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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 … more
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. more
Debt Ceiling: The US has a spending problem
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He said, "I have almost $120,000 in credit card debt, and my wife doesn't know about all of it." It was back in my banker days, and this doctor came to me hoping I would give him a loan to pay off … more
Niceness: A lost art?
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If you follow the news much at all, you might think that people are at odds with each other. It sure seems that way. Newscasts often end with segments that showcase stories of friends, neighbors, or … more
In my previous article I talked about how the relationship between cities and their citizens is immediate and essential, and how beneficial it is to have necessary services delivered by qualified … more
The rest of the story
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I’ve been doing two things lately that have intersected in a surprising way. I’ve been involved in an online Bible Study where we’ve been going through a book called “When the Church Was … more
"Hey, big boy, you be the end of the rope." Coach Maples let us play tug-of-war a few times in PE class. Being a chubby kid with strong legs, the team captain usually put me on the end of the rope. … more
In my last article, I discussed the history of cities and their historical importance to society. Cities are essentially different from other forms of government, and one of the main differences is … more
The Chronicles Of Crawford County And Beyond
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Students in Crawford County that are continuing their education after high school have a number of local scholarship opportunities. Several of the local high schools offer advice and assistance … more
For three decades, Crawford County leaders across political and municipal lines have remained in lockstep on precisely two things: that Southeast Kansas needs a four-lane highway, and that highway … more
Gov. Kelly vetoes flat income tax
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Last week, the Morning Sun reported on Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of a bill that would institute a flat income tax rate in Kansas of 5.15 percent for all Kansas taxpayers and asked for your … more
The importance of supporting Scouting
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On Wednesday, I was privileged to attend the 2023 annual Friends of Scouting Luncheon hosted by the Mo-Kan District of the Ozark Trails Council. The meeting took place at Pittsburg State University's … more
Everybody knows the story of the little engine that could. We've all heard about the little ant who moved a rubber tree. And don't get me started on Rudy, the little guy who just wanted to play Notre … more
Rules of Engagement
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Welcome to The Morning Sun's new Perspectives page. We welcome your letters to the editor, but, to keep the dialogue going, we ask that you follow a few simple rules. First, keep it civil. Second, … more
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I would like to thank the family of Good Samaritans who stopped to help my daughter change a tire in the pouring rain on Saturday, March 11. more
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Once again, Pittsburg residents were entertained on Sunday, March 26, at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. The Southeast Kansas Symphony gave a concert featuring three talented PSU students who were winners of the Concerts and Aria Competition. more
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There is a great need for KanCare expansion and it is supported by 80% of Kansans. Some of the reasons for expansion include the following:   more
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I do not appreciate your article on the front page on April 18th regarding the homeless campers at Wesley House. Your reporters did not report a balanced story. Please refer to your previous articles which told the full story of the Wesley House, their work, and their incredible results.  more
There are a number of databases that list college and university scholarship opportunities. One of th ose scholarship databases is found at Scholarships.com.   According to th is firm, “ … more
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