Several weeks ago I wrote a column about high school basketball games at the old City Auditorium. It’s drawn a number of responses, not only for the games, but for the venue; everyone, it seems, has a favorite memory of the auditorium.

Football season has come again, and it’s not unusual to hear discussions (arguments?) about the best high school football teams ever in St. Joseph. One squad most often mentioned is the 1946 Benton Cardinals. But how about the 1949 and 1950 Christian Brothers squads?

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their vehicles to emergencies. “So you might get an ambulance from H.O. Sidenfaden and another from Heaton-Bowman showing up at a traffic accident where only one person was hurt,” says Mike Meierhoffer of Meierhoffer Funeral Home and Crematory. “There was no coordination.”

It started innocently enough. I walked into the News-Press newsroom about 7 a.m. and headed for my spot on the sports desk. My editor, Allen Seifert, saw me coming and started chuckling.

It probably would be a safe bet to say that the Kansas City Chiefs, especially after their Super Bowl win, pretty much own Kansas City right now. And maybe St. Joseph, too.

Recently we had one of those sudden cold snaps that hits overnight, and I woke up freezing. I walked into the dining room, went to the thermostat, clicked on “heat,” and within minutes had warm air coming up from the floor vents.

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The decision by Quaker Oats to retire the Aunt Jemima name, a pancake and syrup brand that originated here, may not have brought many complaints when it was announced June 17.

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A racetrack. A country club. A building, called a casino, featuring a theater. An amusement park, with circus-type acts appearing regularly. A lake for boating and fishing. Tons of room for picnicking.

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New York has a subway system, the Metro, that carries passengers from Manhattan to Queens and the Bronx. Chicago’s El (for elevated train) will take you from the Loop to Evanston. San Francisco’s BART makes continuous trips to Oakland and Berkeley.

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One of the biggest misconceptions about the newspaper business is that reporters write their own headlines. Oh, we can suggest one, but only the design editors know how the page will be laid out, where your story will be placed, and what size headline will be needed.