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‘Remember the sacrifice’
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Poppy season has returned once more.    Members of the American Legion Betty Lou Vilmer Post 394 camped inside Pittsburg’s Meadowbrook Mall and …

Rummage sale held at PHS
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Arma Citywide Cleanup to begin June 3
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ARMA, Kan. — The Arma City Council has scheduled a citywide spring cleanup from Monday, June 3, to Friday, June 7.   As a chance to dispose of unwanted items, the Arma Public Works …

Correction
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A standalone photo in the May 24 edition of the Morning Sun, “Signed, sealed, delivered” incorrectly listed Aaron Pyle on the photo credit. The photo was provided from the Girard …

Child endangerment arrest in Pittsburg
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — According to the Pittsburg Police Department, officers were dispatched to Ascension Via Christi Hospital at 3:40 a.m. Friday morning in response to a medical emergency …

Pittsburg man arrested for exploitation of a child
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Pittsburg Police Department executed two search warrants simultaneously Wednesday morning, May 22, at 8:30 a.m. at 906 E 13th Street and 1126 W 2nd Street in …

Sawyer, Amy Glines visit PPL
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — In its final installment until the month of August, the Pittsburg Public Library’s (PPL) “Cup of Conversation” program hosted Crawford County Mental Health …

Signed, sealed, delivered
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Mulberry Homecoming scheduled for Friday
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MULBERRY, Kan. —   A longstanding tradition, rich in history, will continue this weekend in the town of Mulberry. Alumni, family, and friends are expected to gather in the town of …
Looking Back

‘A hard day for mother’
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — In July of 1863, at the Battle of Gettysburg, LtCol Joshua Chamberlain of the 20th Maine was riding with his two brothers, one serving as the regimental chaplain and the other …
True Stories

Reflections and a requiem for Memorial Day
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“The kind of poems, the kind of literature I don’t like about war, are about the glorious war battles. There’s never been such a thing.” — H.C. Palmer …
From Our History

A tale of two cities and Atkinson Road
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago May 25-27, 1924 Hundreds of motor cars traveled over the newly opened Frontenac paving Sunday and Monday. With the …
Okie in Exile

From Woodworking to Teaching: Transferring Skills and Embracing Mistakes
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As I’ve mentioned in this space before, I will be transitioning from administration to teaching starting in early June.  God put me on this Earth to be a teacher; a teacher is what I am …
Kansas
A Kansas women’s health clinic that has often served as an epicenter of conflict over abortion rights has temporarily stopped offering the procedure. The recently elected president of Trust …
KANSAS CITY, Kan., May 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- CAPSOL's mass notification system and SafeDefend's crisis management system will allow for the most robust and effective crisis solution available.In …
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Republican-appointed University of Wisconsin regent refuses to step down when term ends

A conservative University of Wisconsin regent says he won't step down when his term ends this month. Then-Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, appointed Robert Atwell to the Board of Regents in May 2017. …

Biden's message to West Point graduates: You're being asked to tackle threats 'like none before' President Joe Biden has told graduates of the U.S. Military Academy that their class is being called upon to tackle threats across the globe and preserve the country’s ideals at home “like none …
What will win the Palme d'Or? Cannes closes Saturday with awards and a tribute to George Lucas The 77th Cannes Film Festival draws to a close Saturday with the presentation of its top award, the Palme d’Or, along with an honorary tribute for George Lucas. Any of the 22 films that premiered …
Louisiana governor signs bill making two abortion drugs controlled dangerous substances Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry has signed a first-of-its-kind bill to classify two abortion-inducing drugs as controlled and dangerous substances. The Republican governor announced his signing of 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 …

Frontenac softball wins 3A title
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The Frontenac Raiders showed why they are one of the best high school softball teams around by winning three games in two days at the Class 3A state tournament in Topeka. They demonstrated it …

Frontenac rallies past Burlington in state quarterfinals
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Fifth-seeded Frontenac scored three runs in the seventh to erase a 4-3 deficit and held on for a 6-5 win Thursday afternoon over No. 4 Burlington in the Class 3A state baseball tournament at Tointon …

Panthers look to repeat as state champs
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The St. Mary’s Colgan Panthers baseball team will return to Great Bend this week with a simple mission: repeat as Class 2-1A state champions. The Panthers are returning to the state …

Frontenac baseball set for 3A state tournament
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A year ago, the Frontenac Raiders and head coach Kaleb Terlip were ousted one game short of a trip to the state tournament after falling to Columbus 9-5 in the regional championship. “Last …
Regional Sports
Jackie Robinson is rebuilt in bronze in Colorado after theft of statue from Kansas park

Metalsmiths in Colorado are remaking Jackie Robinson in bronze after the theft of a beloved Kansas statue of the civil rights baseball icon set off a national outpouring of donations. It all started …

