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Motown and soul are coming to the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University with the first national touring group to hit the stage since early 2020.   Uptown, a … more
No doubt anyone who grew up in the '50s with an older sister or brother will be able to relate to this week’s column by Gary Gleason, which is excerpted from his essay “Boyhood Days in Pittsburg, … more
Back in ’83-’84 the S.E.K. Special Education Cooperative compiled local history gathered by elementary and middle school students into a book. Today’s column features excerpts from that book, … more
Fred and Marjorie Giefer, members of St. Michael’s Parish in Girard, celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, August 10.   They were married August 10, 1946 at St. Joseph Church … more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — From Aug. 6 through Aug. 13, the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts will stream four concerts recorded during the annual Pittsburg Festival of the Arts in June.  The … more
This week’s chronicle, submitted by Bill Lavery, is about his great-grandfather, Michael Joseph Lavery, who was born in 1867. — J.T.K. In 1903, Mike Lavery and his Big Green Band of Frontenac … more
Before I left for Chicago in 1973 to find a new life I could write home and describe, I had the good sense to spend a night and day with Grandma Ada Fowler in Arcadia. The most memorable part of … more
This week’s column features another 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
Here’s another excerpt from “Frogdancer,” an autobiography by former Arma native Frank Louis Jeler Jr. — J.T.K. Arma Theater There was picture show theater in Arma where I failed to … more
In late September, 2013, Linda and I were sitting on our front porch glider when a pickup rolled up and the daughter of a friend strolled across the brick street and said (with a very mischievous … more
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