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Trivia night a Pickled Pete’s
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Oh. My. Gourd.
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‘Being energetic, active, connected and happy’
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — According to the National Council on Aging, social isolation and loneliness can have a severe influence on seniors' health and raise the chance of death by 50 percent, which …

Two arrested in connection to overdose
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — On Wednesday, Pittsburg Police Department (PPD) detectives and Crawford County deputies arrested two individuals after an investigation found the drugs they allegedly sold to …

Girard City Council discuss well pump problems
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GIRARD, Kan. — The Girard City Council approved the repair of one of the city’s well pumps during Wednesday’s regular meeting held at Girard City Hall.   …

Annual Dance Research Symposium returns to Bicknell Center
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Back in its fourth year, the annual Dance Research Symposium returned to the Bicknell Center for the Arts Wednesday evening, offering a total dance experience to staff, …

Treats-n-Trails and a TR-iffic Day
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Community Service

PCMS Kiwanis Builders Club rehabs park
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Students in the Pittsburg Middle School Builders Club spent part of their Thursday rehabbing a playground in the Franklin Community Park.
Justice personified

Students hear from jurists with local ties
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Polls show that Americans’ confidence in our judicial system is slipping, but three jurists with local ties hoped to push back against that tide, Wednesday, with a noticeably younger audience.
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This is your song
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“My gift is my song, and this one’s for you.” — Elton John / Bernie Taupin Last week, as Linda and I watched Elton John and Bernie Taupin receive the Library of Congress …
From Our History

Community leaders hold Y2K conference to answer public’s questions
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 13-15, 1924 The son of a pedagogue has the latest definition of a pedagogue – namely Richard Weede, …
Okie In Exile

Something God Knows
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My formal education is in the topology of 3-manifolds. You don’t need to know what any of that is, but let’s just say that I spent a lot of my time seeing things in my head and a lot more …
From Our History

PSU moon buggies to compete at NASA
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 12, 1924 After a short deliberation, a jury in Girard brought in a verdict of guilty against Charles Sherman …
Kansas
A bird flu outbreak in U.S. dairy cows has spread to more than two dozen herds in eight states. That comes weeks after the nation’s largest egg producer found the virus in its chickens. Health …
The governor of Kansas has vetoed a proposed ban on gender-affirming care for minors, a measure to require more reporting from abortion providers and what she says is a vague bill making it a crime …
Nation
The Latest | Israel hails interception of drones and missiles in unprecedented attack by Iran

Israel is hailing the success of its defenses in the face of an unprecedented attack by Iran involving hundreds of drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles. An Israeli military spokesman said …

The Latest | Iran launches its first direct military attack against Israel Iran launched a first direct military attack against Israel on Saturday, sending drones and cruise and ballistic missiles toward Israel. Iran’s state-run media reported that dozens of drones had …
Veteran Nebraska police officer killed in crash when pickup truck rear-ended his cruiser A veteran Nebraska police officer was killed when his cruiser was struck by another vehicle after he made a traffic stop. The State Patrol says 54-year-old Ceresco Police Officer Ross Bartlett …
Biden will meet with his national security team as fears rise of an Iranian strike against Israel President Joe Biden is set to meet with his national security team and monitor the situation in the Middle East ahead of a feared Iranian strike against Israel. Tensions are at their highest since …
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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 …

Six-run eighth boosts Gorillas past Griffons 11-5
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Blake Mozley’s big week continued on Saturday afternoon. Mozley’s two-run home run snapped a 5-5 deadlock in the eighth inning, and Pittsburg State downed Missouri Western 11-6 at Al Ortolani Field to clinch the baseball series.

Hayes sets career RBI record as Gorillas sweep Hornets
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Paxtyn Hayes became Pittsburg State’s career leader in runs batted in as the Gorillas downed Emporia State 11-3 on Saturday afternoon to complete a sweep of their MIAA softball doubleheader at the Trusler Sports Complex in Emporia.

Gorillas win baseball series opener over Griffons
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Tanner Leslie pitched seven strong innings, and Blake Mozley and Dylan Kurahashi-Choy Foo each had two hits and two runs batted in as Pittsburg State decked Missouri Western 9-4 Friday night at Al Ortolani Field to open an MIAA baseball series.

Pittsburg softball stymied by Fort Scott
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The Pittsburg Purple Dragons could not withstand the barrage as they fell 11-1 to the Fort Scott Tigers on Friday in Pittsburg. Abbie Gorman led the Tigers, going 3-5 at the plate and earning …
Regional Sports
Prosecutors drop rape case against ex-Kansas player Arterio Morris, citing insufficient evidence

Prosecutors have dropped a felony rape case against former Kansas basketball player Arterio Morris. They cited insufficient evidence on Tuesday while filing a motion in Douglas County District Court …

Timbers rally from three-goal deficit, earn 3-3 draw with Sporting KC Defender Eric Miller scored his first career goal late in the second half and the Portland Timbers rallied from a three-goal deficit to earn a 3-3 draw with Sporting Kansas City. Portland (2-3-2) …
Man cuffed but not charged after Chiefs Super Bowl Rally shooting sues 3 more lawmakers over posts A man who was briefly handcuffed but not charged in the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl rally is suing three more lawmakers over social media posts falsely accusing him of being …
National sports

