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Blair, Moody defend childcare
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GIRARD, Kan. — Friday’s county commission meeting started off somewhat confrontationally. Kansas Sentinel reporter Patrick Richardson questioned the commission’s decision-making …

Feral hogs a growing problem in the Plains
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Over the past several years, wild pigs have become a plague for farmers. Initially confined to the southern Gulf States and California, the feral swine have been moving north …

‘A Storybook Christmas’
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JM Events, LLC officially opens with ribbon cutting ceremony
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce helped a Girard native celebrate the official grand opening of the JM Events, LLC. Friday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  …

Shooting suspect apprehended in Pittsburg
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — A man was arrested Thursday afternoon after the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office reported that he led them on a vehicle chase and fired shots.   According to …

Area Events
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Saturday, December 9   Arma American Legion Christmas Party  The Arma American Legion is hosting a Christmas party, Saturday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m., that is open to the public. …

Club Notes
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Saturday, December 9   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 …

Just Like Grandma Used to Make
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PITTSBURG, Kan.-- Celebrations by Lori, located on 1015 North Broadway, has been giving dessert fans custom confections with warm fuzzies for over two decades. Lori Thomas Horton graduated from …

‘Cup of Christmas’
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Thursday morning, the Pittsburg Public Library (PPL) opened the holiday season with the four C's — cocoa, cookies, carols, and the Carters.   A large crowd …
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The Grinch strikes in Pittsburg
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Dec. 9-11, 1923 Plans to rob a filling station on South Broadway at Kansas Avenue may have been foiled yesterday …
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County cracking down on hit-and-run drivers
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Dec. 8, 1923 County officers are investigating the striking of two pedestrians on the hard surface roads by …
From Our History

Shopping complex proposed at 20th and US-69 bypass
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Dec. 7, 1923 A verdict in favor of the Missouri Pacific Railway, defendant in the $150,000 damage suit brought by …
Little Balkans Chronicles

Supper, the saints and sentiment
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Here’s the fifth excerpt from “A Year and a Day: July 11, 1964 - July 12, 1965”. In the world beyond the sequestered St. Paul novices, Sonny and Cher were wed, Martin Luther King …
Heisman Trophy (COPY:V0506) <<CAT:Sports-Football>> Heisman Trophy-Ferry apa347292-Voicer--NEW YORK-(Dave Ferry, AP correspondent)-“I'm Dave Ferry”-An LSU quarterback …
Associated Press Kansas Daybook for Saturday, Dec. 09.The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover.Please …
Catholic priest in Nebraska dies after attack in church

Authorities say a Catholic priest in a small Nebraska community has died after being attacked in the church rectory. The Rev. Stephen Gutgsell was assaulted “during an invasion” of St. John the …

Tennessee residents clean up after severe weekend storms killed 6 people and damaged neighborhoods Central Tennessee residents and emergency workers are continuing the cleanup from severe storms and tornadoes that killed six people and sent more to the hospital. Government officials confirmed that …
For Putin, winning reelection could be easier than resolving the many challenges facing Russia President Vladimir Putin is likely to win another six-year term easily in an election expected in March, using his sweeping grip on Russia’s political scene to extend his tenure of over two decades …
What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is marking its 75th anniversary? Seventy-five years ago on Sunday, the U.N. General Assembly approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at a meeting in Paris. It laid one of the foundation stones of of the international …
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 …

Troike leads Trojans past eighth-ranked Bulldogs
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Girard senior Aiden Troike missed the Trojans’ midweek win over Liberal after suffering a leg injury in the season opener against Parsons.    On Friday night against Galena, with …

PSU's Grace Pyle breaks school record with 41 points
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Grace Pyle poured in a school-record 41 points as Pittsburg State blitzed Central Oklahoma in the second half for a 95-76 victory Saturday afternoon on Whetzel Court inside John Lance Arena.

Gorillas knock off No. 3 Central Oklahoma 75-66
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Pittsburg State posted the statement victory it had been seeking.

Brown, English named athletes of the week
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St. Mary’s Colgan senior Lily Brown and Pittsburg senior Mason English are the Morning Sun athletes of the week for the week ending Dec. 2.   Lily Brown   Brown led the …
Regional Sports
South Dakota State knocks off Wichita State 79-69

Led by Zeke Mayo's 25 points, the South Dakota State Jackrabbits defeated the Wichita State Shockers 79-69. The Jackrabbits are now 5-5 on the season, while the Shockers dropped to 7-3.

Dickinson scores 13 points, has 16 rebounds, helps lead No. 2 Kansas over rival Missouri 73-64 Hunter Dickinson had 13 points and 16 rebounds, Kevin McCullar Jr. and KJ Adams had 17 points each and No. 2 Kansas beat rival Missouri 73-64. The Jayhawks closed out the first half on a 14-0 run …
Carter, Kaluma power Kansas State to 75-60 win over LSU Cam Carter scored 21 points, 19 in the first half, and Arthur Kaluma added a double-double, leading Kansas State to a 75-60 victory over LSU. The Tigers outshot Kansas State 59%-52% in the first half …
National sports

Top-ranked South Carolina women hold off No. 11 Utah for 78-69 win in Hall of Fame Women's Showcase

Utah forward Alissa Pili (35) is guarded by South Carolina forward Ashlyn Watkins (2) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Kamilla Cardoso scored 17 points and Te-Hina Paopao added 15 on Sunday to help top-ranked South Carolina hold off No. 11 Utah 78-69 at the Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase. Freshman MiLaysia Fulwiley …

