Lucie Krisman

Lucie Krisman

Lucie Krisman graduated from the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas in the spring of 2021. She has reported on beats that include local government, business, and arts and culture. Before writing for the Pitch and the Lawrence Times, she previously worked as a City Hall reporter for the Eudora Times, an initiative out of the KU journalism school to provide community news to Eudora through student reporters. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she also remotely covered stories for the North Dakota Newspaper Association that were distributed to newspapers across the state. She has received awards from the Kansas Press Association for business, education and government reporting.

Members of the Association of Lincoln Presenters visit the Lecompton Historical Society on Saturday as part of the organization's annual conference. (Lucie Krisman for Kansas Reflector)

Horde of Lincolns celebrate Kansas’ anti-slavery roots in trip to Lecompton

By: - April 23, 2022

LECOMPTON — Abraham Lincoln(s) paid a visit to Lecompton’s Historical Society on Saturday — roughly 30 of them. The visitors were members of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, a group of men and women across the United States who enjoy portraying Abraham or Mary Todd Lincoln. “We are living historians, you might call us, or […]

Musicians perform during an April 9 fundraiser for the Midwest Music Foundation, a Kansas City nonprofit that providing wellness resources and connects musicians with venues. (Amber Hulet/Midwest Music Foundation)

‘Think of music as a nutrient:’ How a Kansas City nonprofit helps artists keep playing

By: - April 22, 2022

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Lucie Krisman has reported on beats that include local government, business, and arts and culture. Just under 15 years ago, a group of people banded together […]

Safer Classrooms Workgroup talks mental health, COVID-19 precautions in Kansas schools

By: - October 20, 2021

Kansas schools need mental health resources and continued precautions such as masking and testing, according to Wednesday’s Safer Classrooms Workgroup meeting. Marci Nielsen, chief COVID-19 coordination adviser to Gov. Laura Kelly, told the group the state’s daily COVID-19 cases have declined through October, along with testing and vaccinations. As of Wednesday, the Kansas Department of […]

Statewide efforts to preserve Santa Fe Trail highlight its 200 years

By: - October 17, 2021

This time last year, Lynda Fort got cabin fever. As a way to pass the time, she started driving along the Santa Fe Trail, beginning in Marion County and ending up in Rice County. It took three days of driving, and in that time she sought out all 67 of the markers in the southwest […]

Four Kansas hospitals fail to meet new federal standard for cost transparency

By: - August 26, 2021

Four medical providers in Kansas have yet to fully disclose their costs for services, violating a federal order that went into effect this year, according to a new report from a national advocacy group. Hundreds of hospitals across the United States have yet to comply with the rule, which requires online posting of costs for […]

‘Playing and loving it’: Wichita beep baseball team offers social connection for visually impaired

By: - July 25, 2021

When Ira Mills created the Wichita Association for Blind Athletes with the help of his wife and friends, the organization had a goal in mind: get Wichita’s visually impaired residents socially and recreationally involved in their community. Since 2017, WABA and its volunteers have found numerous ways to do that, from adaptive sports to seasonal […]