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TOPEKA, Kan. — On Wednesday morning, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) approved a siting permit establishing the route for the Wolf Creek to Blackberry 345 kV transmission line in Southeast Kansas. Approximately 83 miles of the line will be in Kansas, crossing Coffey, Anderson, Allen, Bourbon and Crawford Counties. NextEra Energy Transmission Southwest (NEET Southwest) will construct and operate the line. more
CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) expects to begin a mill and overlay project on U.S. 69 in Cherokee County on Tuesday, May 30. The 12-mile project starts at the Oklahoma-Kansas state line and continues north to the U.S. 69/U.S. 160/K-7 junction. No work will take place within the city limits of Columbus. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Noon Rotary Club awarded a total of $3,000 in grants to nine non-profit organizations at their meeting on Tuesday, May 23. Representatives were able to share a little information about their organization and how the donation will be used. more
With 571 miles covered and 1,431 Gorillas met, Pittsburg State University President Dan Shipp rode his bike into Colby, Kansas Wednesday evening for another planned gathering. more
Pittsburg, Kan. — The Pittsburg Area Chamber Foundation will host its annual Golf Classic on Friday, June 2 with a morning shotgun at 8:30 a.m. and afternoon shotgun at 1:30 p.m. The Golf Classic will be held at Crestwood Country Club and is a member and guest event that will feature an 18-hole 4 man scramble. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — A traveling photo exhibit, public reception, and photo walk fundraiser being planned for June by a graduate of Pittsburg State University will highlight perspectives and insights of individuals and families impacted by dementia. more
Rotary 'rocks out' for a cause
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Six area bands performed during Rotary Rocks Out Hunger Saturday, May 20 at The Pitt. All proceeds will go to The Lord's Diner. more
Fort Scott, Kan. – Fort Scott National Historic Site is inviting members of the community to join the park in placing the flags for the “Symbols of Sacrifice” Field of Honor Friday morning, May 26. Individuals and groups interested in helping are encouraged to arrive from 8 a.m. through 1 p.m. to ensure everyone can help. more
CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. – With the school year coming to an end, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office recently conducted a county-wide Registered Offender Compliance Operation. more
Raiders released!
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Raiders of the Class of 2023 wait to be seated during Frontenac High School's commencement ceremony Saturday afternoon. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach, Kansas District 13 Senator Tim Shallenburger and economist Michael Austin made a visit to Pittsburg on Saturday for a GOP Dinner and Discussion event held at Pittsburg's Memorial Auditorium. Over 100 people were in attendance for the event hosted by the Crawford County Republican Party, which also included a silent auction and two raffle drawings for a rifle and a shotgun. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. – Kansas Legal Services and Leggett & Platt are partnering to host an expungement clinic aimed at helping people who were arrested or convicted of a crime in Crawford County get a second chance by having those records expunged. The clinic will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 1, in Pittsburg, Kansas. more
RIVERTON, Kan. – The burglary of a Riverton home this week has landed a duo in the Cherokee County Jail. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg State University President Dan Shipp cycled from Hutchinson to Pratt yesterday, before moving on to Dodge City. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., he attended a gathering at the Central Station Bar & Grill, 207 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd. in Dodge City. more
Dragon Class of '23
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Described as 'resilient', the Pittsburg High School Class of 2023 enjoy their last fleeting moments of high school on a beautiful and cool Saturday morning at Hutchinson Field. more
The oral history of Ralph Taylor
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Pittsburg native Ralph Taylor is the former owner of Taylor’s Paint and Wallpaper Company. After retiring, he enjoyed working in his garage and visiting with guests, telling stories of his time in the Navy as an Ensign. What follows are Mr. Taylor’s own words as recorded by Mindy Casella and Cynthia Newcomb in January 1989. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Pittsburg Fire Department hosted a training exercise at Station 2 on Monday. Firefighters from Parsons, Chanute, Iola, and Frontenac participated in a confined space rescue training. As part of the Kansas Task Force 4, the departments train together to combine their resources and expertise to conduct various rescue operations around the country, according to Pittsburg Fire Chief Taylor Cerne. more
School's out for summer
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Nothing says "school's out for the summer" like running through a giant sprinkler. On Tuesday, May 16, the Pittsburg Fire Department joined in on the fun during Lakeside Elementary's end-of-the-year … more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Over 300 Pittsburg area business, education, and community leaders gathered for the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet at Overman Student Center on the Pittsburg … more
PARSONS, Kan. – Labette Community College (LCC) hosted the annual spring 2023 Student Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, April 26, 2023, in the Thiebaud Theatre. Students were honored for achievements in … more
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