Nicklaus' ninth-inning homer lifts Oklahoma over Kansas 8-6 for spot in Big 12 Tournament title game Jackson Nicklaus hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and top-seeded Oklahoma scored the final eight runs in an 8-6 victory over seventh-seeded Kansas to advance to the Big 12 …
English hits a go-ahead homer in the eighth and Kansas holds off TCU to advance to Big 12 semifinals Kodey Shojinaga had a three-run double to cap a nine-run first inning, Jake English hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth and No. 7 seed Kansas held on to beat ninth-seeded TCU 11-10 to advance to the …
National sports

Kenya's Beatrice Chebet sets world record in 10,000 meters

Beatrice Chebet of Kenya, sets a world record in the 10,000 with a time of 28:54.14, during the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet Saturday, May 25, 2024, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd)

Beatrice Chebet of Kenya has set a world record in the 10,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic meet, finishing in 28 minutes, 54.14 seconds. Chebet bested the previous record of 29.01.03 set by …

Manchester United has won the FA Cup after a 2-1 win against defending champion Man City at Wembley. Goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo put Erik ten Hag’s team in control on Saturday. …

Naomi Osaka has more going on than tennis at the French Open: Her daughter is learning to walk

Japan's Naomi Osaka returns the ball to China's Zheng Qinwen during her match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Monday, May 13, 2024. Qinwen won 6-2, 6-4. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)

The big news in Naomi Osaka’s life has nothing to do with the French Open or clay-court tennis: Her 10-month-old daughter, Shai, is taking her first steps. Osaka is getting ready to play her second …

The Eastern Conference Finals have been a goaltender duel. Nobody should have expected otherwise. Seems fitting that the Florida Panthers and New York Rangers are knotted at one game apiece heading …

Drivers who try the Indy 500-NASCAR 600 double have had mixed results. Kyle Larson is next

Kyle Larson, left, talks with former Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Monday, May 20, 2024, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Only four drivers have attempted the Memorial Day weekend double — completing 1,100-miles of racing in a single day. Kyle Larson will try to become the fifth Sunday. Bad weather, mechanical …

Kyle Larson's bid to race both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday has plenty of supporters. Tony Stewart and Robby Gordon are two of the four drivers who have tried it. Both say …
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Business

‘We do it for the community.’
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Morning Sun General Manager Justin Crain was invited to a Cup o’ Conversation at the Pittsburg Public Library to talk about his role in revitalizing and running the …

Keeping Up to Code
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There are many misconceptions about city nuisance codes and their enforcement. People often wonder why others are allowed to keep their properties in such bad shape and point to problems with …

Local business approaches milestone
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MINDENMINES, Mo. —After 17 years in business, In God We Trust LLC is preparing for a major milestone later this year. Owned by Dave and Marcia Sorrick of rural Pittsburg, In God We Trust is a …

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 …
World
At least 20 dead in a fire in an amusement park in western India, police say

Police say a massive fire broke out in an amusement park in western India, leaving at least 20 people dead. The fire erupted at the park in the city of Rajkot in Gujarat state on Saturday. Police …

Pro-independence leader calls on protesters in New Caledonia to 'maintain resistance' against France The leader of a pro-independence party in New Caledonia has called on supporters to “remain mobilized” across the French Pacific archipelago against the Paris government’s efforts to impose …
Zelenskyy says Ukraine has taken back control in areas of Kharkiv region, aerial attacks continue President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Ukrainian forces have secured “combat control” of areas where Russian troops entered Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region earlier this month. Zelenskyy’s …
Obituaries
James Harryman
James Dale (Rock) Harryman 11/21/1952 - 5/4/2024
Judith McVickers
Judith Anne McVickers, of Bella Vista, AR, passed away on May 19, 2024.
Frank Joseph Smardo
Frank Joseph Smardo, 88, of Pittsburg, Kansas died at 2:04 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2024 at the home of his son and daughter-in-law John C. and Marilyn Smardo in Franklin, Kansas.
William Perkins
William Harold Perkins, 78, of Pittsburg, passed away at 9:01 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2024 at Gran Villas.
Ray Trammell
Ray F. Trammell, 89, of Pittsburg, Kansas died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2024, at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas.
City Life

EXPLORE CRAWFORD COUNTY
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FAMILY EVENTS 40th Annual Mission Days Thursday, May 23, through Monday, May 27 Activities throughout St. Paul MUSIC Jerry Pringle Free; must be 21+ to attend …

  • 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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    Monday, May 27   Silver Sneakers    Silver Sneakers meets at the Arma Public …

  • Grandmother has a habit of mentioning one child
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    DEAR ABBY: I'm 42 and recently had my first baby. My brother is six years younger and has a baby who just …

  • Move the meal outdoors with this easy DIY dinner
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    Dinner couldn't be simpler than this do-it-yourself array of food. It's a fun, interactive way to …

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

  • Area Events
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    Friday, May 24   Music on the Lake  This music series is organized by Friends …

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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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