First, a word about how to navigate this site. People told me they could only read the first few sentences. They clicked on the little brackets thingy, but nothing happened. Do this: click on the title “O’Connoradioland” below my picture and the entire contents will come up.
We have a winner! Congratulations to Kim Hekele, our first RCTE–that’s Registered Certified Trivia Expert–so show a little little respect if you see her around town. Kim knew that the name of the restaurant in the building now occupied by Delgado’s was the Trail Cafe back in the 70’s, and earlier. I have a new Great Bend trivia question for you in just a moment here. Plus we’ll re-run last week’s music trivia question. Despite some valiant efforts, no one got the answer to that one just yet. The answer has kind of a fun story behind it.
Trying to find out things you might like here. So make suggestions! I know from talking with you that you like weather info. I keep very detailed weather records, one of my 19 or so hobbies/interests. Would you like a weekly data sheet of Great Bend weather stats? Happy to do it. Give me some feedback.
Hey, the Great Bend city band concerts are starting. First one is Thursday June 2 at 8:15 pm at the courthouse square bandshell. Usually finishes by 9 or so. Great music, wonderful small town atmosphere. Look for my wife Sally back in the clarinets.
Good read: “I’m Praying Hard for You” by Linda McCaffery, BCC history professor. It’s the story of Larned physician Dr. Bill Brenner’s ordeal as a Japanese POW in WW2, and also the story of his wife Jo, who didn’t know that very few of her many letters reached him. Linda also shows by her careful research that Japan was preparing for war as early as 1930, even before Nazi Germany. Great work, Linda. I believe the book is available at Everything Under the Son, Heart of Kansas Mercantile, and other outlets in the area. I’ll be doing an interview with her soon for KVGB.
Here’s a special hello to my sister Carol up in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, right on the Mississippi. She said she would check in here and see what I was up to. The river flooded parts of the town two months ago, but did not get to her home.
I have a funny animal story for you next week, but now let’s get to the trivia. Answer either question and claim your fame as our newest RCTE (see above).
1. Where was the first Dillon’s store in Great Bend?
2. Music question one more time: In what big 1960’s hit by the Supremes did Diana Ross mention the other group members by name? Hint: I bet you could Google this.
Thanks for jumping in here this week and for all the positive comments. See you on the Trading Post on AM 1590 KVGB. Have a great week!