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A new wrinkle in child care saga
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GIRARD, Kan. — At Tuesday’s county commission meeting, the large child care providers were asked to give an update on their progress. With the rule governing ARPA funds tightening, …

KDOT hosts last round of public input on U.S. 69
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Oversight
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The City of Pittsburg is finalizing its budget for 2025 (we are on a calendar year basis). The budget will be submitted to the City Commission on July 23rd. The State has mandated that cities must …

PAYP hosts Fostering Connections
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Every month, the Pittsburg Area Young Professionals (PAYP) hold their “Lunch and Learn” program, which gives its members opportunities to learn about …

SEKAA open facility in Arma
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ARMA, Kan. — SEK Animal Advocates (SEKAA) opened a spay and neuter clinic in Arma on Tuesday, providing care to cats and dogs across southeast Kansas.   “It’s very …

Despite changes, Dems still confident of November win
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — President Joe Biden’s withdrawal from the campaign and his endorsement of Vice President Kamala Harris have made what was shaping up to be a predictable experience …

‘July Cruise Night’ rolls through Pittsburg
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Special Olympics Kansas hosts flag football at PSU
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‘It’s back! Bigger and better’
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Registration is now open for the City of Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department’s Corporate Challenge, offering employees, managers and volunteers from companies in …
Looking Back
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Pittsburg short of bread wrappers and one firetruck
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago July 24, 1924 “Teachers who go out from here have more potential power and responsibility for perpetuating …
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Falling upward with Richard Rohr 
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As he knows I’ve long been an admirer of Franciscan priest Richard Rohr, my recently retired brother, Steve, invited me to join a weekly Zoom discussion group on Rohr’s book …
From Our History

Frontenac adds 260 acres to city; annexation of Capaldo waiting county approval
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago July 20-22, 1924 Efforts to secure tax relief for the Kansas City Southern Railroad company will be launched at …
From Our History

KC Chamber of Commerce delegation told to stay out of Pitt
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago July 19, 1924 A program arranged by the Anti Horse Thief Association winds up the Soldiers and Sailors reunion at …
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National child care provider offers curriculum that exceeds state standardsOLATHE, Kan., July 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Kiddie Academy of Olathe, the first Kansas franchise location of nationally …
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 23, 2024--The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) recently selected Black & Veatch, a global leader in critical infrastructure, to provide …
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Antisemitism runs rampant in Philadelphia schools, Jewish group alleges in civil rights complaint

The Anti-Defamation League says the Philadelphia school district has failed to protect Jewish students from “a virulent wave of antisemitism” that swept through classrooms after Hamas attacked …

Iowa law banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy to take effect Monday Iowa’s strict abortion law will take effect Monday, banning most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy and before many women know they are pregnant. The law was passed last year, but a judge …
Toronto Film Festival lineup includes movies from Angelina Jolie, Mike Leigh, more The Angelina Jolie-directed war film “Without Blood,” a documentary about Bruce Springsteen and Mike Leigh’s contemporary tragicomedy “Hard Truths” will have their world premieres at the …
As hurricane season begins, here's how small businesses can prepare in advance of a storm The hurricane season roared into the U.S. with Hurricane Beryl hitting Texas in early July. And NOAA is predicting an above-average storm season this year. So how can a small business be ready? There …
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Gorillas sweep Jets in MIAA opener

Pittsburg State’s Jadyn Jackson (14) and Carly Clennan go up for a block against Newman in Tuesday night’s match at John Lance Arena.
Pittsburg State started strong and finished strong while sweeping Newman 3-0 (25-11, 25-20, 25-15) to open the MIAA volleyball season Tuesday night at John Lance Arena. Janae Thurston slammed 11 …

Girard graduate Derrick Mein aims for medal at Olympics
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Derrick Mein is aiming high. “I really feel like the opportunity is right for me to win a medal,” he said. “That’s what I have my sights on.”

Wayne Metcalf helps Baxter Springs Little League for 58 years
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Wayne Metcalf landed in Baxter Springs because he couldn’t get back into his home state. And Little League Baseball should be forever grateful. …

Riverton 12U upends Pittsburg in state tournament
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BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — The Pittsburg 12-under All-Stars took a 11-0 run-rule loss in four innings Tuesday night against Riverton in the Kansas Little League state tournament at Wayne Metcalf …

Fuller leads Future Gorilla camp
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Pittsburg State softball head coach Jeny Fuller and her team led the final day of the Jenny Fuller softball camps on Tuesday at Pittsburg State University. The camp featured grades 5-7 in the …
Regional Sports
Willy Agada delivers equalizer for Sporting KC in 1-1 draw with St. Louis

Willy Agada scored the equalizer in the 73rd minute, lifting Sporting KC to a 1-1 draw with St. Louis. Agada scored with a header from the center of the box, finishing off a well-placed pass by Alan …

Chiefs set deadline of 6 months to decide whether to renovate Arrowhead or build new — and where The Chiefs have set a deadline of six months from now to decide on a plan for the future of Arrowhead Stadium. Their choices are renovating their iconic home or building an entirely new stadium in …
An order blocking a rule to help LGBTQ+ kids applies to hundreds of schools. Some want to block more A federal judge’s order blocking a Biden administration rule for protecting LGBTQ+ students from discrimination applies to hundreds of schools and colleges across the U.S. A group that opposes the …
National sports

Jags' Tyson Campbell signs a 4-year, $76.5 million contract extension on eve of camp, AP source says

