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Reading up at our local libraries

On National Author’s Day, we’re featuring our favorite places to check out new authors, grab a new book from your favorite one, or find local authors with a tie to the area: our public libraries. Crawford County is home to 5 fantastic local libraries, with books for any age and ...
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Labor Day in Crawford County: Social Progress of the Everyday Worker

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… Labor ...
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It’s a Grand Old Time at the Arma V-J Homecoming

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 evolved ...
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A New Century of the Crawford County Fair

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 fun: thousands ...
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Italian Bread: A Crawford County Flavor of Life

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 ...
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National Nature Photography Day

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 ...
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Lace up your shoes! Running in Crawford County

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 almost ...
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The Water Supply of Bone Creek Reservoir

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 Creek Reservoir ...
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Digging Into the Outdoors at the Mined Land Wildlife Area

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: ...
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Happy Walnut Day

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 ...
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