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Thank you for making our forum possible
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On behalf of the residents of our beloved city, I would like to publicly thank all the persons who made our forum, Aug. 2, 2022: Day of Decision, become a reality. more
Radio, TV and Music Days
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No doubt Terry Bartlow’s recollections about the early days of TV and radio will tweak the memories of many reading this. Enjoy.  — J.T.K.  more
The big chill
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Once again, we’re in the midst of a Heat Advisory, which means one must remember to stay hydrated, avoid outdoor activities, and get to the library early in the day to pick up a few books. more
A soup to beat the heat
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Gazpacho is a warm-weather soup. In other words, it's a cold, slurpy, thirst-quenching soup, spiked with chile heat to make you sweat and, hence, cool you down in the summer heat. more
The older I get, the faster the summers seem to go. more
Journey to the Seventh Planet
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Interstate 44 claws its way through the state of Missouri like an old man’s last incisor through a jawbreaker. You really have to experience it to understand.  more
Lincoln Home Neighborhood
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In August 1952, my parents took me and my sister on a vacation which included a stop at Springfield, Illinois.  more
Almost, but not quite
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The Commerce Department announced on July 28 that the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was negative for the second consecutive three-month period which technically meets the criteria for a recession.   more
John Joseph Kotzman — The Galloping Ghost
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John Kotzman died on July 3rd at home surrounded by his family, less than a week before homecoming weekend in the Republic of Frontenac. more
Eggs for dinner
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If you are looking for dinner in a pinch, these eggy dishes can be prepped in minutes, making use of the contents of your veggie drawer, or even last night's leftovers, for inspiration.  more
I often think about how fortunate I have been to live, work and raise my family in Pittsburg. Rural Kansas has afforded me and my family countless opportunities for connection, community, volunteerism and growth. more
This just in…. new books!
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Getting ready for our campfire program hasn’t left me much time to write so enjoy this list of books that have recently been added to our shelves. more
Value Them Both is a common sense amendment
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Hilary Gorman was spot on when she wrote about the Value Them Both Amendment in the July 19 Morning Sun paper. more
I’m voting no so women will be free to make their own choices about their bodies. more
They run their coalition from an abortion clinic in Overland Park, Kansas. What is their idea of “constitutional freedom”? No limits whatsoever on the abortion industry.  more
Voting against reproductive healthcare increases the chance of your loved one to endure infections, pain, hemorrhage, surgical complications, possible infertility, sepsis and even death. more
Working at Salina Grocery Store
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Today’s column is another excerpt from Dick Shaw’s memoir titled “Tales from the Professor: Life is a Hoot!” It’s available online on Kindle or locally at Books and Burrow in Pittsburg. — J.T.K.  more
Cleaning Stock Tanks – Priority?
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A clean stock tank with high-quality water promotes healthy livestock. Nursing calves have a nine percent higher weight gain when drinking water from a trough rather than from a pond. more
Husbands, fathers, and lovers take heed!
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I’ve been struck by the responses of “Value Them Both” proponents who insist “Vote No” folks are exaggerating steps the state legislature will be entertaining regarding more stringent laws limiting women’s autonomy. more
A misleading amendment
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The amendment we’re voting on in the August 2 primary election is confusing and misleading. A yes vote does not “value” women, it can kill them. more
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