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This week’s column by Gary Gleason is excerpted from his essay “Boyhood Days in Pittsburg, Kansas.” Gary is now retired and living with his wife in Gainesville, Georgia. — J.T.K. During … more
This week’s column features the second excerpt from an essay by music lover Don Falletti about the big bands that played at PSU (then Kansas State Teacher’s College) when he was a student there. … more
This week I’m sharing another excerpt from an autobiography by former Arma native Frank Louis Jeler Jr. This one brings to mind the oft-repeated local statement that mules were treated better by … more
Here’s another episode of Gary Gleason’s ‘Boyhood Days in Pittsburg.’ As usual, I identify with about all of it - dirt lawn, broken windows, lost balls, wicked neighbors and crab apple wars - … more
Note: This is the last in a series of three columns on the life of Gus Dean Dittmann. — J.T.K. P.T. Barnum is often quoted as saying, “I don’t care what the newspapers say about me as long … more
Girard native and local historian, John Gladson, who worked Pittsburg for a number of years as a pharmacist, provided this week’s column. It’s a real-life chronicle of the treacherous living … more
Some years back I received a copy of an autobiography by former Arma native Frank Louis Jeler Jr. Written at the prompting of his family, it presents a compelling slice of local history, not only of … more
I identify strongly with this episode of Gary Gleason’s ‘Boyhood Days in Pittsburg.’ I remember helping unload our station wagon after mom’s Safeway and Foodtown shopping trips – as well as … more
Former Pittsburg resident, Dick Shaw, sent me the following story from 1947, when he was 9 years old. I’m sure many readers of a certain age will identify with it. I remember comic book ads for … more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Deanna Kohley had been involved in rescuing horses for years before she rehabilitated her first donkey in 2013. “My husband and I, we were on vacation when we were asked to … more
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