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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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The Midwest Regional Ballet is back again with its latest ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which will run Thursday April 21 through Sunday, April 24.    more
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Backed by a lot support from the community, Pittsburg State University held its 2nd Annual Dance Symposium and Performance, “Transformations,” on Wednesday evening at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.   more
Parsons sex offender convicted
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A Parsons man has been convicted on two child sex offenses under the Kansas Jessica’s Law statute, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office announced Thursday.  more
K-State Research and Extension’s Wildcat District Education Foundation has announced it will host an online fundraiser and auction April 20 to 23. more
Catawampus street signs plague city
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At Tuesday’s city commission meeting, Board President Dr. Ron Seglie mentioned an issue of “catawampus” street signs around the city and asked how citizens can report these incidents. more
The Pittsburg City Commission voted this week to move forward with two new infrastructure projects, one at Atkinson Municipal Airport and another at the new Montee Industrial Park site located northwest of the intersection of Atkinson and Free King’s Highway.  more
Rail industry publication Progressive Railroading and RailTrends announced this week that Watco Executive Chairman Rick Webb will be the recipient of their 2022 Railroad Innovator Award. more
Local parolee arrested for attempted murder
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A local man was arrested Tuesday for attempted second degree murder after allegedly shooting at two people Sunday night, the Pittsburg Police Department announced Wednesday.  more
The first case of bird flu in a Kansas commercial operation has been confirmed in a turkey flock in McPherson, state and federal agriculture officials announced Monday.  more
Revisiting the fried chicken war
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Former Pittsburg resident Jason Bosseau, who now lives in New York City, recently sent me a copy of the March 8, 1982 edition of The New Yorker magazine, in which humorist Calvin Trillin published: U.S. JOURNAL: CRAWFORD COUNTY, KANSAS FRIED-CHICKEN WAR. I contacted Trillin by email and he graciously gave permission to reprint it in The Morning Sun. more
Duo arrested following alleged theft attempt
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Two people were arrested near Riverton earlier this week for attempted theft, among other charges, after allegedly being caught with stolen property and tools often used to steal catalytic converters.  more
An egg-cellent weekend ahead!
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With spring finally here, this weekend is sure to bring some fun events for families to celebrate Easter.   more
Wanted individual taken into custody
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After asking for the public’s help locating a woman with multiple felony warrants for her arrest last week, the Pittsburg Police Department released an update Wednesday saying she has been found.   more
New pickleball courts coming to Four Oaks
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Pickleball, a fun combination of badminton, ping-pong, and tennis, has made its way to Pittsburg. Given its newfound popularity, the west tennis courts by Four Oaks Golf Course will be made into six new pickleball courts.  more
The City of Pittsburg announced Tuesday that North Joplin Street between 18th and 19th streets would be closed to through traffic effective immediately to allow city crews to conduct street repairs.  more
PSU Axe Library plans annual book sale
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The PSU Library Services’ Annual Spring Book Sale is planned for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 19 and 20 on the first floor of Axe Library.   more
Pittsburg school board approves bus purchase
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In an effort to be proactive, the Pittsburg Community Schools (USD 250) Board of Education approved the purchase of a new diesel-powered bus at their meeting on Monday. more
The keynote speaker as the Pittsburg Lions Club hosts the 100th Kansas Lions State Convention on June 2 to 4, 2022, will be past International Lions Club President Jimmy M. Ross of Quitaque, Texas. more
K-12 teachers are eligible for a unique experience, a travel stipend of $600, and a one-in-10 chance of winning a LEGO Spike Prime robotics kit valued at $1,000, thanks to a grant from NASA to PSU's Adventures in Robotics summer camp program.   more
Car collides with semi on US-69
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A passenger vehicle collided with a semi on Highway 69 between Frontenac and Franklin on Monday afternoon, but no serious injuries resulted from the crash, according to the KHP. more
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