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Pittsburg passes leash law amid debate
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 20, 1924 The tourist committee of the Girard Chamber of Commerce recommended that the city cater to the … more
Altering my game plan
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“I’m not over the hill … but I am past the point of no return.” — Frank and Ernest by Bob Thaves Brother John called on Monday concerned that, in our conversation … more
Arduino and Nicodemus
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When we are making big changes in our lives we ask ourselves, am I doing the right thing? After we’ve made the big changes in our lives and it’s too late to go back, we ask ourselves, … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 17-19, 1924 “Kansas has the big idea for a road building program" says A. H. French, who returned … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 16, 1924 The Kansas Supreme Court was notified yesterday by the Coffeyville board of education that Victoria … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 15, 1924 The trophy silver cups for county contests have arrived and are on exhibition in the office of the … more
Stephan of Mary, do vow and promise
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Here’s the 14th excerpt from “A Year and a Day: July 11, 1964 - July 12, 1965”. In the world beyond the sequestered St. Paul novices, Folk-Rock began when Dylan went electric at the … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 14, 1924 Four people suffered severe bruises and cuts when a Ford coupe driven by Art Deckard, of Pittsburg, … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 13, 1924 “Old Dobbin" very nearly staged a comeback yesterday when representatives from various … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 10-12, 1924 The earth shock felt over southeastern Kansas this afternoon was caused by a wagon load of … more
My funny Valentine
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As Valentine’s Day is next week, I decided to do a little research on its history. What I found was interesting … and a little kinky. You may already know that Valentine's Day was … more
Pittsburg Board of Trade celebrates founding
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 9, 1924 Between 150 and 200 men and a few women, members of the Chamber of Commerce, last night paid honor to … more
Torches passing in two different directions
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Here’s the 13th excerpt from “A Year and a Day: July 11, 1964 - July 12, 1965”. In the world beyond the sequestered St. Paul novices, Astronaut Ed White became the first American to … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives   100 years Ago Feb. 8, 1924 A. L. Scott has been appointed by the National Education Association as local chairman of the … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 7, 1924 The senior high school cafeteria supplied 8,780 meals to pupils during January. The average cost of a … more
Shots fired during naturalization classes
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 6, 1924 Farmers came on foot and on horseback, through snowdrifts waist deep in places, to attend a good road … more
Mailboxes
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I have a few questions for you.  See if you can guess what I am talking about.  What is over 100 years old and used by most people every day?  If you live on the outskirts of a town or … more
Assembly Language
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I almost began this piece by saying, “Humans run stories like computers run programs.” It gets toward my point, but it falls into some dangerous territory. Please allow me to explain. … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 3-5, 1924 As friends over the country are today recalling the times they spent many years ago with the World … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 2, 1924 Amid riotous scenes, the biennial convention of the United Mine Workers of America in Indianapolis … more
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