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The week I’m sharing a recollection by Terry Barlow that, to anyone of a certain age, will bring visions that sparkle like the chrome on a ’57 Chevy. My longtime classmate, Mark Matarazzi, … more
As April Fools’ Day came and went this week I found myself ruminating about the different ways the term "fool" can be used — from a method to describe a silly person who is easily deceived … to … more
This week’s column by Gary Gleason, which relates his experiences with the family’s move to a new house and playing baseball for Foodtown Pepsi, is excerpted from his essay “Boyhood Days in … more
The following was excerpted from the 1976 Headlight-Sun Centennial edition. — J.T.K. Wouldn’t it be marvelous to be able to walk a few blocks from your residence, pay a small fare, and ride a … more
Linda and I received our second dose of Moderna mRNA-1273 coronavirus vaccine on March 4th so we’re under a week away from being 94.1% immune. We got ours sitting in the front seat of our … more
This column continues Katharine Stelle Spigarelli’s Cato history. — J.T.K Swedish immigrants began coming to Kansas in the 1850s to escape famine and starvation. They were looking for the … more
The following narrative was written my cousin — local historian, preservationist and photographer, Katharine Stelle Spigarelli. We pride ourselves in being great, great grandchildren of two of the … more
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Wichita were called to Pittsburg in 1895 to operate an elementary school in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. From then until 2008, more than 200 nuns served the parish. This … more
For over 40 years on Shrove Tuesday I’ve walked the half block east on Euclid Street to St. Peter’s Episcopal for a take home supper of pancakes and link sausage (and bring some extra back to … more
There’s a rather famous line by Sen. Lloyd Bentsen who remarked in 1988 to his political opponent Dan Quayle (who’d compared himself with JFK): “Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack … more
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