Dan Witt

Animal photographer will offer instruction at October meeting, followed by a field trip to the zoo in November

By Susan Hidalgo LQ Photo Club October 13 meeting: Animal photographer. Dan Witt, our own LQPC, esteemed photographer for Kansas Wildlife magazine, will lead the discussion about wildlife photography for our October meeting. Dan will enlighten the group with tips for capturing nature in action with his vast experience photographing and hunting animals in rural Kansas and […]

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Obituary – Luella Marian Pitcel

Luella Marian Pitcel, 84, of Lake Quivira, passed away September 9, 2015. The funeral service was September 12 at Hope Lutheran Church in Shawnee, with interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa. Luella was born April 12, 1931, the daughter of Edward F Schroeder and Bertha (Peetz) Schroeder on a farm in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. […]

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Obituary – Norma Dell Lilja

Norma Dell Lilja passed away peacefully at Foxwood Springs in Raymore, MO, on September 15, 2015. She was 87 years old. Norma was born on February 16, 1928, in Paris, MO. She moved to Kansas City in 1945 at 17 years old and quickly went to work in the insurance business. In June of 1949 […]

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Holiday Bazaar at Lake Quivira – November 13-14

Holiday Bazaar at Lake Quivira – November 13-14

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Artist Reception – October 28

Artist Reception – October 28

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By Ron Bower

LQ Renamed ‘Wake Skate City, KS’ for September 25

On Friday, September 25, three national wake pros headed to Lake Quivira for a demonstration of the art of wake skating and wakeboarding. Both are radical, cool X-Game –type sports with airborne feats as the norm. The three national pros included Aaron Reed, Tom Fooshee and also Bob Soven of the MTV series Wakebrothers fame. […]

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Gregory Bradfield

Culinary Spotlight – Gregory Bradfield

By Anne Simms, House Committee Gregory Bradfield identifies himself as the Morning Line Cook or the Opening Cook of the Lake Quivira culinary team. But upon further reflection it’s hard to narrow his title to one thing. Maybe that’s because Gregory believes his real job is to do whatever needs to be done in the […]

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From the Chef’s Table – October 2015

Entering my third year here in Kansas City, I never tire of the onset of the change in seasons. A cool early morning with my laptop ready to go, my fingers feel good wrapped around a warm cup of Joe – recently squeezed from my well-used French press. The first gold and burgundy leaves begin […]

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According to Mendy, this year’s event included 109 participants and nine teams. Winners included: Cathy Wood, female division; Josh Wolf, male division; Team ‘Browlerlija,’ Thomas Brown, Brady Lilja and Howard Fowler.
Above: Mendy (right) gives directions to participants. Photo by Dieter Kinner

According to many, it was the ‘best year ever’ for the Lake Quivira Triathlon

By Dawn Gabel The Lake Quivira Triathlon started in 2010, but skipped two years, 2012 and 2013. Mendy Jarman, race coordinator, admits the popular event has gone through thick and thin, dry and wet years, recalling there was seven inches of rain the night before the 2012 event was to take place. But she’d rather […]

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Quivira Marketplace – October 2015

1994 SUN TRACKER PONTOON:  Good upholstery, carpet and cover. Call Ed, 913-530-1383, $2500. 1999 SUN TRACKER PONTOON: 25 Mercury 2-stroke motor tuned up by Frank’s Marine.  Carb rebuilt, new fuel line, plugs. Needs some upholstery work. See at Dock 36. 913-268-5575,  $1500. 10/15 2006 BENNINGTON 2250RFS: <110 hours since new, excellent shape! $10,000. 2009 EZGO […]

Letter to the Editor – Invitation to join nondenominational women’s Bible study

I belong to one of several Bible Study groups here at the lake, and I would like to let our new members know that we exist, and we would love to welcome you into our group of ladies. We meet every Tuesday from 9 to10:30 a.m. at the home of Tina Mullinix, 580 Lakeshore West. […]

Letter to the Editor – New ideas about a fitness center

We have been at Lake Quivira for 45+ years. A lot of ideas have come and gone. It just dawned on me that one of them which was briefly thought about many years ago might be an answer that both the Long-range Planning Committee and the City of Quivira, plus Quivira’s Board of Directors might […]

Letter to the Editor – Revisiting the ‘community values’ topic

I would like to continue and build upon the essence of Quivira community topic that was the subject of last month’s letter to the editor. I have been blessed to marry into the family of a man that exemplifies every meaning of the word. He has been a Lake Quivira resident since 1963 and was […]

Marketplace – September 2015

1994 SUN TRACKER PONTOON:  Good upholstery, carpet and cover. Call Ed, 913-530-1383 $2500 2007 SUNTOON 21 INCH PONTOON: Hummingbird Sonar, new battery, reliable Mercury motor, individual covers, full cover. Reduced $12,500. 913-940-2343. 9/15 2008 CLUB CAR PRECEDENT ELECTRIC GOLF CAR: Seldom used; like new. $4,0000 obo. Call Tim @ 913-488-8137. 9/15 CASA CARIBE: Del Sol, […]

By Ron Bower

Thanks for flying the flags on special holidays

With Labor Day approaching, we just wanted to express our thanks to the Board of Directors and the many people here at Lake Quivira who saw the wisdom to present our American flag on special holidays like the one upcoming. It is such a pleasure and honor to live in a community that understands the […]

Sports are not the only entertainment in town

September is a beautiful month. This year has been wonderful and our trees will soon be wearing new colors. Sports are looking good, and Jayhawk basketball time is nearly here. September opens the season for our orchestra, operas and theater. For years I was active in Friends of Symphony and attended both symphony and operas, […]

Resident urges community values to prevail

As I look up the definition of ‘Community,’ I came across the following: The people of a district or country considered collectively, especially in the context of social values and responsibilities; society. A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. Social values and responsibilities. . . a […]

Letter to the Editor – Steve Roellchen

The past couple of  weeks have been a very difficult time for my father. A serious medical problem required a stay at the hospital. A special “Thank You” to Mark and the entire police and fire department for several early morning trips to his home. The entire team is incredible! They responded quick and took […]