Log in
More local news

Busy season begins at Pittsburg Parks and Recreation
Exclusive subscriber content

PITTSBURG, Kan. – With the Pittsburg Aquatic Center (PAC) set to open today at 1 p.m. and the Schlanger Park Splash Pad averaging over 100 users a day since opening for the season May 10, it’s safe to say the busy season has begun for the Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department.

Ascension Living Via Christi Village honors Pittsburg nurse

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Matthew Anderson, RN, a staff nurse at Ascension Living Via Christi Village in Pittsburg, was recently honored with the prestigious DAISY Award during a special ceremony.

Local student named Governor’s Scholar

TOPEKA, Kan. — At the invitation of Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, Jaxson Robinson of Girard High School was selected to attend the 40th Annual Governor’s Scholars Awards Program on May 7 in Topeka. The recognition ceremony honored the top academic one percent of Kansas high school seniors. Scholars were selected from accredited public and private schools in the state.

Scully named USD 250 Distinguished Alumnus

PITTSBURG, Kan. — He’s had dinner with Jimi Hendrix and was part of a band that opened for Pink Floyd, but Dr. William Scully’s most fond memories came in the classroom, both as a student at USD 250 schools and later as a teacher and administrator in the Kansas City area. In recognition of his service to education and his varied life experiences, Scully was recently named the 2023 Pittsburg High School Distinguished Alumnus.

Suspect arrested after fleeing from law enforcement

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — A Galena man is in custody after attempting to elude law enforcement Thursday morning. 
“Dan Bikes Kansas”

Shipp wraps up final leg of ride at company started by grad

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Armed with a degree from Pittsburg State University’s Wood Product Manufacturing program, Bob Holloway took a leap of faith in 2010 and started his own business in a small town that doesn’t see many visitors, so he and his business partner, also a Pitt State graduate, were thrilled to open the door to Pitt State President Dan Shipp on Wednesday. 

PSU plans recorded Memorial Day program
Exclusive subscriber content

PITTSBURG, Kan. — On Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m., Pittsburg State University, home to the PSU Veterans Memorial, will honor veterans and their families during a recorded Memorial Day program. 

Rotary 'rocks out' for a cause
Exclusive subscriber content

Six area bands performed during Rotary Rocks Out Hunger Saturday, May 20 at The Pitt. All proceeds will go to The Lord's Diner.

Traveling photo exhibit, activities to call attention to dementia
Exclusive subscriber content

PITTSBURG, Kan. — A traveling photo exhibit, public reception, and photo walk fundraiser being planned for June by a graduate of Pittsburg State University will highlight perspectives and insights of individuals and families impacted by dementia.
Looking Back
Remember When

The oral history of David Newcomb
Exclusive subscriber content

A quiet and thoughtful man, no one would ever suspect that Mr. David Newcomb spent 14 months in Vietnam as a field artilleryman. After the war, Mr. Newcomb became a mathematics and computer science …

Memorial Auditorium expands parking
Exclusive subscriber content

Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives

The oral history of William Hollenbeck
Exclusive subscriber content

A career military man, Lieutenant-Colonel Hollenbeck served two tours in Vietnam before moving on to teach courses on the war at Pittsburg State University where he also worked as an assistant to the university president. Fluent in Vietnamese, LtCol Hollenbeck was a personable and colorful man and was truly an example for all of us. Even in 1989, he spoke words that still ring true today. What follows are the words of William Hollenbeck as recorded by PHS students Janice Griffiths and Shelly Wright in January 1989.

Frontenac to stock steam shovel ponds with fish
Exclusive subscriber content

Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives
Associated Press Kansas Daybook for Monday, May. 29.The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover.Please …
Associated Press Kansas Daybook for Sunday, May. 28.The daybook is for planning purposes only and is not intended for publication or broadcast. You should verify any event you plan to cover.Please …
Site of Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 sold to community group

A converted artists’ warehouse in Oakland that burned in 2016 and killed 36 people has been acquired by a nonprofit community development organization. The Unity Council says it has not determined …

