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Fire destroys Ft. Scott shops
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 17, 1924 Fire destroyed part of the Missouri Pacific railroad shops at Fort Scott last night with a loss … more
Job opportunities on the upswing
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 16, 1924 A suit for $22,900 has been filed at Fort Scott in federal court by Paul T. Brosnahan, former … more
The real Little House on the Prairie
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    I have always enjoyed history.  That included learning about my ancestry as well as the many areas in this United States that I have been privileged to visit.   However, many … more
Something God Knows
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My formal education is in the topology of 3-manifolds. You don’t need to know what any of that is, but let’s just say that I spent a lot of my time seeing things in my head and a lot more … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 13-15, 1924 The son of a pedagogue has the latest definition of a pedagogue – namely Richard Weede, … more
This is your song
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“My gift is my song, and this one’s for you.” — Elton John / Bernie Taupin Last week, as Linda and I watched Elton John and Bernie Taupin receive the Library of Congress … more
PSU moon buggies to compete at NASA
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 12, 1924 After a short deliberation, a jury in Girard brought in a verdict of guilty against Charles Sherman … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 11, 1924 By a surprisingly large majority in view of pre-election sentiment in the community, voters of the … more
The Joy of Working Pt. 5
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This week Margaret Shaw Forsyth continues her story about working at a new radio station in Kansas City. — J.T.K. It was an ordinary day.  Sitting at my top-of-the-stairs desk … more
Broyles looking for new starter
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 10, 1924 Members of the Ringo fishing club expect to launch their new boat on the Neosho River sometime this … more
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
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