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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
This week’s column, the third episode from Gary Gleason’s essay “Boyhood Days in Pittsburg, Kansas,” tells of the Gleason Bros. Lucky Buck entrepreneurial prowess and provides a clear picture … more
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
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