When the people of Starksville, Mississippi opened the sports page, one morning in early March 1963 the locals were up in arms. Fans of the Mississippi State Bulldogs should of been anticipating reading about the teams bid to the NCAA Tournament. In the headlines of the sports page was news about the Bulldogs upcoming opponent, the […]
On March 5, 2014 at 7 :00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium, you are encouraged to attend a talk given by two Topekans, Jim Freel and L.C. Crouch. Both are veterans of the United States Marine Corps, and who 69 years ago fought with courage and honor on the island of Iwo Jima. This is […]
No matter what sport you enjoy either to play or watch, a big part of it includes numbers. Sports is all about numbers; in the words of Billy Chapell in the movie For Love of the Game, in sports they count everything. A touchdown is worth 6 points, it is always 90 feet from home plate […]
On Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day (a day late since the library’s closed on the actual day), it’s your chance to say thanks and honor the contributions of the veterans in our community by attending Honoring Our Veterans at the library. The library offers two opportunities to say thanks; one in the afternoon […]
The Chiefs have a bye week coming up in a few weeks. The local team will be resting up from their good start. Sadly there will be a bit of a void to fill for many football fans. Just in case you need your fix or you want to read some excellent books on the […]
In Shot All to Hell, author Mark Lee Gardner tells the story and demise of the infamous Jesse James and Cole Younger. The book has all the elements of a great western story. Some colorful characters, some very bad men, some very courageous people, a bank robbery, a shoot-out, betrayal, an exciting getaway, and a giant man hunt, and a daring escape.