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Kelly visits with Arma, Highway 69 Association

3 hours 8 min ago
On Tuesday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Senator Laura Kelly visited Arma and Pittsburg as part of a campaign tour. Her focus was on the completion of Highway 69, which she said is possible through a stable budget. “As governor, I will balance the budget without raising taxes I will make sure our state’s budget is stable so we can invest in our roads, like Highway 69,” Kelly said. [...]

Student begins food drive

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 13:33
PITTSBURG — Pittsburg State University student, Kaitlyn DeMaranville, is working to keep The Lord’s Diner’s shelves stocked. The Lord’s Diner serves dinner 365 days a year to anyone who walks in the door and averages 1,000 meals a week, serving more than 86,000 meals last year. From Monday through Nov. 5, she will collect canned corn, canned beans, pasta sauce, sugar, brown sugar, [...]

Rigatoni for a cause

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 13:33
PITTSBURG — People filled their bellies with rigatoni to help support the Children’s Advocacy Center on Sunday. Downstairs at Memorial Auditorium, CAC hosted the 10th Annual Rigatoni Dinner fundraiser for Children's Advocacy Center, the second largest fundraiser to help keep the doors open at the center. “We really appreciate the community support,” CAC Executive Director Whitney [...]

Outside engineer finds little concern about Silverback plan

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 10:56
GIRARD — A report from an engineer hired by Crawford County said he does not foresee any significant damage on Crawford County property from stormwater runoff in proposed the Silverback Landing Development. Neighboring residents had concerns about water run-off from the development area. After discussion with the City of Pittsburg and the public, the county decided to hire Senior Engineer of Agricultural [...]

KTCCU hosts open house, ribbon cutting

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 10:55
PITTSBURG — Kansas Teachers Community Credit Union has changed quite a bit since 1949.KTCCU started within the Campus Bookstore by P. A. Hoberholtzer, the organizer of the credit union and its first member.It was only chartered for Pittsburg State University professors, and back then it was called the Kansas State Teachers Federal Credit Union.It then became the S.E.K. [...]

Pittsburg Micropolitan Area Economic reports payroll growth, low cost of living, population

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 10:43
PITTSBURG — Each quarter the Business & Economic Research Center releases a report called “The Pittsburg Micropolitan Area Economic Report.”The third quarter report, recently released, shared the quarter’s income and overall job growth, unemployment, job growth by industry, payroll growth by industry, labor force, taxable sales, residential permits, commercial permits, office space market, commercial and [...]

PHS Theatre presents ‘The Crucible’

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 08:27
PITTSBURG — Pittsburg High School Theatre will present the cautionary tale, “The Crucible” beginning Thursday. The script was written during a time of “extreme social upheaval” in the United States during the McCarthy Trials, written by Arthur Miller. The cast and crew said it’s still relevant today.The play has had many renditions, this particular one has a cast of 24 [...]

OUR HISTORY — Our very own Miss America, Debra Dene Barnes

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:04
There is nothing better than a parade, especially a college homecoming one. If you are an alumnus, you remember the long, but hilarious hours of practicing your routine for Yell Like Hell, putting together your float for the theme that year, or practicing for your interviews for court.Since 1947, Pittsburg State University has been honoring the tradition of homecoming and do not disappoint! Alumni return to their alma mater, kids line up and down Broadway to catch candy being [...]

Multi-generational chorus tickets on sale

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 19:55
PITTSBURG — A decade has passed since the first Pittsburg Multi-Generational Chorus stepped on stage to provide the community with live music. Among the very first singers to be in the chorus is Corene Stroup of Pittsburg. Stroup said she wouldn’t have even known that it had been a decade singing with the group if PHS Vocal Music Instructor Susan Laushman had not mentioned it before a rehearsal. [...]

Pitt State Theatre’s production of ‘Cabaret’ premieres Thursday

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:21
PITTSBURG — The musical “Cabaret” will take people back to 1929 Berlin and is filled with many faces from the community.“Cabaret,” a musical for mature audiences, will open on Oct. 18 and run through Oct. 21 in the Dotty & Bill Miller Theatre in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. “‘Cabaret’ is a lot of fun while also [...]

