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Kansas’ new prohibitory law, adopted in November 1880 and taking effect on May 1, 1882, still needed enforcement legislation. Several enforcement bills were quickly introduced in the legislature, and meanwhile (as noted in part 2) selling liquor for medicinal purposes as allowed under the law quickly became the largest loophole, with physicians prescribing intoxicating liquor for a wide range of illnesses. more
For its 43rd Annual Christmas Parade the City of Pittsburg Parks and Recreation is proud to having 43 participants pump some holiday spirit into the area.   more
Despite less than a month of planning, Pittsburg’s Thanksgiving 5K Turkey Trot was a huge success, exceeding all expectations.  Renato Pinto, organizer of the event, said they only expected about 20 to 30 participants. Instead, over 100 people braved the light rain Thursday morning. Pinto said he lost count after 110.  more
The Lord’s Diner food truck, now wrapping up its fifth week of operation, surprised over 200 people in need by distributing full Thanksgiving meals on Thursday.  more
A decade or so back, when the newspaper industry thought it could stay ahead of that whole Interwebs wave that was just starting to build momentum, a favorite slogan among my peers went something like this:  Good enough is good enough.  more
The Kansas Food Bank and Sacred Heart Community Food Pantry in Frontenac are introducing a USDA program to help provide monthly food boxes to low-income seniors.  The Commodity Supplemental Food Program will be available in Frontenac to persons age 60 and above who qualify by meeting income requirements.  Distribution will start in January.  more
National Adoption Month is held every November to celebrate families who have grown through adoption, and to bring awareness to the need for more adoptive families to care for the large number of children in the foster care system.   more
Over the next month, The American Red Cross will be deploying its mobile blood drive units and making stops in several locations in Crawford County including Pittsburg, Girard, and Frontenac, to try to combat the blood crisis. more
The holiday season is approaching quickly, and to help its citizens feel the Christmas spirit, the City of Frontenac will light up its downtown with a special ceremony featuring Santa and Mrs. Clause on Sunday evening. more
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