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A man on probation for lewd molestation of a child, who the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office had been seeking to locate following incidents where he allegedly made inappropriate advances to children in Cherokee, has been arrested. more
Katie Sawyer, who is campaigning for the position of lieutenant governor as Republican Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s running mate, visited Pittsburg on Thursday. more
New priest on campus
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With the beginning of a new semester came a new chaplain, Father Derek Thome, at St. Pius X Catholic Student Center, the Catholic church on the campus of Pittsburg State University.  more
Faith and Blue coming to Pittsburg 
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Faith and Blue is an initiative to reinforce the communal ties that bind police officers, businesses, and citizens together to build and maintain neighborhoods that are safe and inclusive.   more
On Thursday, BMO Trust and Custody Services announced this year’s recipients of the Pritchett Trust grants. More than $550,000 in grants will be distributed to organizations in Southeast Kansas, the majority of which operate in Crawford County.  more
An Omaha, Nebraska man was seriously injured in a crash early Wednesday afternoon at the Oklahoma state line just south of Baxter Springs, according to the KHP. more
Students in the PSU Biology Department have again been asked to collect data at sites throughout the Pittsburg area for a national project being conducted by the Smithsonian Institution. more
Bone Creek water district searching for leak
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Crews are tracing along the Bone Creek District 11 Wholesale Water District’s system searching for water a water leak by finding water coming to the surface.   more
The Pittsburg Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) heard a proposal Wednesday from Michael Ehling, executive administrator for the Crawford County Mental Health Center, to build a new Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) at the Pittsburg campus of Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHCSEK) at 30th and Michigan. more
The USDA last week announced that due to drought conditions, Crawford and Cherokee counties have been added to its list of primary natural disaster areas. more
50 miles between ice cream parlors 
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The Heart of the Ozarks Model T Club of Springfield, Missouri, is hosting its annual Hillbilly Tour for Model T enthusiasts from around the country. This year, the club is focusing on touring the sights and sounds of southeast Kansas.  more
Winners have been announced from the 34th annual Little Balkans Quilt Show, which was held Friday, Sept. 2 through Saturday, Sept. 3. The Guilds Fundraiser/Donation Quilt was won by Sue Roit of Parsons, Kansas.  more
Portion of S. Walnut closed for repairs 
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On Wednesday, Sept. 7, South Walnut Street will be closed between West Jackson and West Quincy Street for overnight repairs.   more
For the first time in the history of Company Days, a two-day annual event hosted by the College of Technology at PSU, there is a waiting list for construction companies and overflow space is being created for automotive companies.   more
On Monday, Sept. 12, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to close the U.S. 400 bypass east of Baxter Springs. more
Pittsburg Beautiful is pleased to announce its September awards. This month the group focused on new home construction and a major business renovation. more
Grammy-nominated ensemble to perform at PSU
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On Sept. 9, the Black Oak Ensemble will perform at PSU as part of the Solo & Chamber Music Series in the Department of Music. more
City officials first learned in late 2019 that they were being gifted with $4.6 million by the Tavella family to build a public library, and the city received the final payment of that money in July of last year. For months, the city has been delayed in moving forward with building the library by various concerns from the public.  more
To celebrate 10 years of its iCraft program, the Pittsburg Public Library is bringing back its very first iCraft project — smash books — for a special class from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28.  more
KBI investigating homicide in Arcadia
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The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) announced Tuesday that it is working with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a homicide investigation in Arcadia.  more
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