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CRAWFORD COUNTY, Kan. — For several months, the Crawford County Commissioners have championed keeping the county’s roads and highways free of garbage, to the extent that the commissioners …

Community Green Farms expands to Bourbon County 
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BOURBON COUNTY, Kan. — Leadership at Fort Scott USD 234 is partnering with Pittsburg-based nonprofit organization Community Green Farms (CGF) to bring an innovative farm classroom to the …

Area Events
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Saturday, December 2   Theatre Unplugged   Always fascinating, always popular, and always free of charge to everyone! Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the PSU Studio …

Club Notes
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Saturday, December 2   Audio-Reader Pittsburg  Audio-Reader Pittsburg meets from 2 to 4 p.m., Monday thru Friday at the Homer Cole Center to read to the visually impaired and …

SEK Recycling approaches Pittsburg for support
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Sustainability Advisory Committee member Denise Fitzpatrick expressed her support of the Southeast Kansas Recycling Center (SEKRC), asking the city to approve funding matching …

K-State Research and Extension hosts community roundtable
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Area residents and local food system program staff sat down with K-State Research and Extension Wildcat District representatives Wednesday to discuss issues related to food, …

University, KBI to partner on regional crime center and lab 
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Pittsburg State University will partner with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to create a state-of-the-art regional crime center and laboratory that would serve …

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Friday, December 1   Theatre Unplugged   Always fascinating, always popular, and always free of charge to everyone! Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the PSU Studio …

Club Notes
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Friday, December 1   Dinner at the Arma American Legion   The Arma American Legion, located at 512 E. Main, is open Friday nights serving good food and drinks. The kitchen opens …
Looking Back
True Stories

Spotting serendipity and grace
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On Wednesday afternoon I was driving south on Broadway with the Labradorian lamenting the loss of our old downtown Christmas decorations — as much for their silver tinsel that flashed in the …
From Our History

According to parents, USD 246 dress code is unfair
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Dec. 2-4, 1923 Chief of Police Ross Armstrong has spent two days in Kansas City viewing persons of questionable …
Okie in Exile

The Bois d’Arc Shibboleth
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We are separated by differences that are small to everyone else, but big to us.  We work hard to make ourselves different, to be a part of a special group. A shibboleth is a test of whether …
From Our History

50 gallons of wine seized in Frontenac smokehouse
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Dec. 1, 1923 “Athletics for everyone” is the new slogan at the Teachers’ College, it was …
The family of a 22-year-old woman who died in an apartment fire in Kansas’ largest city following mistakes by the 911 dispatch center says the center has systemic issues. The statement from Paoly …
A Real-Time Alerting System to Combat Multidrug-Resistant OrganismsTOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- KONZA National Network has partnered with the Kansas Department of Health and …
US military affirms it will end live-fire training in Hawaii's Makua Valley

The U.S. military has confirmed that it will permanently end live-fire training in Makua Valley on Oahu. Hawaii News Now reported it's a major win for Native Hawaiian groups and environmentalists …

Defense head calls out those who advocate isolationism and 'an American retreat from responsibility' Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is denouncing those advocate what he says is “an American retreat from responsibility.” The Pentagon chief says sustained U.S. leadership is needed to help keep the …
Send-offs show Carlton Pearson's split legacy spurred by his inclusive beliefs, rejection of hell Before his peers would label him a heretic, the late Bishop Carlton D. Pearson was once one of the best known preachers in the United States. His skilled biblical oration helped swell the membership …
Takeaways from Friday's events at UN climate conference known as COP28 Friday was a day for speechmaking at the United Nations annual climate conference known as COP28, as heads of state each gave short speeches to deliver their views on the planet’s climate crisis, …
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 …

Late spurt lifts Bearcats past Gorillas 77-67
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MARYVILLE, Mo. -- No. 15 Northwest Missouri scored 10 unanswered points during a two-minute stretch in the last six minutes as the Bearcats topped Pittsburg State 77-67 Saturday afternoon in men’s basketball action at Bearcat Arena.

Bearcats hand PSU women first loss
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MARYVILLE, Mo. -- Led by Kelsey Fields, Northwest Missouri dominated the inside and downed Pittsburg State 69-59 Saturday afternoon in a matchup of undefeated women’s basketball teams at Bearcat Arena.

Gorillas back in Michigan to battle No. 2 Grand Valley State
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One year ago Pittsburg State lost at Ferris State 17-14 in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs.

Former PSU All-American John Brown hopes for another call
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One year ago around Thanksgiving, John Brown signed with the Buffalo Bills.
Regional Sports
Kansas State wins second overtime contest this week, defeats North Alabama 75-74

Tylor Perry scored 16 points and his late 3-pointer forced overtime and Kansas State fought off North Alabama’s upset attempt, defeating the Lions 75-74. Perry’s 3-pointer with eight seconds left …

McCullar scores 21 as No. 5 Kansas beats No. 4 UConn 69-65 in showdown of past 2 NCAA champions Kevin McCullar Jr. scored 21 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers that gave Kansas the lead down the stretch, and the fifth-ranked Jayhawks held on to beat No. 4 UConn 69-65. The game was a …
No. 3 Stanford routs San Diego State 85-44 SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cameron Brink had 25 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots in 25 minutes for No. 3 Stanford, which routed San Diego State 85-44 on Friday and moved Hall of Fame coach Tara …
National sports

