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As a child, my gorgeous wife couldn't hit a softball, but she did master the Yo-yo "walk the dog" trick. Somehow that talent never came up on our first date. Maybe not walk the dog, but we have seen … more
Relationships are the key
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The growth that Pittsburg has experienced would not be possible without strategic partnerships. Our partners have been large and small private businesses, federal and State agencies, and other … more
California here I come
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I was interviewed on campus by a Lockheed recruiter who was looking for people to work in Sunnyvale, California, on the Navy’s underwater launched missile program. Hearing about any previous … more
Nice half
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"We can still eat the good half." When I was a boy, I didn't love peeling potatoes. One time, I showed my Poppy the bad spots on the potato I was peeling, hoping I could toss it. But he said to cut … more
‘To infinity and beyond’
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Fifty-four years ago this week people around the world were glued to their television sets, watching as US astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon.  … more
Leveraged for growth
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Over the last ten years Pittsburg has seen investments in major projects of almost $600 million. That is significant for a town of around 20,000 residents – around $30,000 per person. So where does … more
Time in a bottle
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If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I'd like to do, is to save every day 'til eternity passes away just to spend them with you. — Jim Croce Last week’s column about Walt … more
The words of a sad country song
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Music has an amazing power to move your emotions. In my case, country music can have a strong effect on me. The other day one snuck up on me. It was a song that is at least a decade old … more
A recent CBS Sunday Morning (7-2-23) story emphasized the importance of small-town newspapers much like the Morning Sun being taken over by local ownership and shining a light on local and state … more
Feminism is a capitalist invention
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Gk Chesterton said that… “feminism is mixed up with a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands.” I’m bringing this quote … more
Sharing praise for Library’s Sing-A-Long
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Dear Editor, I just want to share my sincere thank you to the Pittsburg Public Library, Carol Robb, J.T. Knoll and anyone else who helped with the Sing-A-Long held at the Library on Sunday. What … more
Losing the dollar as the world's currency
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"We can always take it back." I don't know when my Craftsman tool indoctrination began, but one thing for sure, we knew if we broke it, bent it, or wore it out, we could take it back and get a new … more
What Exactly IS a chamber of commerce?
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There’s an old adage in the chamber of commerce world: “If you’ve seen one chamber, well … you’ve seen one chamber.” The first chamber was formed in 1599 in Marseille, France, and today, … more
The government that is us
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While faith in government is at historic lows, a case can be made that no government entity is more accountable or effective than local government. This is because, in a fundamental sense, local … more
National Music Museum
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When you think about it, there is a museum for just about anything you can think of. Some may seem a little odd — having a museum dedicated to a food or a candy for instance — but today, let’s … more
'Stand by your Man'
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“I don’t belong to any man.” This is something a woman could say and receive universal applause. Or almost. A man could say, “I don’t belong to any woman.” And people would just knit … more
Gimme that old time rock n’ roll
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Still like that old time rock and roll, that kind of music just soothes the soul. — Bob Seeger If, like me, you love music and grew up in Southeast Kansas, you likely know that Walt … more
Sing along with JT!
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How many of you remember watching “Sing Along with Mitch (Miller)?” If you say yes, then you’re admitting to being a certain age. I sure thought I remembered seeing a little ball bouncing over … more
Summer evening memories
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I enjoy sitting in the swing on our patio in the early morning hours, as well as in the evening when the sun goes down. That is a time for quiet and peaceful reflection with only the sounds of nature … more
The journey
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It is important to “clean house” occasionally. I mean this literally and figuratively. We’ve got to stop, take stock, prioritize, and move on. Long trips can give us an opportunity to do this. … more
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