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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
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 20, 1924 Candidacy for sheriff of Alexander Howat, deposed District 14 president of the Mine Workers who has … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 19, 1924 “Tragedies of Books." So reads a sign on a table of books which Mrs. Theresa Randolph, … more
High school sports
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     Sometimes I wonder why things have to be so complicated.  Like many of you, we remember when life was so much simpler and life was good.  How did we and generations … more
PCMS gains two medals at science fair
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 19, 1924 That “dis snow don't mean nuttin’ to a good ‘bo,” was demonstrated this … more
Straight from the shoulder
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The first thought I had following rotator cuff surgery last week — as I looked down to see my left arm and elbow forming a right angle in a sling on my chest — wasn’t worry about … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 16-18, 1924 The W. H. Schwartz Drilling Co. "spudded in" at 2:30 this afternoon on the city's new well, … more
Four moons and a Sun
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 15, 1924 A Joplin airline car of the J. & P., coming into Pittsburg at shortly before 1:30 this … more
The Joy of Working
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After publishing excerpts of a biography by former Pittsburg resident, Dick Shaw, in this column, I got to know his sister, Margaret Shaw Forsyth. We soon discovered we were of the same ilk and began … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 13, 1924 A telegraphic request from John L. Lewis, international president of the United Mine Workers, to … more
Heavy rains flood homes and back-up sewers
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 12, 1924 Scoring Republican and Democratic political parties, Alexander Howat, in a two-hour talk before the … more
St. Patrick’s Day
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As we approach St. Patrick’s Day I seem to have turned my “clock” back several years.  Being in a family where the surname is O’Malley, St. Patrick’s Day was a … more
Teens ask for more recreational activities
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 9-11, 1924 Nine persons were arrested; 700 gallons of wine, 200 gallons of whiskey and 500 gallons of mash … more
A parable of our times
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A while back, John Bozich — a good friend of mine who grew up north of the Republic of Frontenac in Arma and, like me, emigrated to Pittsburg — sent me the allegory below after some … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 8, 1924 The arrest this week of four men in connection with the theft of cars is thought to have broken up a … more
The Innocent mind of a child
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Ben George is back this week with some stories about his grandkids reminiscent of Art Linkletter’s “Kids Say the Darndest Things” segment on his TV variety show. — J.T.K. … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 7, 1924 Mine Workers of District 14, in their convention here today, voted to extend to International … more
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