Tiger Woods on the course for 100th round at the Masters after getting swing tips from son Charlie

Tiger Woods walks over the Byron Nelson Bridge on the 13th hole during third round at the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club Saturday, April 13, 2024, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Tiger Woods is on the course for his 100th round at the Masters after receiving some swing tips from his son Charlie on the practice range. While there will be no green jacket for the five-time …

Two former Kentucky swim team members have sued the school, former coach Lars Jorgensen and athletic director Mitch Barnhart, alleging sexual assaults including rape by the former coach and claiming …

Scheffler carries the lead into the final round of the Masters as play resumes at Augusta National

Scottie Scheffler hits from the fairway on the 14th hole during third round at the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club Saturday, April 13, 2024, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

The final round of the Masters got underway at warm, sunny Augusta National on Sunday. Scottie Scheffler had a one-shot lead over Collin Morikawa and a two-shot advantage on Max Homa as he chases a …

One of women’s hockey’s fiercest and longest-running rivalries — United States versus Canada — is adding yet another chapter at the world championships. The bordering nations and women’s …

Stone perfect into 6th inning and Betts drives offense as Dodgers beat Padres 5-2 in testy game

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts connects for a single against the San Diego Padres during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 13, 2024, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Mookie Betts had three hits and two RBIs, rookie Gavin Stone retired his first 15 batters and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 5-2 in a testy game delayed more than two hours by …

Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers received some special footwear Saturday, courtesy of Kobe Bryant’s widow. On the eighth anniversary of Bryant’s last NBA game, Vanessa Bryant gave members …
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Business

Keeping Up to Code
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There are many misconceptions about city nuisance codes and their enforcement. People often wonder why others are allowed to keep their properties in such bad shape and point to problems with …

Local business approaches milestone
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MINDENMINES, Mo. —After 17 years in business, In God We Trust LLC is preparing for a major milestone later this year. Owned by Dave and Marcia Sorrick of rural Pittsburg, In God We Trust is a …

Young entrepreneur opens new office
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Tree Mulkin realized a goal on Wednesday afternoon, opening her own branch office of Edward Jones financial advisors in the Northgate shopping area on 29th Street. Attended by …

Farm to Market to Community 
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MCCUNE, Kan. — McCune Farm to Market run by Cherie and Kevin Schenker are building a community of possibilities and positivity in rural Southeast Kansas. Having grown up in the area, the couple …
World
The shadow war between Iran and Israel has been exposed. What happens next?

Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israel marks a change in approach for Tehran, which had relied on proxies across the Middle East since the start of the Israel-Hamas war in October. All eyes are now …

Polish opponents of abortion march against recent steps to liberalize strict law Thousands of Polish opponents of abortion are marching in Warsaw to protest recent steps by the new government to liberalize the predominantly Catholic nation's strict laws and allow termination of …
More civilians die in Ukraine as a think tank warns delays in US aid will hamper Kyiv's forces More civilians have died across Ukraine as analysts warn that delays in U.S. aid would see Kyiv struggle to fight off Russian offensives. At least five people were killed by drone strikes and …
Obituaries
Opal Smith
Opal Mae Smith, 94, of Pittsburg, KS, entered into Heaven on April 8, 2024, surrounded by family and close caregiver, who all loved her greatly.
Theodore Nairn, Jr.
Theodore Martin Nairn, Jr., 92, of Big Spring, TX, passed away at his home on Thursday, April 4, 2024.
Audry Miller
Audry Nadine Miller, 90, of Pittsburg, KS died at 10:05 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2024, at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, KS following an illness.
Deborah "Debbie" Low
Deborah Sue "Debbie" Low, 70, of Frontenac, KS, passed away on April 9, 2024, at her home in Frontenac, Kansas.
Dana Lynn Jones
Dana Lynn Jones, 51, of Pittsburg, Kansas died at 5:22 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at her home.
City Life

April is the Cruelest Month
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April, as poet T. S. Eliot wrote, is the cruelest month. For teachers, it is the storm before the calm. April, in the education world, is filled with tests, field trips, and few breaks. It is the …

  • Club Notes
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    Saturday, April 13   Audio-Reader Pittsburg   Audio-Reader Pittsburg meets from 2 to …

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    Friday, April 12   Talking Heads Discussion Group   The Talking Heads discussion …

  • Boyfriend’s contact with exes raise frestodors
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    DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I have dated for seven months. We have a good relationship in terms of …

  • Shining the light on chicken
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    Chicken has every right to be exciting. The humble bird is often dismissed, considered boring or …

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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 to turn your passion for pets into action
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Innovative apps help teachers communicate with families in their preferred language
Chalkbeat reports on apps that help non-English speaking families stay engaged with schools.
Arkansas State Parks and Monument Trails: Unveiling Awe-Inspiring Adventures in the Natural State
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The 5 most exciting cars of 2024, according to Edmunds
Edmunds presents the five cars that consumers will be looking forward to drive in 2024.
Hybrid cars are popular among Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. But electric and gas-powered vehicles get mixed approval
Way.com surveyed 1,000 customers across the country see how electric vehicle popularity split among political parties.