Thursday, January 21, 2016

Great Train Show rolling into Wichita

Wichita Eagle
– ‎14 hours ago‎

The Great Train Show will make a stop in Wichita this weekend to offer train enthusiasts of all ages two full days of workshops, displays and plenty of family fun.

From the weather casters, and the quarter inch of ice out there, I hesitate to say the show will be a sell out, but it is nice to have it appear in this area. Wichita isn’t and wasn’t a “Rail” town, more like a terminus for cattle and wheat that used the rails. Still. . .

Following the settlement by the City (and county seat) and the Sheriffs office over the fees for the daytime deputy to police the city, the Sheriff waited a week and then announced that he would not be running for another term this fall.

That opened the door for two present deputies to announce their interest in the top cop job in the county. I haven’t much of a handle on either of the aspirants I’ll have to stir myself to learn.

A couple of people stole a truck here in the county and took off. The deputies looked about and didn’t find the truck. Later in the day another county caught sight of the truck and gave chase. The truck got away.

A time later the local boys ID’d the couple and put out word. The couple was found quite a way West of here and were apprehended – driving another stolen vehicle.

The authorities are still looking for the vehicle that was stolen here.

About a year or so ago, I mentioned a conversation with a lady while we were waiting for the hardware store to re-open after a funeral. The lady suggested that an eighteen wheeler park would by the thing for the county seat.

The as just about the time plans for the new store were announced.

This past week, without names being mentioned, the Council voted and assigned one of their own to investigate and report back on the feasibility of investing in such an enterprise. I hope the lady get the opportunity.

It’ll probably be on the East side of town on the 1200 acres the city purchased two or three years back. The same land they wanted to ‘clean-up’ and almost ruined a wonderful duck pond.

Here’s hoping we receive plenty of snow, but less than that which would be death dealing or property damaging.


From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

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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