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EDAC meets with investors on Town Center project
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — In an unusual second meeting this month, the Economic Development Advisory Council met with David Christie and his team of investors to discuss a new project to be built at …

620 Day Celebration returns Thursday
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Pittsburg’s Downtown Advisory Board invites all members of the community to celebrate its fifth annual “620 Day” celebration on Thursday by shopping …

FPD arrests Pittsburg man on criminal battery, burglary
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FRONTENAC, Kan. — The Frontenac Police Department (FPD) arrested a Pittsburg man Saturday night in connection to a burglary and criminal trespass report at a residence on the east end of …

Question Of the Day: Are People Still Drinking Hot Coffee?
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — As the summer sun starts to burn us into the ground, the question comes to mind . . . do we still want hot coffee in the middle of a heat wave?  According to …

A slice of India comes to Pittsburg
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MHM named a Jefferson Highway Tourist Information Center
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FRANKLIN, Kan. — Miners Hall Museum is proud to announce that it has been established as the fourth official Tourist Information Center for the Jefferson Highway.  The museum will be …
Saying farewell

Time, technology claim newspaper press
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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.

Arma native set for 2024 Paris Olympics
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Arma native Lori A. Boyajian-O’Neill is headed to the Olympic Games in Paris in late July, however, she is not running or throwing or swimming.    …

‘One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation, evermore’
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Looking Back
Hello, Neighbor

Buddy Holly
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    On a recent bus tour to Iowa, our group visited numerous places and among them was the Surf Ballroom at Clear Lake, Iowa.  Many of you reading this will remember the tragic plane …
From Our History

Crap game robbed of $130 in cash and property; bandits escape
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 18, 1924 That Crawford County farmers will do well to get into the dairying business, was the consensus among …
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." …
Kansas
Kansas legislators have approved major tax cuts and ended a political stalemate with Gov. Laura Kelly. Yet some of them sounded frustrated as they were doing it. The Republican-controlled Legislature …
Leading Medspa Acquisition Platform Marks First Investment Since Closing $120M Growth FinancingOVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Princeton Medspa Partners ("PMP" or the "Company"), …
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What's known, and not known, about the partnership agreement signed by Russia and North Korea

Both Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un say the strategic partnership they have signed is a breakthrough. But neither side has released the text of the agreement …

Mediterranean diet or not, eating seasonally can be good for you It’s been years since scientists established that the Mediterranean diet really is good for you. But nutrition experts say you can improve your health anywhere by mimicking at least one aspect of …
Collecting sex-crazed zombie cicadas on speed: Scientists track a bug-controlling super-sized fungus With their bulging red eyes and their alien-like mating sound, periodical cicadas can seem scary and weird enough. But some of them really are sex-crazed zombies on speed, hijacked by a super-sized …
It's summer solstice time. What does that mean? Summer kicks off in the Northern Hemisphere with the summer solstice on Thursday. The Earth spins on a tilt as it revolves around the sun. A summer solstice occurs for Earth's upper half when the …
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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 …

All in the Family: Ex-coach Bill Sullivan adds state championship as dad
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Bill Sullivan retired from being the head coach of the Frontenac Raiders baseball team following the 2022 season. The Raiders won 305 games during his 24 seasons as head coach and their 2012 team …

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 …
Regional Sports
A Missouri mayor says a fight over jobs is back on. Things to know about Kansas wooing the Chiefs

The mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, says an economic ‘border war’ between his state and Kansas has restarted. Mayor Quinton Lucas blames a plan approved by the Kansas Legislature that's aimed at …

Kansas lawmakers approve a plan to try to lure the Kansas City Chiefs from Missouri by helping to pay for a new stadium Kansas lawmakers approve a plan to try to lure the Kansas City Chiefs from Missouri by helping to pay for a new stadium.
Supporters of bringing the Chiefs to Kansas have narrowed their plan and are promising tax cuts Kansas lawmakers hoping to lure the Kansas City Chiefs from Missouri are narrowing their proposal for encouraging the Super Bowl champions to build a new stadium and linking the proposal to a plan …
National sports

Douglass wins 100 free at US swim trials, Manuel relegated to relay with fourth-place finish

Kate Douglass and Torri Huske embrace after the Women's 100 freestyle finals Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at the US Swimming Olympic Trials in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Kate Douglass has won the women’s 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Indianapolis. Simone Manuel was relegated to a relay spot with a fourth-place finish after bouncing back …

