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The Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development is pleased to present this collection of the "Kansas Profile" radio programs which have been taped since 1992.
Kansas Profile is a weekly radio feature produced by the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development. The Institute's mission is to help rural people help themselves. Kansas Profile was conceived to help achieve that mission.
Each week the program describes the ideas and achievements of a local leader or entrepreneur in a rural community. By providing positive recognition to such leaders and sharing their ideas, we hope to encourage these and other Kansans to build on their examples. In doing so, rural Kansas can be made an even better place to live and work.
On May 22, 1992, "Kansas Profile" went on the air for the first time. Kansas Profile is broadcast weekly on several stations: KMAN in Manhattan, WIBW in Topeka, KCLY/KFRM in Clay Center, KBUF in Garden City, KDCC/KONQ in Dodge City, KGGF in Coffeyville, KJRG/KOEZ in Newton, KKAN/KQMA in Phillipsburg, KNDY in Marysville, KNZA/KMZA in Hiawatha, and KUDL in Kansas City. On KMAN, the program airs at 7:20 a.m. each Saturday but you would need to check with the other stations for their local broadcast times.
The links on the left side of this page will bring up the complete text of every person profiled during the year indicated. The profiles describe the situation as of the time when the profile was written. In many cases there have been subsequent changes which would not be reflected in the profile.
The Huck Boyd Institute would like to thank the KKSU staff for their help and cooperation in making this program possible. Special thanks to Southwestern Bell for the Community Enrichment grant which funded the computer equipment making it possible to access these profiles on-line.
We know there are many more excellent and interesting examples across the state of Kansas. We encourage the public to provide us with suggestions of Kansas people, businesses or communities which would make an interesting profile.
There is one phrase which the reader will find in some form in every one of these profiles. The phrase is: "Making a difference."
We salute all those rural Kansans who are making a difference. There are thousands of these people across the state: volunteers, entrepreneurs, unheralded, unsung, who care enough to make the world around them a better place. Each day, in countless ways, big and small, they are making a difference at the grass-roots level.
Schedule of 2017-2018 Profiles:
- December 29 - Joy Miller, New Horizon Ranch, Rantoul, Part 1
- January 5 - Joy Miller, New Horizon Ranch, Rantoul, Part 2
- January 12 - Rosie Bosse, Author, Onaga
- January 19 - Walter Anderson, White Castle, St. Mary's
- January 26 - Trudy Rice, NACDEP, Lawrence
- February 2 - Russ Fulmer, Premium Meats, Belvue
- February 9 - Dane Hansen, Logan, Part 1
- February 16 - Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Logan, Part 2
- February 23 - John Montgomery, Daily Union, Junction City
- March 2 - Ryan Semmel, Geocaching, Mingo, Part 1
- March 9 - Ryan Semmel, Geocaching, Manhattan, Part 2
- March 16 - Greg Buser, KNZA FM Radio, Hiawatha
- March 23 - Omar Knedlik, ICEE, Barnes
- March 30 - Russell Disberger, Aspen Business Group, Wamego
- April 6 - Gary and Glennys Doane, Community Garden, Downs
- April 13 - Janet Carman, Cheyenne County Historical Society, St. Francis
- April 19 - Arden and Sally Vernon, EZE-Latch, Turon
- April 26 - Paul Friedrichs, United Mosquito & Fly Control, Bremen/Mission
- May 3 - Kristina Kaufman, Blythe Family Fitness, Pratt
- May 10 - Kejr Family, Kansas Beach and Events, Salina
- May 17 - Janis Whitham and Clay Whitham, Kentucky Derby, Leoti/McCracken
- May 24 - Ken Spurgeon, Home on the Range, Gaylord/Cedar
