Italian Bread: A Crawford County Flavor of Life

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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

Crawford County 365 Update: Half a year down

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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

National Fried Chicken Day Contest Rules

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CRAWFORD COUNTY CVB “FRIED CHICKEN FOR A YEAR” CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. This Contest (“Contest”) is sponsored and run by the Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau (“Sponsor”). Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant’s… Read More

Fried Chicken Day Contest Rules

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CRAWFORD COUNTY CVB “FRIED CHICKEN FOR A YEAR” CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. This Contest (“Contest”) is sponsored and run by the Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau (“Sponsor”). Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant’s… Read More

National Nature Photography Day

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Guest Post Written By: Andra Bryan Stefanoni As a child growing up in Crawford County, the day that the National Geographic magazine arrived at our home each month was the day that I curled up on the couch and traveled the world. It was filled with photographs of natural wonders… Read More

The Water Supply of Bone Creek Reservoir

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Of the many lakes in the local area, Bone Creek Reservoir is one of the most important to Crawford and Cherokee county residents. A 540 acre reservoir just outside Arma, Bone Creek Reservoir supplies water to over 17,000 residents in Crawford and Cherokee counties. Water production from Bone… Read More

Lace up your shoes! Running in Crawford County

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Crawford County is home to many recreational and competitive runners. From those who are looking to get fit (or find a balance between indulging in that *insert favorite unhealthy meal* and fitting into your favorite clothes) to “junkies” who crave the post-run “runner’s high,” running can be beneficial to… Read More

Digging Into the Outdoors at the Mined Land Wildlife Area

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Sharp hills and thin lakes dot a well-used 14,500 acres of land in Crawford and Cherokee Counties. The area is now a popular destination for hunting, hiking, camping, canoeing, wildlife viewing and mushroom and berry picking. But until the 1970s, the land was much like many others in Southeast Kansas:… Read More

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