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Reporters Kathy Hanks and Amy Bickel of the Hutchinson News travel rural Kansas, bringing you stories of the people and small towns making a difference.
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Dec 2, 2016

Amy and Kathy tell two stories of two towns in rural Kansas: Centerview, which has seen better days and a revival in Marquette.

Nov 17, 2016

Amy takes her daughters hunting. Also, the farm economy in trouble and remembering "In Cold Blood" from the eyes of a child, 57 years later.

Nov 7, 2016

Kathy and Amy also talk about Lady Bugs from hell and news about the State Fair.

Oct 25, 2016

Amy and Kathy also talk about a cool rural diner and "Shakespeare on the Porch" on their now award-winning podcast.

Oct 13, 2016

Kathy and Amy talk about getting the farm and gardens ready for fall, the sale of the historic Yaggy plantation and good news for small towns from the EPA.

Sep 30, 2016

After a short hiatus to cover the Kansas State Fair, Kathy and Amy are back podcasting. They recap their fair exploits, the bumper crop corn harvest and the original farm-to-table dining experience.

Aug 29, 2016

Kathy and Bick talk about how the bountiful wheat harvest is wreaking havoc on storage, along with the state fair coming to town and the renovation of an old barn.

Aug 23, 2016

"The Bick" and Kathy also talk about the latest ghost town find and a restored old movie house in Elkhard, Kansas

Aug 10, 2016

Kathy and Bick also talk about wheat prices being the lowest since the Civil War, and a rural renewal in the town of Minneola.

Jul 28, 2016

Bick and Kathy also talk about stories from our county fairs and saving water through new technology.

Jul 15, 2016

Bick and Kathy talk about a last generation of farmers, and the daughter of the Vietnam War Hero growing and selling vegetables on the high plains.

Jun 28, 2016

Kathy and Bick talk about once-in-a-lifetime wheat harvest in western Kansas, how neighbors come together to help each other and a bank robbery that became a legend in the town of Dighton, Kansas.

Jun 16, 2016

"It's the Kansas way," Bick says. And Kathy agrees and they bring uplifting stories about communities helping their neighbors.

Jun 8, 2016

Amy and Kathy talk about a service that shares farm implements, like Uber; Stafford is painting the town, but not red, and that time Bick thought she was having a baby in the middle of wheat harvest.

May 24, 2016

Amy and Kathy also talk about feeding families during harvest on the Big Blue Bus.

May 11, 2016

Kathy and Amy travel the path of the movie "Paper Moon" when it filmed in Kansas during the 1970s. Follow along, then take a road trip.

Apr 27, 2016

Bick has spent a lot of time in Barber County, Kansas, after the worst wildfire in history and talks about the loss, the response, and undying spirit and regrowth of the prairie.

Apr 19, 2016

Amy and Kathy also go on the road to Dubuque, Kansas, and discuss the great barn quilt revival.

Apr 5, 2016

Amy and Kathy take you inside our coverage of the biggest wildfire in Kansas and the effects on the prairie and its farmers. Also, faith and flowers.

Mar 22, 2016

Kathy and Bick also talk about a ghost town with a most unusual name and a train hijacking. 

Mar 9, 2016

Bick and Kathy talk about the signs of spring on the high plains.

Feb 25, 2016

Amy finds her next steak in a Kansas field. Kathy explores three people who grew up on Rattlesnake Road and lived to be 100. And tracing the Kansas steps of George Washington Carver.

Feb 17, 2016

Amy and Kathy also talk about low gas prices from a farmer's perspective and ... it's calving season.

Feb 8, 2016

Amy and Kathy also talk about a 28-pound cabbage grown by a 10-year-old and the "cowboy in the sky."

Feb 3, 2016

Amy and Kathy also talk about the cookie dough and pie capitals of Kansas. 

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