Quantcast

Kansas Town Quadruples in Population During Music Nights - KOAM TV 7

Kansas Town Quadruples in Population During Music Nights

Updated:
MILDRED, KS -

Every third Saturday of the month, the small town of Mildred Kansas comes to life for music night at "The Mildred Store."
  The event attracts more than four times the town's population.. 

Loren Lance, one of the owners introduces people to the routine at the mic. He announced, "Well, welcome to Mildred Kansas. It's music night in Mildred every third Saturday night of the month. We play live country music for the community and they come from everywhere. Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Kansas City, Fort Scott, Kansas, El Dorado Springs. We got people from everywhere here."

Regina Lance explained the meaning of the store to herself and the community. "The store, when I was a kid was Charlie Brown's and his wife was Lucile and people didn't believe me that I was buying Charlie Brown's Store. And since I grew up in the area,  I knew a lot of the traditions and things that went with it. And so I've tried to bring those things back to our rural community. The population here is about twenty-two people and we max out here about one hundred sixty every third Saturday."

Regina has done other events to support the community too. In March, she and others stocked the store with used and new dresses, shoes and jewelry to sell for a dime a piece for girls to use at proms.  Music nights are just another way to support the community. 

Trisha Hester comes to enjoy the music and company. She said,  "I think people are hungry for good ole times. You know people are tired of commercial stuff and tired of the rat traps in the cities. I think they just like the country, the country fun."

Calvin Adams is a patron of the event. He explained, "This is home. I was born and raised within three miles from here and this store has been here for all my life. They're keeping this town alive. If Loren and Regina weren't here this town would probably die."
 

The next music night will be held on Saturday, May 19th.

(Koam's Kaden Milner contributed to  this story.)

  • NewsMore>>

  • #15 Pitt State Tops UNK, Takes Over 1st Place in MIAA

    #15 Pitt State Tops UNK, Takes Over 1st Place in MIAA

    Saturday, September 22 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-09-23 03:12:57 GMT

    With Northwest Missouri's loss to UCO Saturday, the Gorillas are the only undefeated team in the league through four weeks of the season. 

    More >>

    With Northwest Missouri's loss to UCO Saturday, the Gorillas are the only undefeated team in the league through four weeks of the season. 

    More >>
  • Wyandotte Nation Searches for New Police Chief

    Wyandotte Nation Searches for New Police Chief

    Friday, September 21 2018 3:46 PM EDT2018-09-21 19:46:24 GMT
    Ken MurphyKen Murphy

    The Wyandotte Nation is searching for the next Chief of Police, according to the Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma. Ken Murphy has resigned his position as Chief of Police of the Wyandotte Nation Tribal Police Department (WNTPD) after serving in the position for nine years. Officer Faron Lee, who has served with the department for eleven years, will serve as Interim Police Chief.

    More >>

    The Wyandotte Nation is searching for the next Chief of Police, according to the Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma. Ken Murphy has resigned his position as Chief of Police of the Wyandotte Nation Tribal Police Department (WNTPD) after serving in the position for nine years. Officer Faron Lee, who has served with the department for eleven years, will serve as Interim Police Chief.

    More >>
  • President Trump Speaks at Rally in Springfield, MO

    President Trump Speaks at Rally in Springfield, MO

    Friday, September 21 2018 9:37 PM EDT2018-09-22 01:37:05 GMT

    President Trump is scheduled to arrive at Springfield-Branson National Airport in Missouri at 4:45 PM CDT on September 21st, 2018. He's set to participate in a roundtable with supporters around 5:30 p.m. (closed press). Following the roundtable, the President will hold a "Make America Great Again Rally" at the JQH Arena at 6:30 PM CDT (685 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway). KOAM and FOX14 will live stream the rally on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/koamfox14/ Twee...

    More >>

    President Trump is scheduled to arrive at Springfield-Branson National Airport in Missouri at 4:45 PM CDT on September 21st, 2018. He's set to participate in a roundtable with supporters around 5:30 p.m. (closed press). Following the roundtable, the President will hold a "Make America Great Again Rally" at the JQH Arena at 6:30 PM CDT (685 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway). KOAM and FOX14 will live stream the rally on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/koamfox14/ Twee...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.