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French cookie demo at CCHM 
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The French cookie is a tradition around the holidays in southeast Kansas and memories of French cookie traditions and recipes were shared at the Crawford County Historical Museums event on Monday. more
Adventures with brother Gary, part 2
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Somewhere around 1952, our stepmother, Nell, developed a habit of spanking Gary. more
Quilts of Honor
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After spending a year sewing and stitching, the Little Balkans Quilt Guild continued its annual tradition of gifting its quilt creations to 11 veterans in the area on Monday evening.  more
After a vehicle was stolen from La Quinta Inn and Suites at 2410 S. Broadway in the afternoon, officers with the Pittsburg Police Department spotted the vehicle later Monday evening. … more
MCCUNE, Kan. — An accident on U.S. 400 Hwy. at milepost 417.9, several miles east of McCune, on Monday night claimed the life of 33-year-old Dakota L. Jones of Weir, Kansas.    … more
PITTSBURG, KS – The City of Pittsburg is accepting applications for openings on several advisory boards and committees. The city is encouraging community members to volunteer their time to … more
That's Thanksgiving!
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Growing up, I did not associate Thanksgiving with books and reading. more
'Making Spirits Bright' [Photo gallery]
Drink up! Last Friday, the Miners Hall Museum hosted a sold-out fundraiser called "Making Spirits Bright" at which the participants learned how to make craft cocktails. The event also featured … more
Meet the new chief in town 
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Initially appointed as the interim fire chief in September, after Chief Dennis O’Reily announced his retirement, Taylor Cerne (pronounced Chur-nee) officially became chief on Monday, Nov. 14.  A 17-year veteran of the Pittsburg Fire Department, Cerne began his fire career at the age of 20 while working at a grain elevator in Labette County when his boss asked him to volunteer with the Hackberry-Bartlett Fire Department in 2001. more
Wood is eager to get to work 
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Carl Wood said he can’t wait to get back to work as a county commissioner. He previously held the post until four years ago when he was ousted by challenger Jeremy Johnson. On Nov. 8, Wood reclaimed the seat from Johnson by nearly 300 votes.  more
Last week, Integrated Behavioral Technologies (IBT) announced they will be expanding their services in Pittsburg and the surrounding community. In early 2023, IBT will open a new facility in conjunction with Sonshine Child Care to offer clinic-based services for families and children impacted by autism. more
Syrup and Service
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pittsburg Kiwanis was forced to cancel its annual Pancake Day for the last two years. But this year, the group is breaking out the butter and syrup once again for its one big fundraiser set to be held Saturday, Dec. 3 which will end up benefiting the community overall.   more
Cherokee to host free community dinner
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With the rising cost of food and many people unable to make it to family events for the holidays, citizens of Cherokee have come together to host its 18th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday.   more
Suspect in Sonic shooting found
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The Pittsburg Police Department located a man suspected of being involved in a shooting incident that occurred this past Thursday evening at Sonic Drive-In.   more
Holly Jolly Pet of the Month
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The Morning Sun is getting into the holiday spirit starting with our holiday edition of Pet of the Month!  more
Kansas entered the union on Jan. 29, 1861, without a satisfactory liquor law and temperance advocates were not happy that the liquor problem was left unsolved by the new state constitution. Civil War soldiers were coming into Kansas and new settlers were arriving daily, along with the saloon keeper, the gambler, and the prostitute.  more
A Galena man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for illegally possessing a firearm after he allegedly led law enforcement officers on a high-speed pursuit on his motorcycle across state lines from Kansas to Newton County, Missouri, last month.  more
A Springfield, Missouri, man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Bank of America branch in Springfield last summer while wearing a court-ordered ankle monitor.  more
riday morning, the Crawford County Commissioners accepted and finalized the election results from Nov. 8 as presented by Crawford County Clerk Lisa Lusker after reviewing the 324 provisional ballots left to be counted.   more
Nearly two weeks have passed since Third District County Commissioner Jeremy Johnson was defeated in his reelection bid by Republican challenger and former commissioner Carl Wood. Four years ago, Johnson defeated Wood in the Democratic primary and again in the general election after Wood decided to run as an independent.   more
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