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The memories come flooding back for Terry Squires as he looks over the now silent Goss Urbanite press sitting idle in the Morning Sun pressroom. The former pressroom foreman, Squires is the only living member of a crew that for decades made the press roar.

Jordan’s Way helps local rescue raise funds
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Wednesday night was full of fun, food, and furry friends at Pittsburg’s Fifth Street Bar and Grill. Jordan’s Way, a non-profit organization that travels the United …

‘Elementary Explorers’
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Freeman to take over emergency services in Ft. Scott
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FORT SCOTT, Kan. — To enthusiastic applause, Freeman Health Systems President and CEO Paula Baker announced Thursday that Freeman Hospitals will be taking over the management of emergency …

‘Got old tires? Nowhere to take them?’
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Crawford County residents will have the opportunity next week to safely dispose of unwanted tires, with the first one taking place Friday, June 21.   The tire …

Meeting of the minds
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Individually, people can do great things. But put two exceptional minds together and the result can be amazing. That’s the case with two Pittsburg High School friends who have been collaborating on a project that would use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve education.

Area kids learn how to do their chores
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PITTSBURG, Kans. — Kids today think their chores are tough, try doing them 150 years ago. Some area kids got to experience some of the daily tasks on a homestead on the Kansas prairie …

Pittsburg commissioners approve $1M investment
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Based on the recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Council (EDAC), the Pittsburg city commission approved a $1 million investment to expand the Kelce School of …

First-ever Josiah Fletcher Jazz Camp held Monday, Tuesday
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — A local band camp paid honor to a late Pittsburg High School student, Josiah Lee Fletcher, while providing an instructional and educational experience for local …
Looking Back
From Our History

Police on trail of stolen car ring
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 15-17, 1924 The first Kansas state convention of the Izaak Walton League is being held today at the Chamber …

Hidden lessons in the flag
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"Resolved. That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation." …
From Our History

Pittsburg’s Senior Babe Ruth team improves to 9-0
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 14, 1924 Earl Patton of Radley and family have returned from a motor trip through Missouri, Illinois, Indiana …
Little Balkans Chronicles

East side of Broadway, 1954
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This week’s photo from “Images of Pittsburg” by Randy Roberts and Janette Mauk shows the east side of Broadway between 4 th  and 5 th  streets with the caption: …
LEAWOOD, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 17, 2024--AMC Theatres® (NYSE:AMC), the largest theatrical exhibitor in the United States and the world, today announced it posted its highest attendance and …
A Republican Kansas lawmaker who already dropped his re-election campaign last month after he was arrested in a traffic stop has now been barred from practicing law for at least a year. The Kansas …
Historic ship SS United States is ordered out of its berth in Philadelphia

A federal judge says a historic ocean liner that still holds the transatlantic speed record it set more than 70 years ago must leave its berth in Philadelphia by Sept. 12. The decision issued Friday …

Army lieutenant colonel says Lewiston shooter had "low threat" profile upon leaving hospital A lieutenant colonel with the Army Reserves says a reservist who committed the deadliest mass shooting in Maine history had a low threat profile when he left a psychiatric hospital prior to the …
Scooter Braun says he’s no longer a music manager, will focus on Hybe duties and his children Scooter Braun, one of the most recognizable names in the music business known for representing artists like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, will no longer work as a music manager. On Monday, the …
Lost chances to treat overdose survivors are documented in new Medicare study People on Medicare who survived a drug overdose were much more likely to later receive opioid painkillers than any medication to treat addiction — and some went on to die of an overdose. That's …
Local sports

Frontenac wins shootout against Bishop Ward

Frontenac’s Jayden Houghton stiff arms a player from Bishop Ward during Friday night’s game in Frontenac.
FRONTENAC, Kan. — In a game filled with big plays and a combined 68 points, the Frontenac Raiders simply made more big plays in every phase of the game Friday night than the visiting Kansas …

Family tragedy changes Hunter Jones' outlook
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Hunter Jones was on the Pittsburg State campus when he heard the news.

