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He walked into the dimly lit theater in Emporia and it was obvious he had been there before.

The front desk personnel knew his name and gave him free rein to walk around the theater and utilize a quiet room for an interview.

“I helped restore this place,” Casey Cagle said. raids hung down past his shoulders and covered his Prairie Earth Tours patch that covered his heart.

Standing about six feet tall, he sported a brown fedora that shielded the top of his head. His two braids hung down past his shoulders and covered his Prairie Earth Tours patch that covered his heart.

The theater that he helped restore was the meeting ground for that day’s tour group. The Granada was in bad shape and headed toward a complete teardown before a group of investors decided to give it a facelift. Cagle was one of the people who decided to jump in and get his hands dirty during the restoration — one of the first projects he got involved in when he moved back to Emporia to start his own business.


The recap of the symphony in the flint hills 2019.

Laura Mead joined nearly 7,000 people in the middle of a Flint Hills pasture Saturday evening singing “Home on the Range” just as the sun dipped behind the hills.

For many, the tradition is a favorite moment of Symphony in the Flint Hills, but for long-time attendees, it’s more than a moment. “That communal singing that brings that synthesis at the end, there’s just an amazing energy that comes from that,” she said.

Mead, from Dover, said the Symphony is an opportunity for people to gather around nature and music. “It’s an opportunity for people to come out in nature and really just connect with each other and connect with the land in this unified event,” she said.


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