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Pittsburg Board of Trade celebrates founding
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 9, 1924 Between 150 and 200 men and a few women, members of the Chamber of Commerce, last night paid honor to … more
Torches passing in two different directions
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Here’s the 13th excerpt from “A Year and a Day: July 11, 1964 - July 12, 1965”. In the world beyond the sequestered St. Paul novices, Astronaut Ed White became the first American to … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives   100 years Ago Feb. 8, 1924 A. L. Scott has been appointed by the National Education Association as local chairman of the … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 7, 1924 The senior high school cafeteria supplied 8,780 meals to pupils during January. The average cost of a … more
Shots fired during naturalization classes
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 6, 1924 Farmers came on foot and on horseback, through snowdrifts waist deep in places, to attend a good road … more
Mailboxes
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I have a few questions for you.  See if you can guess what I am talking about.  What is over 100 years old and used by most people every day?  If you live on the outskirts of a town or … more
Assembly Language
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I almost began this piece by saying, “Humans run stories like computers run programs.” It gets toward my point, but it falls into some dangerous territory. Please allow me to explain. … more
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
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