Seeking volunteers for NAIA Championships

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Over 1,200 student-athletes from across the nation will compete in this year’s NAIA Indoor National Track & Field Championships taking place at the Robert W. Plaster Center March 1-3, 2018. As the championship host, the Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau is now organizing volunteers. From assisting visitors with questions… Read More

Beginner’s guide to indoor track meet preparation

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PITTSBURG, Kan. – Eight weeks. Eight track meets. During this time the coordinator for the Robert W. Plaster Center will walk the equivalent of going from Pittsburg to Greensburg, Kansas – and back. Most likely, he will have walked even longer than that. “(And) at least half of those are… Read More

Shop ‘Til You Drop: Boutiques and Gift Stores in Crawford County

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With the holidays approaching, we thought you shoppers might appreciate a list of the locally-owned boutiques, gift shops, and vintage collectible shops throughout Crawford County. Our list categorizes stores into clothing boutiques, where you will find a great selection of on-trend apparel, and gift stores, where you will… Read More

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