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Visiting commissioners impressed with Crawford County
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GIRARD, Kan. — County Commissioner Carl Wood said he enjoyed attending the recent Kansas County Commissioner Association Conference at Kansas Crossing this past week, adding that he learned a …

Cherokee Co. Sheriff announces departure
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CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. — Following 25 years of serving the citizens of Cherokee County, Sheriff David Groves announced his departure from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office through a …

Three generations of teachers 
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Former Pittsburg residents Al Ortolani, Melissa Fite Johnson, and Megan Munger will take part in “Teacher-Student-Teacher,” a celebration of poetry and teachers, …

Pack your swim trunks
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Weekend fundraiser to benefit SEMS student
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WEIR, Kan. — The Black Diamond Masonic Lodge of Weir is scheduled to host a benefit lunch this weekend for a 10-year-old Southeast Middle School student Eva Maxton.   From 11 to 2 …

PSU says new DEI policy won’t affect them

TOPEKA — State universities in Kansas are banned from requiring prospective students, potential hires and staffers seeking promotion to disclose their views on diversity initiatives under a …

PSU Theatre to present ‘Dial M for Murder’
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — From “Animal Farm” to “Blithe Spirit,” the Pittsburg State University Theatre program has hosted several dazzling performances throughout the years. …

Free laundry service provided in Girard on Thursday
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‘Take a seed, grow a garden’
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Starting this spring, the Pittsburg Public Library offers more resources for would-be gardeners than simply books.   Announced on Tuesday, the PPL has launched its …
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Boxing champ advocates high school boxing classes
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 20-22, 1924 An auspicious opening for the 10th annual music festival of the Teachers College was last night …
Little Balkans Chronicles

The Joy of Working Pt. 6
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This is the last installment of Margaret Shaw Forsyth’s adventures in radio in the 1950s. — J.T.K. You can’t please everybody.   With the first days of December, we began …
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Police bust up stills and a poker game
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 18, 1924 Raids on booze joints in Capaldo netted large quantities of mash and “choctaw," two stills …
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Fire destroys Ft. Scott shops
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Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives 100 Years Ago April 17, 1924 Fire destroyed part of the Missouri Pacific railroad shops at Fort Scott last night with a loss …
The picture for tax cuts in Kansas and the next state budget remains stable with the release of a new fiscal forecast. Projections for tax collections issued Friday reinforced the dynamics of a …
The Democratic governor in Kansas has vetoed proposed tax breaks for anti-abortion counseling centers while allowing restrictions on college diversity initiatives to become law without her signature. …
A look at what's in the $95 billion foreign aid package passed by the House

The House's $95 billion foreign aid package provides military aid to Ukraine and Israel, replenishes U.S. weapons systems and gives humanitarian assistance to civilians in Gaza. After House approval …

David Pryor, former governor and senator of Arkansas, dies at age 89 David Pryor, a former Arkansas governor and U.S. senator who was one of the state’s most beloved and active political figures, has died at the age of 89. His son, former two-term Democratic U.S. …
War, hostages, antisemitism: A somber backdrop to this year's Passover observances Passover is a major Jewish holiday, celebrated over seven or eight days each year. It commemorates the exodus of ancient Israelites from slavery in Egypt, as recounted in the Bible. To many Jews, it …
Israeli airstrike in southern Gaza city of Rafah kills at least 9 Palestinians, including 6 children Gaza hospital officials say an Israeli airstrike on a residential building in the territory's southernmost city of Rafah  has killed at least nine people, six of them children. The strike late …
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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 …

Colgan baseball routs Parsons
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The St. Mary’s Colgan Panthers improved to 8-4 on the season and extended their winning streak to five games with a 15-4 win Monday against Parsons. The Panthers scored two runs in the …

Frontenac softball overpowers Girard in sweep
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FRONTENAC, Kan. — The Frontenac Raiders maintained their unbeaten record with a sweep at home of their league and regional rival Girard on Monday night, defeating the Trojans 15-0 in four …

Frontenac baseball relies on pitching to sweep Girard
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FRONTENAC, Kan. — The Frontenac Raiders earned a sweep Monday night of their CNC League and regional rival Girard, prevailing 1-0 in a pitchers’ duel in the opener and then breaking out …

Titans slug past Pittsburg for doubleheader sweep
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The Pittsburg Dragons fell to the Columbus Titans 12-2 and 8-0 in a doubleheader on Tuesday in Pittsburg. The Titans broke a 2-2 game in the opener in the fourth inning with a two-run home run …
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Kansas adds AJ Storr after he led Wisconsin in scoring this season

AJ Storr is transferring to Kansas after leading Wisconsin in scoring this past season. Storr said Thursday in an social media post that he was making this decision “with great excitement and …

