Byway Fund Established

February 13th, 2012

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune - Tuesday, December 22, 2011

New fund established to enhance and promote scenic byway. (pdf)

Stafford County Has Reputation for Good Produce

August 16th, 2011

The Wichita Eagle: Today’s Trivia (August 15, 2011) by Beccy Tanner.

Stafford County Produces Flour, Pumpkins, Tomatoes & More

St. John Science Museum Attracts Visitors from Hutchinson YMCA

August 16th, 2011 Science Museum Continues to Draw Visitors to St. John

Top 10 Kansas Athlete: Claflin’s Jackie Stiles

August 16th, 2011

The Wichita Eagle: Kansas 150 Greatest Athletes

Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in Top Ten

August 16th, 2011

USA Today recently featured Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

PDF: USA Today: Top 10 Places to Visit in Kansas

Website: USA Today Travel Tips: Top 10 Places to Visit in Kansas

St. John: 4-Star Hydroponics Featured in “Kansas Farmer”

June 9th, 2011

Long before “locally grown” or “know your farmer, know your food” were political buzzwords, the Taylor family of St. John was producing “food grown especially for your family by ours” for consumers in Kansas. Read the “Kansas Farmer” article here.

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Wichita Eagle - Tunnel Tours Explore Kansas’ Darker Side - By Beccy Tanner! May 8, 2011

May 9th, 2011

Wichita Eagle reporter Beccy Tanner wrote an exciting Sunday front page feature story about Bill Starr and the Ellinwood Tunnels. Please take a tour! The complete story follows!Wichita Eagle - Ellinwood Tunnel Tours - May 8, 2011

The Hutchinson News - Byway Whistle Stop Tour!

April 12th, 2011

The Hutchinson News covered the Byway Whistle Stop Tour. See Attached Article dated April 9, 2011.

Great Bend Tribune - Whistle Stop Tour of the Byway!

April 4th, 2011

Great Bend Tribune - Whistle Stop Tour - April 3, 2011

Wichita Eagle – Wetlands Navigation by Mike Pierce. March 13, 2011.

March 15th, 2011

Cheyenne Bottoms – “I learned egret feathers were once literally worth more than their weight in gold and black-necked stilt chicks can swim about two hours after hatching. I learned that Thursday while touring a world renowned marsh with a well spoken tour guide that was an expert historian, ornithologist, anthropologist and several other “ologists” as well.” Complete story follows!Wichita Eagle - March 13, 2011

Kansas Magazine Features the Birding Festival!

March 3rd, 2011

The Kansas Magazine Spring 2011 Edition features the upcoming event, the Wings & Wetlands Birding Festival.  The entire story can be downloaded for viewing!  Birding Festival - 1Birding Festival - 2

Cheyenne Bottoms Christmas Bird Count!

January 4th, 2011

Cheyenne Bottoms Christmas Bird Count!

Cheyenne Bottoms – The annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count was held in December, and the results showed that 95 species of birds were present at Cheyenne Bottoms this winter.  The numbers were up.

Complete story follows!

Great Bend Tribune – January 2, 2011

Christmas Bird Counts - Cheyenne Bottoms -January 2, 2011

Kansas Magazine Features Local Photographer!

November 8th, 2010

Dr. Dan Witt’s nature photography is featured in the 2010 winter issue of Kansas Magazine and on the 2011 Kansas calendar!  Dr. Witt resides in Hoisington and has provided the Wetlands & Wildlife National Scenic Byway with numerous photos!

The Kansas Magazine also featured “65 Reasons We Love Kansas!”  Included in this listing was Mo’s Place Microbrewery in Beaver and cruising on the state’s 10 scenic byways!

For more information: and

Hudson makes Kake News with Social Media!

November 5th, 2010

November 1, 2010

Hundreds of small town residents gathered at a conference that showed how real-time technology is changing business and agriculture. Organizers of the “140 Characters Conference” provided information, perspectives, and insights to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. The first ever small towns “140 Characters Conference” was held in Hutchinson today. “What happens in a small town, happens everywhere. Plus, we’re in a time where if you’re connected to the broadband net, it doesn’t matter where you work. It doesn’t matter where you live. We’re all the same, the world did become flat,” said Jeff Pulver, 140 Characters Conference founder.

Barb Alpers participated in the conference as both a small town resident and a farmer rancher from Hudson, Kansas. She helps organize the Facebook fan page for “Get Hudson Kansas.”"A lot of the people that have joined the ‘Get Hudson Kansas’ fans are people that were raised in Hudson, still have fond memories of it,” said Alpers. According to the 2000 census, Hudson’s population is 133, yet their Facebook page has twice as many people with 324 fans.

For the complete story and interview with Barb Alpers go to:

Over the Rainbow - Scenic Byway Continues to Promote Economic Development!

November 2nd, 2010

The Kansas Wetlands Education Center is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow in this picture. The local Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway Committee has formulated a Local Awareness Campaign to promote the area through tourism. Kansas Wetlands Education Center is a wonderful anchor for the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway which winds it way through Barton and Stafford Counties, according to Judy Walden, who has been hired to help the communities.

Great Bend Tribune Walden Interview - October 13, 2010

Wetlands Byway Makes the Comfortable Drive List!

October 6th, 2010

Wetlands and Wildlife Byway makes the list as one of the 50 most comfortable drives in the America’s Byways collection!

Great Bend Tribune, October 3, 2010

In Pumpkin Paradise! Hutchinson News September 28, 2010

October 6th, 2010

Gourd grower revels in large Walmart orders, and agritourism thrives in region.

In Pumpkin Paradise!

Sandhill Plum Idea Jells for Inn Owner!

September 2nd, 2010

News from the Henderson House in Stafford, Kansas!

Sandhill Plum Idea Jells for Inn Owner!

Farm Ground Suddenly Disappears in Panning Sinkhole!

August 27th, 2010

Panning Sinkhole!

Hudson Cream Goes to France!

May 13th, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls Top Visit to Hudson!

Hudson Cream Flour goes to France!

Since 1905, Hudson Cream Flour has been made in Hudson, Kansas (population 133) by Stafford County Flour Mills, one of the last independent flour mills in the United states. The mill specializes in flour for the home baker.
The attached article appeared in The Wichita Eagle about a French cooking teacher and her visit to Hudson.

Bike Routes for the Byway!

May 13th, 2010

Bike Routes for the Byway!

Bike Routes for the Byway!

Spring is here and summer is approaching! Try out these bike routes used by the locals who live on or near the Byway!

Beautiful Byways!

April 16th, 2010

Great Bend Hosts Byway Conference

Great Bend Tribune, April 9, 2010
By Dale Hogg

Hometown Hero - Lighting up Science – Retired St. John, Kansas Teacher Shares His Electrifying Passion!

April 16th, 2010

St. John Science Museum

From American Profile – April 4-10, 2010

KWEC - Events to Celebrate Center’s First Year!

April 5th, 2010

Featured in
KWEC - Events to Celebrate the Center’s First Year!

Landing Zones!

April 5th, 2010

Featured in the
Landing Zones!

Prairie Surprise Itinerary

March 29th, 2010

Featured in American Road Magazine Online Edition– Spring 2010
Prairie Surprise

Quivira’s Comprehensive Conservation Plan

March 5th, 2010

Quivira’s Comprehensive Conservation Plan

Birds of a Feather: Creating a Unique Experience Along the Kansas Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway

February 22nd, 2010

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From The magazine of the National Association for Interpretation, January/February 2010