THE WICHITA BUZZ
Happy Friday! It’s March 10, and we’re here with our new recap of what’s taken place in Wichita over the past week.
This week features probably my favorite story so far in doing The Wichita Buzz!
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Wichita West Warriors
The Wichita West High girl’s basketball team had their season cut short this year because they didn’t have enough players to field a team. That didn’t stop them from trying, as the team continued to practice as a team despite having their season canceled. The Golden State Warriors got a whim of this story and invited them to a game in Oklahoma City Thunder. The six ladies on the West High team got to meet head coach Steve Kerr along with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson in the locker room. (More)
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The Wichita West high school girls basketball team persevered through a difficult season.
The Golden State Warriors took notice 💙 💛
( 🎥 @tayloreldridge, @warriors) pic.twitter.com/BG3WYCyK6i
— espnW (@espnW) March 9, 2023
National Essay Competition Winner
An eighth-grade student from Colby was recognized as the winner of a national essay competition, earning the honor above thousands of her peers across the U.S. (More)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of ICT
Any time Harrison Ford is in town, I think part of Wichita goes crazy. He was back in town this week and that meant sightings people shared. (More)
Wichita Winery Closes
The first urban winery in town, Jenny Dawn Cellars, announced they have closed shop following a string of misfortunes that led to their closure. Owner Jennifer McDonald though, is making one last plea to those who want to help her restart the business. (More)
Introducing The RedHawks
Wichita North High officially unveiled their new school logo for the RedHawks which was created by North High graduate, Bill Gardner. What do you think? (More)
Arkansas River Going Dry
A new study predicts that the Arkansas River flow will decrease about 28% by the end of the 21st century if greenhouse gas emissions continue at a high rate. (More)
The IRS will open the Wichita Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) on Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 555 N. Woodlawn Blvd., Building 4. The IRS says the special opening is part of its efforts to improve service this tax season. During the special opening, taxpayers can receive face-to-face help from IRS employees without an appointment. (More)
No Surge In Pricing at Riverfront Stadium
The prices keep dropping for Wichita Wind Surge games. On top of tickets, the Wind Surge announced a slew of savings and happy hours to make it more affordable to attend a game this year. (More)
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