A military plane stands in front of the hangar during a fly-in.

Historic hangar preserved by determined sisters

The historic hangar barely escapes demolition Renner Field’s barrel hangar was a 1934 Works Progress Administration (WPA) project and it was nearly demolished. In 2006, then-Goodland City Manager Wayne Hill estimated restoration costs at $150,000 to $200,000. He said it wasn’t “historic enough” to save. Watson Hevner’s daughters stepped in. Hevner managed the airport from…

Rural Free Delivery

Rural Free Delivery, the farmers’ lifeline

As America struggled to climb out of the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration explored ways to put people to work. One of these programs, The Treasury Section for Painting and Sculpture, employed artists to produce public art, including the mural Rural Free Delivery in the Goodland Post Office, 124 E. 11th Street. Federal building…