Ayron Lewallen, KSN News Wichita

Ayron Lewallen

KSN News Wichita

Wichita, KS, United States

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Past articles by Ayron:

Kansas farmers say that planting crops isn’t the only struggle in this drought

EL DORADO, Kan. (KSNW) — Parts of Kansas saw rain on Thursday, Sept. 22, but farmers say it won’t be enough to help out in the long run. One farmer says the drought is impacting crop production this year. Gordon Stands, the owner of Stands Farm, says that this year is the driest he’s ever […] → Read More

Former Wichita teacher remembers Sept. 11

September 11 is now a day to remember for people across the country. It has now been 21 years since the 9-11 terror attacks on United States soil. Many remember exactly what they were doing and the emotions they felt that day. → Read More

USD 259 parents wish there were more options ahead of metal detector proposal

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Director of Safety Services for USD 259 will propose automated screening devices to replace metal detectors at all city high schools on Monday, Sept. 12. This comes after five handguns were found in the first four weeks of this school year. “It’s just amazing that it’s happening at multiple schools. It’s […] → Read More

Wichita basketball fans excited to meet basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal

NBA Superstar Shaquille O’Neal slam dunked his way into Wichita this weekend to promote a great cause. The Hoops for Literacy basketball game is a fundraiser to raise money to provide literary resources to underprivileged Kansas youth. → Read More

Kansas state parks seeing slower traffic during Labor Day weekend

Labor Day weekend marks the last holiday of summer. Many people are flocking to state parks for one last celebration, but the crowds are not as big as in years past. → Read More

Black Restaurant Week recognizes Wichita Black-owned restaurants

This week, one national organization is recognizing what’s good across the country. Black Restaurant Week is a national initiative to connect locals to locally Black-owned eateries and runs from September 2 to 11. → Read More

Kansas family reunites with army cadet’s remains 70 years after his passing

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — It’s a reunion seven decades in the making. A Kansas soldier is back in the Sunflower State years after he was killed in combat in Germany. “Excited” isn’t usually a word people use when a loved one passes, but that’s the emotion the Dorsey family felt when they were reunited with […] → Read More

Community leaders and activists remember the life of Rep. Gail Finney

An outpouring of condolences and support for the family of Representative Gail Finney. The long-time Kansas state representative died this weekend at 63. Some who knew her best call her a warrior, a mentor and a true champion for her constituents. → Read More

Orpheum hosts “Smokey and the Bandit” celebration

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – “Smokey and the Bandit” received a nod in remembrance on Friday. Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre decided to host a special screening in honor of its 45th-anniversary screening. At the event, fans could find a replica of the car from the film, several food trucks, games, and prizes. “Smokey and the Bandit” was […] → Read More

Evergy hosts community meeting for 17th Street transmission upgrades

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Community members in northeast Wichita are expected to share their concerns about power pole upgrades in their neighborhood on Thursday night. A few years ago, some Wichitans were outraged after Evergy put up massive power poles in Riverside and A. Price Woodard/Murdock neighborhoods. The power company is hoping to avoid that happening […] → Read More

Reno County community supports Jones family with Field Night

The Reno County community came together on Saturday to pour in more support for the Jones family. The Nickerson family was hit by a car in Kentucky recently, and people from the county and surrounding areas hoped to raise money for Ava and her mom, Amy, who will come home soon. → Read More

Woman shares experience after driver hits 3 people, 10+ cars at Club Rodeo concert

After Thursday night’s concert at Club Rodeo, one woman is sharing her experience. Police confirmed there was a fight inside the venue before a man went outside and got into his car and drove into about a dozen cars. Three people were hit but no one was critically hurt. → Read More

Early voting satellite locations close Saturday, more than 1,000 voters cast ballots daily

Early voting at satellite locations across Sedgwick County ended on Saturday. Some voters said they wanted to make sure they avoided the long lines on Tuesday, August 2. Traffic at the Sedgwick County Extension Office was steady and poll workers estimate they saw more than 1,000 people every day who cast their ballots. → Read More

Early voting is underway, some waiting for almost an hour to vote

Early voting is underway across Sedgwick County, and 16 new polling sites opened on Thursday. The lines were full of people taking advantage of casting their ballots early at the newly opened satellite polling stations. → Read More

Simple maintenance may be key to avoiding hefty new car payments

Inflation is driving the cost of new cars up, and some car buyers are choosing costly maintenance on their old rides along with other options to keep their vehicle on the road. → Read More

Downtown Wichita business owners revving engines for Automobilia

The annual Automobilia Car show is a big event for downtown Wichita. More than 1,000 cars hit the streets this year, and business owners are happy about the revenue this event brings in for them as well. → Read More

New local business owners thrive in pandemic and supply chain issues

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW)–Wichita’s small business community set up shop this weekend at the historic downtown Union Station for the BuyICT Summer Market, a collaborative event with Bringing it Black and Women Empowered Market. Some business owners said despite the pandemic and supply chain issues they are thriving. → Read More

Wichitans protest Supreme Court’s Roe. v. Wade ruling

Protest across the country are happening following Friday’s landmark 5-4 Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe. v. Wade. Wichita organizers hosted protests and rallies on Saturday as well. → Read More

JuneteenthICT prioritizing reinvesting in Wichita’s Black community though service

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — JuneteenthICT organizers know the weekend is full of events for people to celebrate the holiday, but they also make sure to pump money back into those who support their efforts. Organizers are proud to say reinvesting in Wichita’s black community is at the root of everything they do. → Read More

4-day JuneteenthICT celebration begins in Wichita Friday

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — This weekend’s JuneteenthICT celebrations begin in Wichita on Friday, June 17, kicking off a four-day event. The JuneteenthICT committee said recognizing the holiday federally allowed the celebration to expand its programming, and they’re forging a new path with new events this year and some staples returning. From a parade to nightly concerts, […] → Read More