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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Oct. 26, 1923 An adverse ruling by an Interstate Commerce Commission examiner on adjustment of freight rates from … more
Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
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Former Pittsburg resident, Jack Coughenour, graduate of Pitt State (when it was Kansas State Teachers College) was in town a couple weeks back. Over coffee at Harry’s Café, he told … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Oct. 25, 1923 Citizens of Pittsburg may have an opportunity, within a few months, to vote to issue bonds for a … more
Frontenac soldier receives Quilt of Valor
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FRONTENAC, Kan. — On Wednesday, October 18, Marc McCully was awarded a Quilt of Valor for his nearly 30 years of service in the Kansas Army National Guard. Born and raised in Frontenac, McCully … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Oct. 24, 1923 A total of $2,141 toward the stadium at K. S. T. C. was raised at alumni banquets held during the … more
The man in the hat
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“Cock your hat – angles are attitudes.” — Frank Sinatra “Okay, I’ll get out of your hair.” “That shouldn’t be hard. I haven’t got … more
Missy walking with her Gods
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Mischief has disappeared.   We called her Missy, but her full name was Mischief, and now that she has disappeared, I feel obliged by honoring her with her full name. Mischief is … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Oct. 21-23, 1923 Claiming they have evidence against all their suspects, two secret servicemen working with … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Oct. 20, 1923 County and city officers went 17 miles west of Pittsburg last night in their quest for prohibitory … more
FRANKLIN, Kan. — The Miners Hall Museum invites the public to a special presentation on Croatian Heritage in southeast Kansas on Sunday, October 22, at 2 p.m. A exhibit is currently on … more
The move to 1805 South Broadway
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Here’s a story by former Pittsburg resident, Jim Gore, that harkens back to 1948 and a long-gone string of Pittsburg stores and businesses along with his recollection of some very interesting … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Oct. 19, 1923 Miners’ meetings directed toward heading off an apparent drift towards the “open … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Oct. 18, 1923 The law library maintained by the Crawford County Bar association plans to move from the fourth … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Oct. 17, 1923 Teachers of the city schools really became acquainted with one another at a party last night in the … more
Checks and Balances
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My recent Olympic reverse summersault down the back steps notwithstanding (I got an 8.9 out of 10), I increasingly feel the earth move under my feet, just like Carole King in the opening line of her … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Oct. 14-16, 1923 The sale of a 10-cent sack of cookies nearly cost Spencer Stilwell, a grocer at 731 E. 10th St., … more
Wearing Tennessee Orange for Him
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God has gifted me with three daughters.  My wife was involved to a certain degree in this as well, but I am giving God the credit because the sex of the child is a random process, and I am … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Oct. 13, 1923 Completion of the new branch of the Northeastern Oklahoma Railway, connecting Miami, Okla., with … more
Mitchelson receives award for scouting
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Oct. 12, 1923 A record-breaking crowd attended the merchants’, manufacturers’ and motor car … more
 “Throw the ball to Billy!”
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Here’s another recollection by former Pittsburg resident, Jim Gore. No doubt this one will trigger lots of memories for locals who grew up watching basketball games in area cracker box gyms. … more
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