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
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
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
On National Relaxation Day, we want to encourage you to take some time for your own pampering. To help, we’ve compiled a list of local salons, spas, and massage services in the Crawford County area: Salons – Hair, Nails, and Spa Treatment Laura’s Fitness & Beauty A… Read More
Arma’s annual V-J Homecoming is a celebration of special importance. Having existed since 1946, the event is one of a handful of celebrations in the United States created to specifically recognize the veterans who secured the U.S. victory over Japan in World War II. Since that time, it has… Read More
The Crawford County Fair is celebrating Year 1 of a new century. 2017 marks the 101st annual Crawford County Fair (although the fair’s history goes back even further!). Look back through the first 100 years and you will see an event characterized by hard work, community, and wholesome… Read More
Taking a day off is a rarity for most of the area’s farmers and ranchers. Animals have to be fed, fields must be tended and other chores have to be done daily. But, when the Four States Farm Show comes to town, a trip away from the daily grind… Read More
Emojis — we use them to describe how we feel, demonstrate a thought or add a bit of fun to a text message, social media post or email message. We use them so much, people around the globe are celebrating World Emoji Day on July 17. In… Read More
While Crawford County may be known nationally for its tasty fried chicken, another food could be even more popular in the area. Longtime residents share treasured memories of stopping by the Frontenac Bakery for a loaf of bread, straight from the oven. And, newcomers rave as they down their first… Read More
June 30th is National Social Media Day. It’s also the halfway point of our year-long Crawford County 365 campaign. Every day this year, we have celebrated the uniqueness of Crawford County’s local businesses and citizens, popular events, our history and heritage, and the outdoors. Over the past six months,… Read More
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