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Pittsburg State University will host two concerts next week, a performance by the PSU Wind Ensemble titled “Unoriginals” on Thursday, Feb. 16, and another by the Calidore String Quartet on Friday, Feb. 17, as part of the Department of Music’s Solo & Chamber Music Series.  more
Gov. Laura Kelly announced Thursday that the Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Commission (SEKRPC) is among 12 Kansas organizations to receive a combined total of $5 million in federal funds through the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program to produce local transportation safety plans. more
KDWP resumes stocking rainbow trout
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Connor Ossowski, Pittsburg District fisheries biologist with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks announced Wednesday that KDWP will resume the winter stocking schedule with a stocking of 1,200 rainbow trout on the Mined Land Wildlife Area Unit #30 “Trout Pit” on Feb. 15, and 1,200 rainbow trout on March 3. more
Special Olympics of Kansas (SOKS) hosted its two-day Southeast Kansas Regional Basketball Competition on Tuesday and Wednesday. The competition was held in the John Lance Arena at Pittsburg State University’s Weede Gymnasium. Tuesday’s event was for adults, while Wednesday’s event was for youth. more
Fourby nominated to FVC Board of Directors
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Brad Fourby, founder of the hydroponic container farm company Leafy Green Farms, has accepted the nomination to the Board of Directors for the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Kansas. The coalition is a 501c3 that focuses on mobilizing veterans to feed America. more
Team Rubicon to host local recruiting drive
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nown as Greyshirts because of their distinctive T-shirts, Team Rubicon, a veteran-led humanitarian organization founded by two Marines in 2010, will be hosting a recruiting drive at Drop the H Brewing Company in Pittsburg at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23. more
Interact with art
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A new art installation premiered last week on Pittsburg State University’s campus, which is the first interactive exhibit that has been displayed in Porter Hall.   more
Mount Carmel Gala raises $118,000
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Crawford County Counselor Jim Emerson announced at Tuesday’s commission meeting that the state legislature in Topeka has formally introduced Senate Bill 162 on Monday morning. more
Girard boutique rebrands to Rae and Kae
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The business formerly known as Pearls and Curls Boutique held a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce last week to celebrate its new name, Rae and Kae Boutique.   more
Chili for good paws
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Every year on Super Bowl Sunday, the SEK Humane Society hosts a chili dinner fundraiser, and after two years of only fulfilling drive-through orders, the event is back to being held in-person and indoors.   more
A new business opened in downtown Pittsburg last week called The Garden of His Presence, a one-stop gift shop at 619 N. Broadway.  more
Frontenac City Council hears library update
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In a brief meeting on Monday, the Frontenac City Council received an update on the city’s new library from Director Seth Nutt. more
Jason Pickert, an 18-year veteran of the Fort Scott Police Department, was recently named the department’s new chief, the City of Fort Scott has announced. Pickert will replace Police Chief Travis Shelton, who is retiring, and will take over as FSPD chief on March 1.  more
Labette Community College on Tuesday announced the unveiling of its official 100th anniversary logo, which will be used for various celebrations and was designed by Peyton Simpson, a 2021 LCC graduate. LCC congratulated Simpson on his winning logo.  more
No injuries in two-vehicle crash Saturday
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A two-vehicle crash on Broadway temporarily blocked traffic but resulted in no injuries Saturday morning, according to the Pittsburg Police Department. more
For Richard Wood, beef farming is like riding a rollercoaster. Every minute detail can cause prices to skyrocket or collapse. Everything from the stock market to the weather can affect the price of beef on a daily basis. more
Emily Lone brought her first-grade class from Pittsburg’s St. Mary’s Elementary School to visit the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Joplin on Monday. This has been an annual visit for Lone since 2008, after personally experiencing the support RMH provides when her daughter was born with cancer. more
MLK Jr. Ball
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For Black History Month, the Pittsburg State University Office of Student Diversity and the Black Student Association are inviting the community to attend the 7th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Ball this Saturday.  more
Walk of Fame
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 2023 Biz Expo with the theme of “Walk of Fame” this weekend.   The expo will be held from 10 … more
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