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Spring 2019: “Fried Chicken Paradise” Sneak Peek!

Posted on March 16th, by admin in Magazine, Places. No Comments

Fried Chicken ParadiseFried chicken has been famous in Crawford County for decades. Here’s why.

Photo courtesy of Chicken Annie’s Original

In the wee hours of a cold January morning, Donna Lipoglav stood over a fryer at Chicken Annie’s, cooking up some – you guessed it – chicken. A KOAM/Fox14 anchor was on his way to visit Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, and he wanted to bring the governor something that epitomized Southeast Kansas.

Fried chicken it was.

“He called, and I got here at 7 in the morning and fried him some chicken,” Donna says. “It was pretty cool.”

After all, there’s not much that’s more legendary in Southeast Kansas than its tender, juicy, crispy-coated fried chicken. The delicious tradition began 85 years ago with Annie Pichler, Donna’s grandmother and Chicken Annie’s namesake, who began serving food out of her home north of Pittsburg after her … Read More »


Winter 2018: “The Lord’s Diner” Sneak Peek!

Posted on November 15th, by admin in Magazine, Organizations. No Comments

The Lord’s Diner
Free meals served to the hungry in Pittsburg, 365 days a year, no exceptions

From night to night, The Lord’s Diner never looks the same. The food is always different. The guests, too. Even the volunteers are constantly rotating.

The important stuff, though? That will never change.

Three-hundred-sixty-five days a year, no exceptions, The Lord’s Diner provides dinner to hungry guests in Pittsburg – for free. Operating under the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, which also manages two permanent Lord’s Diner locations and several mobile food trucks in Wichita, The Lord’s Diner serves an average of 150 people in Pittsburg every single night.

The ultimate goal, according to the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, is “to combat hunger in the community” by serving “a nutritious meal with dignity and respect to anyone who is hungry.”

In Pittsburg, in a nondescript building at the corner of … Read More »