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COP program fosters community relationships
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 9, 1924 Played by an artist, Dean Daniel A. Hirschler, of the College of Emporia, the new three-manual pipe … more
Good fortune, a warning, or a love story?
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Monday’s solar eclipse has been generating a lot of buzz the past few weeks. A solar eclipse is more common than one might think. According to NASA, the earth … more
Man and His Symbols
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I’ve recently read a book by Carl Jung et al called “Man and His Symbols.”  I say “read,” but I mean “listened to” because I’ve got it as an … more
A case of “Itch Crazy”  
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The final sentence of my March 16th “Straight from the shoulder” column expressed concern about what the future might bring in physical therapy following my rotator cuff surgery.   … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 6-8, 1924 George Margiotta, formerly proprietor of a tire and motor parts shop here and other enterprises, … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 5, 1924 Newman's, Pittsburg's newest ladies’ department store, and successor to the Famous, held its … more
The Joy of Working Pt. 4
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This week Margaret Shaw Forsyth accepts an invitation to take the skills she learned at KOAM to a new radio station in Kansas City. — J.T.K. Working closely together every day leads to … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 4, 1924 Acting on a tip that bandits were to stage a payroll holdup, believing incorrectly that tomorrow was … more
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
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