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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
“I do”
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FRANKLIN, Kan. — The first quarterly exhibit of the new year at Miners’ Hall Museum in Franklin will feature weddings. Beginning on January 2 and going through March 23, the exhibits … more
Stork makes a delivery on Christmas Eve
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Dec. 27, 1923 There are few if any Christmas trees decorating homes and public buildings this week larger than … more
3 PSU seniors receive All-American honors
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Dec. 23-25, 1923 Kris Kringle is making a mighty fine job of it in Pittsburg down the home stretch. It looks as … more
Amanda, Getting Old, and Haskell
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Country singers can explain who we are much quicker than writers like me can, so let’s get some help from some of them. Bob McDill wrote the song “Amanda” that Don Williams and … more
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Dec. 22, 1923 Charges of violating federal narcotic law probably will be filed at Miami, Okla., against four … more
Here’s the seventh excerpt from “A Year and a Day: July 11, 1964 - July 12, 1965”. In the world beyond the sequestered St. Paul novices, “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” … more
Pittsburg mayor considering run for Governor
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Dec. 21, 1923 A report that he is considering entering the race for the Republican nomination for governor was … more
Winter storm leaves six inches of snow
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Dec. 20, 1923 An inspection of the basement in the county jail at Girard, reveals some 50 or 60 “white mule" … more
Two factions vie for federal highway dollars
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Dec. 19, 1923 Two factions are working for the federal aid road out of Girard to the Neosho County line. One … more
Christmas Carols
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During this Season of Christmas along with shopping and preparing lots of “goodies” for family and friends to enjoy, we can’t overlook the importance of the Christmas music.  … more
Ring a Bell; Be awake
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It is easy to get caught up in the big problems of the world and to be overwhelmed by it. I’ve been reading a book entitled “To Govern the Globe,” by Alfred W. McCoy, who is a … more
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