A conversation with Admiral Windwagon Smith
Eastsider Ron Ryan, retired owner of Ryan International Airlines, was recently announced as Admiral Windwagon Smith XLI for the 2014 Wichita River Festival. Ryan attended the first Wichitennial Celebration, which later evolved into what is known as the River Festival.

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Dagie’s Story, Part 2: The Candy Bomber connection
On Christmas Eve, 80-year-old Dagmar Snodgrass settled into her spare bedroom to watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performance on TV. Suddenly, her childhood hero, a man she’d never laid eyes on, took the stage.

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Dagie’s Story, Part 1: The War Years
Six-year-old Dagmar Weiss took one last look at her parents as she boarded the train. Berlin, Germany was the only home she had ever known, but she was headed for the Polish border with hundreds of other German children on Adolf Hitler’s Children’s Train.

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East Wichita News acquired by Times-Sentinel Newspapers
The East Wichita News has a new owner. After more than two decades at the helm of the East Wichita News, owners Cathy and Mike Feemster have sold the long-running monthly newspaper to Times-Sentinel Newspapers LLC, which owns and operates four other community newspapers in and around Wichita.

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