Reading up at our local libraries

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On National Author’s Day, we’re featuring our favorite places to check out new authors, grab a new book from your favorite one, or find local authors with a tie to the area: our public libraries. Crawford County is home to 5 fantastic local libraries, with books for any… Read More

Mules in the Mines: The Unsung Heroes

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An unsung hero in pre-steam power, pre-electricity United States, the mule was a catalyst for growth in many American industries. Agriculture, transportation, military, mining, and power industries all found a role for the animal, relying on its strength, hardiness, and workable temper. On National Mule Day, we’re going… Read More

National Food Day: A Complete Look at Crawford County’s Best Eats

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Everybody’s gotta eat. Lucky for us in Crawford County, we’ve got it made with local bars, grills, diners, and restaurants serving up meals like none other. Throughout the year, we’ve featured some of your favorite places to grab anything from breakfast to beer. Today, on National Food Day,… Read More

Then and Now: Crawford County’s Department Stores

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Despite competition with online shopping options, today’s shoppers are still heavily reliant on brick and mortar department stores. Historically, department stores have provided customers with irreplaceable shopping comforts: seeing the apparel, home furniture, or cosmetics firsthand, choosing sizing and color options in store, and customer service throughout the… Read More

Celebrating das Vaterland on German-American Day

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Imagine the U.S. without polka. A nation without the waltz, or lager-style beer. Or worst of all, brats! Had 13 families from Krefeld not landed in Philadelphia on October 6, 1683, German-American heritage may look vastly different today. As it happened, though, German descendants are today… Read More

The Best Burgers in Crawford County

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From the results of our Facebook poll, it is safe to say that Crawford County boasts an impressive list of restaurants serving up your favorite cheeseburgers. In fact, we had 395 responses on our poll of the best cheeseburger in Crawford County. With so many dedicated customers pushing… Read More

Crawford County Military Memorials

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Crawford County is honored to be the home of many men and women who have served in the armed forces. We encourage you to recognize our local veterans and actively serving military by visiting one of our local military memorials. Arma Veterans Memorial – Corner of Washington and 5th… Read More

Labor Day in Crawford County: Social Progress of the Everyday Worker

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Samuel Gompers, the founder of the American Federation of Labor, wrote in the New York Times in 1910: “Of all the days celebrated for one cause or another, there is not one which stands so conspicuously for social advancement of the common people as the first Monday in September…… Read More

Another Exciting Season in the “Football Capital of Kansas”

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Crawford County is known as the “Football Capital of Kansas,” and this name is well-earned. As the summer begins to wane and school begins anew, many local residents look to the fall football season as a time for tailgating, sold-out crowds at Carnie Smith Stadium, and hearing the cannon fire… Read More

Best Breakfast Spots in Crawford County

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Earlier in August, we asked you to sound off on your favorite breakfast spots in Crawford County. There’s no better day to feature the “best for breakfast” than today, on National Waffle Day. And the results are: Winner: Bob’s Grill – 1014 N Broadway St, Pittsburg Bob’s Grill… Read More