The Indiana Fever won the WNBA draft lottery Sunday and will pick No. 1 for the second straight year. The Fever, who took Aliyah Boston last season with the top pick, will now have to wait and see …

Joe Flacco throws 3 TD passes, Browns pick Trevor Lawrence 3 times in 31-27 win vs Jags

Cleveland Browns quarterback Joe Flacco throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Joe Flacco threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns in his home debut for Cleveland, and the Browns survived a late rally by Trevor Lawrence and Jacksonville for a 31-27 win. The 38-year-old Flacco …

Tylan Wallace returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown in overtime to lift the Baltimore Ravens to a 37-31 victory over Los Angeles, snapping the Rams’ three-game winning streak. Wallace, who …

C.J. Stroud leaves with concussion late in Texans' loss vs Jets

New York Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (95) sacks Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/John Munson)

C.J. Stroud was pulled with a concussion in the final minutes of the Houston Texans’ 30-6 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. The standout rookie quarterback left with 6:30 remaining when he was …

Tristan da Silva scored 16 of his 22 points during a decisive second half to help Colorado pull away from No. 15 Miami 90-63 on Sunday in an NABC Brooklyn Showcase game at Barclays Center. KJ Simpson …
Prime Time

Bride-to-be building own wedding venue
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — McKayla Edwards is on a tight schedule. The PSU business major is to be married in October of 2024 and the venue for her reception is in dire need of repair. The site …
Stock Market Insights

The Missing Piece in Green Investing
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Never buy a puzzle from a thrift store because there is too much risk of a missing piece. Last week, my wife broke that rule and bought a jigsaw puzzle from a thrift store, and sure enough, it had a …

Pittsburg is Authentic
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Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2023 is “authentic.” Apparently, the word had a substantial increase in searches this year. It has a number of meanings including “not …

Holiday market
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Guyana agreed to talks with Venezuela over territorial dispute under pressure from Brazil, others

The government of Guyana, under pressure from neighboring Brazil and a Caribbean trading bloc, has agreed to join bilateral talks with Venezuela over an escalating territorial dispute. The …

Children of imprisoned Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi accept the Nobel Peace Prize on her behalf The children of imprisoned Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi have accepted this year’s Nobel Peace Prize on her behalf in a ceremony in the Norwegian capital. Mohammadi is renowned for campaigning …
In coup-hit West Africa, regional leaders acknowledge little progress in their push for democracy Leaders from across West Africa are meeting in Nigeria in a renewed push for respect for democracy across the coup-hit region. At the meeting in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, the leaders acknowledged for …
Maxine Lucille (Circle) Groner
Maxine Lucille (Circle) Groner, age 93, was born on November 14, 1930. She peacefully returned home to live with Jesus on December 2, 2023, while her daughter Linda was holding her hand.
Jeri A. (Moody) Miorandi
Jeri A. (Moody) Miorandi, 77, of Frontenac, died on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at her home.
Theda Charlene Logan Savage
Theda Charlene Logan Savage, 103, retired newspaper editor and publisher, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2023.
Harry S. Ain
Harry S. Ain, 89, of Pittsburg, passed away Sunday. 
Jolene Moriconi
Jolene Moriconi, 87, of Lawrence, KS, formerly of Paola, KS, and Frontenac, KS, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at home surrounded by family.
City Life

Son caught off guard by parents’ reconciliation
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DEAR ABBY: My husband's parents divorced 50 years ago when he was a newborn. Both remarried within a few years. My husband was raised by his mom and stepdad. His mother and father had little contact …

  • Area Events
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    Friday, December 8   Talking Heads Discussion Group   The Talking Heads discussion …

  • Club Notes
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    Friday, December 8   Dinner at the Arma American Legion   The Arma American Legion, …

  • A winter drink fit for a Danish Viking
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    During the winter season, do as the Danes do: Imbibe a hot drink. Not just any drink, mind you, but a …

  • Childhood friend knows truth of man’s parentage
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    DEAR ABBY: Forty years ago, a neighborhood boy fathered a child with a neighborhood girl. "Billy" …

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    Thursday, Decemeber 7   Yoga with Mona  Eclectic Soul Studio has Yoga sessions …

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    Thursday, December 7   Pittsburg Coin Club   The Pittsburg Coin Club meets at 7 …

2023 Business Directory

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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(BPT) - Livingston, hijo del ex congresista estadounidense Gregg Harper, tiene el síndrome del cromosoma X frágil (SFX), un raro trastorno neurológico que a menudo se diagnostica …
Gifts to upgrade your kitchen this holiday season
(BPT) - The holiday season can be hectic, from hosting family gatherings to cooking and gift shopping. Whether you’re a first-time host or your loved ones regularly gather at your home to …
Norman Lear's ’70s TV comedies brought together people to confront issues in a way Gen Z would appreciate
Producer Norman Lear on the set of his hit TV series 'All In The Family,' standing between its stars, Jean Stapleton and Carroll O'Connor. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images Even Americans who strongly …
Major airports with the longest departure delays
TravelPerk ranked 25 of the biggest U.S. airports by their share of departure flight delays, using Department of Transportation data.
Viva Guadalupe! Beyond Mexico, the Indigenous Virgin Mary is a powerful symbol of love and inclusion for millions of Latinos in the US
Archbishop of Los Angeles Jose H. Gomez stands with people celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe's feast day in 2022. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes Dec. 12 is a special day for millions of Catholics …