Content about Wichita

March 24, 2014

Like most Americans, the editorial staff of HCN has been watching a lot of basketball lately. It’s all part of the national tradition known as March Madness, the 64-team single-elimination tournament designed to break your heart and bust your bracket.

January 21, 2014

The scent of freshly baked sugar cookies helped a Wichita, Kan., flooring retailer earn respect from its peers. 

Star Flooring, an independently owned shop in Wichita, Kan., took home the Gold Standard Award from the World Floor Covering Association.

The award includes a $5,000 check. 

October 31, 2012

Jim’s Builders Hardware in Wichita, Kan., is closing after more than three decades, according to an article in The Wichita Eagle.

“We’re just closing because of the economy,” owner Jeanne McKiernan told the paper. “It’s really a melancholy situation. We didn’t want to close.”

April 25, 2012

Tulsa, Okla.-based Mill Creek has plans to open a showroom, door shop and truss manufacturing plant in northern Wichita, Kan., according to an article in the Wichita Eagle.

Jeff Dunn, Mill Creek’s president, told the newspaper he’s “cautiously optimistic” about the city and wants to position the company for the inevitable upturn in new-home building.

January 13, 2011

Eco-stamp: A good idea
The following letter is a response to “iLevel promotes an easy eco-labeling option with SFI.”

January 10, 2011
October 13, 2008

The national chain of lumberyards will not pursue plans to build a store in Wichita,...

October 1, 2008

Incoming chairman Paul Hylbert serves as CEO of ProBuild, the nation’s largest pro dealer. The...