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It’s ‘crunch time’ for childcare
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GIRARD, Kan. — Earlier this week, Mike Bodensteiner briefed the county commissioners on new federal guidelines concerning funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The Crawford County …

Parent plans local autism support group
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — For local mother Nikki Gallagher, trying to find a support group for autism and special needs became a grueling task.     “So my son, he’s six …

‘620 Day’ is here to stay
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Investigating the past
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Half-dozen students interested in researching their family history attended a genealogy class at Pittsburg State’s Grubbs Hall on Thursday. Led by PSU history professor …

Celebrating ‘620 Day’ in a special way
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Pittsburg man injured in Wilson Co. crash
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WILSON COUNTY, Kan. — A Pittsburg man suffered serious injuries following a two-vehicle crash late Wednesday afternoon in the western portion of Wilson County.    According to …

Girard Council approves grant funding for lights
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GIRARD, Kan. — The Girard City Council met Monday and approved two separate Energy Efficiency Grants in the amount of $10,800 and $134,000.    “These are actually two …

Whacky Wednesday hits the trail at CCHM
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Question of the Day: What New Business Would You Like to See in Pittsburg?
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — A popular post on The Morning Sun Facebook posed  the question: What new business would you like to come to town? There were so many different responses on what …
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From Our History

Four busted in Frontenac & a foiled escape at county jail
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 22-24, 1924 During the past two years, the Cherokee community high school has changed its agricultural course …
True Stories

Summer of ‘62
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Last Wednesday morning I heard the neighborhood rooster crow and started having summer flashbacks, starting with the chicken yard out back of our bungalow in the Frontenac.   How, as a …
From Our History

Two quarts wine, 1 pint whiskey, & 1 still send Croweburg man to jail
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 21, 1924 Alexander Howat, deposed head of the Kansas United Mine Workers union, yesterday placed in …
From Our History

What to do as double b-day celebration approaches
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 20, 1924 A record attendance was established at Lincoln Park last night on the occasion of the first …
MISSION WOODS, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 20, 2024--Palmer Square Capital BDC Inc. (NYSE: PSBD) ("Palmer Square" or the "Company"), an externally managed business development company, today announced …
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Israeli national found dead after being shot in West Bank Palestinian town

Israel's army says an Israeli national has been found dead in a Palestinian town in the northern West Bank Israel’s army said, as violence surges in the occupied territory. The army said the …

Ivory Coast sets up mobile enrollment for a health coverage program criticized over glitches Ivory Coast health authorities have launched mobile enrollment centers for the country’s universal health coverage program. Ivory Coast is one of a handful countries in West Africa that offers …
GOP targets a Biden executive order on voter registration ahead of the fall election A three-year-old Biden administration executive order asking federal agencies to assist with voter registration is being targeted by Republicans as this year’s presidential election draws closer. …
A vocational school student stuns China by besting university competitors in a math contest A 17-year-old vocational school student from rural China has become a celebrity on Chinese social media after getting into the final round of a math competition, beating many others from elite …
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 …

Eight Gorillas earn academic All-District nods
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A total of eight members of the national champion Pittsburg State track and field/cross country team were named to the College Sports Communicators Academic All-District squad on Wednesday. …
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Jones opens Friday morning at Olympic Trials
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Pittsburg State decathlete Hunter Jones has a reaction probably common for those who find out they have qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials. “I don’t think it really has sunk …

Eight Gorilla greats named to Athletics HOF
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The eight selections for the Pittsburg State Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2024 define excellence in athletics. Three-time NCAA Division II All-America wide receiver John Brown …

Post 64 swept by rivals Iola
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Trey Sommer hit the go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning of the opener and pitcher Logan Page fired a two-hit shutout in the nightcap as the visiting Iola Post 15 Indians came away Tuesday …
Regional Sports
Kansas governor signs bills enabling effort to entice Chiefs and Royals with new stadiums

Kansas' governor has signed legislation enabling the state to lure the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and Major League Baseball’s Royals away from neighboring Missouri. The measure signed …

Andrés Gómez helps Real Salt Lake up club-record unbeaten run to 15 with 4-3 win over Sporting KC Andrés Gómez scored a goal in each half and added an assist as Real Salt Lake held off Sporting Kansas City 4-3, extending club-record unbeaten runs to 15 overall and 10 on the road. Real Salt Lake …
A Missouri mayor says a fight over jobs is back on. Things to know about Kansas wooing the Chiefs The mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, says an economic ‘border war’ between his state and Kansas has restarted. Mayor Quinton Lucas blames a plan approved by the Kansas Legislature that's aimed at …
National sports

French teenager Risacher, G League's Buzelis headline list of top forward prospects in the NBA draft

FILE - Zaccharie Risacher, of Bourg-en-Bresse, dribbles during a Betclic Elite basketball game against Limoges in Bourg-en-Bresse, eastern France, Oct. 31, 2023. Risacher is among the headliners of the forwards in the upcoming NBA draft. (AP Photo, File)

French teenager Zaccharie Risacher headlines the list of forwards in the upcoming NBA draft. Risacher has length and a rangy game that could make him the No. 1 overall draft pick. The position's top …

The Edmonton Oilers aren’t the first team in the NHL to fight back from 3-0 down in a best-of-seven series to force a deciding contest. This is the 10th time it has happened in 211 opportunities in …

