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Welcome to Small Town News, located at the intersection of hardcore journalism and jelly-filled comedy. Each episode we read articles from small town newspapers from around the United States and use them to inspire improv stories. We've got fireworks filled with rattlesnakes. We've got a parade of painfully bad accents. We've got no idea what states border Michigan. But no matter where the story ends, it's all 100% true. Promise. Check our sources. Seriously.
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Welcome to Center, North Dakota, where "The Rest of the World Is Okay but It's Better in Center!" Center is the seat of Oliver County and is home to just under 600 residents. The town's footprint is only .46 square miles. Places of interest nearby include the Cross Ranch State Park, Knife River Indian Village, and Nelson Lake. We hope you enjoy our…
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Welcome to Middlefield, Connecticut! Middlefield is located in central Connecticut and has a population of 4,200. The town seal seems to sum up the town up quite well. Designed by long time resident Donald Ginter, the seal is a view of the town as seen through a rifle scope. Lyman Gunsight Co. began in the town in the late 19th century. The crossha…
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Welcome to Sulphur, Louisiana, the "Pride of Southwest Louisiana!" Sulphur is located in the southwest corner of Louisiana and is named for the sulphur mines that were operated in the area in the 1900s. The town is one of the points of interest along the Creole Nature Trail. We hope you enjoy our visit to Sulphur! Small Town News--whose headline is…
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Welcome to Searcy, Arkansas, "The city where thousands live as millions wish they could!" Searcy is the county seat of White County and is located in central Arkansas. Searcy was located along the path of totality during the recent solar eclipse. The town developed a website for the event including some of the main attractions in the area. The hist…
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Welcome to Tifton, Georgia, "The Friendly City!" Tifton is located in Tift County in southern Georgia. The town and county were named after lumber magnate Henry Harding Tift who established the mill town that ultimately became Tifton. The Georgia Museum of Agriculture is located in the area. It is a 95 acre site consisting of the museum, two 19th c…
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Welcome to Chadron, Nebraska! The town is the seat of Dawes County and is located in the northwest corner of the state near the border with South Dakota. A former fur trading post, the town is home to the Museum of the Fur Trade. In addition to the items you would expect to find at a museum of fur trading, they also have an heirloom garden featurin…
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Welcome to Ada, Oklahoma, a "Small Town with Big Opportunity!" Ada is the county seat of Pontotoc County and is the capital of the Chickasaw Nation. Ada was incorporated in 1901 and grew quickly with the arrival of the railroad. Ada is home to the McSwain Theatre. Originally built in 1920 to show silent films and host Vaudeville shows, the theatre …
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We're back with a full episode! This week we are in Geneseo, Illinois...or are we in Genesco? If our steadfast leader Dr. Jess tells us it is spelled Genesco, then that's the new name of the town. This delightful small town is about 150 miles west of Chicago, and has been around for close to 200 years. A main stop on the Grand Excursion, the birthp…
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We are spending one more week on the back porch. Last week a vase full of water and a cat conspired to sabotage the laptop that houses our data. We will be back next week with a full episode. In the meantime, enjoy this back porch chat. Small Town News--whose headline is it, anyway? @SmallTownNewsImprov…
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Welcome to Xenia, Ohio, "The City of Hospitality!" Xenia is located about 15 minutes from Dayton and has a population of nearly 26,000. The town was founded in 1803 and is the county seat of Greene County. In 1974 Xenia was hit by an F5 tornado during the 1974 Super Outbreak causing major destruction and displacing 10,000 people. The town was featu…
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Welcome to Gaffney, South Carolina, "The Peach Capital of South Carolina!" Gaffney is located in northern SC in the Upcountry in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Originally settled in 1804 by Michael Robert Gaffney, the town has three historic districts, the Peachoid, and is close to many hiking trails and other outdoor activities. The to…
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Welcome to Collingswood, New Jersey, "Festival Capital of South Jersey!" Collingswood was founded in the late 17th century by Quakers and was completely dry until 2015. The town is located about 5 miles east of Philadelphia across the Delaware River. Collingswood hosts an amazing number of festivals and events throughout the year. Festivals include…
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Welcome to Crisfield, Maryland, "The Seafood Capital of the World!" Crisfield is Maryland's southernmost town and is located on the Chesapeake Bay. First settled by Europeans in 1663, the town's economic engine has always been seafood. The harvesting and processing of blue crab makes up a large part of the seafood industry in town. Crisfield hosts …
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Welcome to Laramie, Wyoming, the "Gem City of the Plains!" Laramie is located in southeastern Wyoming near the Colorado border. The area around Laramie has been inhabited for centuries by Native American tribes and fur traders. The town owes much of its success to its location along the Overland Stage Line and its use as a "Hell-on-Wheels" style to…
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Welcome to Crescent City, California, "The Redwood Gate to the Golden State!" Crescent City is located on the coast in the upper northwestern part of California. Because of the shape of the sea floor in the area, the town is prone to experiencing tsunamis. Most of the tsunami events are small, but the Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 produced a wav…
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Welcome to London, Kentucky, home of the World Chicken Festival! London is located in southeastern Kentucky in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The area provides access to numerous biking and hiking trails in the Daniel Boone National Forest. The town is located near Corbin, the home of the first Kentucky Fried Chicken. The World Chicken…
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Welcome to Jasper, Indiana, "The Nation's Wood Capital!" Located in Southwestern Indiana, Jasper is home to several furniture companies including Mastercraft Cabinets and Kimball International. The town is also the location of the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame and the annual Jasper Strassenfest. The Strassenfest is a four day celebration between Ja…
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It's time to start brining the turkey in preparation for the world champion of eating holidays. The crew has taken a week off from exploring new towns to enjoy a little down time before the big day. In this back porch chat, the guys explore important food topics like what happens to the leftover tortillas after Taco Tuesday? We hope you enjoy! Smal…
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Welcome to Chillicothe, Missouri, "The Home of Sliced Bread!" Chillicothe began as a farming community in the early 19th century when European Americans began settling in the region. The town's name is Shawnee for "big town." While Chillicothe has never lived up to it's moniker, it is the home of sliced bread. Otto Rohwedder developed the first bre…
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Welcome back to Waterville, Maine! We visited Waterville three years ago in our episode Hostile Takeover at Hobos Inc. The Doctor decided there was more to mine from this cool little town. Let's see if we can once again keep from "pulling a Hornberger!" Small Town News--whose headline is it, anyway? @SmallTownNewsImprov…
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Welcome to Eufaula, Alabama! Eufaula is located in southeastern Alabama along the Alabama-Georgia border. The town is situated along the Chattahoochie River and became a major shipping hub in the 1850s for goods bound for the Port of Apalachicola on the Gulf of Mexico. Shipping by river declined swiftly as rail lines were established in the area af…
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Welcome to Las Animas, Colorado, "The City of Souls!" Las Animas is the county seat of Bent County and is located in southeast Colorado. Las Animas means "the souls" in Spanish. According to one legend, the town is named after a group of conquistadors who died without the last rites sacrament of a priest while exploring the area in the 16th century…
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Welcome to Vermillion, Nebraska, "The Town AI Created!" If you're a curious listener who takes the time to learn more about our trip locations each week, you will have discovered that Vermillion doesn't actually exist. Last week's town, town tidbits, and articles were predominantly created by ChatGPT. In this episode we explore the power of AI with…
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