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County approves funds for grant
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GIRARD, Kan. — Pittsburg City Manager Daron Hall made a brief appearance before the Crawford Conty Commission on Friday to ask them to release funds for a $53,000 grant proposal concerning Free …

2024 Biz Expo held Friday, Saturday
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s Biz Expo made its return on Friday, allowing businesses to once again interact with the community face-to-face at the …

Club Notes
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Saturday, February 24    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 …

City of Girard, chamber hold ribbon cutting
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GIRARD, Kan. — The City of Girard and the Girard Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday to unveil its new electric building, located at 108 Enterprise Dr. just behind the …

Area Events
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Saturday, February 24   AFG: Cuttlebone Casting w/Nicole Meyer-Foresman   Learn to carve and cast into the dried bone of a cuttlefish! The organic layers of this material create …

FRC hosts annual art gala
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Pittsburg woman injured in Crawford Co. crash
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CRAWFORD COUNTY, Kan. — A Pittsburg woman suffered serious injuries following a two-vehicle accident just west of Pittsburg Thursday afternoon.    According to the Kansas Highway …

County approves funds for grant
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GIRARD, Kan. — Pittsburg City Manager Daron Hall made a brief appearance before the Crawford Conty Commission on Friday to ask them to release funds for a $53,000 grant proposal concerning Free …

Pizza, Passion, and Pasta
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Pittsburg High School students in Breana Clark’s Repertory Theatre group are putting on a first for PHS drama – an interactive murder mystery play. The performance …
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Spock speaks at Kansas State College of Pittsburg
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Feb. 24-26, 1924 Six county prisoners were put to work yesterday under a decision of the county commissioners to …
Okie in Exile

Fire and Rain
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Her name was Teresa Massa, but I called her Mother Teresa, and she thought that it was funny. There are people on Earth whose job it is to clean up the messes that other people have made.  …
From Our History

Iwo Jima veteran shares his experiences
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years A go Feb. 23, 1924 Settlement of a strike at the Patton No. 4 mine, northwest of Pittsburg, which had been idle since …
Little Balkans Chronicles

Memories of Jimmy Joe
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What follows is the first of three installments of recollections sent to me by former Pittsburg resident, Gary Gleason. His family moved to Troy, Ohio in ’60, Miami, Florida in 64’ and …
Kansas
A recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are legally protected children is highlighting how support for the idea that a fetus should have the same rights as a person underpins far …
The most populous county in Kansas has confirmed that it has rejected demands from the local sheriff and the state attorney general to preserve old ballots and records longer than allowed by state …
Nation
Two Navy SEALs drowned in the Arabian Sea. How the US charged foreign crew with smuggling weapons

Two Navy SEALs drowned last month while trying to board a vessel that was intercepted by U.S. naval forces in the Arabian Sea. On Thursday, federal prosecutors unsealed a criminal complaint against …

Florida refuses to bar unvaccinated students from school suffering a measles outbreak Florida’s controversial surgeon general is drawing criticism for his handling of an elementary school’s measles outbreak, telling parents of unvaccinated children it is their choice whether their …
Judge to hold hearing Monday considering detention of ex-FBI source accused of lying about Bidens A federal judge in California will consider whether a former FBI informant charged with lying about a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving President Joe Biden’s family must remain behind …
Facing backlash over IVF ruling, Alabama lawmakers look for a fix Alabama lawmakers have begun scrambling for ways to protect in vitro fertilization services after a state Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos could be considered children under state law. Three …
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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 …

Dragons wrap up 4th straight SEK title in style
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The Pittsburg boys wrapped up a fourth straight Southeast Kansas League title with a 73-54 win Tuesday night over Labette County. Mason English led all scorers with 27 points and Aiden Gazaway …

Pittsburg girls struggle in second half in loss to Grizzlies
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The Pittsburg girls came out the second half with the first four points and quickly turned a 20-17 halftime deficit into a 21-20 lead Tuesday night. The Labette County Grizzlies, ranked No. 7 in …

Brown, Panthers clinch undefeated regular season
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The St. Mary’s Colgan Panthers and senior Lily Brown wrapped up an undefeated season and a CNC league title, defeating the Girard Trojans 51-36 on Tuesday in Girard.   Brown scored 23 …

Colgan girls vie for unbeaten regular season
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The St. Mary’s Colgan and Girard girls start a high school doubleheader Tuesday night at Ted R. Taylor Gymnasium that will decide the CNC League champion. The Panthers enter 19-0 overall …
Regional Sports
Disu and Texas host No. 9 Kansas

Texas faces the No. 9 Kansas Jayhawks after Dylan Disu scored 20 points in the Longhorns' 62-56 victory against the Kansas State Wildcats. The teams play Saturday for the first time this season. …

Texas visits Dickinson and No. 9 Kansas No. 9 Kansas hosts the Texas Longhorns after Hunter Dickinson scored 20 points in Kansas' 67-57 win over the Oklahoma Sooners. The teams meet Saturday for the first time this season. Kansas is 8-5 …
Kansas State takes on No. 25 BYU, seeks to stop 3-game slide Kansas State aims to break its three-game slide when the Wildcats play No. 25 BYU. Saturday's meeting will be the second of the season between the two teams. Kansas State is 5-8 against the Big 12, …
National sports

