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Indoor Track & Field Championships

Indoor Track & Field Championships

Winters are a busy time at the Robert W. Plaster Center, the home of several league, regional, and national indoor track and field championships, including junior college (NJCAA), NAIA, NCAA, as well as youth meets ...
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Pumpkin Patches

Crawford County has three pumpkin patches that on weekends through October, each offering something different for visitors ...
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Festivals

Festivals

Food, dancing, games, parades, and storytelling continue to be an excuse for neighbors and visitors to meet, share diverse cultures, and create new traditions ...
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NCBA D2 World Series 2018

Congratulations to San Diego State on their 2018 National Club Baseball Association (NCBA) Division II World Series Championship. ...
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Student-run baseball club teams play for the love of the game, even in the World Series

For the first time, several local high school graduates are representing Pittsburg State when the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA) Division II World Series returns to Jaycee Memorial Ball Field, May 18-22. ...
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Fishing For a Good Time

On an early spring day that seemed made for fishing, Tom Pebley, of Kansas City, cast his lure into one of the more than 1,000 strip pits that dot Crawford County ...
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Beginner’s guide to indoor track meet preparation

Eight weeks. Eight track meets. From February to March 2018, the coordinator for the Robert W. Plaster Center walked the equivalent of going from Pittsburg to Greensburg, Kansas – and back. Most likely, he walked even longer than that ...
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Mules in the Mines: The Unsung Heroes

An unsung hero in pre-steam power, pre-electricity United States, the mule was a catalyst for growth in many American industries. Agriculture, transportation, military, mining, and power industries all found a role for the animal, relying on its strength, hardiness, and workable temper ...
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Then and Now: Crawford County’s Department Stores

Despite competition with online shopping options, today’s shoppers are still heavily reliant on brick and mortar department stores. Historically, department stores have provided customers with irreplaceable shopping comforts: seeing the apparel, home furniture, or cosmetics firsthand, choosing sizing and color options in store, and customer service throughout the shopping experience ...
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Celebrating das Vaterland on German-American Day

Imagine the U.S. without polka. A nation without the waltz, or lager-style beer. Or worst of all, brats! Had 13 families from Krefeld not landed in Philadelphia on October 6, 1683, German-American heritage may look vastly different today. As it happened, though, German descendants are today the largest ancestry group ...
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