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Community marches to support women

6 hours 57 min ago
PITTSBURG — On Saturday, hundreds of people marched down the sidewalks on Broadway Street in support of victims of sexual assault, the LGBTQ community and women’s rights.The Southeast Kansas chapter of the National Organization for Women hosted the event. The theme for this year’s march was “#metoo” a movement which, according to the the “Me Too Movement” website, was [...]

Brown takes over for SEK Catholic Charities

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:05
PITTSBURG — Casey Brown has been selected as the new director of Southeast Kansas Services for Catholic Charities.As director, Brown’s role will be to prevent homelessness in Southeast Kansas by assisting children and families to maintain stable housing.Brown and his staff will utilize individual case management to help families with rent, utilities, transportation and prescriptions. The services help families stay housed, working and healthy. Financial literacy, [...]

Former coach awarded ‘Local Hero Award’

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:28
MISSION — Less than a year since he moved to work at his dream job in Mission, Special Olympics Kansas President and CEO John Lair received a “Local Hero Award.” Lair is a Pittsburg native and former volunteer Special Olympics coach who coached the New Hope Bulldogs in Pittsburg. “I truly enjoyed my time in Pittsburg,” he said. “It was a big change to come up here, but [...]

Educators learn about leadership, technology

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:36
PITTSBURG —  Wednesday, educators from Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma visited Pittsburg State University for an annual two-day leadership forum. This year’s theme was focused on leadership and using technology in the classroom, for both administrators and teachers. PSU Educational Technology in the Department of Teaching & Leadership Assistant Professor Michelle Hudiburg said the event [...]

Patrick's People: Not Just Horsing Around — Taylor D’Amico lives her dream

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:18
FRONTENAC — Little did the D’Amico’s know after the first time Taylor D’Amico took a ride on a pony that she would be all about horses for the rest of her life. Family friends, Jerry and Mary Frazier, asked if Taylor would like to come over and ride a pony when she was about six years old. “I always asked to go out to ride and then I wanted to show,” she said. [...]

USD 250 — Board ready for applications

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:36
PITTSBURG — After input from faculty, staff, students and community Pittsburg USD 250 is ready to start sending out applications in search for the district’s next superintendent. Applications are now open for 30 days.In the last few weeks the district and firm held focus groups and sent out surveys for stakeholders to share their opinion to help gauge what the public is looking for in the next [...]

Cold temperatures will keep snow around

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:52
PITTSBURG — Snow is likely done falling from the sky, but what is already here isn’t going anywhere.According to the National Weather Service in Springfield, Missouri, the three to four inches of snow which fell Monday will likely hang around, largely because of very cold temperatures settling in on the area. Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing through Wednesday night.“The chances for snow are diminishing right now [Monday] as this band moves [...]

OUR HISTORY: The H.R. Brown Grocery Store

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:52
Who can name all the mom and pop grocery stores that were in Pittsburg? Just ask Gloria Oertle. She will tell you there was a grocery store on every third corner, and then be able to give you the name, address and background of at least five within a couple of minutes.Before the time of self-service, customers would approach the grocery counter, hand their list to the clerk, he would then select the items for the customer, bag everything and that was the trip to the grocery store. The [...]

Humane Society gears up for Super Bowl bash

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:52
PITTSBURG — The Southeast Kansas Humane Society is gearing up for a Super Bowl Sunday tradition.Each year, the SEK Humane Society hosts a chili dinner on Super Bowl Sunday as a fundraiser for its shelter. The 41st annual dinner will take place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, February 4 in the lower level of Memorial Auditorium.In conjunction with the dinner, the SEK Humane Society will also have a country store with items from the public and The Doggie Bag in Pittsburg. Any [...]

PSU celebrates MLK with ball

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:50
PITTSBURG — Civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. will be celebrated with a formal ball, a first time event open to Pittsburg State University students, faculty, staff, and the community.The Martin Luther King Jr. Ball will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom at the Overman Student Center. Admission is free. “We wanted to do something here at PittState to [...]

