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Feast and Follies tickets on sale for scholarships

2 hours 8 min ago
PITTSBURG — It’s that time a year again for the annual Feast and Follies Event. An evening of dinner, entertainment and recognition is set for 6 p.m. on May 2 at Memorial Auditorium. The event helps fund Pittsburg High School scholarships and special programming. Last year Feast and Follies raised $31,500 to fund student scholarships and teacher grants. [...]

Boxed in — PSU fraternity to raise awareness about local homelessness

2 hours 9 min ago
PITTSBURG — A Pittsburg State University fraternity will be living in a cardboard box on campus for 48 hours right in the heart of campus.  As part of Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity Epsilon Chi Chapter’s mission of public service, philanthropy, and campus involvement the students will be taking shifts living in a cardboard box in the Oval to help raise awareness about local homelessness. [...]

Pizza Hut demolished, rebuild underway

3 hours 14 min ago
PITTSBURG — The Pittsburg Pizza Hut is getting a new fresh look after 50 years. The entire building at Quincy and Broadway was demolished Monday for a brand-new building to take its place.The new building will be 1,700 square feet and is a $1.2 million investment, and is set to be complete by the end of July. Employees were given shifts at the other Pizza Hut location at 201 S. Broadway, Pittsburg. [...]

Gorilla Dash joins youth mud run for third year

4 hours 27 min ago
PITTSBURG — Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department and Pittsburg State University ROTC will join forces for their annual mud run fundraisers Saturday.PPRD will host Just Another Mudder for children ages five to 13, while PSU ROTC hosts its Gorilla Dash for participants ages 14 and older.Just Another Mudder is a one-mile mud run for children, with proceeds going toward the Everybody Plays Playground at Schlanger Park.“We’ve made really great [...]

Pittsburg Art Walk 2018

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 15:23
Pittsburg ArtWalk 2018 on Friday on Broadway.  

Grant to encourage healthy lifestyles at schools

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:19
PITTSBURG — There’s nothing like a fresh, cool drink of water — and a new grant will make sure students have plenty.Pittsburg Community Middle School, Lakeside Elementary and Westside Elementary were presented with a $20,000 grant to split between the schools. The grant was coordinated through Live Well Crawford County funded through the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas’ Pathways to a [...]

Narges appointed interim police chief

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 08:19
PITTSBURG — An interim chief of police has been selected by the City of Pittsburg.outgoing Chief of Police Mendy Hulvey announced her retirement after 17 years with the department in March and is set to retire June 29. According to a release from the city appointed Major Brent Narges as interim chief of police for the City of Pittsburg Police Department. “Brent is a [...]

Former Crawford County deputy sheriff dies

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 13:11
Aaron Callaway, a former Crawford County Sheriff’s deputy, died of natural causes Friday. He was 60 years old.Callaway joined the sheriff’s office as a correctional officer in 1991 and was promoted to deputy sheriff in 1994. He was the first school resource officer for the sheriff’s office and also served as a Drug Abuse Resistance Education instructor.Additionally, Callaway worked on the executive boards of both the Kansas Juvenile Officers Association and [...]

Pittsburg City hosts State of the City luncheon

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:03
PITTSBURG — Pittsburg City brought community leaders, organization members, and volunteers together for its annual State of the City luncheon.The event lasted from about 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Auditorium. The proceedings began with a networking lunch, followed a brief video program, and ended with an address from Pittsburg Mayor Jeremy Johnson.Johnson praised the attendance, citing it as twice the size of previous State of the City luncheons. [...]

Former meth addict turned pastor set to speak at The Door

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:57
PITTSBURG — A pastor will speak about his triumph against drug addiction at The Door Christian Fellowship Church this weekend.Originally from Modesto, California, Isaiah Medina will conduct an hour-long service at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday at 130 East 3rd St.“I grew up with my mom on welfare,” Medina said. “It was a place with a lot of drugs, alcohol, and gambling, so I basically became my environment.”The pastor said his mother pushed [...]


Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:16
PITTSBURG — Colorful art demonstrations, food and live music will line Broadway on Friday. The Pittsburg ArtWalk 2018 will be from 5 to 9 p.m. between 4th and 7th street on Broadway. In an invent of rain or inclement weather people can go to the Pittsburg ArtWalk 2018 Facebook page to keep updated.“This is a chance for the community to connect to art and support artists and cultural events,” [...]

PSU students set to host Bananarama concert

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:49
PITTSBURG — A Pittsburg State University student group is gearing up for its most ambitious project yet — a large-scale concert and festival.Conducted by the Gorilla Activities Board, Bananarama Stadium Music Festival will last from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 26 at Carnie Smith Stadium at 1705 S Joplin St. Tickets are free to PSU students with an ID, $3 for PSU faculty, and $5 for community members. If it rains, then the event will move to the Robert W. Plaster Center [...]

Geocaching event raises pollution awareness

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:40
PITTSBURG — A local geocaching group will help make the Mined Land Wildlife Area a cleaner place this weekend.Established in 2000, geocaching is an activity in which participants use a GPS device or, more recently, the Geocaching phone app, to find hidden containers called geocaches. According to the Geocaching website, there are millions of caches scattered across 190 countries.Kelci Cooper will coordinate a group of geocachers for a worldwide geocaching event called [...]

Patrick's People — Pittsburg Bombers soon to play last game as a team

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:48
PITTSBURG — For the Pittsburg Bombers, it has always been about teamwork.The group started when the oldest team members were nine years old. They are all now approaching their last season together as the Pittsburg Bombers because next year, they will all be in high school. Although the group will no longer officially be the Pittsburg Bombers, it will be a new beginning once they enter high school. [...]

Pittsburg High School theatre performs social issue play

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:32
PITTSBURG — Pittsburg High School’s Rep Theatre class will shed light on a national social issue with its latest performance.For 11 years, the department has premiered original plays centered on timely social topics from professional playwright Debbie Lamedman. Previous shows discussed school violence, eating disorders, climate change, bullying, dating violence and depression.Titled “The Chasm Between Us: A close examination of bias, hate and discrimination [...]

It’s not how you start, but how you finish

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:47
GIRARD — A ball rolled through a tube and triggered a handmade mechanism which then knocked down another causing a chain reaction just to water a plant. The simple task of watering a plant was made complex by adding a maximum of 75 steps during the first ever Greenbush Rube Goldberg Competition on Tuesday.Rube Goldberg was a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist known for his “zany” invention [...]

Happy Birthday — DuReece Porr 103 years young

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:35
PITTSBURG — DuReece Porr will celebrate her 103rd birthday on Tuesday. What makes DuReece stand out among the rest is her handwriting. She sends her ballot for The Morning Sun’s Readers Choice “The Best of the Best” in cursive. For young people, particularly under the age of 15, that is swirly writing that is generally used when signing a document. [...]

Crawford County democrats host fundraising dinner

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:42
PITTSBURG — The Crawford County Democratic Party primed itself for election season with its biennial fundraiser.The fundraising dinner began at about 4 p.m. Sunday at Meadowlark Elementary School at 1602 East 20th St. The event featured candidates seeking national, state and local offices in the 2018 election.“We have a great opportunity in 2018 to take over a few seats and get a few seats back,” State Representative Adam Lusker, who is running for re- [...]

Sperry-Galligar Audubon receive an award of excellence

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:28
PITTSBURG — Swallows, Martins and hummingbirds.These are a few of the many birds the Sperry-Galligar Audubon in Pittsburg have been keeping an eye out for. “While Sperry-Galligar's focus is mainly on birds, we certainly want to bring awareness to all kinds of wildlife,” Director of Nature Reach Delia Lister said. “We have members who are very passionate about amphibians and reptiles, [...]

Ribbon cutting at Bob Grant Bison Herd

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:55
FRONTENAC — State representative Adam Lusker conducted a ceremony in honor of the late Kansas legislator Bob Grant.The ribbon cutting event took place at about 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Bob Grant Bison Herd along U.S. Highway 69 north of Frontenac.Nicknamed “Buffalo Bob,” the legislator earned his title for his ongoing efforts advocating the local bison herd be maintained for generation after generation to enjoy.Grant served in the Kansas legislature [...]