What California's Ravidassia community believes and why they want caste bias outlawed In California, members of an under-the-radar, minority religious community are stepping into the public eye to advocate for making the state the first in the nation to outlaw caste bias. They are the …
Casteless utopia: California religious group backs bill to ban caste discrimination There are about 20,000 members of the Ravidassia community in California’s Central Valley. A vast majority of community members have roots in Punjab in northwestern India. They are followers of the …
Nigeria’s Tinubu to be sworn in as president amid hopes and scepticism The new president of Nigeria takes the reins of power on Monday. Bola Tinubu will be sworn in as president of Africa’s most populous nation, taking over from Muhammadu Buhari, following elections …
Local sports

Brown, Lowe named prep athletes of the week

St. Mary's Colgan track and field athlete Lily Brown and Pittsburg golfer M.J. Lowe are the Morning Sun Athletes of the Week for the week ending May 12. LILY BROWN Lily Brown, a junior led the …

Dragons' Slaughter wins javelin at regional meet
Exclusive subscriber content

OVERLAND, PARK, Kan. -- The Pittsburg Purple Dragons competed in the Class 5A regional track and field meet on Friday at Blue Valley District Stadium for the chance to qualify for the KSHSAA state …

Frontenac returns 2 medalists to state golf tourney
Exclusive subscriber content

Cole Niederklein and Vinny Pile of Frontenac return to the Class 3A state golf tournament next week as returning medalists. A total of eight local golfers — three from Frontenac and St. Mary's …

Panthers play first game in 2-1A baseball state tourney
Exclusive subscriber content

St. Mary's Colgan is playing the opening game in next week's Class 2-1A baseball state tournament. The KSHSAA released the bracket on Friday after rainouts postponed the completion of all eight …

Logue reaches 13 Big 12 titles

The championships just keep on coming for Cailie Logue. Logue, a senior at Iowa State, won the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters at last weekend's Big 12 Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships …
Regional Sports
Sallói sparks Sporting KC to 4-1 victory over Timbers

Dániel Sallói scored the go-ahead goal and Sporting Kansas City used an own-goal by Portland’s Larrys Mabiala to provide some cushion in a 4-1 victory over the Timbers. Portland jumped on top …

Culpepper has HR, 5 RBIs and Fajardo has 9 Ks to help Kansas State beat Kansas, advance to B12 semis Kaelen Culpepper went 4 for 5 with five RBIs — including a three-run home run in the bottom of the second inning — and German Fajardo allowed five hits over 7 1/3 innings to help Kansas State …
Jayhawks' Kevin McCullar Jr returning for last season of eligibility Kevin McCullar Jr. said Wednesday that he will return to Kansas for his final year of eligibility, likely rounding out a roster that could make the Jayhawks the preseason No. 1 next season. McCullar …
National sports

New mom Elina Svitolina beats seeded player at French Open in 1st Slam match in 16 months

New mother Elina Svitolina won her first Grand Slam match in nearly 1 1/2 years by eliminating 2022 semifinalist Martina Trevisan 6-2, 6-2. Svitolina and her husband, French tennis player Gael …

IndyCar owner Roger Penske says he is sure series officials will investigate what led to a wheel coming loose during a crash in the Indianapolis 500. The wheel from Kyle Kirkwood's damaged car ended …

As May ends, even some weaker teams have reasons for hope in baseball's playoff chase

As Memorial Day arrives, some of the weaker teams in baseball are still very much within striking distance in the postseason race. In fact, FanGraphs lists only five teams in the major leagues with …

Sergei Bobrovsky needs a haircut. The goaltender for the Florida Panthers uses a thin headband to hold some of his hair back these days. Long hair usually isn’t a problem for Bobrovsky at this time …

Josef Newgarden finally relishes an Indy 500 win after so many disappointments

Josef Newgarden walked around Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday as the Indy 500 champion. The years of frustration that had followed the two-time IndyCar series champion were finally relieved. In …

The Denver Nuggets call it beautiful. Their no-drama way of conducting business doesn’t grab tons of headlines. But it has set the franchise up for its first NBA Finals in 47 years in the league. …
Prime Time
Protect Yourself from Medicare Scams
(Family Features) Anyone on Medicare is at risk of Medicare-related fraud, and the Medicare program continues to warn people to watch out for scammers who steal Medicare Numbers and other personal information to exploit beneficiaries' benefits.
Eisai Is Pioneering Alzheimer’s Research and Working to Improve the Experience of People Living with the Disease
(BPT) Dementia — a term that encompasses a group of disorders that can affect memory, language, and thinking — can have …
Missouri lawmakers pass tax breaks for seniors
Exclusive subscriber content
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's senior homeowners would be spared from rate hikes on property taxes under a bill passed by state lawmakers Monday. If signed by Republican Gov. Mike Parson, it …
4 top tips for upgrading your health and wellness routine
(BPT) - For many, the longer days, warmer temperatures, and blooming flowers of spring and summer bring a renewed sense of energy and motivation to paint the garage or freshen up the garden. However, …
How to Get the Most Out of Your Retirement
(Family Features) Consider these ways to take advantage of a home equity conversion mortgage and get the most out of your retirement.

