Savute’s Italian Ristorante at 3303 N. Broadway will turn 75 next year. And Peter Savute, the grandson of founder John Savute, has been running it for 17 of those years. Now, Peter is about to turn 65, and he’s ready to slow down. He announced on the restaurant’s Facebook page on Thursday that he’s cutting the iconic Italian restaurant’s hours back...

It's safe to say that homegrown midfielder Gianluca Busio is ahead of the curve. The talented U.S. youth international became the second-youngest player in MLS history last August when he signed with Sporting Kansas City at age 15. Fast-forward to now, and the 16-year-old Busio already has a first-team match under his belt. He helped Sporting KC to...

Osmero L. “Ozzie” Bartelli, 98, of Parsons died at 4:14 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Oswego Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Oct. 14, 1919, at Frontenac to Marino and Rosa (Mannoni) Bartelli. He grew up in Frontenac and graduated from Frontenac High School in 1937 as valedictorian.   In April 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and la...

As a result of the university-wide budget recalls in October, the Department of Modern Languages will offer only one Italian course in fall 2018. Courses typically scheduled for the fall semester like Italian I and Italian III have been canceled. The discontinuation of Italian courses will cause the loss of one faculty member: Alessia Salamina, a v...

As experts on Italian food goes, I'd rank people living and working in New York City right up there. So a recent list published on the New York Daily News website, purporting to contain the name of the best Italian restaurant in each of the 50 states, caught my attention. The list, which was posted earlier this year, is presented as a mouthwatering...

Hundreds of Four-Staters came out to small-town Scammon, Kansas this afternoon to get some authentic Italian food. Saint Bridget's Church held its annual Italian dinner. For $15 folks could get spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, polenta and much more. All the money raised from the dinner will go towards the church's charity programs and general fund...

When Jo Marie Scaglia was growing up in Kansas City, her mom would cook up a veritable feast every Sunday at 3 p.m., setting out dishes of delicious, straightforward food for the taking. “Everyone was invited — family, friends, neighbors, whoever,” Scaglia recalls. “Even after I moved out my friends would still be showing up at the house Sunday aft...

The Frontenac Education Foundation raised a record amount from the live and silent auctions of $17,600 during Festa Italiana on Saturday. Frontenac Education Foundation President and Festa Chair Ann Brown said the numbers from the auction were a record high in comparison to last year. The totals raised from the food and wine tasting tickets were no...

Since 1999, fall in Frontenac has meant Italian food, wine, music and raising money for education. Festa Italiana was created by the Frontenac Education Foundation to provide scholarships to graduating seniors of Frontenac High School. The event offers food sampling, fun for children, live music and more. And it all returns Saturday. Last year, Fes...

Raffaele De Vito, professor emeritus, was honored with the Silver Stirrup Award for Meritorious Service at the 45th Annual Team Kansas awards banquet June 6 at Emporia State University. The Silver Stirrup Award recognizes De Vito’s spirit of leadership and dedication for his service on the Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council, where he s...