Independence Day Aftermath

Some post Independence Day questions triggered by the above photo…
Is Haysville deserved of its “white trash” reputation?
Would this scene make our founding Fathers proud?
Is this stupidity or ignoranance?
Would either of the above justify setting off fireworks on someone elses property and leaving the trash?
Do the people who did this even know what year the Declaration of Independence was signed let alone what it means?
Do the offenders pay property tax?
Do the offenders even pay income tax?
What if everybody did this?
What would Jesus do?
After I left the scene of the crime I thought to myself, what does this make me to stop, take pictures, fuss about it, then leave it?
Could I possibly have paid for a portion of these fireworks?

Guilt set in and I went back and picked up the trash.

Whats pictured above was just the tip of the iceberg.

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Could Haysville Be The Next City To Be Bought?

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For years Derbyites have been smugly residing in their nice little town in their nice little (sometimes large) homes having their yards nicely manicured while unbeknownst to them a lawn service company had bigger plans then just keeping the city well groomed.
According to the headline Derby will be bought by the Suburban Landscaping company.
Could Haysville be the next city to be bought by this landscaping company or will Haysville’s own Jojac’s or Klean Kut beat them to it?
I suppose their could be worse companies to buy your city than a lawn care company. Maybe someone should check out that peep hole at the steam’n weenies place and see what’s really going on in there. Are they really steaming weenies or planing a municipal take over?

Note to self: Klean Kut needs to be added to the K for C list.

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Read the Kansas.com article here.

Haysville – The Rodney Dangerfield Of Small Towns

Just like the late comedian, Haysville gets no respect.
At a recent Jeff Dunham show in Wichita, the ventriloquist/comedian likened Haysville to hell.
A show now running at the Mosley Street Melodrama is titled “The Dukes of Haysville or the Hazzards of Going Down South…of Wichita”. I haven’t seen the play but I’m sure it pokes fun at Haysville and the South end.

I could list all the derogatory names I’ve heard Haysville and it’s citizens called but I wont. You’ve probably heard them all too. Especially if you know someone from Derby.

When and why did Haysville get this reputation?

Just a few quotes I found on the internet referring to Haysville…

“I dont like Bobby and never will, hes fake and white trash. Hes from Haysville so that can tell you something.”

“Why do people call Haysville “The white trash capital of KS?” I’ve heard that many times. Maybe it doesn’t apply anymore after the tornado? Everything’s new. ”

“My vehicle stalls out if it crosses Douglas st. to the south. Whole different breed of folks down there.”

“because the Haysville white trash don’t care ”

“i went garage sale’n in haysville or shall i say redneck city”

“I live in Haysville, and wish I could move. People that live there are the dumbest, blue collar union people anyone could ever imagine… I can’t wait to see this hole get annexed into Wichita and all the rednecks kicked out”

“9/10 people down THERE don’t carry auto insurance. A dentist would starve in that town.”

“as the people there invoke trailer trash better than Haysville, Kansas”

What’s a Haysvillian to do? Defend yourself and your town from this bad reputation (deserved or not ) or embrace it?
The area band Soulicit chooses to embrace it in songs of there’s such as Dirty South.

The Dukes of Haysville or the Hazzards of Going Down South…of Wichita

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Jumping To Conclusions

The other night while driving by the Haysville Middle School, a vehicle in the parking lot caught my attention. It was a cute little white car with the word “Hawks” in giant red letters on the side. I couldn’t imagine an individual displaying the name of their kids middle school mascot so big and boldly on their personal vehicle. I thought only Chiefs fans did that. So I quickly concluded that this must be a USD 261 vehicle payed for with my tax dollars. I wondered who was driving this thing the principal? Argh!
The next day it just so happens that I spot the same or a similar vehicle at another location far from the middle school. Upon closer inspection I then realized my jump to a conclusion was a stupid one.
Do you know how this story ends?


Hawks Inter-State Pestmasters, Inc. Vehicle.

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Sign Of The Time… And Temp

Historic District Sign

There was a time long ago when a person would travel down Grand possibly not having a clue as to what the time and temperature was. Luckily due to advances in sign technology things have changed. For a while now our city has had a couple of electronic signs that display the time and temperature. Haysville State Bank had the first digital sign in town. The second one I believe was installed at City Hall to keep tabs of the West side time and temp. For a short period there was even a digital sign at the corner of Main and Grand to monitor time and temp changes while you waited at the light. Since then a Church at the East end of town has installed one. Earlier this year the city installed a digital sign by the entrance to the Historic Park to keep you up-to-date on time/temperature changes between the existing signs at City Hall and Intrust Bank.

New Sign at Alternative School

The current sign system works fine if you’re let’s say… going to City Hall to pay your water bill after having the number 1 combo deal for lunch at Sonic. But what if you need to go to Kwik Shop for gas and an Icee after leaving City Hall? Sure you know what the time and temp is when you leave City Hall but a lot can change between there and Kwik Shop. Lucky for you it looks like the School District is stepping up to fill that void West of City Hall. The old Grandlane shopping center sign is receiving an upgrade. As of this writing the sign is only flashing pretty designs and the manufacturers name but I’m willing to bet it won’t be long before the time and temp is displayed.


East End Church Sign

As colorful and flashy as these newest signs are, when it comes to digital signs in the area none of these hold a candle to the Mother of all digital signs the one at 63rd and Broadway.
If you would like to experience what a drive down Grand might have been like before the invention of the digital sign, drive down Main street. I don’t know why the city’s North/South street is being neglected when it comes to the time and temp.
Granted these signs can be used to display messages in addition to the time and temperature. One particular message on the East side church sign recently got my attention. Being a Church I wonder why they just didn’t stop at “Don’t Drink”?
Back in the day changing the message on a pre-digital sign meant a person getting a little exercise and fresh air. Especially if trying to keep the time and temp up to date (I don’t recall ever seeing this done though).
Misspellings couldn’t be blamed on simple typos.

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