Prosecutors drop rape case against ex-Kansas player Arterio Morris, citing insufficient evidence Prosecutors have dropped a felony rape case against former Kansas basketball player Arterio Morris. They cited insufficient evidence on Tuesday while filing a motion in Douglas County District Court …
Timbers rally from three-goal deficit, earn 3-3 draw with Sporting KC Defender Eric Miller scored his first career goal late in the second half and the Portland Timbers rallied from a three-goal deficit to earn a 3-3 draw with Sporting Kansas City. Portland (2-3-2) …
National sports

Nikola Jokic leads NBA champ Denver Nuggets past LeBron James and Lakers 114-103 in playoff opener

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) goes up to shoot against Denver Nuggets guard Reggie Jackson (7) during the first half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 20, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Nikola Jokic had 32 points and 12 rebounds, and the defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets powered past LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers 114-103 in their Western Conference playoff opener. Two …

Jeremy Swayman made 35 saves to lead the Boston Bruins to a 5-1 victory over the the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Jake DeBrusk scored a pair of power play goals, …

Knicks beat 76ers 111-104 in Game 1 of playoffs. Brunson and Hart score 22 points and backups star

New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (11) drives against Philadelphia 76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr., bottom center, and guard Kyle Lowry, back left, during the first half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart each scored 22 points, Deuce McBride led a huge effort by New York’s backups with 21 and the Knicks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 111-104 in Game 1 of their Eastern …

Rookie Korey Lee singled with one out in the eighth inning off Philadelphia Phillies ace Zack Wheeler to break up Wheeler’s no-hit bid against the Chicago White Sox. Lee singled just past the glove …

Korda 1 stroke back in suspended 3rd round of Chevron Championship as she chases 5th straight win

Nelly Korda hits from the 11th tee during the third round of the Chevron Championship LPGA golf tournament Saturday, April 20, 2024, at The Club at Carlton Woods, in The Woodlands, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Nelly Korda was one shot off the lead at the Chevron Championship when the third round was suspended Saturday because of lightning in the area. Play at Carlton Woods was halted just before 3 p.m. and …

Stefan Noesen grabbed a loose puck atop the crease and pushed it past Semyon Varlamov early in the third period to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 3-1 to open their NHL …
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Keeping Up to Code
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There are many misconceptions about city nuisance codes and their enforcement. People often wonder why others are allowed to keep their properties in such bad shape and point to problems with …

Local business approaches milestone
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MINDENMINES, Mo. —After 17 years in business, In God We Trust LLC is preparing for a major milestone later this year. Owned by Dave and Marcia Sorrick of rural Pittsburg, In God We Trust is a …

Young entrepreneur opens new office
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Tree Mulkin realized a goal on Wednesday afternoon, opening her own branch office of Edward Jones financial advisors in the Northgate shopping area on 29th Street. Attended by …

Farm to Market to Community 
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MCCUNE, Kan. — McCune Farm to Market run by Cherie and Kevin Schenker are building a community of possibilities and positivity in rural Southeast Kansas. Having grown up in the area, the couple …
2 Japanese navy helicopters carrying 8 crew believed crashed in Pacific, Defense Ministry says

Japan's defense minister says two Japanese navy helicopters are believed to have crashed in the Pacific Ocean south of Tokyo during night-time training. The two SH-60K helicopters, carrying four crew …

Pakistani province issues a flood alert and warns of a heavy loss of life from glacial melting A Pakistani province has issued a flood alert because of glacial melting and is warning of a heavy loss of life if timely safety measures aren't undertaken. Pakistan has witnessed days of extreme …
Satellite image analyzed by AP shows damage after Iranian attack on Israeli desert air base An Iranian attack on an Israeli desert air base last week as part of Tehran’s unprecedented assault on the country damaged a taxiway. That's according to a satellite image analyzed by The …
Larry Pommier
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Larry Pommier, who went to his eternal rest on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.
Susan Ward
Susan Jane Ward, 74, of Pittsburg, Kansas passed away at 2:01 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2024, at Freeman West Hospital after a seven-month hospitalization and battle with a stomach illness and related complications.
Jerry Adams
Jerry Lee Adams, 65, of Burlington, Kansas, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2024, at the Coffey County Hospital.
Gregory Mack
We are saddened to announce the passing of our brother, Gregory Paul Mack, known to some as "Big Mack", age 58.
Michael Turner
Michael Charles Turner, 61, passed away December 28, 2023, at 9:38 p.m., in his home in Grove, Oklahoma.
City Life

Try a little kindness
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“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” - Confucius And old friend and high school classmate from the Republic of Frontenac called me on Monday, concerned that I was okay. …

  • See You in the Summer
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    This will be my  last article until after school gets out. I  am feeling a little overwhelmed …

  • NALM and changing times
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    We come to April and the season for mowing has begun. Well, it has kind’ve/sort’ve …

  • Club Notes
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    Saturday, April 20   Audio-Reader Pittsburg   Audio-Reader Pittsburg meets from 2 to …

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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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