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Medicare fraud
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Almost all senior citizens 65 years and older are signed up for medicare or medicade health care coverage. For most, it is a lifesaver when it comes to dealing with health care problems. You go to … more
When we were young
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My husband and I will be celebrating 25 years on this marriage journey in a couple of weeks. We are going on a much needed vacation, so I decided to make an 80s/early 90s road trip playlist called … more
How to beat the heat
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I’m not sure about you, but I’m feeling the summer doldrums. Heat, humidity, no rain — not conducive to outdoor activities or even some indoor ones (no soup making being done these days!) … 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
Back in the middle to late 1990s — the Stone Age of the early internet — I was a huge fan of the science fiction tv show, “The X-Files.” There was a cult following around the show and part of … more
Frog hunting around Arma
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In this excerpt from his memoir, “Frogdancer”, Arma native Frank Jeler Jr. shares boyhood frog adventures with his dad and grandfather. — J.T. Knoll My frog hunting education began when I … 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
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I have been a special education English educator since 1998. This year, I suffered from burnout from teaching in the pandemic. I was tired all of the time. I felt like my whole life was in a huge … more
Read, White, & Blue
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When I was in 4th or 5th grade, I checked out “Johnny Tremain” by Esther Forbes from the school library and loved it. I don’t know if that’s what piqued my interest in history or … more
Gas & electricity & scissors, oh my!
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This excerpt from “Frogdancer,” Arma native Frank Jeler Jr’s memoir, continues the story of his return to college in Pittsburg in 1962. — J.T.K. I was at the college at 8 a.m. And when … more
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With the 4th of July just around the corner and since this would be published after the 4th if I didn’t send it this week, I am writing my column this week on “America.” I think many … more
Is nostalgia dangerous?
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Recently, I finally decided to unpack several boxes of pictures from my childhood in the 1970s and 80s. Stacks and stacks of Polaroids that my grandma Bonnie had meticulously taken and written … more
Formatted to read
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We all have our favorite way to read. I’m not talking about sitting in a favorite deck chair or seated next to the dog on a comfy couch or propped up in bed. I’m taking about the format you … more
Jam out at Sketchjam!
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Yam packed with goodies
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Pittsburg Area Farmers’ Market hosted its once-monthly “Kid’s Days” event on Saturday. more
Traveling as Empowerment
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Twenty-six years ago this summer, I traveled over 6,000 miles away from Pittsburg to my first teaching job in Ulsan, South Korea. I had never been on a plane before. The farthest I had been in my … more
Reading for the health of it
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Do you ever feel guilty about spending an afternoon with your nose in a book? (For the record, I sure don’t). But if anyone tries to shame you for reading — and they shouldn’t; what you do is … more
CHEROKEE, Kan. — Tucked away in the countryside outside of Cherokee, The Cake Shed is a real treat for dessert fans offering up cookies, handheld pies, delicious desserts, and fun filled events for … more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Pittsburg Beautiful recently announced its June award winners. The homes are Tom and Angela Swartz, 712 S. Catalpa; and Brenda Hawkins and Steve Sigler, 418-420 W. Jefferson. The … more
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