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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
Liberating movements at the library
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For the past week, Books and Burrow owner Darcie Shultz has been collaborating with the Pittsburg Public Library in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. On Thursday evening, Shultz led a free form dance movement event at the Pittsburg Public Library for children ages 7 to 11.   more
Every year for Pittsburg State University’s Advanced Social Work Macro class, seniors are given the task of creating a project that will impact a community. This year, the students came up with projects ranging from registering new voters, to collecting book donations, to combating loneliness within the senior citizen community.   more
Shooting at Sonic
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Police responded to the area of the Sonic Drive-In on North Broadway on Thursday night in response to a report of a shooting incident. Although a victim suffering from a gunshot wound and a potential person of interest in the case were both located, however, the victim was uncooperative with police.  more
Feztival of Trees
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On Thursday, Pittsburg Area of Chamber of Commerce members were able to get a sneak peak of the trees and prizes that will be featured at the Mirza Shrine’s 3rd Annual Feztival of Trees.  more
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