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.
Pity they aren’t going to be allowed to get away with it.
From the reaches,