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Save a Few for Lefty Too
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We always pray for the victim. It’s easy.  They are sympathetic.  They’ve got tears rolling down their face and snot coming out of their nose--or blood coming out of their nose. … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Jan. 12, 1924 Armed and masked bandits obtained mail sacks containing $1,300 in small bills when they held up L. … more
Vows, rules and disappearances
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Here’s the ninth excerpt from “A Year and a Day: July 11, 1964 - July 12, 1965”. In the world beyond the sequestered St. Paul novices, Cassius Clay became a Muslim and adopted the … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Jan. 11, 1924 The board of public welfare cannot force a musical comedy company to give a full rehearsal in … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Jan. 10, 1924 Eight months of failure of the Joplin & Pittsburg Railway Co. to adhere to promises to repair … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Jan. 9, 1924 Arma is again without a motorcycle speed cop. Homer Kendig, who has held the job for the past two or … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Jan. 6-8, 1924 “Any person going to this school after this date will be doing so at there risk as there is … more
New dormitory opens on KSTC campus
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Jan. 5, 1924 Ker-plunk. The mercury hit bottom and the bottom fell out. The coldest weather in several years for … more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National WWI Museum and Memorial honors the long connection between WWI and Scouting with Scout Day 2024 on Saturday, Jan. 20. The worldwide scouting movement had its … more
Gordon Parks Museum celebrates Dr. King
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FORT SCOTT, Kan. — The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be held Monday, January 15th at the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center at Fort Scott Community College.   The … more
Here’s the eighth excerpt from “A Year and a Day: July 11, 1964 - July 12, 1965”. In the world beyond the sequestered St. Paul novices, The Byrds released “Mr. Tambourine … more
Holiday storm extends vacation for students
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Jan. 4, 1924 Miss Amy Lark was acquitted of stealing a $50,000 necklace from Joe Skubitz in a mock trial by jury … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Jan. 3, 1924 Don't step on thin ice. This warning was sent by William C. Wilson, park commissioner, to the public … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Jan. 2, 1924 A large zinc mill of the Woodchuck Lead & Zinc Co. at Cardin, Okla., was destroyed by fire last … more
Phil Martin knew how to enjoy life
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Phil Martin died on December 21st. Not just Pittsburg but all of southeast Kansas sagged perceptively with his passing.   My wife, Linda, and I, and our sons, have lived across a gravel … more
Auld Lang Syne
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We are at the turn of the year. In fairly short order, three things happen.  First, we have the Winter Solstice, where the north pole is pointing away from the sun and for us in the northern … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Dec. 30, 1923-Jan. 1, 1924 The boy’s here, and his predecessor, with a somewhat similar name, has gone his … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Dec. 29, 1923 Price Gatti, alleged bootlegger, led a hot chase down South Broadway yesterday afternoon, starting … more
Sometimes you ask a few questions …
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Ben George is back this week with a recently discovered photo of his dad and some interesting Crawford County history. — J.T.K. My Dad, Phil George, was born just west of Greenbush on the … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Dec. 28, 1923 Hundreds of eager children crowded the Salvation Army citadel last night for the poor … more
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