Pittsburg High School commencement exercises, held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the school gym, were a milestone for the 166 graduates. It was also the school’s 125th commencement.
Topeka High School Junior Marine ROTC members will again travel to Pittsburg to participate in Memorial Day activities, scheduled at 2:30 p.m. May 27 at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater, Pittsburg State University.
Carrington Place held a special picnic and reception Friday to honor residents and a staff member who all served their country in the military.
Movie lovers of all ages took advantage of a mild May evening to turn out for the first of five Friday Flix at The Colonial Fox Theatre this summer.
Ruth Zimmerman asked seemingly every group that came through what a particular pot was used for in the pioneer home.
Bonnie Grossnickle, Erie, has been doing some research, gathering statistics for the speech she will make Saturday as honorary chairman for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
However, she knows the disease from a much more personal standpoint.
The St. Mary’s Colgan Panthers turned momentum on its side in the Class 3A regional final Thursday night against the Riverton Rams.
Riverton staked a 2-0 lead after four behind Nolan Wall throwing a strong game on the mound and two solo home runs by T.J. McDonald off Colgan senior V.J. Piccini.
The Panthers retired the Rams in the top half of the fifth and loaded the bases in the bottom half, coming through with two RBI groundouts and a RBI single to gain a 3-2 lead. Christian Cedeno relieved Piccini in the seventh and the Panthers worked their way out of a bases loaded jam with a strikeout and a pop out caught by Cedeno over his shoulder for the final out.
“Riverton playing the second game, they came off a big win,” Colgan head coach Mike Watt said. “They had to battle with Southeast and they came out with a big win. They’ve got a lot of emotion and that carried right over into this championship game. They turn a big double play early. They were playing very well and I told our kids, ‘Hey, just keep plugging along and do what we do.’ We’ll get an opportunity and the kids did a great job.”
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