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Today is Thursday, March 31, the 90th day of 2022. There are 275 days left in the year.  more
Girard Public Library to host Ag Day
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Girard Public Library is hosting its seventh annual Ag Day on Friday, April 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.   more
Earning money as a kid in Pittsburg, part 1
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During the Covid shutdown, former Pittsburger, Dick Shaw, decided to write his life story. The following is the first of two excerpts from a chapter on ways he made money from 1948 on taken from the resulting book, titled “Tales from the Professor: Life is a Hoot!” more
Mushroom-hunting season is starting, and you may feel the itch to get out and find mushrooms of your own. more
Arma coal camp exhibit coming to Miners Hall
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Miners Hall Museum in Franklin has announced that the 2022 Second Quarterly Exhibit, “Little Balkans Coal Camp – Arma,” will be opening April 1 and continuing through June 26.  more
Today is Wednesday, March 30, the 89th day of 2022. There are 276 days left in the year.  Today’s Highlight in History:  On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and … more
The Stock of a Writer
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Many writers are met with a pile of rejection letters when they first begin submitting work to publications. Pittsburg State University senior and poet Saitharn Im-Iam, however, had a piece accepted on her first try. more
A place to belong
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To commemorate its 50th year of providing affordable child care to the area, the PCCCLC held a celebration for both parents and children this week.  more
Meet the Morning Sun’s new ownership group
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Six months have passed since the Pittsburg Publishing Company, LLC, became the owner and operator of the Pittsburg Morning Sun. It is time for an update to the subscribers and readers on the state of their local newspaper.   more
Gorilla Century Ride gets new organizer
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In her first year of coordinating the annual Gorilla Century bike ride since taking over from previous organizers Tailwind Cyclists, Melisa Bergstedt is a woman on a mission.  more
At 62, Nancey Konek is a powerhouse. She has just completed testing for her second-degree black belt in the Shito-ryu Genbu-kai karate style, and she’s still going strong.  more
Pittsburg PD 50 years ago, part 2
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There seems to be a high level of interest (and memory) when it comes to the old-time Pittsburg Police Department (PPD), so hopefully readers will appreciate a broader view of policing as it existed … more
The Good Lieutenant
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As part of the PSU English Department’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, faculty, students, and community members welcomed award-winning author Whitney Terrell to campus on Thursday. more
Shakespeare shakes up the stage
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Most people know at least one play written by William Shakespeare. But what may be less well known is the story behind Shakespeare’s plays. PCT presents that story this week in its latest play, The Book of Will.   more
PSU to host Motown and soul concert
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Motown and soul are coming to the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University with the first national touring group to hit the stage since early 2020.   Uptown, a … more
No doubt anyone who grew up in the '50s with an older sister or brother will be able to relate to this week’s column by Gary Gleason, which is excerpted from his essay “Boyhood Days in Pittsburg, … more
Back in ’83-’84 the S.E.K. Special Education Cooperative compiled local history gathered by elementary and middle school students into a book. Today’s column features excerpts from that book, … more
Giefers celebrate 75th anniversary
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Fred and Marjorie Giefer, members of St. Michael’s Parish in Girard, celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, August 10.   They were married August 10, 1946 at St. Joseph Church … more
This week’s chronicle, submitted by Bill Lavery, is about his great-grandfather, Michael Joseph Lavery, who was born in 1867. — J.T.K. In 1903, Mike Lavery and his Big Green Band of Frontenac … more
Bicknell Center to stream concerts
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — From Aug. 6 through Aug. 13, the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts will stream four concerts recorded during the annual Pittsburg Festival of the Arts in June.  The … more
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