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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Following the thorough review of a proposed label amendment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the use of the herbicides Enlist One and Enlist Duo in … 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
Local physicians take home KAFP awards
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The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) has announced that Dr. Linda Bean, DO, FAAFP, of the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, has been selected as the KAFP Kansas Family Physician of the Year.  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
Bags to Riches
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For nine years, Safehouse Crisis Center hosted an annual in-person fundraiser called Bags to Riches. Last year, the organization had the fundraiser as an online auction due to COVID-19 concerns. In 2022, Safehouse has decided to once again have the fundraiser as an online auction. 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
Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives more
The Wound Center at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg has been recognized as a Healogics Center of Distinction based on its outstanding clinical and operational results in 2021. more
Two people, including a Pittsburg man, were taken to the hospital after the 2020 Freightliner crane truck they were riding in ran off the roadway and overturned Monday morning in rural Barton County. more
The KDHE Bureau of Waste Management on Tuesday announced recipients of waste tire product grants for 2022, including more than $100,000 in grants to several Southeast Kansas organizations.  more
KBI gives update on Baxter Springs shooting
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The KBI, which is investigating following a shooting incident Saturday in Baxter Springs that left three people dead, released additional information on the shooting late Monday.  more
The NRCS Columbus Management Unit, which includes Cherokee, Crawford, Labette and Montgomery County Conservation Districts, has announced it will host a Local Working Group (LWG) meeting at 10 a.m. April 15. more
Women Helping Women
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After a two-year hiatus, Women Helping Women: A Fairy Godmothers’ Fund will host its second annual brunch and silent auction fundraising event this Sunday. 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
Three people including a young child are dead following a standoff and shooting incident in Baxter Springs on Saturday.  more
Pittsburg PD honors officers and staff
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The Pittsburg Police Department held its annual awards ceremony on Thursday, thanking the team for all their hard work and congratulated the award winners. more
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