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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 3-5, 1924 As friends over the country are today recalling the times they spent many years ago with the World … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 2, 1924 Amid riotous scenes, the biennial convention of the United Mine Workers of America in Indianapolis … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 1, 1924 “Build more roads.” That and similar expressions were all the county commissioners heard … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Jan. 31, 1924 Three men giving their addresses as Iola, were arrested by Pearl Robinson, Mulberry marshal, … more
Lady Raiders snap Trojan winning streak
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Jan. 30, 1924 Fifty-seven arrests were made by police during the month of January. This figure is exceptionally … more
50 years ago
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I begin this week with a correction in last weeks column.  I said Abraham Lincoln was the president who signed the bill for Kansas statehood.  However, a friend of mine pointed out that was … more
The subzero, hoodie misinformation blues
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“Woke up this mornin', feelin' round for my shoes. But you know 'bout that babe. I, got these old walkin' blues.” — Robert Johnson These past few weeks I’ve found myself … more
Bubba and Taylor Swift
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I got a call last week from my old friend Bubba from back home.  He’s the one that lives just the other side of Wapanucka.  We passed and repassed on just about every subject under … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Jan. 27-29, 1924 The drug evil in Kansas and other states has made the enforcement of the prohibitory law … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Jan. 26, 1924 The entire capital stock of Famous Dry Goods Co., a corporation owned the late Leo Frohlich and … more
Holy week pageantry and transcendence 
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Here’s the eleventh excerpt from “A Year and a Day: July 11, 1964 - July 12, 1965”. In the world beyond the sequestered St. Paul novices, RC Duncan patented “Pampers,” … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Jan. 25, 1924 The largest payroll in a year and probably the largest in two years will be dispersed in the … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Jan. 23, 1924 N. T. Brackett, Syrian, arrested by Pittsburg police on an immorality charge, has been taken to … more
Kansas Day
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As we approach January 29th I have a few questions for you.  1. Which U.S. President signed the papers making Kansas the 34th state?  2. Where was the first formal recognition of … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Jan. 24, 1924 Crawford County, in all probability, will place its prisoners to work on the county roads in the … more
FRANKLIN, Kan. — Miners’ Hall Museum in Franklin is hosting a special presentation entitled “Entertainment and Traditions Over the Years” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28. The … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Jan. 20-22, 1924 An explosion resulting from a gas leak injured several people and almost entirely demolished … more
English evangelist to speak in Pittsburg
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Jan. 19, 1924 Without doubt, or likelihood of anyone's challenging the statement, this was the most slippery, … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Jan. 18, 1924 Hostilities between the District 14 board of the Mine Workers and the Howat faction today waxed … more
Fasting, penance and ‘the dicipline’
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Here’s the tenth excerpt from “A Year and a Day: July 11, 1964 - July 12, 1965”. In the world beyond the sequestered St. Paul novices, “My Girl” by The Temptations … more
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