Harrell named boys track and field athlete of the year
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St. Mary’s Colgan senior Tucker Harrell has been named the Morning Sun boys track and field athlete of the year for his outstanding 2024 season. Harrell excelled in three sports during his …

Simmons named baseball athlete of the year
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St. Mary’s Colgan shortstop and pitcher Cooper Simmons recently closed out his prep baseball career by throwing a six-inning no-hitter in the third-place game of the Class 2-1A state …

Avery Johnson named softball player of the year
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rontenac junior Avery Johnson was a monster in the circle for the Raiders, leading the team to a fourth state title with a 3-0 win over Silver Lake in the Class 3A state championship game in Topeka. …
Regional Sports
Kansas lawmakers to debate whether wooing the Chiefs with new stadium is worth the cost

Kansas legislators trying to lure the Kansas City Chiefs to their state argue that helping the Super Bowl champions build a new stadium could bring Kansas millions in income taxes from players and …

Kansas lawmakers poised to lure Kansas City Chiefs from Missouri, despite economists' concerns A rivalry is flaring up as Kansas lawmakers try to snatch the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs away from Missouri. The Kansas Legislature expects to consider a plan to help both the Chiefs and …
Japan beats United States 2-0 in men's Olympic soccer warmup match Shota Fujio converted a penalty kick in the sixth minute, Mao Hosoya added a goal in the 69th and Japan beat the United States 2-0 in an under-23 game, the Americans’ last warmup ahead of the …
National sports

Les Miles sues LSU, NCAA and College Football Hall of Fame over 37 vacated victories

FILE - LSU coach Les Miles watches his team warm up before an NCAA college football game against Florida in Baton Rouge, La., Oct. 17, 2015. Former LSU coach Les Miles is suing the university over its decision to vacate 37 victories between 2012 and 2015. The lawsuit filed Monday, June 17, 2024, in federal court in Baton Rouge alleges that LSU never gave Miles a chance to be heard before altering his career record in a way that disqualified him from being considered for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Former LSU coach Les Miles is suing the university over its decision to vacate 37 of his teams' victories between 2012 and 2015. The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Baton Rouge alleges that …

Lionel Messi and Argentina will try to match Spain’s feat of three consecutive major titles when the Copa America kicks off Thursday night. Coming off championships in the 2021 Copa America and the …

Class-action lawsuit against NFL by 'Sunday Ticket' subscribers. Here's what you need to know

FILE - The NFL logo is seen during the NFL Super Bowl 58 football game Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas. Opening arguments are expected to begin Thursday, June 6, 2024, in federal court in a class-action lawsuit filed by “Sunday Ticket” subscribers claiming the NFL broke antitrust laws. The lawsuit was filed in 2015 and has withstood numerous challenges, including a dismissal that was overturned. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

The way the NFL can distribute its package of out-of-market games could be decided in federal court as the result of a class-action lawsuit. Subscribers to the NFL’s “Sunday Ticket” package are …

Romania has recorded only its second ever victory at the European Championship with a 3-0 win over Ukraine to give coach Edward Iordănescu a late birthday present. Nicolae Stanciu put Romania ahead …

Ukraine displays destroyed stadium stand in Munich in reminder of war ahead of Euro 2024 opener

Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian football legend and UAF President, presents an installation ahead of the Group E match between Romania and Ukraine at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Monday, June 17, 2024. A poignant installation has been unveiled ahead of Ukraine’s first match at the European Championship. A destroyed stand from Kharkiv’s Sonyachny stadium that was built for Euro 2012 has been displayed in a square in Munich ahead of the team’s opener against Romania. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

The Ukrainian soccer federation has unveiled an installation in Munich of a stadium stand destroyed in the war back home to highlight the ongoing conflict ahead of the team’s first match at the …

Bryson DeChambeau has gone from being the petulant young pro who seemed to court controversy to a fan favorite and man of the people during a memorable week at Pinehurst No. 2. He capped it with a …
Prime Time

Pittsburg Launch proposes PHS coffee shop
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — USD 250 board members listened, Monday, as four Pittsburg Launch students proposed building a coffee shop at Pittsburg High School. Two upcoming seniors and two graduated …
From Our History

Local newsman is sole male member of women’s group
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 7, 1924 Fire of undetermined origin destroyed a feed barn and contents at the Hull & Dillon Packing …
Dear Abby

Flirtation with the past endangers stable present
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DEAR ABBY: I have been married to a wonderful man for 17 years. Recently, I reconnected online with an old high school flame. We have been talking about my hometown, which is where he lives. So many …

The next chapter of our downtown
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On Thursday this week (5/30) from 5:30 to 7:30, consultants, stakeholders and interested citizens will be at Block22 for a community conversation about the future of our downtown. This public open …
Netanyahu dissolved his war cabinet. How will that affect cease-fire efforts?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disbanded his war cabinet, consolidating his influence over the Israel-Hamas war and likely diminishing the odds of a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip anytime …

