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Mom, son walk across Kansas for a cause

Dr. Sandra Billinger, center, and her son Michael Thomas, right, stopped for lunch beside a grain elevator at Dundee, Saturday during their walk across Kansas. For Saturday’s leg of the walk (from Larned to Great Bend), they were joined by Dr. Cary Savage, left, who is visiting family in Great ...

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A mother and son walking across Kansas find plenty of ways to pass the time between towns. There are friendly people to meet and historic markers to read, amazing sunrises/sunsets, and an occasional game of “tumbleweed toss” – where walking sticks are used like hockey sticks to pass tumbleweeds back and forth.


Dr. Sandra Billinger and her son Michael Thomas started their 570-mile walk at the western border of the state, just west of Coolidge, and plan to finish at the KU Medical Center campus near 39th Ave. and State Line Road in Kansas City, Kan., by June 7. But ...


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