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Local police arrest Wichita robbery suspects
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 3, 1924 “Institutions of this sort are the most fundamental masonry that can be put in the educational … more
Spring Cleaning
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    A glance at the calendar tells us we are already one-fourth of the way through 2024.  Yes, New Years, Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and now even Easter … more
After 70 year, Kress in closing in Pittsburg
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 2, 1924 With no announcement yesterday of a wage agreement between coal operators and union miners of … more
Navy fireman receives Quilt of Valor
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COLUMBUS, Kan. — Columbus resident Danielle Salazar received a Quilt of Valor on March 23 for her service in the United States Navy from 2010-2011. Despite her short service, the Navy made a … more
Higher Mathematics
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I started studying mathematics at the college level in 1980. I’ve studied a number of places. Time is a teacher. During the early 1980’s I worked as a paper-grader/office-worker … more
Yeah, but what if he did?
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“The opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty.” — Ann Lamott There was a point in my life — when I was about 11 — that Easter became even more magical than … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 30-April 1, 1924 In a telegram this afternoon, District 14 President William Bogartz and Secretary-Treasurer … more
NASHVILLE, Mo. — Doug Monroe, of Nashville, Mo., served three years of active duty with the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1969. Although he served at the height of Vietnam War, Monroe … more
Accessorize your food with a spring salsa
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A little of this, a little of that, with inspiration from the springtime farmers market: A salsa is more than a red or green sauce drizzled over a taco. Salsas are wonderful mashes of garden herbs, … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 29, 1924 Action to enjoin against a motion picture show in the city on Sunday dissolved this morning when it … more
The Joy of Working, Pt. 3
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In this week’s episode, Margaret Shaw Forsyth continues her chronicle about working at KOAM radio in the 1950s. — J.T.K. One night my girlfriend and I went to a movie and there was … more
Salvation Army consolidates operations
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 28, 1924 Traveling on the final lap of a 20,000-mile “every state in the union" hike, Arthur John … more
Hannibal, Mo. is ‘put out’ with Pitt
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 27, 1924 An invitation dance described by the promoters as the “Lollipop Hop," was given last night at … more
Life at Fort Scott During the Civil War
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FORT SCOTT, Kan. — Fort Scott National Historic Site will host its Annual Civil War Encampment, April 20-21. Attendees each day will experience artillery, cavalry, and infantry troops drilling, … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 26, 1924 Children of the city schools are busy these days practicing operettas. Four operettas are … more
Easter Memories
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     As I write this weeks column it is more than chilly outside with a pretty good cold north wind.  However, the spring flowers don’t seem to mind.  I have been … more
B-and-E along Broadway — 75 years apart
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 23-25, 1924 Charles F. Spencer, president of the Southwestern Interstate Coal Operators Association, said … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 22, 1924 More than 1,500 people were drawn to Gerard today by the county spelling bee in which more than 600 … more
The Joy of Working Pt. 2
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In this week’s column, Margaret Shaw Forsyth continues her chronicle about the delight she found working at KOAM radio in the 1950s. —   J.T.K. Hospital Admissions and … more
Game wardens arrest 7; robbers ding Ma Bell
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 21, 1924 Ku Klux Klan issues entered selection last night of ten delegates to represent Mulberry in the … more
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