Lifetime subscriber turns 100

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:35
PITTSBURG — A lifetime Morning Sun subscriber Helen Pinamonti-Klinkon turned 100 Saturday.Her eyes may not work quite like they used to, but she still opens her subscription and reads them cover to cover every day.Aside from reading local news, her favorite part of the paper has always been the puzzles and horoscopes, which she reads daily to see what her day is going to be like.Klinkon said the newspaper was always in her home, part of her daily life from the [...]

Nature reach welcomes new veterinarian

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:10
PITTSBURG — Pittsburg State University welcomes a new veterinarian for Nature Reach this week.Nature Reach has had the same veterinarian since opening in 1985.Broadway Animal Hospital Owner and Veterinarian Heather Wallace will now be serving the program. “We have been here for about a year and we have really enjoyed Pittsburg,” Wallace said. “We are [...]

Women of Distinction — Beezley speaks for community

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:53
GIRARD — Sara Beezley always wanted to be a lawyer.As the youngest of six children she used the power of persuasion to get her to through to her siblings. “The only way to get get my way was to convince them,” she said. Her dream came true and now she is entering her 39th year as an attorney at Beezley Law Firm. [...]

City manager blog to help ‘transparency’

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:52
PITTSBURG — Pittsburg residents have a new way to keep up on the doings at the City of Pittsburg.The city has created a blog to share city news and updates with the community.On Tuesday, Pittsburg City Manager Daron Hall put up the first post on the city’s accomplishments and projects the city has planned for 2018. The blog serves as another information platform for [...]

City begins celebration with clock

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:48
GIRARD — A new clock was placed in front of Girard National Bank to celebrate the 100th year of the bank and the 150th birthday of Girard.The clock was dedicated to the late Martin Schifferdecker, previous president and chairman of the board. His son, Mark Schifferdecker said he was glad to be a third generation president of the bank, previously operated by Martin and before him, Earl Schifferdecker. [...]

GOT PLANS? Four things to do this weekend

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:15
1. Stonehorse at Kansas CrossingStonehorse is bringing a mix of classic rock and country favorites to the Bronco Bar at Kansas Crossing Casino Saturday. The southwest Missouri-based band is a dynamic five piece and will be performing a free show this weekend. The show is free and begins at 8 p.m. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.2. It’s a Wrap at ArtFormsArtForms Gallery is hosting a class on wrapping cabochon to make a necklace pendant Saturday. [...]

Four things to know about Frontenac USD 249 school board meeting

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 14:40
The board approved the updated student handbook. The board approved the landscaping proposal from American Landscaping for the entrances of the junior high, elementary and stadium at the cost of $6,178.25. The CPA audit report for the Fiscal Year 2017 was presented to the board. There were no violations in the report. [...]

Four things to know about Pittsburg USD250’s Board Meeting

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 14:39
B.J. Harris was selected as the USD 250 Board of Education President.Superintendent of Schools Destry Brown updated the board on the proposal for a new stoplight at the intersection of 4th Street and Free King Highway. The district was denied the stoplight.Search firm Ray and Associates updated the board on the suggested timeline [...]

Women of Distinction — Johnson helps businesses

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 14:34
PITTSBURG — Brandee Johnson has been helping local businesses grow through her business LimeLight Marketing, the only digital marketing firm in Southeast Kansas. LimeLight Owner Johnson was recently honored as one of the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Women of Distinction.As a Southeast High School and Pittsburg State University graduate, she chose Pittsburg to open shop in 2015 after a [...]

Brownback mentions long-time resident in speech

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 14:21
PITTSBURG — During the State of the State address Tuesday, Gov. Sam Brownback mentioned Pittsburg resident Rose Harris, whom he met years ago when she was 101. Harris died at the age of 110 in 2010, but left an impression on Brownback. “Traveling this state so many years, you meet lots of wonderful people with great stories,” he said. “Two individuals stand out.” [...]