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CHC/SEK keeps patients informed about Medicaid enrollment
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas plans to keep patients aware and informed as the continued enrollment for Medicaid is set to expire on Friday, March 31.

Party like Poets
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Friends and colleagues Laura Lee Washburn and Allison Blevins will be hosting an event celebrating the release of their poetry books “The Book of Stolen Images” and “Cataloguing Pain” at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 6 at Jolly Fox Brewery.  

City holds second Spruce Up Pittsburg meeting
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Pittsburg Mayor Ron Seglie, along with other city officials, hosted the second Spruce Up Pittsburg meeting at Memorial Auditorium Thursday night. Spruce Up Pittsburg is a city-wide, civic pride initiative championed by Seglie to clean-up the city and improve the quality of life.

Sonshine Child Care nearing completion
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As one of six large childcare facilities in Crawford County, and over three years in the making, Sonshine Childcare will soon be opening its doors in Pittsburg. At least, that is what Pastor Donnie Talent hopes.

Sperry-Galligar Audubon Program
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The Sperry-Galligar Audubon meeting will be held on March 30, in Room 102 of Yate’s Hall, 1702 S. Joplin Street, on the Pittsburg State campus, beginning a 7 p.m.

Update to death investigation in Wilson County
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The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office have identified the woman whose remains were discovered by hunters on March 16, in rural Wilson County.
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From Our History

Ku Klux Klan members visited a church in Mineral to gift $25
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives

85 gallons of whiskey, operational still seized from Angelo Williams’ home
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives
A bit o’ the Irish at the Friday Study Club
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The Friday Study Club asked me to present a program a week ago Friday at their monthly country club meeting. As they were celebrating an early St. Patrick’s Day, they requested that I come up with something Irish.
Defining 'friendship' not so simple
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Friendship is a funny word. Put 20 people in a room and ask them to define it, and you'll get 20 answers. And they'll all be right, or right enough. Because most folks won't define the word "dictionary" style, but rather by how they feel about their closest besties.
90 years experience of climate change
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I was born in 1932 at Stockton, Kansas and my first grade was in a one-room schoolhouse during the 1936 dust bowl. We had to have lanterns on in the middle of the day, it was so dark from dust storms. The tumble weeds blew up against the fences and the dirt covered them half as high as the fence post. My father had three heat strokes that year trying to get enough hay for our dairy herd.
Kansas is moving to increase its legal age for buying cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21 from 18. The state Senate approved a bill to raise the age Tuesday on a 28-11 …
Kansas City Star. March 25, 2023. Editorial: Kansas and Missouri have a major stake in the 2023 US Farm Bill. It’s our food future Members of Congress writing the 2023 U.S. Farm Bill …
Arkansas bathroom bill condemned as too extreme is revamped

An Arkansas bathroom bill that had been criticized as the most extreme in the country has been revamped to address concerns it would criminalize transgender people using public restrooms matching …

Police in Greece say two men accused of planning an extremist attack on a Jewish restaurant in Athens and possibly other targets that would produce mass civilian casualties have been arrested. The …
With temperatures set to soar next month, Indian authorities need more resources and better preparation to deal with searing heat particularly for the most vulnerable communities around the country, …
Portuguese police have shot a man suspected of stabbing two women to death at an Ismaili Muslim center in Lisbon. Ismaili community leader Narzim Ahmad told Portuguese TV channel S.I.C. that the …
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Late runs lift Gorillas past Hornets 9-8

With baserunners everywhere, it appeared early that the last team to score would win the game.   That's exactly what happened as Pittsburg State scored twice in the bottom of the eighth …

Joplin comeback spoils Colgan's baseball opener
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JOPLIN, Mo. -- St. Mary's Colgan started its baseball season by building a five-run lead in the first 4 1/2 innings.   But Joplin rallied in the final three innings, and Eli Sotlar's …

Colgan softball ready to charge into new season
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The St. Mary’s Colgan softball team is seeking a return to trip to the state tournament in 2023 after winning a regional championship last season.  “Last year’s seniors had …

Panthers claw their way to third-place finish
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By rebounding from a tough loss the previous night, the St. Mary’s Colgan girls gained redemption in more ways than one by capturing third place at the Class 2A basketball state tournament on …

30 local, area wrestlers earn state medals
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TOPEKA, Kan. -- The Pittsburg Wrestling Club wrote some history last weekend during the USA Wrestling Kansas state tournament at the Stormout Vail Events Center.   Natalie Lattimer became …
Colgan girls, Galena boys lead All-CNC teams
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Three St. Mary’s Colgan girls were selected to the All-CNC League team on Monday.   Junior Lily Brown and senior Lauren Torrance captured unanimous first-team selections, along with …

Around the MIAA
2 MIAA teams claim titles
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An impressive performance by Pittsburg State's men's team at last weekend's NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in Virginia Beach, Va., wasn't the only national championship won by …
Local Karate School Competes at Tournament
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Members of the Japan Karate-do Genbu-Kai of Pittsburg, Kansas, participated in the Kansas Seibukan Karate tournament in Wichita, on Saturday, March 11. Over 85 participants represented Wichita, Valley Center, and Pittsburg.
LeRoy E. Smith
LeRoy E. Smith (Lee) retired to the Great Heavenly Lake on March 21, 2023, at 8:20 p.m. at Mercy McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage, MO. With his yellow fishing rod in hand, the Lord welcomed him at the gates of Heaven.
Sue Butts
Sue Butts, 82, of Pittsburg, passed away at 7:07 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at the Solace House of the Ozarks in Joplin, Missouri.
Marilyn Sue Brown
Marilyn Sue Brown, 82, of Pittsburg, KS passed away Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Via Christi Village, where she had resided since November 2022.
Helen C. Braden
Helen C. Braden, age 91, a former resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away at Oakview Estates, Frontenac, Kansas.
Mary Ann Boyd
Mary Ann Boyd, 91, of Arma, Kansas died at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Via Christi Village in Pittsburg, Kansas.
City Life

PSU Indian Student Association to celebrate Holi
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On Saturday, March 25, the Indian Student Association at Pittsburg State will be celebrating the Hindu holiday of Holi. The festivities are open to all students and faculty of PSU as well as the general public and will be held in the parking lot behind Grubbs Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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