By Ron Bower

Catfish Swim Team 2015

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Ice Cream Social – Photos by Ron Bower

Ice Cream Social – Photos by Ron Bower

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By Dieter Kinner

Photo Club Flint Hills field trip: they took only photos, left only footprints

By Leslie Treas A number of Lake Quivira Photo Club members joined Bill Thomas and his assistant from Crick Photo on a two-day photo shoot in the Kansas Flint Hills. The LQPC group traversed over many hills, valleys, streams, waterfalls, windmills to photograph birds, insects, flowers, buffalo, old buildings and a cemetery in the beautiful [...]

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LQ Triathlon is Labor Day Weekend

LQ Triathlon is Labor Day Weekend

By Aline Zimmer What better way to start off the Labor Day weekend than with the annual LQ Triathlon on Sat., Sept. 5. Now in its seventh year, it has become a family tradition for some and a fun challenge for everyone to see how quickly they can complete the 500 meter swim, two bike [...]

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Quivira in Verse by Jeanne Jones

How Do You Do? I met a stranger on the road He raised his head in greeting No words exchanged and yet it seemed to be a friendly meeting. But as time passed, we both stayed still (oh, how my courage withered!) until—at last—he flicked his tail and then away he slithered.

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Todd Bellehumeur

Welcome! By Aline Zimmer

Todd Bellehumeur Originally from Southern California, Todd has lived in Shawnee for thirteen years. He is the Director of Sales for North America with Dutch aviation company Fokker. He travels extensively throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico as well as to corporate headquarters in Amsterdam. Being able to have a nearby golf course and an [...]

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‘Pirates of the Q-ribbean’ sets sail August 29

‘Pirates of the Q-ribbean’ sets sail August 29

By Peg Coughlin Grab your mateys and head by land or by sea to “Pirates of the Q-ribbean,” this year’s Pontoon Crawl, on Sat., Aug. 29. Grog, grub and merriment are yours for the taking from 6 to 11 p.m. for a booty of just $40 per pirate–chit, check or cash–with ticket sales beginning the [...]

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Marianne Atwell and Michael Zabbo

Engagement – Marianne Atwell & Michael Zabbo

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Atwell of Lake Quivira are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Marianne Atwell, to Michael Louis Zabbo, son of Mrs. Kathleen Zabbo and the late Dr. August Zabbo of Warwick, Rhode Island. Marianne graduated from Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, with a degree in business and from Marylhurst [...]

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First Annual Gala to benefit the Lake Quivira Foundation

First Annual Gala to benefit the Lake Quivira Foundation

By Beth Hall Jim and Susan Wright are opening their beautiful home for a special event to benefit the Lake Quivira Foundation. The Gala will be Saturday, October 10. Beginning at 6 p.m., guests will enjoy elegant hors d’oeuvres, delectable desserts, wine, beer and a martini bar. The event is open to the first 100 [...]

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Another distinguished high school graduate. . .

Another distinguished high school graduate. . .

My sincere apologies are extended to Vincent Jones, his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Dwayne Jones, and grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Herman Jones, for inadvertently omitting Vince’s information and picture from the annual graduation article. Please read about his amazing accomplishments below. ~Joan Davies An accomplished and award winning musician and academic scholar, Vincent Jones is [...]

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Quiviran Jack Matchette will lead 2nd ‘Winer Wednesday’ on July 15

Quiviran Jack Matchette will lead 2nd ‘Winer Wednesday’ on July 15

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New Clubhouse art exhibit to feature photography

New Clubhouse art exhibit to feature photography

Lake Quivira’s Rotating Art Program continues with an exciting new show featuring contemporary photography for the first time. Mark your calendars for Wed., July 22, from 6 to7:30 p.m., for the reception in the Great Room.  We will be introducing the artwork of Ernie Block and Luke LeTourneau, and you are invited to join us. [...]

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Martha Voight (left) and Ellen Kelley

Marketing committee strives to erase LQ’s ‘best kept secret’ status

By Dawn Gabel NOTE: The author is a member of the Membership and Marketing Committee. Martha Voight came into her sixth year of serving on the Lake Quivira Board of Directors with a higher purpose towards marketing. “I wanted to make a difference and knew the marketing committee was the area where that could happen,” [...]