FILE - Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Tyson Campbell (32) takes the field during player introductions before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023, in Jacksonville, Fla. Jaguars cornerback Tyson Campbell signed a four-year, $76.5 million contract extension Tuesday, July 23, 2024, that includes up to $53.4 million guaranteed, a person familiar with negotiations said.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

A person familiar with negotiations says Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Tyson Campbell has signed a four-year, $76.5 million contract extension that includes up to $53.4 million guaranteed. The …

More than a decade ago, college sports video games were identified as an entry point to challenge NCAA rules that prevented college athletes from being compensated. The lawsuits led to the games …

Analysis: Xander Schauffele is now in the conversation with Scheffler for best year in golf

Xander Schauffele of the United States touches the Claret Jug trophy during a press conference after winning the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Troon golf club in Troon, Scotland, Sunday, July 21, 2024. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Scottie Scheffler already has six wins against the strongest fields along with the Masters and The Players Championship. Xander Schauffele has two majors in the same season. They are clearly the best …

A person with knowledge of the situation says New York Jets defensive end Haason Reddick is not planning to report to training camp with the rest of his teammates as he seeks a new contract. Reddick …

Wembanyama returns home for Olympics. The basketball star will be one of Paris' biggest attractions

Athletes have a hard time standing out in a Paris cultural sphere driven largely by food, fashion and the arts. Victor Wembanyama may be its first sports star to change that dynamic. The 7-foot-4 …

An expert on the ground floor of some of anti-doping’s most broad-reaching advances says it might make sense to stop testing athletes. Michael Ashenden says the recently proposed idea of the …
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A new speakeasy possible in Pittsburg
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — The dynamic duo behind Blue Spoon, LLC, Brenda Davis and Christina Oberle, presented a concept for a new community hotspot to the Economic Development Advisory Council on …

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 month at the Knights of …

Sugar Rush targets niche market sweet spot
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Tucked inside the historic Stillwell Hotel at 709 N. Broadway, Sugar Rush “Sweet Treats,” a family-owned specialty ice cream shop, has just celebrated its sixth …

The Community Loves a Bushel and a Peck
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GIRARD, Kan.— A Bushel and a Peck, a new restaurant owned by Kelley Terlip and Michael Gingras,  opened June 21 in Girard. It is located on 208 Buffalo Street. According to Michael they …
World
Brazil to allow miles of selective logging in effort to preserve the Amazon

Brazil’s Forest Service announced a plan to bring a massive area of Amazon rainforest currently vulnerable to illegal deforestation under national governance Tuesday. The South American country, …

Iraq bans a Kurdish separatist group and strengthens its cooperation with Turkey The Iraqi government has announced an official ban on a Kurdish separatist group which has been engaged in a long-running conflict with Turkey. Turkey has been seeking greater cooperation from …
Kenya's turmoil widens as anti-government protesters clash with emerging pro-government group Anti-government protesters in Kenya’s capital have clashed with an emerging pro-government group as weeks of turmoil continue. Hundreds swarmed and burned a motorcycle belonging to people who …
Obituaries
Kenneth Cassidy
Kenneth Marvin Cassidy, 84, of Scammon, Kansas, passed away Monday, July 22, 2024, in Pittsburg, Kansas.
Michael Lynn West
Michael Lynn West, 61, devoted husband, father, and grandfather passed away on July 11, 2024, in the care of his wife and children.
Margie E. Rice
Margie E. Rice, 80, of Opolis, KS, passed away on July 21, 2024, at Via Christi Village in Pittsburg, KS.
Melvin Scales
Melvin Lee Scales, 84, of rural Pittsburg, passed away unexpectedly at 5:26 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2024 at Via Christi Hospital.
Patricia "Pat" Page
Patricia "Pat" Ann Page, 70, of Wichita, Kansas, formerly of Arma, Kansas took her final bow and ascended to Heaven on Saturday, July 20, 2024.
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Read for the gold
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No matter the name—Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, 2024 Summer Olympics, or Paris 2024—the greatest sporting event of the year begins Friday, July 26th, and much of the world will be …

  • Club Notes
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    Everyday   Alcoholics Anonymous  Need help or need to talk. Meetings daily. For times …

  • Area Events
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    Wednesday, July 24    Girard Public Library  Teen Time. The Girard Public …

  • Room assignments unclear for visiting ‘throuple’
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    DEAR ABBY: My 25-year-old son lives with his two girlfriends, who are also romantically involved with …

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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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More renewables projects were funded by rural energy program REAP in 2023, but small-scale funding was down
The Daily Yonder reports that since the inception of the Inflation Reduction Act, small-scale funding for the Rural Energy for America Program is down, with the greater number of grants going to the largest projects and salaries.
New study reveals what companies need to do to earn trust in the age of AI
(BPT) - Although artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are groundbreaking technologies providing benefits to companies and consumers, they've also ushered in a new era of …
Translating Gen Z Slang This Back-to-School Season
(BPT) - Slang phrases used by Gen Z continue to grow in popularity. And according to recent surveys, many parents are struggling to understand exactly what their kids are saying and meaning. This …
Here are 7 strategies to save for retirement and college at the same time
(BPT) - Saving for the future is a top financial priority for most people. If you have children, then saving for their college education may also be an important goal for you. Or, you may want to …
New Artificial Intelligence Summit Series Kicks off With Energy
() - Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to transform the United States and the world. To promote and inform rapid advancements in AI and maintain America’s global competitiveness, the Special …