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State of the arts
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Despite the fact that some artists go their whole career without being acknowledged, two students from Pittsburg State University, Claire Bruening and Gentry Warren, received praise from the Joplin Regional Artists Coalition (JRAC) Emerging Artist Show this past weekend.  more
Girard Medical Center welcomes new doctor
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Girard Medical Center (GMC) on Tuesday announced the addition of a new primary care physician, Katrina Burke, MD, to its team.  more
Pittsburg women’s voices heard
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Throughout the summer, United WE, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to empowering women in Kansas, traveled and hosted town hall meetings in six locations around the state of Kansas, one being Pittsburg, where the group collected data about what women in the workplace still struggle with. On Tuesday, United WE presented its findings.   more
Leaders in PSU’s Student Government Association are not just juggling coursework and extracurricular activities this fall — they’re also busy planning for the milestone year of an annual community-wide event designed to give back.   more
PSU to host holiday music events
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Musical offerings planned at Pittsburg State University in coming weeks will help ring in the holiday season. more
According to a KDWP press release, the initial adult population of plains minnows collected from the wild by KDWP has since grown impressively to more than 2,500 captive-bred fish large enough for stocking in native waters. And last Monday, Nov. 7, that’s exactly what happened.  more
Ingram’s Magazine, which bills itself as “the leading business publication in Missouri and Kansas for more than 45 years,” has named Dr. Steven Starr, MD, FACC, a Kansas City cardiologist with local ties, to its prestigious Top Doctors list for 2022.  more
Taylor Cerne appointed Pittsburg fire chief
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The City of Pittsburg has announced that Battalion Chief Taylor Cerne has been appointed to the position of fire chief for the Pittsburg Fire Department. Cerne will succeed former Fire Chief Dennis Reilly, who recently announced his retirement.   more
The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that Pittsburg entrepreneur and business leader Brandee Johnson will receive this year’s “Kaye Lynne Webb Influential Woman in Business” award. more
Bee there or bee square
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This weekend, Yates Hall at Pittsburg State University will be abuzz with excitement as the Heartland Beekeepers Association of Southeast Kansas (HBASEK) hosts its 8th annual Beginner Beekeeping Clinic.   more
Out of a total of nearly 500 students who competed statewide, the Kansas Department of Transportation has announced the selection three winners of its Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster contest for the Southeast Kansas region.  more
Julia Robertson always thought her future career would involve working with children.  A class that meets every Friday morning at the Pittsburg Family YMCA has changed her thinking: now she’s planning to work with older adults.   more
Authorities in Missouri were attempting to locate an allegedly non-compliant absconder sex offender on Monday.  more
A Missouri man was found guilty of multiple charges this week in connection with a vehicle theft and police chase across state lines that started in Cherokee County in late 2019.  more
Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHCSEK) is launching an innovative new education program where students are paid hourly while they train for a new career.     more
On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Pittsburg Noon Rotary club members will call on the community to help raise funds for The Lord’s Diner of Pittsburg during the club’s annual Phonathon event.   more
Stronger together
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Pittsburg’s First United Methodist Church (FUMC) and the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHCSEK) have announced they are working together to expand services to some of the area’s most needy citizens.   more
PAYP celebrates comeback year
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The Pittsburg Area Young Professionals held their Annual Banquet on Friday, Nov. 4, at The Lodge Event Center. The 75 attendees celebrated a comeback year for the organization, which has grown its membership base to 123 members, a 350 percent increase from the same time last year, making it the largest civic organization in the area.   more
Pittsburg schools honor veterans
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — As a way to commemorate Veterans Day and recognize those who served in the military, schools in the community featured special programs on Friday and invited veterans in the … more
Hiatt to retire as Morning Sun publisher
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Just over a year after organizing the acquisition of the Morning Sun by local owners, Larry Hiatt will retire as publisher of this newspaper on Friday, following a journalism career spanning nearly seven decades.  more
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