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CHANGES TO CLEAN SCOOP CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
We have had horrible cooperation from the weather for the first 3 events and our on the air time has been limited so the club decided to change the qualification for the certificate. Now you only need to QSL 5 of 7 of the Special Events to get the clean scoop certificate !!
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Friday, June 8, 2018
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Monday, June 4, 2018
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Big Brutus brings back the miners
Source: By Jesse Brown / The Morning Sun
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at 3:29 PM
Updated Jun 6, 2015 at 3:29 PM
WEST MINERAL — Big Brutus, now retired and memorialized, still has an ability to bring back the past with miners who once worked with the giant of Southeast Kansas.
“This mine closed down, a lot of the strip mining was closed down and retired miners got together after they made this Big Brutus Museum here and annually we get together,” said Jimmie Lovell, who also serves on the museum board. “We have a man that cooks all of our fish for us and we get together and visit. It’s something we do every year and we look forward to it. We’ve had as high as 150 people (come before).”
Lovell said the coal miners were like an extended family to each other and that of the 40 years and eight days he worked as a coal miner, he said there wasn’t one day he could remember when he didn’t want to go to work.
“Coal miners were all friendly people,” Lovell said. “Everybody helped everybody, very few people that got mad, they got over it. They’re just a different breed of people. They thought a lot of each other.” He added had the mines not shut down, he probably would have worked longer, instead of retiring at the age of 60.
Gege Sachetta is another retired coal miner who returns every year to participate in the Miner’s Day Reunion, after having worked for the company for 45 years. He shares Lovell’s sentiments about the enjoyment they got from working at Big Brutus.
“I enjoyed the first day of work and I hated to retire,” Sachetta said.
Lovell said the reunion brings back miners who now live in Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and even Illinois.
“Sometimes, there will be one or two that slip in from Colorado,” Lovell added.
Lovell said at one time, Big Brutus has 135 miners working there, and out of those 135 miners, their families keep coming back in the shadow of Big Brutus to remember what once was.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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Approximately 10am until TBD Both Days
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Friday, May 4, 2018
CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY ----> KS-mine-explosion-1888
Kansans know well how bloody history can get, especially the farther you look into the past. History has shaped us to be the state we are today, but this event in particular was unforeseen and devastating. We might not have been alive to witness this tragedy first hand, but we’ll remember it as part of Kansas’ history. Have you ever heard of the mine explosion in Pittsburg, Kansas?
Monday, April 30, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Miners Hall Museum is an exhibition located within the Franklin Community Center & Heritage Museum in Franklin, Kansas. The public is invited to visit and view the mining artifacts as well as other historic items.
From Kansas Historical Society
KØSEK Attn: Chancey
409 W Quincy St
Pittsburg KS 66762
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#2 Miners Hall Museum
#3 Mine 19 Camp Cabin
#4 BIG BRUTUS Annual Miners Reunion
#5 Miners Park Pittsburg KS
#6 Galena Miners/Historical Museum
#7 Little Balkins Days