Happy Walnut Day

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Happy Walnut Day! We’re nuts about our small towns in Crawford County and on National Walnut Day we’re celebrating Walnut, Kansas, population 220. Walnut was originally called Glenwood, in 1874, it was renamed Walnut after the Little Walnut Creek, on which it is located. The first post office at Walnut… Read More

A Passion to Teach. A Passion to Care.

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At Pittsburg State University’s Spring Commencement this morning, you are bound to see several graduation caps decorated with glittering apples, rulers, pencils, and the like. It’s likely that the wearer of this cap is one of 162 undergraduate students receiving their diplomas as education majors this year. Read More

2017 Faces of Tourism in Crawford County

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Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director B.J. Harris understands the importance of tourism to Kansas: “Tourism in our area is crucial to overall economic development. Not only does it create additional revenue for local businesses, but many times it gives visitors their first glimpse of our wonderful community.”… Read More

Poll: Best Mexican Food on Cinco de Mayo

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Of all the holidays celebrated around the U.S., Cinco de Mayo is probably one of the easiest dates to remember… as long as you know the three Spanish words it represents. How you celebrate is just as easy to remember: parades, parties, and eating are the name of the game. Read More

Socialist Press – Girard’s Appeal to Reason

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Girard in the early 1900s was primarily a quiet home for the well-off, the retired merchants and farmers, and other conservative types of midwestern United States. Quite opposite to the county seat, nearby mining towns were home to working class immigrants immersed in poverty and injustice. The inequality faced by… Read More

Raising Sport Stock at the Farlington Fish Hatchery

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Anglers visiting Crawford State Park are lucky to find a variety of sport fish in Crawford State Fishing Lake to spend an afternoon pursuing. To help ensure healthy numbers of each fish variety, the Farlington Fish Hatchery oversees the production and distribution of 11 fish breeds to Crawford State… Read More

Pittsburg to Host NJCAA Football Championship

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The Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau, in partnership with Pittsburg State University, is proud to announce that Pittsburg has been chosen to host the 2018, 2019 and 2020 NJCAA Football National Championship. Read More

A Complete Collection of Beer On Tap

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Downtown Pittsburg’s 5th Street Bar and Grill is home to an incredible selection of local and national beer brands. With 39 to choose from (plus a mystery beer located in the upstairs beer loft), it could take a while to sample every one. Lucky for you, we’ve pulled together a… Read More

Flying the Nest to Crawford County

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No more Friday evenings cheering from the sidelines at our son’s soccer games. No more Saturday afternoons watching our daughter’s dance recitals. Both of our kids left the nest. After a few weeks of missing the sound of their footsteps echoing through the halls and seeing their faces at the… Read More