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Busy season begins at Pittsburg Parks and Recreation
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PITTSBURG, Kan. – With the Pittsburg Aquatic Center (PAC) set to open today at 1 p.m. and the Schlanger Park Splash Pad averaging over 100 users a day since opening for the season May 10, it’s safe to say the busy season has begun for the Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department.

Ascension Living Via Christi Village honors Pittsburg nurse

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Matthew Anderson, RN, a staff nurse at Ascension Living Via Christi Village in Pittsburg, was recently honored with the prestigious DAISY Award during a special ceremony.

Local student named Governor’s Scholar

TOPEKA, Kan. — At the invitation of Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, Jaxson Robinson of Girard High School was selected to attend the 40th Annual Governor’s Scholars Awards Program on May 7 in Topeka. The recognition ceremony honored the top academic one percent of Kansas high school seniors. Scholars were selected from accredited public and private schools in the state.

Scully named USD 250 Distinguished Alumnus

PITTSBURG, Kan. — He’s had dinner with Jimi Hendrix and was part of a band that opened for Pink Floyd, but Dr. William Scully’s most fond memories came in the classroom, both as a student at USD 250 schools and later as a teacher and administrator in the Kansas City area. In recognition of his service to education and his varied life experiences, Scully was recently named the 2023 Pittsburg High School Distinguished Alumnus.

Suspect arrested after fleeing from law enforcement

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — A Galena man is in custody after attempting to elude law enforcement Thursday morning. 
“Dan Bikes Kansas”

Shipp wraps up final leg of ride at company started by grad

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Armed with a degree from Pittsburg State University’s Wood Product Manufacturing program, Bob Holloway took a leap of faith in 2010 and started his own business in a small town that doesn’t see many visitors, so he and his business partner, also a Pitt State graduate, were thrilled to open the door to Pitt State President Dan Shipp on Wednesday. 

PSU plans recorded Memorial Day program
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — On Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m., Pittsburg State University, home to the PSU Veterans Memorial, will honor veterans and their families during a recorded Memorial Day program. 

Rotary 'rocks out' for a cause
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Six area bands performed during Rotary Rocks Out Hunger Saturday, May 20 at The Pitt. All proceeds will go to The Lord's Diner.

Traveling photo exhibit, activities to call attention to dementia
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — A traveling photo exhibit, public reception, and photo walk fundraiser being planned for June by a graduate of Pittsburg State University will highlight perspectives and insights of individuals and families impacted by dementia.
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The oral history of David Newcomb
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A quiet and thoughtful man, no one would ever suspect that Mr. David Newcomb spent 14 months in Vietnam as a field artilleryman. After the war, Mr. Newcomb became a mathematics and computer science …

Memorial Auditorium expands parking
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives

The oral history of William Hollenbeck
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A career military man, Lieutenant-Colonel Hollenbeck served two tours in Vietnam before moving on to teach courses on the war at Pittsburg State University where he also worked as an assistant to the university president. Fluent in Vietnamese, LtCol Hollenbeck was a personable and colorful man and was truly an example for all of us. Even in 1989, he spoke words that still ring true today. What follows are the words of William Hollenbeck as recorded by PHS students Janice Griffiths and Shelly Wright in January 1989.

Frontenac to stock steam shovel ponds with fish
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives
Leaders of Kansas’ Republican-controlled Legislature have backed off a threat to sue the state’s Democratic governor for vetoing parts of a GOP education funding bill. They said Thursday that …
A Kansas paramedic has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman while she was taking a cocktail of painkillers and sedatives. Adam Ferguson, 42, of Iola, is free on a $20,000 bond after he was …
Florida man at center of fatal human smuggling case pleads not guilty in Minnesota

A Florida man charged with human smuggling related to the deaths last year of four immigrants near the Canadian border has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges. Court records show that Steve …

