Pair honored for lifesaving effort at Hutchinson car dealership

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – A man and a woman received recognition and an award Thursday afternoon for their roles in saving another man’s life in October at the Midwest Superstore car dealership in Hutchinson. Tim Herman was at the dealership when he went into cardiac arrest. Someone called 911, but Herman needed help immediately. Greg …

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Ark City community comes together to remember teen killed in crash

ARK CITY, Kan. (KWCH) – The town of Arkansas City (Ark City) came together Friday night to remember Rhett Lathers. The 17-year-old student athlete was a senior at Ark City High School. He died from his injuries in a Tuesday night crash in Kay County, Okla. Two other passengers were injured in the crash in …

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Two Americas: Mental health care important for rural Midwest farmers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mental health care is important for everyone, but for some, the stigma surrounding it keeps them suffering in the shadows. When they do seek help, it can come with a litany of obstacles — especially in rural areas. Lowell Neitzell is a fourth-generation Kansas farmer. His journey with mental health problems …

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Kansas woman finds, meets her father for the first time at 35 years old

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At 35 years old, Megan McGuire waited anxiously at the Kansas City International Airport for a moment most daughters are too young to remember. “My heart is racing,” McGuire said while swaying back and forth nervously. “I’ve been wanting to find him for a long time.” When McGuire learned at a …

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Father Emil Kapaun’s remains flown back into Kansas

The return was an emotional one for many, including Nick Dellasega. He is one of Father Kapaun’s potential miracles, saying, “In 2011, I was running in a 5k and my heart stopped. People prayed and Father Kapaun saved my life, interceded for me.”  While Dellasega watched as the casket was loaded onto the hearse that …

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Historic Midland Theater in Coffeyville, Kansas, is in the midst of a $3 million renovation plan

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Family: McPherson man dies waiting for ICU bed

MCPHERSON, Kan. (KWCH) – Close friends and family say a 44-year-old McPherson man died unexpectedly waiting for a hospital ICU bed to open up. The patient, Robert Van Pelt, was hospitalized for an issue unrelated to COVID-19, but because COVID patients are taking up so many hospital beds, his friends and family says he wasn’t …

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