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
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
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
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! 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
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
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
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
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
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
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