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CCHM explores antique coverlets
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The Crawford County Historical Museum (CCHM) in Pittsburg is going back to the 19th Century to learn how coverlets told a story of craftsmanship and artistry from the past. more
Guests can once again go around the world in a few hours when the International Student Association at Pittsburg State University hosts the annual International Food and Culture Fair from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4.   more
Lowe’s Grocery & Mercantile, part 1
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The following is the first excerpt from a memoir by Norma Lee (Lowe) Bird about Lowe's Grocery & Mercantile in Hepler in 1946. It’s a classic look at small town life centered around a grocery store (and pool hall) that was duplicated all through rural Kansas. Norma Lee now lives in Oswego. — J.T.K.  more
Check out these books
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We’re six weeks into 2023 and the list of books I want to read grows longer with each shipment that arrives at the library. Here’s a partial listing of new titles available so you can see what you want to read next. Come on in and pick out your new favorite.   more
An exhibit titled “Real Abstraction” by artist Nick Gadbois will open at the Harry Krug Gallery in Porter Hall, home to the Pittsburg State University Department of Art, on Feb. 15.   more
Beaver trapping in S.E. Kansas
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Last week’s excerpt from Frank Jeler Jr.’s memoir described trapping muskrat hereabouts in 1951 –’52. This week he continues his description of the art of trapping near Arma — sharing the benefits (and dangers) of trapping beaver. — J.T.K.  more
Flip the sheet pan dinner
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When it comes to flavor, say yes to bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts. Chicken breasts often get a bad rap for their dryness and lack of flavor. Leaving the bones and skin on the breast helps to solve this problem. more
Hearts & Books
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Last week I observed children picking out boxes of Valentines to exchange with their schoolmates and it took me back to grade school. Remember the excitement of those days before Feb. 14 — decorating your “mailbox” at school that sat on your desk, just waiting to be filled with a flurry of small white envelopes? more
Memories of the Gay Parita
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Isn’t it interesting how a single event can “trigger” your memory? That happened to me this past week when I learned that there was to be an auction at the Gay Parita in Carona, Kansas, last Sunday.  more
I probably shouldn’t admit this in print, especially knowing the director will read it, but there are days I feel like I could do my job in my sleep. more
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