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Posted Oct 24, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Tale after tale was told as the community gathered to celebrate the life and work of Nikki Patrick.Nikki, a 47-year veteran of The Morning Sun, spent years of her life as the community’s storyteller before passing away Monday at the age of 68.

Posted Oct 24, 2014 at 9:05 AM

CHEROKEE — USD 247 Southeast discussed two of its most pressing issues during a special meeting on Thursday night.The school board talked with the Mayor of McCune about potentially leasing the former McCune Attendance Center to the...

Posted Oct 24, 2014 at 8:00 AM

The bloodiest conflict in American history’s largest battles didn’t occur in Southeast Kansas, but many small moments of incredible violence effectively depopulated the area.The best known example of such a battle in Crawford...

Posted Oct 24, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Nikki Patrick’s son, Jamie, lovingly lampooned his mother’s life when he said she would regard her death as only a “completely inexcusable interruption” of her work responsibilities.Yet at Nikki’s funeral...

Posted Oct 24, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Friday, Oct. 24Senior Citizens ClubThe Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Senior Citizens Club will meet at 1 p.m. at Lincoln Center, 710 W. 9th St.Club members will play bingo and hold their annual Halloween Costume...

Posted Oct 23, 2014 at 9:30 AM

A recent trip to the pumpkin patch provided area children with classic fall fun on an autumn afternoon.

Posted Oct 23, 2014 at 8:00 AM

St. Mary's Colgan students celebrated Kansas Kindness Day as part of Anti-Bullying Month on Wednesday. The theme of the event was "Kindness is never corny," and each student was tasked with performing one intentional act of...

Posted Oct 23, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Since 1987 The Doggie Bag has been helping fund the Southeast Kansas Humane Society through the sale of used clothes and other items.Now, the store is expanding, and volunteers spent time this weekend moving the merchandise up...

Posted Oct 21, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Frontenac's swimming pool gave the city council plenty of indicators this summer that its seasons may be limited.At their meeting Monday, council members discussed the status of the pool following a series of repairs throughout the past...

Posted Oct 21, 2014 at 7:30 AM

A candlelight vigil Sunday offered a space for those who knew Taylor Thomas to honor his life.

Updated Oct 20, 2014 at 12:41 PM

This is the story of a storyteller. This is a story no one wants to write. Nikki Patrick, Morning Sun reporter since 1967, passed away at 1:57 a.m. on Monday morning. Nikki wrote a personality feature called "Patrick’s...

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