Scottie Scheffler builds a 3-shot lead in the Bahamas. Tiger Woods is happy with his recovery

Tiger Woods watches his shot on the fourth tee during the third round of the Hero World Challenge PGA Tour at the Albany Golf Club, in New Providence, Bahamas, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Scottie Scheffler gets another chance to win the Hero World Challenge. Tiger Woods has to settle with being happy about the way he feels. Scheffler made all five scoring putts from outside 12 feet. …

No. 3 Washington is in and No. 7 Texas did all it could to make a case for inclusion in the College Football Playoff on championship weekend. The Longhorns trounced No. 19 Oklahoma State to win the …

No. 1 Georgia bolstered by return of Bowers, Ratledge, McConkey from injuries

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart walk onto the field before the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game in Atlanta, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Georgia tight end Brock Bowers and right guard Tate Ratledge have returned from injuries to start for the No. 1 Bulldogs against No. 8 Alabama in the Southeastern Conference championship game. The …

Seventh-ranked Texas is leaving the Big 12 with bookend championships. Quinn Ewers set a career high by throwing for 452 yards with four touchdowns in a 49-21 victory over No. 19 Oklahoma State in …

Titleholder Italy joins Spain, Croatia in tough group at Euro 2024. Host Germany opens vs Scotland

Italia's head coach Luciano Spalletti arrives for the draw for the UEFA Euro 2024 soccer tournament finals in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Defending champion Italy has been drawn in a tough group at the 2024 European Championship with two-time winner Spain, 2022 World Cup semifinalist Croatia and Albania. Italy, the Euro 2020 winner, …

Max Klesmit scored all 21 of his points before halftime, Steven Crowl added 16 and Wisconsin capitalized on its rebounding superiority to beat No. 3 Marquette 75-64. Wisconsin beat Marquette for a …
Prime Time

Open for Business!
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Jolly Fox has returned  as a taphouse after a short closure this fall. They are open Friday nights from 3 to 9 p.m., 1 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, and Sundays for Chiefs …

Area Events
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Wednesday, November 29   GPL Teen Time   The Girard Public Library will be hosting a teen night for grades 6th through 12th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Attendees will …

Shaping a Community 
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Sylvia Rose Grotheer will soon open a pottery studio on 3rd Street which will be open to the community for classes and to purchase her whimsical creations. She has worked …
Stock Market Insights

Stocks Surge: Fueled by Cooling Inflation
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I'm not usually one to say, "I told you so." But … Last week, I wrote that the stock market needed a few more things to fall into place for the possibility of stocks starting a run at new …
Third-party candidate leaves Mexico's 2024 presidential race. Next leader now likely to be a woman

A third-party candidate has announced he is leaving Mexico’s 2024 presidential race, practically ensuring the the country's next president will be a woman. Samuel García, the governor of the …

Harris focuses on shaping a post-conflict Gaza during a diplomatic blitz in Dubai with Arab leaders Vice President Kamala Harris has engaged in a quick round of diplomacy with Arab leaders while attending the U.N. climate summit in the United Arab Emirates. She's trying to focus on shaping the …
Zambia landslides bury miners digging tunnels illegally, killing 7 and leaving more than 20 missing Police and local authorities in Zambia say seven miners have been confirmed dead and more than 20 others are missing, presumed dead, after heavy rains caused landslides that buried them inside …
Ronald L Tims
Ronald L Tims, 77, of Arma, passed away on November 29, 2023, in Joplin, MO, surrounded by loved ones.
Gary L. Cambers
Gary L. Cambers, 83, of Liberal, Missouri died at 3:59 a.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at Cox-Barton County Memorial Hospital at Lamar, Missouri of a sudden illness.
Jackie (Jack) Dean Ball AIA
Jackie (Jack) Dean Ball AIA, 89, died in his home in Rogersville, MO on November 22, 2023.
Bonnie June Beitzinger
Bonnie June Beitzinger, 84, of Pittsburg, KS died at 4:43 a.m. Monday, November 27, 2023, at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.
Frederick "Rick" Stebbins II
Frederick "Rick" Stebbins II, 81, of Pittsburg, KS, passed away on November 21, 2023, at his home in Pittsburg, Kansas
City Life

Why do the moons have names? 
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My husband and I were out with our mischievous dogs Monday morning and the stunning Beaver full moon was on display. I said something to my husband about how in my planner it was referenced as the …

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    Thursday, November 30  Yoga with Mona  Eclectic Soul Studio has Yoga sessions …

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    Thursday, November 30     Al-Anon    Al-Anon meetings are now hybrid. …

  • Absentee mother’s prognosis prompts different reactions
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    DEAR ABBY: I was married young to my high school sweetheart. We had five children together. During …

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Trojan Tribune
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 Christmas is celebrated around the world
Stacker dove into some of the ways people celebrate Christmas across the globe. Read on to learn more and gain inspiration for new family traditions.
20 celebrations this holiday season besides Christmas
Stacker compiled a list of fall and winter holidays celebrated all over the world, including religious festivals, ceremonies honoring the change of seasons, and secular events.
The science of procrastination and how to beat it
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