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PSU Choirs prepare for fall concert

The choirs of Pittsburg State University will present their annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 6, in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. The University Choir and PSU Chorale, with a total of 121 voices, will be under the direction of Susan Marchant.This free, public concert will feature a variety of works for diverse choral ensembles. The program will include works like Giovanni Battista Martini’s “Batus Vir;” “Alma Redemptoris” and …

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Where's the fire? Declining fire totals change nature of firefighter mission

Fires in America have declined more than 60 percent over the last four decades, even as the U.S. population has gone up more than 40 percent. This trend has turned firefighters into more emergency responders. What are the reasons for this trend and what does it mean for local governments that are struggling to hold down taxes while still providing the services residents expect?