Empty Bowls fundraiser set for Friday

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:06
PITTSBURG — It’s soup season and it’s also an opportunity to give to people in need. Wesley House, which works to prevent food insecurity in Crawford County, is hosting their third annual Empty Bowls fundraiser to help fund its emergency food pantry. According to the Kansas Food Bank, in 2014 there were 6,840 food-insecure people in Crawford County, or 17.4 percent, and the children’s [...]

PSU Theatre’s production of ‘Cabaret’ premieres Thursday

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:00
PITTSBURG — The musical “Cabaret” will take people back to 1929 Berlin and is filled with many faces from the community.“Cabaret,” a musical for mature audiences, will open on Oct. 18 and run through Oct. 21 in the Dotty & Bill Miller Theatre in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. “‘Cabaret’ is a lot of fun while also [...]

State candidates participate in forum

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 14:42
FRONTENAC — Candidates for the Kansas House District 2 sparred during a candidate forum on Monday at Frontenac Town Hall, sponsored by the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and The Morning Sun. The forum was moderated by Chamber President Blake Benson and proctored by Morning Sun Managing Editor Patrick Richardson.The candidates, Adam Lusker (D-Frontenac), [...]

People work together to raise awareness of breast cancer

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:27
PITTSBURG — One out of eight women in the United States may develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. “You know at least eight women in your own life,” local Knitted Knockers volunteer Lois Baima said. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, cancer begins in cells which make up body tissues. “Sometimes, the process of cell growth goes [...]

A ‘huggable’ prosthesis

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:17
PITTSBURG — Women who have undergone a mastectomy or double mastectomy can receive a free ‘huggable’ prosthesis, Knitted Knockers. When a woman has breast cancer the typical prosthesis is made out of silicone. If they do not have insurance the prosthesis can be expensive, costing upwards of $680 each. “They are hot, they are heavy, they don’t ‘breathe’ and you [...]

Five things to know about City of Pittsburg’s council meeting on Tuesday.

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 14:37
Pittsburg resident Bill Strenth provided a few statements for the council’s consideration regarding the Silverback Landing. “We are requesting through the open meeting act that we now be notified of any scheduled meeting of PNZ [Planning and Zoning meetings],” Strenth said. The council said they will provide the information he requested. The council approved a staff [...]

Randy Corns named Greenbush executive director

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 14:36
GREENBUSH — Randy Corns will become the next executive director of The Southeast Kansas Education Service Center at Greenbush, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Corns currently serves as chief operating officer for Greenbush and according to a release, the Greenbush board appointed Corns after accepting a letter from current executive director Mike Bodensteiner indicating his intent to retire at the end of the calendar year. Corns was [...]

PATRICK'S PEOPLE — Troy gives a perspective of the community from up above

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 14:32
PITTSBURG — From up above you hear a buzzing noise and thankfully it’s not bees. More likely than not, it’s probably Troy Graham flying his drone. During events such as parades, Festa Italiana and the Shrine Bowl people may have noticed something flying overhead, a drone, viewing Pittsburg and the surrounding area from a unique perspective.A nearly lifelong [...]

Women of Distinction nomination forms available

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 13:45
PITTSBURG — It is that time of year again to nominate 12 women in the community who have served Pittsburg and the surrounding area well. Nomination applications can be found on the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce website at The application is on the home page. Applications can be filled out and mailed, dropped off or faxed to the chamber. Deadline for nominations is October 16. [...]

Students build gazebo for Community Health Center

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 13:33
PITTSBURG — A gazebo built specially for the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas is getting its final touches in preparation for building day on Thursday. The structure is being built as a community project by Fort Scott Community College’s Building Trades students at the Southeast Kansas Career and Technical Education Center of Crawford County.In a few short months, the students measured, [...]