Oilers' penalty kill has made a major difference in the Stanley Cup Final against the Panthers

Florida Panthers' Evan Rodrigues (17) is stopped by Edmonton Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner (74) during the third period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Friday, June 21, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. The Oilers won 5-1 to tie the series. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Edmonton Oilers' penalty kill has been one of the major difference makers in the Stanley Cup Final against the Florida Panthers. The unit has gone 19 of 20 and outscored Florida's power play with …

The good news for the Florida Panthers is this: There’s a Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, and it’s on their home ice. And they need to figure a whole lot of things out by then. …

Sha'Carri Richardson overcomes wobbly start for win in first heat at Olympic trials

Sha'Carri Richardson wins a heat women's 100-meter run during the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Team Trials Friday, June 21, 2024, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Sha’Carri Richardson wobbled out of the starting block and raced with her right shoe untied but still won her preliminary 100-meter heat in 10.88 seconds to open her quest to make the Olympics at …

Edmonton Oilers coach Kris Knoblauch and his staff successfully challenged a goal by the Florida Panthers at a crucial juncture of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. The offside challenge took a goal …
Prime Time

Question Of the Day: Are People Still Drinking Hot Coffee?
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — As the summer sun starts to burn us into the ground, the question comes to mind . . . do we still want hot coffee in the middle of a heat wave?  According to …

Pittsburg Launch proposes PHS coffee shop
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — USD 250 board members listened, Monday, as four Pittsburg Launch students proposed building a coffee shop at Pittsburg High School. Two upcoming seniors and two graduated …
From Our History

Local newsman is sole male member of women’s group
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 7, 1924 Fire of undetermined origin destroyed a feed barn and contents at the Hull & Dillon Packing …
Dear Abby

Flirtation with the past endangers stable present
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DEAR ABBY: I have been married to a wonderful man for 17 years. Recently, I reconnected online with an old high school flame. We have been talking about my hometown, which is where he lives. So many …
As U.S.-supplied weapons show impact inside Russia, Ukrainian soldiers hope for deeper strikes

Ukraine is having some success in halting Russia’s new push along the northeast front weeks after the decision allowing the country to use U.S.-supplied weapons for limited strikes in Russian …

Russia launches a new barrage of missiles on Ukrainian energy facilities Russia has launched a new barrage of missiles and drones in an overnight attack on Ukraine, damaging energy facilities in the country’s southeast and west and injuring at least two workers. Ukraine …
India boosts defense ties with Bangladesh as it tries to become a counterweight to China India and Bangladesh on Saturday moved to bolster their defense relationship and signed agreements for expanding cooperation in maritime security, ocean economy, space, and telecommunication sectors, …
David J. Redmond
David J. Redmond, born on December 11, 1935, in Indianapolis, Indiana peacefully passed away on June 13, 2024, in Pittsburg, Kansas.
Thomas Clay Miller
Thomas Clay Miller, 77, of Girard, KS, died June 14, 2024, at the Cass County Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, MO.
Joseph Mullen
Joseph Mullen, 91, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, died Saturday, June 8, 2024, at The Barclay House of Baton Rouge. He was born in Ft. Scott, Kansas, and grew up in Southeast Kansas.
Rosemary Ann Morrison
Rosemary Ann Morrison, 86, of Pittsburg, KS, passed away Sunday, June 16, at Comfort Care Homes.
Barbara Ellen Potter Schrag
Barbara Ellen Potter Schrag, born on April 25, 1947, in Pittsburg, Kansas, passed away on June 14, 2024, at the Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kansas. She was 77 years old.
City Life

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FAMILY EVENTS Sunflower Summer Explore Kansas and make memories with the kiddos. The Sunflower Summer app provides students (K-12) and parents the opportunity to explore 220+ locations - …

  • Overcoming a lack of confidence 
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    I have been struggling with my confidence lately. Since my health condition in May, I have had a …

  • I remember everything
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    My mother had been in a nursing home for a while before she passed away.  She had been suffering …

  • Club Notes
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    Everyday   Alcoholics Anonymous  Need help or need to talk. Meetings daily. For times …

  • Area Events
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    Saturday, June 22   Mosaics for Beginners w/Sarah Prince   10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; …

  • Marriage hits rough patch amid a major transition
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    DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been together 20 years, married for 12. We have weathered …

  • A sauce with fish
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    It's tempting to focus solely on the sauce in this recipe, since you may want to eat it with a …

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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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New Data from Carter’s Shows that Moms are Having a 'Hot Mom Summer'
(BPT) - As the temperatures rise and summer approaches, expecting mothers are desperate for a way to beat the heat while awaiting their little one's arrival. In fact, according to a recent survey …
Why allergies are on the rise
Northwell Health partnered with Stacker to examine the increasing rate of allergies using data from the National Health Interview Survey.
Military sexual trauma is shockingly common—Here's how it affects mental health
Charlie Health discusses the toll military sexual trauma takes on veteran mental health and provides information on mental health resources for survivors.
How technology can help you find and keep track of items while you travel
Technology is reshaping how people are reunited with lost items. Tile offers insights on how people can leverage tech to keep track of valued possessions.
Consumer survey on EVs reveals perception vs. reality
CarGurus polled car shoppers to check in on how they really feel about electric vehicles.