AP's Global Week in Pictures: May 20-May 26 May 20 - 26, 2023 From the U.S. debt limit negotiations in Washington, to a new Panamanian law that gives legal rights to leatherback sea turtles, this photo gallery highlights some of the most …
Thousands of exhausted South Sudanese head home, fleeing brutal conflict Tens of thousands of exhausted people are heading home to the world’s newest country, South Sudan, from a civil war in neighboring Sudan. That's creating a bottleneck near the dusty border. The …
Cannes closes Saturday with presentation of the Palme d'Or After 21 world premieres, nearly two weeks of red-carpet parades and hundreds of thousands of camera flashes, the 76th Cannes Film Festival concludes Saturday with the presentation of its top prize, …
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Brown, Lowe named prep athletes of the week

St. Mary's Colgan track and field athlete Lily Brown and Pittsburg golfer M.J. Lowe are the Morning Sun Athletes of the Week for the week ending May 12. LILY BROWN Lily Brown, a junior led the …

Dragons' Slaughter wins javelin at regional meet
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OVERLAND, PARK, Kan. -- The Pittsburg Purple Dragons competed in the Class 5A regional track and field meet on Friday at Blue Valley District Stadium for the chance to qualify for the KSHSAA state …

Frontenac returns 2 medalists to state golf tourney
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Cole Niederklein and Vinny Pile of Frontenac return to the Class 3A state golf tournament next week as returning medalists. A total of eight local golfers — three from Frontenac and St. Mary's …

Panthers play first game in 2-1A baseball state tourney
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St. Mary's Colgan is playing the opening game in next week's Class 2-1A baseball state tournament. The KSHSAA released the bracket on Friday after rainouts postponed the completion of all eight …

Logue reaches 13 Big 12 titles

The championships just keep on coming for Cailie Logue. Logue, a senior at Iowa State, won the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters at last weekend's Big 12 Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships …
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Culpepper has HR, 5 RBIs and Fajardo has 9 Ks to help Kansas State beat Kansas, advance to B12 semis

Kaelen Culpepper went 4 for 5 with five RBIs — including a three-run home run in the bottom of the second inning — and German Fajardo allowed five hits over 7 1/3 innings to help Kansas State …

Jayhawks' Kevin McCullar Jr returning for last season of eligibility Kevin McCullar Jr. said Wednesday that he will return to Kansas for his final year of eligibility, likely rounding out a roster that could make the Jayhawks the preseason No. 1 next season. McCullar …
Cardinals hit 7 HRs in win over Dodgers ST. LOUIS (AP) — Willson Contreras hit two three-run homers, Nolan Gorman also homered twice and the St. Louis Cardinals went deep seven times in a home game for the first time in 83 years to power …
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White's putback as time expires lifts Celtics past Heat, forces Game 7 in East finals

Derrick White scored on a putback as time expired and the Boston Celtics moved to the brink of the greatest comeback in NBA playoff history, holding off the Miami Heat 104-103 to force a Game 7 in …

Ty Dellandrea scored twice in a 1:27 span midway through the third period and the Dallas Stars beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 on Saturday night to stay alive in the Western Conference Final. The …

Undefeated Leona Maguire advances to LPGA Match Play semifinals.

Leona Maguire won two more matches Saturday at Shadow Creek to advance to the semifinals in the Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play. The seventh-seeded Maguire, from Ireland, held off American Lindsey …

Adam Schenk closed out a 3-under 67 with a 16-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to match PGA Tour rookie Harry Hall for the lead at 10 under after three rounds at the Colonial. Hall had the solo lead …

Lionel Messi helps PSG secure record 11th French league title, breaks European scoring record

Lionel Messi has helped Paris Saint-Germain clinch a record 11th French league title, and broke another scoring record in the process. Messi scored the opening goal as PSG drew 1-1 at Strasbourg to …

Alex Palou is the pole sitter and IndyCar points leader headed into the Indianapolis 500. The Spaniard is performing at a high level despite his rocky future. He is headed to McLaren Racing next …
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Protect Yourself from Medicare Scams
(Family Features) Anyone on Medicare is at risk of Medicare-related fraud, and the Medicare program continues to warn people to watch out for scammers who steal Medicare Numbers and other personal information to exploit beneficiaries' benefits.
Eisai Is Pioneering Alzheimer’s Research and Working to Improve the Experience of People Living with the Disease
(BPT) Dementia — a term that encompasses a group of disorders that can affect memory, language, and thinking — can have …
Missouri lawmakers pass tax breaks for seniors
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's senior homeowners would be spared from rate hikes on property taxes under a bill passed by state lawmakers Monday. If signed by Republican Gov. Mike Parson, it …
4 top tips for upgrading your health and wellness routine
(BPT) - For many, the longer days, warmer temperatures, and blooming flowers of spring and summer bring a renewed sense of energy and motivation to paint the garage or freshen up the garden. However, …
How to Get the Most Out of Your Retirement
(Family Features) Consider these ways to take advantage of a home equity conversion mortgage and get the most out of your retirement.

