Myth Or Fact?: Diamonds Are Made From Coal

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Southeast Kansas and, in particular, Crawford County have a strong history in coal mining and the question, “Are diamonds made from coal?” often arises when discussing the topic. But according to Chad Comeau, owner of Comeau Jewelry, in Pittsburg, KS there is a common… Read More

Making (radio) waves in Crawford County at KKOW

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Today a local favorite among country listeners, the Pittsburg-based KKOW radio boasts an interesting beginning, a storied history of on-air personalities, and a bright future within a familiar community. To celebrate World Radio Day, let’s take a look at how KKOW grew to become an active member of… Read More

Growing Businesses Find Fertile Ground in Crawford County

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Many people associate Crawford County with the best of the Midwest: Close-knit communities, hardworking people, space to grow, and reasonable living expenses. Not only is this good for families and small business owners, it’s a great environment for inventors and entrepreneurs. Todd Allison is the… Read More

Top 10 Pizza Places in Crawford County (As Polled by You)

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According to statistics, 93% of Americans will eat pizza at least once in the next 30 days. If you’re one of those people craving a slice of true American cuisine, check out our list of the Top 10 Pizza Places in Crawford County. 1. Horton’s Pizza Plus… Read More

National Meat Week

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Meat lovers rejoice! It’s the one week of the year that is all about your favorite savory, smoky, meaty meals. To celebrate National Meat Week, let’s take a look at some of Crawford County’s best places to get a hearty slab of meat. In addition, we will be… Read More

The Best Pies in Crawford County

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As David Mamet wrote in Boston Marriage, “We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” There’s something special about sharing a piece of pie. From the sweet, creamy filling to the a crumbly crust, it’s a moment you… Read More

Staying Wet in a Dry Land: Bootlegging in Southeast Kansas

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“It may have been illegal, but it wasn’t wrong.” Miners Hall Museum board member Alan Roberts says this is how Southeast Kansans of the 1920’s and 30’s described one of the area’s economic staples: bootlegging. Those were the years of… Read More

Innovative Education – A biography of businessman Harvey Dean

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Take a walk inside the Robert. W. Plaster Center and you will likely notice the name accompanying the track: Harvey Dean. Dean is the founder of Pitsco Education, a global educational solutions provider focusing on innovative curricula and hands-on educational tools. Read on to learn how Dean’s past… Read More

History of Pallucca’s Meat Market and Deli

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To celebrate National Spaghetti Day on January 4, we took a visit to Pallucca’s Meat Market and Deli. We interviewed owner, Ethan Edwards, about the history of the deli and the popularity of the pasta recipes that have been around for years.   Pallucca’s Meat Market and Deli began as… Read More

Basketball & Boutiques

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Maya and Sara knew the basketball was going to be great when they made plans to come a Pittsburg State University basketball camp. But they had no idea Pittsburg was such a great place for their other favorite past time, Shopping!… Read More