- May 31 - Cindy Falk and Julene DeRouchey, National Festival of Breads, Manhattan
- June 7 - Wayne and Millie Horlacher, Horlacher Jewelers, Colby, Part 1
- June 14 - Wayne and Millie Horlacher, Author, Colby, Part 2
- June 21 - Steve and Jane Fry, Elk Falls Pottery, Elk Falls
- June 28 - Earl Roemer, Nu Life Market, Scott City
- July 5 - Doug McKinney, Career Exploration, Beloit
- July 12 - Clyde Tombaugh, Pluto, Burdett, Part 1
- July 19 - Clyde Tombaugh, Pluto, Burdett, Part 2
- July 26 - Glen Fountain, Pluto, Arlington, Part 3
- August 2 - Adrienne Korson, Solar Eclipse, Doniphan County
- August 9 - Ben Schears, Northwest Tech, Goodland
- August 16 - Deb Mangelsdorf, A Dog's Purpose, Ashland Bottoms
- August 23 - Bonnie Bailey and Betty Green, Zenda-130th Anniversary Celebration, Part 1
- August 30 - Mike Molitor, Lumber Yard Steakhouse, Zenda, Part 2
- September 6, 2017 - Russell Disberger, Executive Education, Wamego
- September 13, 2017 - Matt Barten, Embruon, Salina
- September 20, 2017 - Jay Clark, Buffalo Soldiers, Wichita
- September 27, 2017 - Al Harris, Fowl Territory, Paxico
- October 4, 2017 - Kathy Youngquist, Farmers Markets, Perry-Lecompton
- October 11, 2017 - Scott Grover, Rodeo Announcer, Morrowville
- October 18, 2017 - Matt Crubel, Silver Creek Creative, Keats
- October 25, 2017 - Marci Penner, The Kansas Guidebook 2, Inman
- November 1, 2017 - Nate and Stacey Freitag, Free Day Popcorn, Belleville
- November 8, 2017 - Nilus Orth, Atom Pop, Bushton
- November 15, 2017 - Nancy Daniels and Nadine Sigle, First Impressions, Statewide
- November 22, 2017 - Brad Roth, Rural Church Author, Moundridge
- November 29, 2017 - Steve Cranford, WHISPER, Arkansas City/New York City
- December 6, 2017 - Tyson and Emily Mullen, Grant County Drug, Ulysses
- December 13, 2017 - Tyson and Emily Mullen, Next Door, Ulysses
- December 20, 2017 - John McCurry, McCurry Angus, Burrton
- December 27, 2017 - The Schoen Family, Downs/Overland Park
- January 3, 2018 - Cody Foster, Advisors Excel, Stockton/Topeka
- January 10, 2018 - Jake Worcester, Manhattan Meat Market, Manhattan
- January 17, 2018 - Mike James, C & R Railroad Museum, Phillipsburg
- January 24, 2018 - Kyle Bauer, KCLY Radio, Clay Center, Part 1
- January 31, 2018 - Kyle Bauer, KFRM Radio, Clay Center, Part 2
- February 7, 2018 - William Allen White, Emporia, Part 1
- February 14, 2018 - William Allen White, Emporia, Part 2
- February 21, 2018 - Chris White Walker, Emporia Gazette, Emporia,Part 3
- February 28, 2018 - Casey Cagle, Prairie Earth Tours, Emporia
- March 7, 2018 - John Jackson, International Agricultural Consultant, Great Bend
- March 14, 2018 - Dan Hohman, Sugar Creek Country Store, St Marys
- March 21, 2018 - Carly Whorton, Cecil K's, Holton
- March 28, 2018 - Deidre Knight, Council Grove Life Center, Council Grove
- April 4, 2018 - Marci Penner, Big Kansas Road Trip
- April 11, 2018 - Zack Schaffer, Schaffer Furniture, Jetmore
- April 18, 2018 - Dorothy DeLay, Historic Violin Instructor, Neodesha
- April 25, 2018 - Ray Essington, Music Teacher, Neodesha
- May 2, 2018 - Joel Russell, Cyclone Day, Codell, Part 1
- May 9, 2018 - Joel Russell, Cyclone Day, Codell, Part 2
- May 16, 2018 - Tiya Tonn, Farm to Fork, Butler County
- May 23, 2018 - Tim Brown, Nutritional Consultant, Westmoreland
- May 30, 2018 - Tony Salcido, REV-E3, Jewell
- June 6, 2018 - Ted Bender, Bender Steel, Whitewater
- June 13, 2018 - Jake Farrant, Kansas Turf, Meriden, Part 1
- June 20, 2018 - Pat Happer, Pharm House, Meriden, Part 2
- June 27, 2018 - Randall Tosh, Phoreus Biotechnology, Olathe
- July 4, 2018 - Harold and Jeanne Mertz, Agriculture Advocates, Zeandale, Part 1
- July 11, 2018 - Joe, Kim, Bob, and Mary Mertz, River Creek Farms, Zeandale, Part 2
- July 18, 2018 - Abram and Lincoln Mertz, LivestockDirect, Manhattan, Part 3