Aaron Judge is out of the New York Yankees’ starting lineup against the Baltimore Orioles, one night after he was hit on the left hand by a pitch. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Judge was feeling …

PGA Tour commissioner says sides are making progress on deal with Saudi backers of LIV Golf

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan pauses while speaking about the death of PGA player Grayson Murray during the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, May 25, 2024. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan says the difficulty in finalizing a deal with the Saudi backers of LIV Golf isn’t a reason for concern. Monahan says it is still a great opportunity for the tour. …

Yes, the Florida Panthers have lost their last two games and gotten embarrassed in one of them. Yes, they’ve wasted two chances to win the Stanley Cup. Yes, a 3-0 lead in the title series against …

Rory McIlroy's time off 'exactly what he should be doing,' PGA Tour commissioner says

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, and Scottie Scheffler finish their first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Pinehurst, N.C. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan says he understands why Rory McIlroy withdrew from the Travelers Championship to recover from a late-Sunday meltdown at the U.S. Open. McIlroy is the only one in the …

A mural honoring baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays is set to be unveiled in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Mays died Tuesday at the age of 93. The mural depicts a smiling “Say Hey Kid” and his …
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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 …
World
Philippines demands China return rifles and pay for boat damage after hostilities in disputed sea

The Philippine military chief has demanded China return several rifles and equipment seized by the Chinese coast guard in a disputed shoal and pay for damage in an assault he likened to an act of …

Power outage leaves millions of Ecuadorians in the dark after transmission line fails A failure in an energy transmission line has produced an blackout throughout Ecuador, the government reported, days after announcing that there would be new power outages in the country due to …
Gang violence in Haiti has displaced nearly 580,000 people, a new UN report says A new report from the U.N. migration agency says that surging violence in Haiti from clashes with armed gangs has displaced nearly 580,000 people since March. The Caribbean nation has long faced …
Obituaries
Joseph Mullen
Joseph Mullen, 91, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, died Saturday, June 8, 2024, at The Barclay House of Baton Rouge. He was born in Ft. Scott, Kansas, and grew up in Southeast Kansas.
Rosemary Ann Morrison
Rosemary Ann Morrison, 86, of Pittsburg, KS, passed away Sunday, June 16, at Comfort Care Homes.
Barbara Ellen Potter Schrag
Barbara Ellen Potter Schrag, born on April 25, 1947, in Pittsburg, Kansas, passed away on June 14, 2024, at the Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kansas. She was 77 years old.
Don Charles Hurlbut
Don Charles Hurlbut, 87, passed away June 5, 2024. He had been a resident of Pittsburg since 1960.
Craig Fuchs
Craig Alan Fuchs went to his heavenly home on June 8, 2024, after a valiant 2-year battle with ALS.
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Club Notes
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Everyday   Alcoholics Anonymous  Need help or need to talk. Meetings daily. For times and locations, call 620-363-4571 or 620-231-4446.     Any day of the …

  • Area Events
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    Tuesday, June 18   Yoga with Mona   Eclectic Soul Studio has Yoga sessions from 5:15 …

  • Flirty manager makes work less and less comfortable
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    DEAR ABBY: I am single, never married. A male manager at my job is divorced. After a few weeks at the …

  • EXPLORE CRAWFORD COUNTY
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    FAMILY EVENTS Sunflower Summer Explore Kansas and make memories with the kiddos. The Sunflower …

  • 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, …

  • 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 …

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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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Millions of U.S. Adults Have Gum Disease, But New Survey Shows Many Don’t Know It
(BPT) - Gum disease. Nearly half of all U.S. adults over 30 years old (or nearly 65 million people) have it1. However, only 16% of adults 30+ (referred to as “consumers” throughout) …
Add getting vaccinated against pneumococcal pneumonia to your summer checklist
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9 tips for applying for FAFSA as new, simplified form rolls out this year
Applying for FAFSA became more uncertain this year. Bold.org pulled together the latest tips for applying to set you up for success.
What are family engagement liaisons, and why do fewer than half of US schools have one?
HeyTutor analyzed National Center for Education Statistics data to illustrate the importance of family engagement liaisons in the U.S.
How TikTok has changed the music industry
Collabstr used data from Billboard to explore how TikTok is transforming music trends and the music industry at large.