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Four moons and a Sun
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 15, 1924 A Joplin airline car of the J. & P., coming into Pittsburg at shortly before 1:30 this … more
The Joy of Working
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After publishing excerpts of a biography by former Pittsburg resident, Dick Shaw, in this column, I got to know his sister, Margaret Shaw Forsyth. We soon discovered we were of the same ilk and began … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 13, 1924 A telegraphic request from John L. Lewis, international president of the United Mine Workers, to … more
Heavy rains flood homes and back-up sewers
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 12, 1924 Scoring Republican and Democratic political parties, Alexander Howat, in a two-hour talk before the … more
St. Patrick’s Day
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As we approach St. Patrick’s Day I seem to have turned my “clock” back several years.  Being in a family where the surname is O’Malley, St. Patrick’s Day was a … more
Teens ask for more recreational activities
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 9-11, 1924 Nine persons were arrested; 700 gallons of wine, 200 gallons of whiskey and 500 gallons of mash … more
A parable of our times
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A while back, John Bozich — a good friend of mine who grew up north of the Republic of Frontenac in Arma and, like me, emigrated to Pittsburg — sent me the allegory below after some … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 8, 1924 The arrest this week of four men in connection with the theft of cars is thought to have broken up a … more
The Innocent mind of a child
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Ben George is back this week with some stories about his grandkids reminiscent of Art Linkletter’s “Kids Say the Darndest Things” segment on his TV variety show. — J.T.K. … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 7, 1924 Mine Workers of District 14, in their convention here today, voted to extend to International … more
Boogity, boogity, don’t look Ethel!
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 6, 1924 Petitions for chat roads are coming in faster than the county commissioners can handle, Oscar Ward, … more
Clubnotes
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Tuesday, March 5   Pittsburg Noon Rotary    Pittsburg Noon Rotary meets at noon on Tuesdays at Via Christi Hospital.  Ask a Rotarian or visit the group's Facebook page, … more
The plain geometry of a digger
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Back in the day, deep shaft coal miners hereabouts often used the slang term “digger” to refer to one another. Both my great grandfather, John, and grandpa, Matt, were diggers. John died … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago March 1, 1924 Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Pritchett returned last Sunday from a motor trip to Los Angeles, Calif. They left … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago (25 Leap Years) Feb. 29, 1924 The Joplin & Pittsburg Railway Co. went into the hands of a receiver today. The … more
Memories of Jimmy Joe, Pt. 2
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Here’s the closing installment of a recollection sent to me by former Pittsburg resident, Gary Gleason. His family moved to Troy, Ohio in ’60, Miami, Florida in 64’ and Atlanta, … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 28, 1924 Students from 24 states, Canada and China composed the enrollment of Kansas State Teachers College, … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 27, 1924 As signs of spring make appearance in Pittsburg, so does the police department receive complaints … more
Fire and Rain
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Her name was Teresa Massa, but I called her Mother Teresa, and she thought that it was funny. There are people on Earth whose job it is to clean up the messes that other people have made.  … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 24-26, 1924 Six county prisoners were put to work yesterday under a decision of the county commissioners to … more
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