Monday, October 14, 2013

South of me, south of Housekeepers home town, is a place called Sudan, Ks. It is a place that Housekeeper shops the majority of the time.

My Sudan days are limited to bowling there and one evening I was talking to a fellow bowler, when an unholy roar echoed down the main drag.

It was a truck on the main street (Hwy 99) using his jake brake. All along the main drag are signs prohibiting jake brake use in the village.

The bowling alley is half a block from the main drag and the view of the main street across the intervening grocery store parking lot is pretty good.

That truck made, maybe, half a block when two police cars, red/blue flashing were on his tail.

Having experienced the acoustics of Sudan I can sympathize with the citizens of Wichita taking the law into their own hands. 

Tired of the jackhammer-like noise from semitrailer trucks using engine brakes along Kellogg Avenue at 143rd Street East, someone – no one is saying who – recently put up “Engine Brakes Prohibited” signs along the stretch of highway between Wichita and Andover.

The white signs with black lettering looked professional.

Residents in the area thanked Sedgwick County Commissioner Jim Skelton, to whom they had pleaded for help, for getting something done.

Skelton thought someone from the state had put up the signs and felt relieved for homeowners in his district.

But then, almost as quickly as they went up, the rogue signs came down.

The Kansas Department of Transportation yanked the unofficial signs, said district engineer Benny Tarverdi.

Read more here:

Pity they aren’t going to be allowed to get away with it.


From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

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User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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