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"Hey, big boy, you be the end of the rope." Coach Maples let us play tug-of-war a few times in PE class. Being a chubby kid with strong legs, the team captain usually put me on the end of the rope. … more
In my last article, I discussed the history of cities and their historical importance to society. Cities are essentially different from other forms of government, and one of the main differences is … more
The Chronicles Of Crawford County And Beyond
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Students in Crawford County that are continuing their education after high school have a number of local scholarship opportunities. Several of the local high schools offer advice and assistance … more
For three decades, Crawford County leaders across political and municipal lines have remained in lockstep on precisely two things: that Southeast Kansas needs a four-lane highway, and that highway … more
Gov. Kelly vetoes flat income tax
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Last week, the Morning Sun reported on Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of a bill that would institute a flat income tax rate in Kansas of 5.15 percent for all Kansas taxpayers and asked for your … more
The importance of supporting Scouting
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On Wednesday, I was privileged to attend the 2023 annual Friends of Scouting Luncheon hosted by the Mo-Kan District of the Ozark Trails Council. The meeting took place at Pittsburg State University's … more
Everybody knows the story of the little engine that could. We've all heard about the little ant who moved a rubber tree. And don't get me started on Rudy, the little guy who just wanted to play Notre … more
Rules of Engagement
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Welcome to The Morning Sun's new Perspectives page. We welcome your letters to the editor, but, to keep the dialogue going, we ask that you follow a few simple rules. First, keep it civil. Second, … more
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I would like to thank the family of Good Samaritans who stopped to help my daughter change a tire in the pouring rain on Saturday, March 11. more
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Once again, Pittsburg residents were entertained on Sunday, March 26, at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. The Southeast Kansas Symphony gave a concert featuring three talented PSU students who were winners of the Concerts and Aria Competition. more
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There is a great need for KanCare expansion and it is supported by 80% of Kansans. Some of the reasons for expansion include the following:   more
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I do not appreciate your article on the front page on April 18th regarding the homeless campers at Wesley House. Your reporters did not report a balanced story. Please refer to your previous articles which told the full story of the Wesley House, their work, and their incredible results.  more
There are a number of databases that list college and university scholarship opportunities. One of th ose scholarship databases is found at Scholarships.com.   According to th is firm, “ … more
Taking the headache out of college financing
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There are generally six main ways a person can pay for a college education in Kansas: Funds from parents, grandparents, and other loved ones; funds previously earned or secured by the individual … more
No, Bill Gates does not own 80% of all U.S. farmland. The billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft founder recently cleared the air on his 11th Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit.In response to … more
Nervous Pelosi insists: Don't say 'retreat'!
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House Democrats recently went on their annual retreat in Philadelphia. The purpose was to discuss policy initiatives for the coming months and, most of all, to come up with a message for midterm … more
Carefully considering the whole situation
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When the Abbot was asked if a pilgrim should be required to know God, before joining them in the monastery, he replied, “Oh no. Only that they seek him.” — Tales of the Desert … more
The Cold War comes to Pittsburg, Pt. 2
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This column continues the story, by former Pittsburg resident, Jim Gore, about the Cold War arriving at 1805 South Broadway, in Pittsburg. — J.T.K. Driving home from the missile base site for … more
The deadly game of duck and cover
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Although I believe that football is America’s most inclusive religion, I’ve come to consider that it’s soon to be overtaken by gun worship. more
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