Effecting change at the neighborhood level
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In my last article I talked about how the growth in Pittsburg will lead to significant changes and it is important to look for ways to participate in defining Pittsburg’s future. There are many ways to engage through city advisory boards, committees, or initiatives, but one of the most direct ways to impact where you live is in your own neighborhood. I’m sure there are aspects of your block that you would like to see improved - maybe there is an empty house that is in disrepair, street signs that need replaced, or maybe you’d like to have a neighborhood cleanup or block party. Whatever you’d like to see, they are more likely to happen if the people in the neighborhood work together.

Better than feared
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"I accidentally shaved your head." My young barber was supposed to use scissors on my head and a #5 razor on the sides. Immediately after I sat down, he grabbed the razor and ran it down the middle …
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The oral history of Ralph Taylor
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Pittsburg native Ralph Taylor is the former owner of Taylor’s Paint and Wallpaper Company. After retiring, he enjoyed working in his garage and visiting with guests, telling stories of his time in the Navy as an Ensign. What follows are Mr. Taylor’s own words as recorded by Mindy Casella and Cynthia Newcomb in January 1989.

Pittsburg Chamber Honors Area Businesses & Individuals
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Over 300 Pittsburg area business, education, and community leaders gathered for the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet at Overman Student Center on the Pittsburg …
South Korean arrested for opening plane emergency exit door, faces up to 10 years in prison

Police say a man who opened an emergency exit door during a flight in South Korea was formally arrested and faces up to 10 years in prison on a charge of violating the aviation security law. During a …

US, Saudi Arabia call for warring sides in Sudan to extend 'imperfect' cease-fire The United States and Saudi Arabia are calling on warring sides in Sudan to extend a cease-fire due to expire Monday. A joint statement early Sunday noted that the current cease-fire was …
Hong Kong denies knowledge about Uyghur student, slams Amnesty for saying he disappeared at airport Hong Kong has criticized Amnesty International’s accusation that a Uyghur student disappeared after being interrogated at the airport. It says government records show he had not entered or been …
Carol Ann (Mallory) Beck
Carol Ann (Mallory) Beck, 85, of Pittsburg, KS passed away on Thursday May 25, 2023.
Gladys Irene Johnson
It is hard to believe that it has been a year since our sweet Gladys left us. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Fresno, California.
Jerry Wayne Babcock
Jerry Wayne Babcock of rural McCune, Kansas passed away peacefully in his home on May 20, 2023. Jerry Wayne was born January 24, 1958 in Barstow, CA.
Frances Ales
Frances Ales, 94, of Arma, Kansas died at 2:46 P.M. Sunday, May 21, 2023 at Arma Health and Rehabilitation Center at Arma, Kansas.
Dewayne Allen Monohon
Dewayne Allen Monohon, 69, of Pittsburg, Kansas died May 19, 2023.
City Life

Cameron Smith set to perform in Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo. — Cameron Smith will be in concert at the Worship Center at Forest Park Church in Joplin 7 p.m. June 17, where he wll be sharing songs from his newly released album “Faith Will Bring You Through” with the City of Prague Philharmonic.

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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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An 'Urgent Need’ For Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Is Clear: Empowering People Living With Crohn’s Disease And Ulcerative Colitis To Follow The Science
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El Servicio Postal celebra el 50 Aniversario de la ley que protege las
(NAPSMI)—El Servicio Postal de EE. UU. con­memorara el 50 aniversario de la ley que protege las Especies en Pelgro de Extincion (ESA, por sus siglas en ingles) con el lanzamiento de una nueva …
Postal Service Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act
(NAPSI)—The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) with the release of a new set of stamps on May 19. The stamps showcase photographs of 20 …