Cindy Entriken is a person with strong likes and dislikes. She hates cooking, exercise, and hot weather. She loves being outdoors, gardening, and learning which explains the two master's degrees and the 31 hours toward a Ph.D. She adores cats and her two grandsons. And she can't go a day without reading — preferably mysteries, nonfiction, history, novels, almost anything she can get her hands on. In her spare time, Cindy rehabs old houses in her hometown of Lincoln and writes an occasional column for the Lincoln Sentinel Republican. Cindy lives in Wichita with her husband, Jim Hammer, one rescue dog and three cats. She is the author of "Ila's War," the true story of the first 26 years of the life of her great aunt, Ila Armsbury.
While the Ku Klux Klan in Kansas, like elsewhere across the country, purported to support decency, the family and white supremacy, it was also a vehicle for attacking business rivals and members of the Catholic Church. I know this as fact because my great grandfather, Ira Armsbury, had a run-in with the Klan in Lincoln […]