Popular Kan. farm to close

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -

After nearly a century of  pumpkin patches an corn mazes Wichita’s Cox Farm will close soon.

Ron and Vickie Stein, third-generation owners of the farm, announced  they will close the 92-year-old farm in late September or October.

The Steins, who have operated the farm for 12 years, are retiring. Both are 71 years old.

Ron Stein says the couple has worked seven days a week for their entire lives and they have had enough.

Stein said the property has already drawn interest, with some wanting to keep it a farm and some wanting something else on the site.

Ron Stein’s grandparents, Roy and Daisy Cox, started Cox Farm in 1926.