The Wichita Buzz: Vol. 1 Iss. 3 – Dresses, Championships and Zeke


Happy Friday! It’s February 10, and we’re here with our new recap of what’s taken place in Wichita over the past week.

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The Belldozer
Wichita native and Bishop Carroll High School graduate, Blake Bell, is currently in Glendale, Arizona as he prepares for his second trip to the Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs. (More)

Gavin Is Super Bowl Bound
Blake Bell isn’t the only person heading to the Super Bowl? Make-A-Wish kid Gavin, a 12-year-old battling a nervous system disorder, will be making the trip along with 16 other wish kids. (More)


Valley Center MVP: Zeke
The Valley Center Middle School eighth grade boys basketball team’s manager, Zeke Isaacs, got his moment of glory this week. On Monday night, Zeke, who has down syndrome, scored the team’s first basket of the games with a picture-perfect mid range shot. (More)

You Get A Dress, You Get A Dress, You Get A Dress
I remember watching a Saved by the Bell episode where Kelly Kapowski couldn’t afford a dress. Had she went to Andover Central, perhaps it wouldn’t have been an issue. Insert Andover Central senior and Prom Dress Drive organizer, McKinnley Evans. Through the Prom Drive Dress, the cost doesn’t have to keep students from having a chance to go out with friends and celebrate a memorable night. (More)

Can I Get An Encore?
The Wichita Orpheum’s 1922 Encore Year-End Drive closed with $158,910 raised. A huge chunk of that came from Roger and Jaki Scholfield of Scholfield Honda, who once again offered a challenge match of $50,000. (More)


More Road Construction Headed to Wichita
The Wichita City Council has approved a blueprint which will bring some changes to the downtown streets of Wichita. Main, Market and Topeka will be converted to two-way streets and Broadway and Waterman will undergo slim down, replacing four lanes of traffic with two lanes and a wide median. (More)

Envision This
The Envision Arts Gallery has opened with two new exhibits. The artists are back! Friday marked the 2023 opening of new exhibits at the Envision Arts Gallery; one of which is GOLDEN REPAIR and honors Black History Month. (More)

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> Kid who ran onto the Wichita TopGolf driving range location goes viral on Golf Digest, SportsCenter and more.

Gentleman barricades himself inside McDonald’s bathroom.

> Shockers once again blow another double digit lead

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Why The Wichita Buzz? If you’re curious as to why it’s called The Wichita Buzz, let’s bring up the idea of civic journalism also known as public journalism. A major component of public journalism seeks to treat readers and community members as participants. Writers are to view events from the citizen’s perspective rather than that of the media. One of the fathers of public journalism is W. Davis “Buzz” Merritt Jr. who happened to be a former editor of The Wichita Eagle.

I believe in sharing stories as if I’m speaking with friends. Telling them through the eyes of someone who considers themselves part of the general public. And with that, The Wichita Buzz is a nod to public journalism and to Merritt.


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