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Here’s a recollection by 1964 PHS graduate Nancy Keller Kincaid that, for me, brought both joy and heartbreak. Experiencing Pittsburg, on both the whole length of Broadway and the downtown side streets, was really something back before the mall, big box stores and Amazon arrived. more
The rainbow’s end
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Irish legend has it that there’s a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow. If that’s so, then I would expect to find a rainbow ending at 308 N. Walnut every day — because there’s no greater treasure than a library full of books. Here are some of the latest pieces of gold we recently added to the collection. more
Steady drip
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A steady water drip can drill a hole through a rock over time. There is power in a steady drip. This timeless truth was written about as far back as the fifth century when classical writer, Choerilus of Samos, wrote, 'with persistence a drop of water hollows out the stone.' There is a great investment strategy in this thought, as well. It's the consistent investing of the same dollar amount on the same day each month or quarter automatically in what is called dollar-cost averaging. more
Isn’t she lovely
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I listen to the radio while I work in my shop. Actually, it’s not strictly the radio: It is a radio station on my Alexa. In any case, it’s a classic rock station. This is stuff I listened to in my twenties. more
School basketball games: Then and now
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For the past several weeks I have been listening to high school and college basketball results and have even attended a few games on each level. As I watch the athletes, cheerleaders and the crowd at high school and college games, I think about how things have changed over the years. more
Pittsburg's 'sticky' vision
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On Thursday, we reported that nearly 100 city residents recently came together to participate in a planning session for Spruce Up Pittsburg. The event exemplifies what makes Pittsburg, well, Pittsburg. It was the kind of front-page news that we were excited to share. more
I was all smiles reading Phil Burgert’s “From Our History” column in which he reported that, 50 years ago last fall, Beat poet, Allen Ginsberg, and his professor poet father, Louis, came to Pittsburg to read poetry in KSC’s Carney Hall. more
Three large daily newspapers in Alabama shuttered their presses on Sunday after one last print run. The Huntsville Times, Birmingham News and Mobile Press-Register are no more. more
Lowe’s Grocery & Mercantile, part 3
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Here is the final excerpt from a memoir by Norma Lee (Lowe) Bird about small town life in Hepler, Kansas centered around a family grocery store and other businesses 1946 - 1954. — J.T.K. more
Five-star author
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There’s nothing quite as exciting as finding a new author who writes books that are so good that you: a) can’t put them down; b) continuously recommend them to others; and c) anxiously await news that a new book will soon be published. more
Creating a win-win scenario
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There are folks out there who believe everything is negotiable and don’t like their beliefs challenged. more
Stay down
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"Which part of Walmart is the most profitable?" I was a college intern at the Branson, Missouri Walmart, and the store manager had just asked me this question. Of course, I answered, "electronics or automotive." But, he said, "it's the clothes, don't ever forget it's those clothes that pay our salaries because they have the biggest profit margin." Profits matter. more
‘Are you a caring person?’
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If someone asked you if you are a “caring person,” what would your answer be? I am pretty sure you would say, “Yes, I am. I care about others.” Now for the next question. What does “caring” really mean? more
Looking at the stars
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The days are getting longer. This has been so since before Christmas, but the daily changes have been so small as to avoid notice. But around the middle of February--around Saint Valentine’s Day--the daily changes become larger. more
'Requium' still doesn't quite say it
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In a couple weeks it will be seven years since Laura Stocker's family and friends gathered by the hundreds to say their goodbyes and pay their final respects. A number of her clients were in attendance as well - such was her impact on this world. She wasn’t just full of life. She was full of kindness and joy - both of which she shared with everyone she's ever known. more
I’m willing to bet that, like me, a lot of Chiefs fans reading this found themselves both ecstatic and depleted for a few days after the Super Bowl — as the ‘cardiac kids’ again came back to win in the final seconds. more
Diversity, equity and inclusion
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Citizens of Pittsburg, we have an opportunity to make a difference in the quality of life both for ourselves and for all residents of Pittsburg. Imagine Pittsburg, a citizen-driven visioning effort, is now going through an update process called IP3.0. Right now until the end of February it is hosting an online survey where you can give your opinion. You find it at www.surveymonkey.com/r/HQ8SSBC more
New columnists on deck for 'Perspectives'
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I suppose one might say Ann Coulter was the last straw. (And thanks to Nelson Toburen for the letter!) But honestly, this reset of our daily Perspectives section has been in the works for several weeks. more
How we remember our presidents
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I read Lois Carlson's excellent article on President's Day yesterday. She reminded us that decisions by our Presidents can and will affect our individual lives for years to come.  FDR's push for Social Security in 1935 and John Kennedy's passion for space exploration are both examples of how presidential decisions made years ago continue to affect us in many ways. more
Lowe’s Grocery & Mercantile, part 2
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The following is the second excerpt from a memoir by Norma Lee (Lowe) Bird about Lowe's Grocery & Mercantile in Hepler beginning in 1946. It continues her look at small town life centered around a small grocery store and other businesses. Poignant scenes that were duplicated all through rural Kansas. Last week I mistakenly wrote that Norma Lee now lives in Oswego. It’s Ottawa. — J.T.K. more
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