Effecting change at the neighborhood level
Exclusive subscriber content

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.

Better than feared
Exclusive subscriber content

"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 …
Remember When

The oral history of Ralph Taylor
Exclusive subscriber content

Pittsburg native Ralph Taylor is the former owner of Taylor’s Paint and Wallpaper Company. After retiring, he enjoyed working in his garage and visiting with guests, telling stories of his time in the Navy as an Ensign. What follows are Mr. Taylor’s own words as recorded by Mindy Casella and Cynthia Newcomb in January 1989.

Pittsburg Chamber Honors Area Businesses & Individuals
Exclusive subscriber content

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Over 300 Pittsburg area business, education, and community leaders gathered for the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet at Overman Student Center on the Pittsburg …
What 5 more years of Erdogan's rule means for Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won reelection in a runoff Sunday, following a nail-biter first round two weeks earlier. Having secured another five years, Erdogan now faces a host of domestic …

Jerusalem's redesigned Tower of David museum opens after 3-year renovation Jerusalem’s iconic citadel has opened its revamped museum after a three-year, $50 million makeover that included a restoration of its signature minaret. The museum launched its overhaul in the …
Sudan army, rival force under pressure to extend truce after mediators show impatience with breaches Sudan’s warring sides are under pressure to extend a shaky cease-fire in their battle for control of the country, after two key international mediators signaled impatience with persistent truce …
Carol Ann (Mallory) Beck
Carol Ann (Mallory) Beck, 85, of Pittsburg, KS passed away on Thursday May 25, 2023.
Gladys Irene Johnson
It is hard to believe that it has been a year since our sweet Gladys left us. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Fresno, California.
Jerry Wayne Babcock
Jerry Wayne Babcock of rural McCune, Kansas passed away peacefully in his home on May 20, 2023. Jerry Wayne was born January 24, 1958 in Barstow, CA.
Frances Ales
Frances Ales, 94, of Arma, Kansas died at 2:46 P.M. Sunday, May 21, 2023 at Arma Health and Rehabilitation Center at Arma, Kansas.
Dewayne Allen Monohon
Dewayne Allen Monohon, 69, of Pittsburg, Kansas died May 19, 2023.
City Life

Cameron Smith set to perform in Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo. — Cameron Smith will be in concert at the Worship Center at Forest Park Church in Joplin 7 p.m. June 17, where he wll be sharing songs from his newly released album “Faith Will Bring You Through” with the City of Prague Philharmonic.

2023 Business Directory

Trojan Tribune
Super Kids Day
Exclusive subscriber content
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
Exclusive subscriber content
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
Exclusive subscriber content
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
Exclusive subscriber content
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
Exclusive subscriber content
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
Richest MLB players
Stacker breaks down the richest players in MLB history, using rankings by Celebrity Net Worth, taking into account contracts and non-baseball earnings and investments.
Private workers in these industries had the biggest pay raises over the past year
Private industries have had to work hard to attract staff. Stacker used Bureau of Labor Statistics data to find where pay raises have been highest.
An 'Urgent Need’ For Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Is Clear: Empowering People Living With Crohn’s Disease And Ulcerative Colitis To Follow The Science
(BPT) - Living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), can be extremely frustrating to people living with the conditions and significantly …
El Servicio Postal celebra el 50 Aniversario de la ley que protege las
(NAPSMI)—El Servicio Postal de EE. UU. con­memorara el 50 aniversario de la ley que protege las Especies en Pelgro de Extincion (ESA, por sus siglas en ingles) con el lanzamiento de una nueva …
Postal Service Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act
(NAPSI)—The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) with the release of a new set of stamps on May 19. The stamps showcase photographs of 20 …