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County commissioners gather for education, networking
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They all deal with their own unique set of issues, but if there is one subject that is first and foremost in the mind of every Kansas county commissioner, it’s budgeting. That was evident Tuesday as early attendees of 48th Annual Kansas County Commissioners Association Spring Conference gathered for a pre-conference workshop at the Kansas Crossing Casino.

SEK Animal Advocates host May fundraiser
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — SEK Animal Advocates is not a typical rescue. Animal Advocates has no kennels to shelter lost or unwanted dogs. Instead, they rely on the generosity of volunteers to foster …

Frontenac City Council gets new digs
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FRONTENAC, Kan. --- It was a busy docket for the Frontenac City Council on Monday in their new chambers at the Senior Citizens Center. The council’s last regular meeting was postponed due to …

Arma Council conveys property to county native
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ARMA, Kan. — A local resident is one step closer to building the dream home for her parents.     Angela Meyer, of Meyer Family Enterprises LLC., visited the Arma City …

Earth Day Celebration scheduled for Saturday
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — The City of Pittsburg and the Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC) will mark Earth Day with an event at the Pritchett Pavillion in Immigrant Park, 106 2nd St., from 11 …

Long-time tradition needs help
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Every Memorial Day, a small group of volunteers spends the morning erecting nearly 900 flags at the Highland Park Cemetary in Pittsburg. They return in the evening to take …

Miners’ Hall Museum presents:
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FRANKLIN, Kan. — Miners’ Hall Museum in Franklin presents its first of three programs entitled “The people and Places of West Mineral” on Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m. The …

'If you feel different, you drive different’
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CRAWFORD COUNTY, Kan. — As a marijuana-themed date draws near, a local police department is advising drivers to maintain sobriety while driving this weekend.    The Girard Police …

‘A Night in New Orleans’
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Looking Back
From Our History

Fire destroys Ft. Scott shops
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 17, 1924 Fire destroyed part of the Missouri Pacific railroad shops at Fort Scott last night with a loss …
Hello, Neighbor

The real Little House on the Prairie
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    I have always enjoyed history.  That included learning about my ancestry as well as the many areas in this United States that I have been privileged to visit.   However, many …
From Our History

Job opportunities on the upswing
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 16, 1924 A suit for $22,900 has been filed at Fort Scott in federal court by Paul T. Brosnahan, former …
True Stories

This is your song
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“My gift is my song, and this one’s for you.” — Elton John / Bernie Taupin Last week, as Linda and I watched Elton John and Bernie Taupin receive the Library of Congress …
Kansas
Diversity, equity and inclusion staff members' jobs in North Carolina's public university system could be at risk. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors committee quickly voted to …
An Oklahoma judge has denied bond for the four people charged with kidnapping and killing two Kansas women. Tifany Adams, her boyfriend Tad Cullum and Cole and Cora Twombly made their first …
Nation
Climate change concerns grow, but few think Biden's climate law will help, AP-NORC poll finds

A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that 45% of U.S. adults say they have become more concerned about climate change over the past year. That includes …

Poland's president becomes the latest leader to visit Donald Trump as allies eye a possible return Former President Donald Trump has met in New York with Polish President Andrzej Duda. It's the latest in a series of meetings with foreign leaders as Europe braces for the possibility of a second …
NCAA allows transfers to be immediately eligible, no matter how many times they've switched schools NCAA athletes will be immediately eligible to play no matter how many times they transfer — as long as they meet academic requirements. The NCAA Division I Council’s move fast tracks legislation …
Tennessee judge wants more information on copyright before ruling on school shooter's writings A Tennessee judge is weighing whether to allow the release of a Nashville school shooter's writings after a two-day hearing concluded Wednesday. The judge seemed ready to agree with an attorney for …
Sports
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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 …

Colgan baseball routs Parsons
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The St. Mary’s Colgan Panthers improved to 8-4 on the season and extended their winning streak to five games with a 15-4 win Monday against Parsons. The Panthers scored two runs in the …

Frontenac softball overpowers Girard in sweep
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FRONTENAC, Kan. — The Frontenac Raiders maintained their unbeaten record with a sweep at home of their league and regional rival Girard on Monday night, defeating the Trojans 15-0 in four …

Frontenac baseball relies on pitching to sweep Girard
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FRONTENAC, Kan. — The Frontenac Raiders earned a sweep Monday night of their CNC League and regional rival Girard, prevailing 1-0 in a pitchers’ duel in the opener and then breaking out …

Titans slug past Pittsburg for doubleheader sweep
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The Pittsburg Dragons fell to the Columbus Titans 12-2 and 8-0 in a doubleheader on Tuesday in Pittsburg. The Titans broke a 2-2 game in the opener in the fourth inning with a two-run home run …
Regional Sports
Prosecutors drop rape case against ex-Kansas player Arterio Morris, citing insufficient evidence

Prosecutors have dropped a felony rape case against former Kansas basketball player Arterio Morris. They cited insufficient evidence on Tuesday while filing a motion in Douglas County District Court …

Timbers rally from three-goal deficit, earn 3-3 draw with Sporting KC Defender Eric Miller scored his first career goal late in the second half and the Portland Timbers rallied from a three-goal deficit to earn a 3-3 draw with Sporting Kansas City. Portland (2-3-2) …
Man cuffed but not charged after Chiefs Super Bowl Rally shooting sues 3 more lawmakers over posts A man who was briefly handcuffed but not charged in the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl rally is suing three more lawmakers over social media posts falsely accusing him of being …
National sports

