's shaping up to be a chilly, damp weekend in the Wichita area. Clouds will be on the increase throughout Thursday, with rain possible in the afternoon and evening.

Bradburn Wrecking tears apart The Wichita Eagle piece by piece

Darren Bradburn of Bradburn Wrecking operates an excavator Wednesday morning and takes a large chunk of steel out of the old circulation building of the Wichita Eagle. Brand burn's company is demolishing The Eagle building to make way for Cargill's new headquarters.

Stone Masons to return to Wichita

Mitchell Born is the third generation to take over his family's Stone Masons , and he's moving the business back to Wichita. "I've been running the company for the last five or six years since I lost my dad," Born says.

Trump tax cut could validate Kansas policy a " or it could bust budget

President Trump's plan to cut taxes on business income is drawing comparisons to Kansas - and is prompting some in the state to sound the alarm. "I encourage him to try things that are bold and different," said Rep. Steven Johnson, R-Assaria who chairs the House Tax Committee.

Goddard man who robbed Hutchinson Dillons gets two-plus years for two Wichita hold-ups

Hutchinson Police officers investigate a robbery at the Dillons store at 14th Ave and Main Street in March 2016.

Separate shootings injure two in Wichita, police say

Sgt. Nikki Woodrow said that a 29-year-old man suffered what is believed to be a non-life-threatening injury sometime after 1 a.m. on Wednesday when he was shot once in the upper body by a 30-year-old man who was an acquaintance. The shooting - which was reported at about 1:30 a.m. - occurred outside the victim's apartment at the Shores Apartments at 2707 S. Emporia on Wichita's south side.

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