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Bags to Riches
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For the first time since early 2020, the Safehouse Crisis Center will hold its annual Bags to Riches fundraiser in-person on Tuesday, March 21. 

Gov. Kelly announces $1 million for community-based mental health care

On Friday, Governor Laura Kelly announced Kansas is receiving a $1 million, one-year federal planning grant to support the transition of Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) to become Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) capable of treating mental health and substance abuse crises through integrated physical-behavioral care.

Death investigation in Wilson County
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The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office are conducting a death investigation after human remains were found Thursday evening in rural Wilson County.

KBI identifies body found in Galena

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Galena Police Department have identified the remains of a man found on Monday, Feb. 27, in a field in Galena. 

PHS students offer to ‘Egg Your Yard’
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The Pittsburg High School Drama Club will be offering a special “Egg Your Yard” fundraiser for Pittsburg community members for Easter.  
By Dustin R. Strong / dstrong@morningsun.net

Fort Scott NHS hosts lecturer on colonialism in Kansas
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Historian Tai Edwards, PhD. and director of the Kansas Studies Institute at Johnson County Community College, will be presenting a one-hour program at the Fort Scott National Historic Site on Saturday, March 18, at 11 a.m. The presentation will be held in the park theater on the top floor of the Infantry Barracks on the fort grounds.
Looking Back

A train running from Fort Scott to Parsons went through a bridge
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives

A woman was charged with arson for a fire at her son-in-law's home
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives
Just two weeks till success and happiness
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You might be looking for the “six simple rules” version, but the truth is that success isn't so simple. But in the interest of brevity, here are two simple rules that will at least get you pointed in the right direction. 
Mark your calendars!
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Daylight hours are increasing, flowers are pushing up through the ground, if not actually blooming (I’ve had jonquils out for a week now!), the sounds of children playing outside once again echo throughout the neighborhood; they all announce the same thing — spring is just around the corner.
Family meals are important
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Would you like to feel more connected to your family? Kansas State University Nutrition Specialist Sandy Procter says parents are serving up a lot more than nutritious food when they insist that their families eat meals together.
BELTON, Mo. - March 19, 2023 - ( Newswire.com )After years of seeking out these obscure and rare items of historical significance, an area collector is now selling them in this Pieces of History …
Military officials say a Kansas man who died in Germany during World War II has been identified and his remains will be returned to his native state for burial. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency …
A week on, brutal Cyclone Freddy still taxes southern Africa

Over a week on from Cyclone Freddy’s second and more devastating landfall in Malawi and Mozambique and nearly a month since it battered Madagascar, the effects are still being felt as locals, …

South African police on Monday monitored protests by the country’s leftist Economic Freedom Fighters party, which is demanding the resignation of President Cyril Ramaphosa. The party urged all …
Spanish environmental groups have called on the European Union to open an inquiry into the approval of 26.4 million euros of “green” recovery funds to join two ski resorts in the rapidly warming …
At least three Kenyan legislators and several protesters have been arrested in ongoing protests in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, organized by the opposition demanding the resignation of President …
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Some touchdowns are more special than others. Just ask Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown. Brown, former All-American at Pittsburg State, made a diving catch for a 42-yard touchdown during …

Panthers claw their way to third-place finish
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By rebounding from a tough loss the previous night, the St. Mary’s Colgan girls gained redemption in more ways than one by capturing third place at the Class 2A basketball state tournament on …

Late runs lift Gorillas past Hornets 9-8
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With baserunners everywhere, it appeared early that the last team to score would win the game.   That's exactly what happened as Pittsburg State scored twice in the bottom of the eighth …

30 local, area wrestlers earn state medals
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TOPEKA, Kan. -- The Pittsburg Wrestling Club wrote some history last weekend during the USA Wrestling Kansas state tournament at the Stormout Vail Events Center.   Natalie Lattimer became …

Colgan girls, Galena boys lead All-CNC teams
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Three St. Mary’s Colgan girls were selected to the All-CNC League team on Monday.   Junior Lily Brown and senior Lauren Torrance captured unanimous first-team selections, along with …
Around the MIAA
2 MIAA teams claim titles
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An impressive performance by Pittsburg State's men's team at last weekend's NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in Virginia Beach, Va., wasn't the only national championship won by …

Local Karate School Competes at Tournament
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Members of the Japan Karate-do Genbu-Kai of Pittsburg, Kansas, participated in the Kansas Seibukan Karate tournament in Wichita, on Saturday, March 11. Over 85 participants represented Wichita, Valley Center, and Pittsburg.
CATCHING UP WITH .... Joel Kafka
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During his time with the Pittsburg Purple Dragons from 2016-2019, Joel Kafka carved out a banner career.   After his high school graduation, Kafka, a multiple all-state honoree in both …
Mary J. Butler
Mary J. Butler, 89, of Pittsburg, died Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at her home. She had been in ill health the past nine months.
Billy O. "Bill" Wheeler
Billy O. "Bill" Wheeler, 89, of rural Walnut, passed away at 8:39 a.m., March 13, 2023, at his home.
Jeanne Marie Keeler
Jeanne Marie Keeler, 71, of Pittsburg, KS, died on March 13, 2023 at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.
Ronald Lee Brower
Ronald Lee Brower, 79, of Girard passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. Ron was born on January 20, 1944 in Chanute, Kansas, the son of LeRoy Brower and Nellie Catharine Bower-Brower.
Billy O. Wheeler
Billy O. Wheeler, 89, of Rural Erie, died at 8:39 A.M., March 13, 2023 at his home.
City Life

Omaha travel blogger visits SEK
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Omaha native Kim Reiner always wanted to be a travel writer. After college, she began a writing job with a small newspaper in Council Bluffs, Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha, writing for the arts and entertainment section.

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