Easter Party at the Clubhouse

Easter Party at the Clubhouse

Photos by Ron Bower.

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Quivira in Verse – By Jeanne Jones

A-Hunting We Will Go! I’ve never had the urge to hunt, To while the time away In deer stand or in duck blind— It just seems more work than play. But now I know how hunters feel When capturing their prey— I’m jubilant because I bagged My first morel today

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Biologists on stun craft. Photo by Dieter Kinner

Stunned fish indicate healthy, growing population in Lake Quivira

By Chris Rone Did anyone notice the mysterious boat cruising around the shores of the lake on Tues., April 14? Stalking fish with nets, a generator humming like a lawnmower cutting through spring grass? Strange boats at night with lights and excited shouts of “There’s one!” or “Wow, there’s a big one!”? Well, you were [...]

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Drawing Bored - By Bob Lee

Drawing Bored – By Bob Lee

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Carol Politsch – Obituary

This obituary of former LQ resident, Carol Politsch, then Carol Eubanks, was written by Carol’s brother, Kent. At a different time in her life, Carol would say: “You know what makes God laugh? Tell Him your plans.” Well, my plan was to grow old with my sisters. But on April 21, 2015, my sister, Carol, [...]

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Brad Botteron, Lake Quivira Foundation board member, introduces members to the new Foundation with a video at the 2015 Annual Meeting.

LQ Foundation receives IRS approval; donor offers matching contributions

By Beth Hall The Lake Quivira Foundation has received formal notification from the IRS that it is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a public charity. This means donations made to the Foundation are tax deductible for the donor, so direct gifts as well as bequests will [...]

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LQ’s Chef Michael Lamping rubs elbows with world renowned Chef Ferran Adria–and cooks for him!

LQ’s Chef Michael Lamping rubs elbows with world renowned Chef Ferran Adria–and cooks for him!

By Mary Linda Boling, House Committee Chair World renowned chef Ferran Adria recently visited the Kansas City Area. Chef Adria was the head chef of the elBulli restaurant in Roses on the Costa Brava, Spain, and is considered one of the best chefs in the world. (Wikipedia). He was in Kansas City at the invitation [...]

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Larry Meeker, the newly elected Kansas Democratic Party chairman. Photo by Ernie Block.

Larry Meeker progresses from president of the LQ Board to chairman of the Kansas Democratic Party—one phone call at a time

By Dawn Gabel Larry Meeker, a former Q Inc. board president and former mayor of the City of Lake Quivira, is the newly elected Kansas Democratic Party leader and will serve a two-year term. For Larry, the road from Lake Quivira board member to the leader of the Kansas Democratic Party has  not followed a [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

Chris Rone, LQ Fishing Club president, shows off one of the trout. Kurt Rone, Chris’ brother, is Fishing Club vice president. The Rone brothers are  off-lake members and sons of Quivira residents, Wendell & Gail Rone.

One hundred trout take up residence in the Lake—temporarily

3-19-2015: We had a successful trout delivery into the breeding pond today! The invoice says 81 trout, but the driver said they netted over 100 for us. There are maybe 8 or more Golden trout included.They are big trout, averaging 3-4 pounds, some up to 7 pounds. The driver called them “line busters,” and they [...]

Quivira Marketplace – March 2015

2004 BOSTON WHALER 13 SPORT: 1 owner, overall good condition, tripod stainless steel ski pylon, Yamaha 3 cylinder. Includes factory trailer, lights all work, Bimini top. $8000. Jeff, 913-208-0109 or 913-208-8971. 3/15 BOATS FOR SALE:1997 Hobie Wave sailboat, 14 ft with trailor. $1500 as is. 1971 Boston Whaler, 11 ft. Best offer. Contact Bridget at [...]

Quivira at a Crossroads (Letter to the Editor)

By Larry Meeker I read last month’s President’s Report with great interest and confess I’m the member who “backslapped” the 2008 McGladrey Report. Let me put my backslapping in context. Reading the President’s Report in the February Quiviran, it sounds like we’re at “The ‘T’ in the Road” of crisis and “mediocrity,” and it all [...]

New ideas for Golf Committee, Pro Shop and Half-way House (Letter to the Editor)

By Bruce Braun I made provocative recommendations during the February 24 Board meeting in response to the February 22 Town Hall Meeting, during which many of us learned of a $450,000 golf course capital improvement project proposed by the Golf Committee, but yet to be supported by the Board of Directors. The Golf Committee chairman [...]

The ‘good fortune’ of discovering Lake Quivira (Letter to the Editor)

By Chuck White We discovered and moved into Lake Quivira in 1987. Even our little Yorkie fell in love with the location and adapted very quickly. We were already empty nesters with our youngest attending Baker University. It took about eighteen months for us to find time to get into many activities. We have since [...]