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As spring returns to SE Kansas, this excerpt from “Frogdancer,” Arma native Frank Jeler Jr.’s memoir, brings warm memories of seining for bait and fishing strip pits, ponds, and rivers with dad and grandpa. — J.T.K more
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Reading of the Green
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It’s that time of year when everyone’s Irish, if not genetically than certainly in spirit. Since the Emerald Isle has a rich literary history — think James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, Seamus Heaney — there’s no scarcity of Irish reading material to be found. If you’re like me, you may look for less lofty reading; not to worry since there are plenty of mainstream books written about Ireland and its inhabitants. more
St. Patrick’s Day
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St. Patrick’s Day is a special day for the Irish and so many others. Once treated like the scum of the earth when the Irish immigrants arrived on American shores, they withstood the poor jobs, housing and much more and every year celebrated their Irish heritage being the strong, determined people that they were. more
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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