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SEK Recycling approaches Pittsburg for support
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Sustainability Advisory Committee member Denise Fitzpatrick expressed her support of the Southeast Kansas Recycling Center (SEKRC), asking the city to approve funding matching …

K-State Research and Extension hosts community roundtable
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Area residents and local food system program staff sat down with K-State Research and Extension Wildcat District representatives Wednesday to discuss issues related to food, …

University, KBI to partner on regional crime center and lab 
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Pittsburg State University will partner with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to create a state-of-the-art regional crime center and laboratory that would serve …

Area Events
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Friday, December 1   Theatre Unplugged   Always fascinating, always popular, and always free of charge to everyone! Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the PSU Studio …

Club Notes
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Friday, December 1   Dinner at the Arma American Legion   The Arma American Legion, located at 512 E. Main, is open Friday nights serving good food and drinks. The kitchen opens …

Break-in season
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — During the winter season, thieves are on the lookout for unattended or unlocked vehicles leading to an increased risk of car theft.   During the days of cold …

Secretary of State makes SEK swing
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Pop quiz: Name the Kansas Secretary of State. Don’t feel too bad if Scott Schwab doesn’t pop immediately into your head. You’re probably in good company. The lack of name recognition doesn’t seem to bother the current office holder, however, who was in Pittsburg, Thursday.

More citizens express concerns about homeless
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — More Pittsburg residents came before the city commission to express their continued concerns about the homeless issue in the city. Complaints ranged from abandoned shopping …

Munsell address allegations about pay
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Tuesday night’s city commission meeting started off with Commissioner Chuck Munsell speaking to allegations made against him during the last election cycle alleging that …
Looking Back
From Our History

50 gallons of wine seized in Frontenac smokehouse
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Dec. 1, 1923 “Athletics for everyone” is the new slogan at the Teachers’ College, it was …
Little Balkans Chronicles

Where did that hour go?
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Here’s the fourth excerpt from “A Year and a Day: July 11, 1964 - July 12, 1965”. In the world beyond the sequestered novices, “Bewitched” and “Gilligan’s …
From Our History

Winter battle ends in tie at Brandenburg Field
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Nov. 30, 1923 Running without orders in a blinding snowstorm, two inter-urban cars of the Southwest Missouri …
From Our History

KSCP faculty’s sculpture featured in French art show
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago Nov. 29, 1923 “The Birth of a Nation,” after 10 years of disbarment from exhibition in Kansas today …
The family of a 22-year-old woman who died in an apartment fire in Kansas’ largest city following mistakes by the 911 dispatch center says the center has systemic issues. The statement from Paoly …
A Real-Time Alerting System to Combat Multidrug-Resistant OrganismsTOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- KONZA National Network has partnered with the Kansas Department of Health and …
AP Week in Pictures: Global | Nov. 24 - Nov. 30, 2023

NOVEMBER 24 - 30, 2023 From young Sikhs lighting candles at the illuminated Golden Temple in India, to a Christmas Market in Frankfurt, to demonstrations on the International Day for the …

Live updates | More Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners are released under truce The Israeli military has released 30 more Palestinian prisoners after eight more Israeli hostages were freed from captivity in the Gaza Strip under the temporary cease-fire. The army says the Israeli …
US prosecutors say plots to assassinate Sikh leaders were part of a campaign of planned killings Law enforcement authorities say in court papers that the plot driven by a government official in India to assassinate a prominent Sikh separatist leader in New York City was meant to precede another …
Six West Virginia jail employees indicted in connection with death of incarcerated man Five former correctional officers in West Virginia have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with the 2022 death of a man at a regional jail. The inmate was allegedly beaten while …
Local sports

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 …

Gorillas back in Michigan to battle No. 2 Grand Valley State
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One year ago Pittsburg State lost at Ferris State 17-14 in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs.

Former PSU All-American John Brown hopes for another call
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One year ago around Thanksgiving, John Brown signed with the Buffalo Bills.

Max Alexander off to fast start for PSU
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The 2022-23 basketball season was the absolute worst for Max Alexander.

P.J. Sarwinski relishes return to Carnie Smith Stadium
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P.J. Sarwinski is returning to Carnie Smith Stadium. Sarwinski, an All-American linebacker for Pittsburg State whose career ended last season, will be back on the sideline Saturday afternoon as an assistant coach for Mill Valley.
Regional Sports
No. 4 UConn visits Dickinson and No. 5 Kansas

No. 5 Kansas hosts the No. 4 UConn Huskies after Hunter Dickinson scored 25 points in Kansas' 71-63 win against the Eastern Illinois Panthers. Friday's matchup is the first of the season for the …

