In the mid-1960s, I was a student at Co-Cathedral Elementary School and a guard on the basketball team.
Talk of building a new Civic Arena, or updating the current one, stirs memories of the glory days of the structure at Fourth and Felix streets. Many of us believe those took place in a flurry at the very start, some 40 years ago.
Let’s say you’re a budding reporter and your city editor sends you out on your beat. “Come back with a good story,” is probably what you would expect him to say, right?
Go back through old issues of the News-Press and take a look at “The People’s Forum,” and you’ll see that a large share of the letters dealt with the Timely Observations column. Some are complimentary and others are critical, but they all possess one trait: The columns stirred the reader eno…
Recent News-Press stories have reported the city’s plans to dredge Corby Pond, noting it has been about 40 years since that was done.
“A veritable palace of splendor.”
Today, in our “gone but not forgotten” series, we’ll examine “The Travelin’ Man,” a column written by Al Seifert in the 1990s.
Do you remember Sugar Lake Ike? Edmond Street Ed? The fellow at the next desk?
Let’s continue with our “gone but not forgotten” series, focusing today on “The Fact Finder.”
The year 1973: Roe v. Wade becomes the law of the land. The Women’s Liberation Movement is in full swing, with some advocates burning their bras in public. The Vietnam War continues.