Emily Younger, KSN News Wichita

Emily Younger

KSN News Wichita

Wichita, KS, United States

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Recent articles by Emily:

Three Kansas sisters reach century mark, celebrate 104, 102 and 100 birthday

ATWOOD, Kan. (KSNW) – Some call it rare. They call it a blessing. Three Kansas sisters have reached 100 years old. “I guess. I have been around a while,” laughed Lucy Pochop. “We are getting up there,” added Frances Kompus. “I am thankful for us girls being together all the time, my parents and my […] → Read More

Wichita’s Christmas Lady returns, decorates in honor of late husband Don Hall

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The spirit of Christmas has returned to the home and heart of Linda Hall. Hall, better known as Fluffy or the Crazy Christmas Lady, has always had a passion for the holidays. “Oh, the lights. The music,” said Linda. “I love it. Makes you feel like a kid.” The kid in […] → Read More

Kansas female earns top spot in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KSNW) – A Kansas female’s perseverance and hard work have earned her top honors in not one, but two leadership organizations. “It’s just a matter of consistency, patience, and making sure you have motivation,” said Lacy Bower. Bower, 20, is the recipient of the Girl Scouts Gold Award. She has also earned her […] → Read More

Beer-lovin’ softball team raises spirits and funds for Kansas community

GARDEN PLAIN, Kan. (KSNW) – What started as a beer-drinking softball league more than a decade ago has turned into a fundraising machine. “They go hand in hand. There is nothing wrong with drinking beer and raising money at the same time,” said Michael Scheer. “We decided, hey, why don’t we hang out more, and […] → Read More

Wichita’s Miracle League knocks inclusion out of the park

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A City of Wichita baseball league is giving individuals with disabilities the opportunity to play the sport in an adaptive way. Miracle League, now in its twelfth year, recently wrapped up its first fall season with more than 60 players, making up six teams. “It’s simple. It’s not complicated. They just […] → Read More

Walking Patriot: Kansas soldier uses TikTok fame to inspire kindness

UDALL, Kan. (KSNW) – A Kansas man is garnering national attention for his patriotism and positive outlook on life. “I would say that my ultimate goal would be just spreading inspiration, spreading love, and bringing unity,” said Derek Redenius. Redenius, a Udall native, joined the National Guard in March of 1998. He was just 17 […] → Read More

11 year old’s jewelry-making skills send Kansas veterans to D.C.

SABETHA, Kan. (KSNW) – Call her the boss. A Sabetha middle schooler is using her love for jewelry to raise money for the Kansas Honor Flight. “I just like having, like letting people have a smile on their face. It just makes me feel good,” said Avery Herrmann. Avery, 11, started making earrings several years […] → Read More

Kansas veteran jumps out of an airplane to celebrate his upcoming 90th birthday

Jumping out of planes is nothing new for Jim Pike. → Read More

Wichita mom after 11-year-old girl is shot: ‘I was in shock thinking I was going to lose her’

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The mother of 11-year-old McKayla Kester, who was shot as the result of a drive-by shooting, said she feared for her daughter’s life. “I heard my daughter screaming and went in there,” said McKayla’s mom. “I was checking her body to see if she was ok and I lifted her shirt […] → Read More

What do nuns and alpacas have in common? Visit this Kansas farm to find out

BARTON COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – Imagine a secluded 80-acre farm situated along the back roads of western Kansas. As you walk onto the land, you are greeted by the sounds of the wind, the birds chirping, and the occasional insect flying about. “Peacefulness isn’t something we conjure up. It’s already here and we kind of […] → Read More

From firehouse to concert venue, Kansas fire chief wears multiple hats

COLBY, Kan. (KSNW) – A Kansas firefighter is doing much more than protecting his community; he spreads joy through music. Colby Fire Chief Bob McLemore spends the majority of his day answering emergency calls. When he’s not at the firehouse, he is either planning or preparing for Colby’s bluegrass festival, Pickin’ on the Plains, or […] → Read More

Thrift store find: Wichita woman discovers late brother’s 1950s canteen

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Was it fate or a coincidence? “It just gave me cold chills. I was in shock,” said Mary Alldritt. Alldritt, a Wichita native, is still in awe after discovering a piece of family history she did not even know was missing. “We started just cruising around and the next thing you […] → Read More

Positive Connections: Wichita teen saves mom’s life

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A Wichita teen is being hailed a hero for his quick action following his mom’s sudden health scare. “I never thought in a million years I would ever do it,” said Darrius Smith. Darrius, 17, is referring to using the life-saving skills he learned in the Greater Wichita YMCA’s Job Prep […] → Read More

100-year-old theatre brings new life to Kansas town

KINGMAN (KSNW) – A century-old theatre is bringing new life and new people to a Kansas town. “It doesn’t matter how young or how old you are. You still get that excitement and that nostalgic feeling when you walk in the door. You realize this is a place of value, history, and fun and excitement,” […] → Read More

Positive Connections: 100-year-old theatre brings new life to Kansas town

KINGMAN, Kan. (KSNW) – A century-old theatre is bringing new life and new people to a Kansas town. “It doesn’t matter how young or how old you are. You still get that excitement and that nostalgic feeling when you walk in the door. You realize this is a place of value, history, and fun and […] → Read More

Positive Connections: Former Kansas EMT puts plea on social media, can you donate a kidney?

HAYSVILLE, Kan. (KSNW) – A former EMT and EMS lieutenant is hoping the power of social media will help save his life. “It’s kind of hard to ask for something like that. It’s a big ask,” said Shawn Lamm. Lamm, 45, was diagnosed with chronic renal failure several years ago. However, it wasn’t until late […] → Read More

Positive Connections: Peabody donut lady wowing tastebuds with unique recipe

PEABODY, Kan. (KSNW) – A donut made out of mashed potatoes? A Peabody woman is using a decades-old recipe to raise money and spread joy. “I think they taste good, but everyone has their own opinion,” said Marilyn. Marilyn Jones, 88, has called Peabody home for 60 years. She’s been whipping up what she calls […] → Read More

Positive Connections: Wichita’s Watermelon Man puts passion into produce

HAYSVILLE, Kan. (KSNW) – Sporting a pair of overalls, standing outside his antique Ford truck filled with freshly picked watermelons is Kenneth Simmons. The 88 year old may just be one of the most recognizable salesmen in south Wichita. The second-generation watermelon farmer, known to many as the Watermelon Man, has made a name for […] → Read More

Positive Connections: Cimarron soda fountain outlasts taste of time

CIMARRON, Kan. (KSNW) – A long-time favorite is serving up more than sweet treats in the small town of Cimarron, Kan. The scrumptious smells tickle your nose as you enter Remember When Antiques and Ice Cream at the corner of Main Street and Highway 400. Your eyes go directly to the soda fountain counter placed […] → Read More

Police respond to a deadly shooting in south Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police are on the scene of a deadly shooting in the area of East Blake Street and Laura Street. Sedgwick County dispatch told KSN the shooting call came out around 9 p.m. on Sunday. It is unclear if anyone is in custody or what took place leading up to the […] → Read More