US, Cyprus embark on strategic dialogue that officials say demonstrates closest-ever ties Cyprus-U.S. relations have reached their highest level yet after the two countries embarked on a strategic dialogue on key issues including defense, security, energy, crisis management and the fight …
The Danish king inaugurates the first element of a road-and-rail tunnel linking Denmark to Germany Danish King Frederik X has inaugurated the first element of a future 18-kilometer (11-mile) rail-and-road tunnel under the Baltic Sea that will link southern Denmark to northern Germany and …
Craig Fuchs
Craig Alan Fuchs went to his heavenly home on June 8, 2024, after a valiant 2-year battle with ALS.
Rose Ann Williamson
Rose Ann Williamson (age 95) passed away June 1, 2024 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Pamela Hockett
Pamela Kay Hockett, age 70, of Gardner, Kansas, passed away Christmas morning on Saturday, December 25, 2021, at the Medicalodges Eudora.
Denise (Noland) Purvis
Denise A. (Noland) Purvis, age 70, passed away on June 9, 2024 after a valiant fight against an acute and rare leukemia.
Arthur D. Vance
Arthur D. Vance, 57, of Farlington, KS died at 7:09 a.m. Saturday June 8, 2024 at his home following a long illness.
City Life

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FAMILY EVENTS Sunflower Summer Explore Kansas and make memories with the kiddos. The Sunflower Summer app provides students (K-12) and parents the opportunity to explore 220+ locations - …

  • Hi Again
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    It's been a minute since I have written anything. It's been a struggle for me lately on a number of …

  • More bewildered than ever
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    “How are you?” is a question I get asked multiple times a day — by my wife, friends, …

  • What’re you doing?
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    Everyone once in a while--or maybe even twice in a while--someone will ask me what I’ve been up to. …

  • Club Notes
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    Everyday   Alcoholics Anonymous  Need help or need to talk. Meetings daily. For …

  • Area Events
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    Saturday, June 15   Tiled Resin Tray w/Debbie Southard  2 to 4 p.m.; Workshop …

  • Business relationship clouds couple’s response to affair
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    DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have a friend, "Sophie," who is cheating on her husband of 25 years. Of …

2023 Business Directory

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Super Kids Day
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Fifth grader Cord Crystal high jumps Friday, May 12 during the RVH Super Kids Day. Students ranging from pre-k to fifth grade had the opportunity to play various games facilitated by high school …
League Track
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GHS senior Adam Shireman runs the 200m preliminary during the league track meet at Girard High School Thursday, May 11. The boys team won the league meet with a total of 209 points and the girls team …
Paraeducator Spotlight: Susan Jameson
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GHS alumna Susan Jameson, who will be retiring at the end of the 2022-23 school year, has been in the education field for 38 years and has been a special education (SPED) teacher, preschool teacher and a GHS paraeducator most of her career.
GHS graduates attend senior awards
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Eighty-three GHS graduates attended the Senior Awards Assembly Friday, May 12, at 8 a.m. in John E. Shireman Auditorium.
4-Cut-SEK Honors-CP
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GMS Paraprofessional DeNene Flaherty is honored with a 15 Years of Service award Wednesday, May 3 during the SEK Interlocal #637 Staff Recognition Celebration. GMS special education instructors and …
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How are family businesses adapting to AI?
Verbit used analyzed data from PwC's 2024 Global NextGen Survey to see how family businesses are adapting to artificial intelligence.
Horses, Horsepower and Hollers: The Legendary Kentucky Adventure
(NAPSI)—Good news for travelers: Kentucky’s Bowling Green, Corbin, Franklin, Georgetown, Harlan and Shelby Co. have joined forces to showcase the unique cultural, historical, and adventurous …
5 Ways Generative AI Can Help Make Your PDFs Smarter
(BPT) - Just about every new tech comes with the promise of making our lives easier or helping us work faster. But often it feels like the opposite is true. More information and more new tools to …
Make Summer Travel with Pets Enjoyable and Seamless
(Family Features) For pet owners, cats and dogs are part of the family, which means when it's time to head out of town this summer, the four-legged friends get to come along, too.
Creating a Pet-Friendly Palace
(Family Features) As much as you love your pets and work hard to make them part of the family, they're also a big responsibility. Part of that responsibility includes setting up your home so it's equal parts stylish (for you) and functional (for Fido).