Dallas Stars clinch top seed in Western Conference by getting to overtime against Blues

Dallas Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger blocks a St. Louis Blues shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

The Dallas Stars will be the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs for the first time since 2016. Dallas was tied 1-1 with the St. Louis Blues at the end of regulation. That gave the Central …

Joel Embiid had 23 points, 15 rebounds and one huge assist to Kelly Oubre Jr. on a late go-ahead three-point play that led the 76ers to a 105-104 win over the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference …

Vinícius Junior injured in Real Madrid's Champions League quarterfinals match against Man City

Manchester City's Kyle Walker fights for the ball with Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Manchester City and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

Vinícius Junior was taken off injured in the Champions League quarterfinals second leg between Manchester City and Real Madrid. The Brazil winger appeared to hurt his groin during a race to the ball …

Tanner Houck pitched a three-hitter with nine strikeouts for Boston’s first complete-game shutout at Fenway Park in nearly seven years, and the Red Sox beat the Cleveland Guardians 2-0, Connor Wong …

Bryce Miller and 3 relievers combine on a 1-hitter as Mariners beat Reds 5-1 to complete sweep

Seattle Mariners pitcher Bryce Miller throws to a Cincinnati Reds batter during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Bryce Miller and three relievers combined on a one-hitter, Cal Raleigh, Mitch Garver and Josh Rojas all hit solo home runs, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 to complete a …

The defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets placed a premium on heading into the playoffs at optimal health rather than going all out for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference like they had a year …
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Business

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 …

Farm to Market to Community 
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MCCUNE, Kan. — McCune Farm to Market run by Cherie and Kevin Schenker are building a community of possibilities and positivity in rural Southeast Kansas. Having grown up in the area, the couple …
World
Prominent figure in German far-right party going on trial over alleged use of Nazi slogan

One of the most prominent figures in the far-right Alternative for Germany party is going on trial Thursday on charges of twice using a Nazi slogan, months before a regional election in which he is …

Once a fringe Indian ideology, Hindu nationalism is now mainstream, thanks to Modi's decade in power Hindu nationalism was once a fringe ideology in India, and now it is mainstream. Nobody has done more to advance this cause than Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He's one of India’s most beloved and …
Tsunami alert after a volcano in Indonesia has several big eruptions and thousands are told to leave Indonesian authorities have issued a tsunami alert after eruptions at Ruang mountain sent ash thousands of feet high. Officials have ordered more than 11,000 people to leave the area. The volcano on …
Obituaries
Michael Turner
Michael Charles Turner, 61, passed away December 28, 2023, at 9:38 p.m., in his home in Grove, Oklahoma.
Opal Smith
Opal Mae Smith, 94, of Pittsburg, KS, entered into Heaven on April 8, 2024, surrounded by family and close caregiver, who all loved her greatly.
Theodore Nairn, Jr.
Theodore Martin Nairn, Jr., 92, of Big Spring, TX, passed away at his home on Thursday, April 4, 2024.
Audry Miller
Audry Nadine Miller, 90, of Pittsburg, KS died at 10:05 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2024, at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, KS following an illness.
Deborah "Debbie" Low
Deborah Sue "Debbie" Low, 70, of Frontenac, KS, passed away on April 9, 2024, at her home in Frontenac, Kansas.
City Life

Teachers, Students, Poets
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Many people look back at their high school days, fondly recalling that one special teacher who had a profound influence on their life and career choice.   I’m not one of them. The only one …

  • Club Notes
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    Wednesday, April 17   Blanket Brigade    Join the Blanket Brigade in making …

  • Area Events
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    Wednesday, April 17   GPL Teen Time   The Girard Public Library will be hosting a …

  • Romance between relatives upsets pair’s close friends
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    DEAR ABBY: My husband's best friend, "Kevin," lost his wife three years ago. He's currently in a …

  • Club Notes
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    Tuesday, April 16   Pittsburg Noon Rotary    Pittsburg Noon Rotary meets …

  • Area Events
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    Tuesday, April 16   Arma American Legion Bingo   Every Tuesday the Arma …

  • Generous gift isn’t enough for mom who asked for more
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    DEAR ABBY: I'm a professional, well-educated adult who moved back home because of concerns about my …

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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 …
Web extras
Grizzly bear conservation is as much about human relationships as it is the animals
Montanans know spring has officially arrived when grizzly bears emerge from their dens. But unlike the bears, the contentious debate over their future never hibernates. …
Passover is a Jewish holiday remembering sorrowful events and celebrating hope for a better future
Jewish families will gather for Passover this year in circumstances that will, like the celebration itself, reflect on dark times while looking ahead toward better ones to come. …
Fermented foods sustain both microbiomes and cultural heritage
Many people around the world make and eat fermented foods. Millions in Korea alone make kimchi. The cultural heritage of these picklers shape not only what they eat every time they crack open a jar …
The surprising effectiveness of having kids study their errors to succeed
The Hechinger Report analyzes research on how students may be learning better by focusing on what they did wrong.
Investing in Bitcoin for a long-term portfolio is too risky, according to Vanguard CEO
Benzinga looks at why one investment expert currently does not recommend investing in Bitcoin for the average long-term portfolio.