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Time, technology claim newspaper press
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The memories come flooding back for Terry Squires as he looks over the now silent Goss Urbanite press sitting idle in the Morning Sun pressroom. The former pressroom foreman, Squires is the only living member of a crew that for decades made the press roar.

Jordan’s Way helps local rescue raise funds
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Wednesday night was full of fun, food, and furry friends at Pittsburg’s Fifth Street Bar and Grill. Jordan’s Way, a non-profit organization that travels the United …

‘Elementary Explorers’
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Freeman to take over emergency services in Ft. Scott
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FORT SCOTT, Kan. — To enthusiastic applause, Freeman Health Systems President and CEO Paula Baker announced Thursday that Freeman Hospitals will be taking over the management of emergency …

‘Got old tires? Nowhere to take them?’
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Crawford County residents will have the opportunity next week to safely dispose of unwanted tires, with the first one taking place Friday, June 21.   The tire …

Meeting of the minds
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Individually, people can do great things. But put two exceptional minds together and the result can be amazing. That’s the case with two Pittsburg High School friends who have been collaborating on a project that would use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve education.

Area kids learn how to do their chores
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PITTSBURG, Kans. — Kids today think their chores are tough, try doing them 150 years ago. Some area kids got to experience some of the daily tasks on a homestead on the Kansas prairie …

Pittsburg commissioners approve $1M investment
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Based on the recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Council (EDAC), the Pittsburg city commission approved a $1 million investment to expand the Kelce School of …

First-ever Josiah Fletcher Jazz Camp held Monday, Tuesday
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — A local band camp paid honor to a late Pittsburg High School student, Josiah Lee Fletcher, while providing an instructional and educational experience for local …
Looking Back
From Our History

Police on trail of stolen car ring
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 15-17, 1924 The first Kansas state convention of the Izaak Walton League is being held today at the Chamber …

Hidden lessons in the flag
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"Resolved. That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation." …
From Our History

Pittsburg’s Senior Babe Ruth team improves to 9-0
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago June 14, 1924 Earl Patton of Radley and family have returned from a motor trip through Missouri, Illinois, Indiana …
Little Balkans Chronicles

East side of Broadway, 1954
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This week’s photo from “Images of Pittsburg” by Randy Roberts and Janette Mauk shows the east side of Broadway between 4 th  and 5 th  streets with the caption: …
On Father’s Day, Kansas residents Jen and Whitney Wilson will pack up their three young children and head to the home of a childhood friend for a picnic to celebrate the man who helped make their …
The Democratic governor and top Republican lawmakers in Kansas say they have an agreement on a package of broad tax cuts. The deal between Gov. Laura Kelly and leaders of the GOP-controlled …
Wildfire north of Los Angeles spreads as authorities issue evacuation orders

Authorities issued evacuation orders Saturday as a wildfire in Los Angeles County spread thousands of acres close to a major highway and threatened nearby structures, officials said. The blaze that …

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024? The issue of abortion will be before voters in at least four states this year, and possibly more. Voters have sided with abortion rights supporters every time the issue has been directly on the …
Shooting at splash pad in Detroit suburb leaves 'numerous wounded victims,' authorities say Authorities in Michigan say multiple people have been wounded in a shooting at a splash pad in the Detroit suburb of Rochester Hills. Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard tells reporters that “it …
Missouri abortion ban wasn't about lawmakers imposing religious beliefs, judge says A Missouri judge has rejected the argument that lawmakers intended to “impose their religious beliefs on everyone” in the state when they passed a restrictive abortion ban. Judge Jason Sengheiser …
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 …

Family tragedy changes Hunter Jones' outlook
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Hunter Jones was on the Pittsburg State campus when he heard the news.

Harrell named boys track and field athlete of the year
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St. Mary’s Colgan senior Tucker Harrell has been named the Morning Sun boys track and field athlete of the year for his outstanding 2024 season. Harrell excelled in three sports during his …

Simmons named baseball athlete of the year
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St. Mary’s Colgan shortstop and pitcher Cooper Simmons recently closed out his prep baseball career by throwing a six-inning no-hitter in the third-place game of the Class 2-1A state …

Avery Johnson named softball player of the year
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rontenac junior Avery Johnson was a monster in the circle for the Raiders, leading the team to a fourth state title with a 3-0 win over Silver Lake in the Class 3A state championship game in Topeka. …
Regional Sports
Kansas lawmakers poised to lure Kansas City Chiefs from Missouri, despite economists' concerns

A rivalry is flaring up as Kansas lawmakers try to snatch the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs away from Missouri. The Kansas Legislature expects to consider a plan to help both the Chiefs and …

Japan beats United States 2-0 in men's Olympic soccer warmup match Shota Fujio converted a penalty kick in the sixth minute, Mao Hosoya added a goal in the 69th and Japan beat the United States 2-0 in an under-23 game, the Americans’ last warmup ahead of the …
Sports on TV for Tuesday, June 11 (All times Eastern) Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts Tuesday, June 11 MLB BASEBALL 7 p.m. TBS — Philadelphia at Boston 9:30 p.m. MLBN — Regional Coverage: …
National sports

