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Posted Dec 18, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Each year, the Pittsburg Police Department offers a citizens’ academy, which is designed to help citizens understand the inner workings of their local police department.Applications now are available for the eighth annual citizen’s academy, which will offer classes focused on police training, police procedures, legal issues and basic philosophies of the department."Our goal for the academy is to provide ‘understanding through education’ and to give...

Posted Dec 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Wide-eyed school-aged children partnered up with firefighters for a shopping spree tour of Walmart on Wednesday.With the entire store at their fingertips, each child enjoyed the opportunity to search the shelves for items to enjoy this...

Posted Dec 18, 2014 at 8:24 AM

A mixed bag greeted Pittsburg State when the state government announced how it will close this year's nine-figure revenue gap.Gov. Sam Brownback upheld his pledge to protect both K-12 and higher education from funding cuts. However,...

Posted Dec 18, 2014 at 7:01 AM

FRANKLIN — A hearty helping of Italian food and culture was dished up by Miners Hall Museum this fall as the museum featured an exhibit on Italians in Southeast Kansas.Accompanying the display were events celebrating the heritage...

Posted Dec 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Major Gary Gugala is all about hope. He's about the hope of Christ and the hope that this year's Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign won't be far short of expectations."All of this is just stuff, but this is about hope," Gugala...

Posted Dec 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM

There's clearly something special about the Kansas City Southern Holiday Express when there are holiday themed instructions for getting on the train: "Grab a candy cane and climb on board."Hundreds, if not thousands of locals stood in line...

Posted Dec 17, 2014 at 12:30 AM

GIRARD — County leaders heard an extended review of poverty facts in the region and discussed plans to get residents out of it on Tuesday morning.Heather Morgan of Project17 mainly spoke to the Crawford County Commission on ways to...

Updated Dec 16, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Parents still trying to figure out childcare during the upcoming school break may have just received a break of their own.Pittsburg Parks and Recreation is offering a new daycamp, Camp Now & Then, on days throughout the school year...

Posted Dec 16, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Marcee Binder, Wesley House executive director and pastor, got a call she wasn't expecting on Monday during the middle of the Salvation Army/Wesley House holiday food and toy distribution.The call was to set up a $1,000 donation from...

Posted Dec 16, 2014 at 8:33 AM

GIRARD — As it will require major traffic flow changes, Girard leaders want to bid out work on the town’s most important crossroads later than planned.The City Council voted at its meeting Monday night to postpone bids on an...

Posted Dec 16, 2014 at 8:00 AM

The Morning SunThese supporters were recognized on Dec. 8 during the 2014 Hotel Stilwell Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Each supporter’s name or the name of the person they dedicated their contribution to was read out as members...

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