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Marketplace – July 2015

2005 BENNINGTON 22-FT. PONTOON: 25HP motor. Custom cover and individual custom covers for all seats! Great condition. $10,500. Call Steve, 913-709-5059 2010 BOSTON WHALER:  130 Sport with 25HP Mercury motor and trailer. $7900. 816-590-4343, Dave. 7/15 COMPUTER REPAIR and TUNEUP: Pickups and deliveries on Fridays. Ted Holdahl, 785-371-3206 ted.holdahl@gmail.com 6/15 ESTATE SALE, 470 NAVAJO WEST: Dates: July [...]

Neat LQ memory. . .

New comment on Quiviran.com website post “Quivira Archaeology” Author : Karen Ragsdale Knowles (former Quiviran) Comment: I wonder if a swimmer sporting scuba gear might spot my dad’s old Snipe at the lake’s bottom. My father was quite a character. I’ve heard the rumors about him and Tom Glennon stashing their beer in coolers in [...]

A.J. and Adrian Delaney – father and son fishing stories

A.J. and Adrian Delaney – father and son fishing stories

Our 11 year old son, Adrian Delaney (avid fisherman), filled in as a fishing partner for a team who was down a man.  This pitted him against his own father, A.J. Delaney, also an avid fisherman. Adrian won the “biggest bass” pot with a 3 pound, 11 ouncer.  He and his partner, Brock Walpert, also [...]

Thanks to the Pet Protectors

Thank you to all who graciously agreed to keep an eye out for the pups that decided on an adventure the other evening. We found them late, and I felt badly that I couldn’t think of a way to tell everyone. In memory of sweet granddogs: “We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even [...]

Marketplace – June 2015

COMPUTER REPAIR and TUNEUP: Pickups and deliveries on Fridays. Ted Holdahl, 785-371-3206785-371-3206 ted.holdahl@gmail.com 6/15 FLYER DELIVERY to all black boxes in LQ (385), $35. Sam Welch, 901-7193 (better to text than call). HANDYMAN SERVICES: No job too big or too small. Affordable rates (welding, rough-in, flooring, minor electrical, minor plumbing, minor mechanics, dry-wall, stucco, stone, [...]

Quivira Marketplace – May 2015

2005 AQUA PATIO 22’ PONTOON BOAT: Only 20 hours on engine. New upholstery. Call Burke, 913-972-1277, $7500. 5/15 2009 CLUB CAR GOLF CART: Electric, Reduced price $2,950. Like new, never on the golf course, fully equipped, headlights, taillights, club rain canopy. Looks and runs great. 495 Hillcrest East. 913-962-1366. 5/15 CERAMICS FROM ITALY: (designs from [...]

Quivira Marketplace – April 2015

1971 BOSTON WHALER: Needs work but good engine. $1,000 or first offer. TUF STUFF HOME GYM: Free Weights/Bench, $250. MONGOOSE MOUNTAIN BIKE: $30. Jeff Kembel, 913-269-8579913-269-8579. 4/15 2007 20 FT. PONTOON BOAT: Needs new upholstery. $2,000. Call Paula, 913-232-9870913-232-9870. 4/15 BOATS FOR SALE: 16’ Skeeter Bass Boat, $4000; and 40TH ANNIVERSARY BOSTON WHALER, $7500. Both [...]

Quivira Archaeology

Quivira Archaeology

I entertained three of my great-nephews ,ages, 4, 5.5 and 7, the Monday of spring break. Luckily the weather was sunny, permitting us to explore the shoreline at Blessing Park. Loosely, we were looking for clam shells and driftwood, but open to other treasures (Ian, the 7-year-old, is interested in archaeology). Since the water level [...]

Photo by Ron Bower

LQ Staff members undergo First Aid/CPR/AED training

On March 4, twenty Lake Quivira managers/key staff members participated in a First Aid/CPR/AED training seminar in the Clubhouse. Those in attendance were as follows: Golf Maintenance – Jeff Eldridge, Randy Heintz, Brad Lackey, Nick Hunter, Adam Gosha; Security – Kathy Niemeyer, Brenda Bernhardt, Necole Boolin; Lake Maintenance – Gary Anderson; Golf Shop – Tom [...]