'Tank' Davis knocks out Martin in the 8th round to keep WBA lightweight title

Gervonta Davis poses on the scale during a weigh-in Friday, June 14, 2024, in Las Vegas. Davis is scheduled to fight Frank Martin in a WBA lightweight championship fight Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Gervonta “Tank” Davis made a triumphant return to the ring after more than a year away. He dominated Frank Martin and knocked him out at 1:29 of the eighth round Saturday night to retain the WBA …

The Edmonton Oilers chased Sergei Bobrovsky from Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final by scoring five goals on 16 shots. The Florida Panthers goaltender allowed just four goals through the first three …

Oilers rout the Panthers 8-1 in Game 4 to avoid being swept in the Stanley Cup Final

Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72) looks on as Edmonton Oilers' Zach Hyman (18) celebrates a goal during the second period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, June 15, 2024, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Connor McDavid scored his first goal of the Stanley Cup Final as part of a four-point night, and the Edmonton Oilers routed the Florida Panthers 8-1 in Game 4 to avoid being eliminated in a sweep. …

Katie Ledecky is heading to her fourth Olympics, cruising to victory in the 400-meter freestyle at the U.S. swimming trials. Cheered on by a big crowd at the home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, …

Near-identical triple bogeys by Tony Finau and Ludvig Aberg minutes apart derail their US Open hopes

Ludvig Aberg, of Sweden, chips to the green on the 13th hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Saturday, June 15, 2024, in Pinehurst, N.C. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Tony Finau and Ludvig Aberg had their U.S. Open hopes dealt crushing blows on the back nine Saturday, when each made triple bogey minutes apart on the same hole. The trouble for both came around the …

Gretchen Walsh set a world record in the women’s 100-meter butterfly, posting a time of 55.18 seconds in a semifinal heat at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. Walsh was more than a half-second …
Prime Time

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 …

The next chapter of our downtown
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On Thursday this week (5/30) from 5:30 to 7:30, consultants, stakeholders and interested citizens will be at Block22 for a community conversation about the future of our downtown. This public open …
LGBT soldiers in Ukraine hope their service is changing attitudes as they rally for legal rights

Several hundred LGBT Ukrainian servicemen and their supporters have marched in central Kyiv to demand more rights and highlight their service to their country in its war with Russia. They had …

A Japanese climber dies while trying to scale a mountain in northern Pakistan and another is missing Officials say a Japanese climber has died while trying to scale one of the highest mountains in northern Pakistan and a search is still underway to find his missing colleague. The secretary of the …
In South Africa, traditional healers join the fight against HIV. Stigma remains high in rural areas More than 300 traditional leaders in South Africa will be trained to do HIV tests and educate their largely rural patients about the disease. It’s the largest known effort in the country to involve …
Craig Fuchs
Craig Alan Fuchs went to his heavenly home on June 8, 2024, after a valiant 2-year battle with ALS.
Rose Ann Williamson
Rose Ann Williamson (age 95) passed away June 1, 2024 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Pamela Hockett
Pamela Kay Hockett, age 70, of Gardner, Kansas, passed away Christmas morning on Saturday, December 25, 2021, at the Medicalodges Eudora.
Denise (Noland) Purvis
Denise A. (Noland) Purvis, age 70, passed away on June 9, 2024 after a valiant fight against an acute and rare leukemia.
Arthur D. Vance
Arthur D. Vance, 57, of Farlington, KS died at 7:09 a.m. Saturday June 8, 2024 at his home following a long illness.
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 - …

  • Hi Again
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    It's been a minute since I have written anything. It's been a struggle for me lately on a number of …

  • More bewildered than ever
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    “How are you?” is a question I get asked multiple times a day — by my wife, friends, …

  • What’re you doing?
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    Everyone once in a while--or maybe even twice in a while--someone will ask me what I’ve been up to. …

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

  • Area Events
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    Saturday, June 15   Tiled Resin Tray w/Debbie Southard  2 to 4 p.m.; Workshop …

  • Business relationship clouds couple’s response to affair
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    DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have a friend, "Sophie," who is cheating on her husband of 25 years. Of …

2023 Business Directory

Trojan Tribune
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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Universities and colleges that need to fill seats start offering a helping hand to student-parents
The Hechinger Report discusses what is being done at colleges to help student-parents meet insurmountable obstacles in the pursuit of their degrees.
Quantum computers are like kaleidoscopes − why unusual metaphors help illustrate science and technology
Quantum computing is like Forrest Gump ’s box of chocolates : You never know what you’re gonna get. Quantum phenomena – the behavior of matter and energy at the atomic and subatomic …
This state is expanding college access, but are students actually prepared to earn a degree?
Chalkbeat examines what Indiana is doing to help its students not only make it to college, but through college successfully.