Penn State to hire Kansas' Andy Kotelnicki as offensive coordinator, AP source says No. 10 Penn State is hiring Kansas’ Andy Kotelnicki as its offensive coordinator. That's according to a person with direct knowledge of the decision who spoke to The Associated Pres on condition of …
No. 5 Kansas Jayhawks square off against the No. 4 UConn Huskies The No. 5 Kansas Jayhawks play the No. 4 UConn Huskies. The teams square off Friday for the first time this season. Kansas is 3-0 at home, and UConn is 0-0 on the road.
National sports

Ryan Blaney helps Roger Penske celebrate 1st back-to-back NASCAR championships in storied career

Ryan Blaney, foreground, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Cup at Phoenix Raceway, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)

The playoff beard had been shaved off well before fresh-faced Ryan Blaney arrived in Nashville to celebrate his first NASCAR championship. There was no way Roger Penske would silently sit by if the …

Tiger Woods made a solid return to golf until he limped home in the Bahamas. That was more about his golf than his fused right ankle. Woods dropped four shots in a three-hole stretch toward the end …

Jets' Aaron Rodgers still focused on playing again this season and perhaps before Dec. 24

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) interacts with New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) after the team's win over the New York Jets during an NFL football game Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, in East Rutherford, N.J. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

Aaron Rodgers fully intends to play again this season for the New York Jets and he hasn’t ruled out being back on the field in a few weeks. The quarterback has been making a remarkably quick …

Fourth-ranked UConn is headed to fifth-ranked Kansas on Friday night for a rare showdown involving the past two national champions. Most of the time these days, such high-profile showdowns are lured …

Corey Perry says he's seeking help for alcohol abuse after the Blackhawks terminated his contract

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Corey Perry (94) warms up before an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)

Corey Perry says he has begun working with mental health and substance abuse experts to discuss his struggles with alcohol after the Chicago Blackhawks terminated his contract for engaging “in …

Florida State wasn’t dominant against its archrival, but the No. 4 Seminoles were effective enough to remain unbeaten — and to pop back into the College Football Playoff’s top four. The No. 4 …
Prime Time

Open for Business!
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Jolly Fox has returned  as a taphouse after a short closure this fall. They are open Friday nights from 3 to 9 p.m., 1 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, and Sundays for Chiefs …

Area Events
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Wednesday, November 29   GPL Teen Time   The Girard Public Library will be hosting a teen night for grades 6th through 12th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Attendees will …

Shaping a Community 
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Sylvia Rose Grotheer will soon open a pottery studio on 3rd Street which will be open to the community for classes and to purchase her whimsical creations. She has worked …
Stock Market Insights

Stocks Surge: Fueled by Cooling Inflation
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I'm not usually one to say, "I told you so." But … Last week, I wrote that the stock market needed a few more things to fall into place for the possibility of stocks starting a run at new …
Bombs are falling on Gaza again. Who are the hostages still remaining in the besieged strip?

Israel and Hamas have resumed fighting after a weeklong cease-fire, and Israel says 136 hostages remain in Gaza. Most of those remaining in the besieged strip are men who were not included in the …

Ukrainian spy agency stages train explosions on a Russian railroad in Siberia, Ukrainian media say Ukrainian media are reporting that the country's spy agency staged two successive train explosions on a railroad line in Siberia that serves as a key conduit for trade between Russia and China. …
A secret trip by Henry Kissinger grew into a half-century-long relationship with China Henry Kissinger is being remembered positively in China as an envoy who was willing to overlook ideological differences at the height of the Cold War and long after. Many Chinese people mourned …
Bonnie June Beitzinger
Bonnie June Beitzinger, 84, of Pittsburg, KS died at 4:43 a.m. Monday, November 27, 2023, at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.
Frederick "Rick" Stebbins II
Frederick "Rick" Stebbins II, 81, of Pittsburg, KS, passed away on November 21, 2023, at his home in Pittsburg, Kansas
Gary Patrick Dowling
Gary Patrick Dowling, 82, of Girard, died at 3:34 p.m., Sunday, November 26, 2023, in the Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.
Paula M. Reinhart
Paula M. Reinhart, 96, of Pittsburg, Kansas, formerly of Mulberry, Kansas, died at 5:55 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2023, at Pittsburg Care and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburg, Kansas.
Carol Diane Murphy
Carol Diane Murphy, 71, of Girard, died at 1:46 p.m., Friday, November 24, 2023, in the Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.
City Life

Man likes to let others do the heavy lifting
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DEAR ABBY: Our son plays a college sport for which he receives four complimentary tickets for each game. It works out well because there are four of us in his immediate family.   However, …

  • Panforte di siena: a holiday cake confection
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    Panforte is a festive Italian cake that lives up to its name. Pan (bread) and forte (strong) are apt …

  • Area Events
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    Thursday, November 30  Yoga with Mona  Eclectic Soul Studio has Yoga sessions from …

  • Club Notes
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    Thursday, November 30     Al-Anon    Al-Anon meetings are now hybrid. The …

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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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