April marks beginning of park seasonPRATT — Kansas state park visitation in 2009 was up 700,000 from the previous year, and state park staff are preparing for another banner year. The current recession may be one explanation for the trend in visitation as people vacation closer to home when money is tight. Whatever the cause, park staff plan t ... Read More

Public input combined with biologists' data provides complete angling picturePRATT — Spring has come to Kansas, and anglers statewide want to know where the fish are biting. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) can help. One of the most popular and useful tools provided by KDWP is the weekly lake-by-lake fishing reports posted on ... Read More

Chapter becomes 10th in Kansas; chapter meeting to be held April 6HIAWATHA — Brown County is home to the nation's newest Quail Forever chapter and the 10th in Kansas. Bobwhite conservationists and hunters formed Brown County Quail Forever to help reestablish and enhance quail habitat in the region.As a Quail Forever chapter, the Brown County g ... Read More

Kansas artist's work on exhibit at Coutts Museum April 1 through May 19EL DORADO — A retrospective exhibit of the late M. Wayne Willis’ artwork will be on display at the Coutts Memorial Museum of Art, 110 N. Main, El Dorado, beginning April 1. A public reception will be held on April 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Toni Jackman, daughter of the artist ... Read More