Former Cowboys receiver Golden Richards, known for famous Super Bowl catch, dies at 73

FILE - Despite the effort of Denver Broncos defensive back Steve Foley (43), Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Golden Richards hauls in a touchdown pass during NFL football's Super Bowl 12 in New Orleans on Jan 15, 1978. Richards died Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, of congestive heart failure at his home in Murray, Utah. He was 73. Richards' nephew Lance Richards confirmed his death in a post on his Facebook page. (AP Photo, File)

Golden Richards, the former Dallas Cowboys receiver known for his flowing blond hair who famously caught a touchdown pass off a gadget play in the 1978 Super Bowl, died Friday of congestive heart …

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the San Antonio Spurs 123-118. LeBron James had 30 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and Anthony Davis had 28 points and 13 rebounds. Victor Wembanyama had 27 …

Bucks overtake West-leading Timberwolves 112-107 behind 33 points from Antetokounmpo

Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez, rear, fouls Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 13 rebounds to help the Milwaukee Bucks surge out of the All-Star break with a 112-107 victory over the West-leading Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. …

Miami’s Jimmy Butler was among four players ejected after a scuffle early in the fourth quarter  in the Heat’s 106-95 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night. Heat reserve Thomas …

Steve Kerr, Golden State agree to $35 million, 2-year extension, AP sources say

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr gestures to players during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in San Francisco, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has agreed to a two-year contract extension for $35 million, according to two people with direct knowledge of the negotiations. The people spoke on condition of …

For the first time, Dell Curry had the chance to broadcast a game featuring not one but both of his NBA-playing sons at Chase Center: Stephen Curry and his Golden State Warriors hosting Seth Curry …
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Business

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 …

The Dirty Mule Celebrates Under a Neon Moon 
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PITTSBURG, Kan.-- The Dirty Mule celebrated boot scootin’ boogie nights and dancing under a neon moon Saturday night for its fourth anniversary party of being open. The local honkey tonk filled …
Stock Market Insights

Preparing Your Church for a Recession: Key Steps 
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A recession is coming. That is because there is always a recession up ahead. The next recession, whenever that might be, will be the most anticipated in history because everyone thinks it should be …
World
Many in Myanmar consider fleeing to Thailand to escape conscription into an army they despise

Ever since Myanmar's military announced it is implementing conscription to fill its ranks, Thwel sees very few options. The 25-year-old schoolteacher in Myanmar’s southern Mon state believes she …

Ukraine marks two years since Russia's full-scale invasion as troops face challenges on front line Ukraine is marking two years since Russia's full-scale invasion with a somber mood hanging over the country. Foreign dignitaries and officials are expected to arrive Saturday in the capital, Kyiv, to …
After 2 years of war, questions abound on whether Kyiv can sustain the fight against Russia The future looks bleak for war-weary Ukraine. It's beset by shortages in soldiers and ammunition, as well as doubts about the supply of Western aid. Ukrainian forces also face a Russian enemy that …
Obituaries
Marco Ibarra
Marco Antonio Ibarra, 43, of Pittsburg, KS, passed away on February 17, 2024, in Pittsburg, KS.
Lawrence "LT" Tierney
Lawrence Michael "LT" Tierney, 74, of rural Parsons, passed away peacefully at 11:41 p.m., Sunday, February 18, 2024, at the Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. LT was having health issues, but his death was unexpected.
Jimmie Stafford
Jimmie Lee Stafford, 93, of Pittsburg, KS, passed away on February 17, 2024, at his home in Pittsburg, KS.
Frederick Giefer, Jr.
Frederick Anthony Giefer, Jr., 101, of Girard, died at 4:15 a.m., Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Homestead Assisted Living Center in Girard.
Gary Dale McCormick
Gary Dale McCormick, 72, a carpenter, of Scammon died February 18, 2024, at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.
City Life

Grieving mother believes her siblings let her down
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DEAR ABBY: My beautiful adopted son, "Allen," age 32, took his life six months ago. He had struggled with mental illness his entire adult life. He'd had a close relationship with his cousin -- in …

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    Friday, February 23   Talking Heads Discussion Group   The Talking Heads discussion …

  • Club Notes
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    Friday, February 23   Dinner at the Arma American Legion   The Arma American Legion, …

  • Umami bombs and miso rules
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    These mushroom lettuce wraps are healthy, light and easy to make in less than 30 minutes.   …

  • Medical condition leads to breakup of 20-year marriage
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    DEAR ABBY: I suffered an injury that caused internal bleeding, which then gave me iron deficiency …

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    Thursday, February 22   PSU Theatre presents Mrs. Dalloway   Follow Clarissa …

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    Thursday, February 22    Al-Anon    Al-Anon meetings are now hybrid. …

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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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Making the moral of the story stick − a media psychologist explains the research behind ‘Sesame Street,’ ‘Arthur’ and other children’s TV
To adult viewers, educational media content for children, such as “Sesame Street” or “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” may seem rather simplistic. The pacing is slow, key themes are often repeated and the visual aspects tend to be plain.…
How Medicare Advantage addresses the social drivers of health
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Travel nurses: What they do and how to become one
Study.com researched ways people can prepare for a career in travel nursing, including skills beyond that of a typical RN.
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