Dec 02, 2019 9:10 PM

After 21-year absence, BAK coming back to Hutchinson

Posted Dec 02, 2019 9:10 PM

By: Rod Zook

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Biking Across Kansas, or BAK, is coming through Hutchinson next year. 

The annual bicycle ride across the state will be held June 6 through June 13 with the stop in Hutchinson on June 9. The last time BAK came to Hutchinson was 1999. Riders will make the stop after traveling from St John. From here, they will go on to Hillsboro. The ride to Hillsboro will also feature the one optional century ride that will take cyclists over a 100-mile route instead of the pre-designated 56-mile trek.

The route will also take riders through Sylvia, Plevna, Abbyville, Partridge, Buhler and Hesston. The other overnight towns include Syracuse, Holcomb, Spearville, St. John, Hillsboro, Olpe and Ottawa. 

This 46th year of BAK ends at the Missouri border just east of Louisburg. Registration is underway at

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Dec 02, 2019 9:10 PM
Police: Missing Inman man found safe

Andrus photo courtesy Inman Police

MCPHERSON COUNTY — A missing man from Inman, the subject of a statewide Silver Alert has been found and is safe.

The Inman Police Department reported that 70-year-old Richard W. Andrus was located safely overnight in Rice County

Authorities released no additional details.


MCPHERSON COUNTY – The Inman Police Department requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) issue a statewide Silver Alert for a missing Inman man.


The whereabouts of Richard W. Andrus, 70, are unknown, and the public’s assistance is requested to help locate him.

Andrus is a 70-year-old white male, 5 ft. 11 in., 193 lbs. He is bald and has blue eyes. Andrus was last seen wearing a green jacket and jeans. He was last known to be driving a red 2013 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, with Vietnam Veteran tag 5123, heading in an unknown direction. Last point of contact with Andrus was at his home in Inman, Kan. at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1.

Andrus did possibly use his credit card at a Casey’s convenience store in Ellsworth, Kan. on Sunday evening. He does suffer from dementia. If you see Richard Andrus, or his vehicle, please immediately call 620-245-1266.