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Lindy Lawson, president of the Pittsburg Sunflower Kiwanis Club, and Kiwanis member Debbie Hurt Walker awarded the Kansas Kiwanis Foundation grant of $500 to Tess Watson, founder of Dream Big Little One, during a recent Kiwanis meeting. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Presented by the SEK Humane Society and Arck Construction, the ninth annual Bark in the Park returns to the Pittsburg area on Saturday at Schlanger Park.   From 11 … more
FORT SCOTT, Kan. — Nearly one hundred people raised their right hands and took the oath to become U.S. citizens during the annual Special Naturalization Ceremony at Fort Scott National Historic … more
Senate leadership visits Pittsburg 
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Kansas Senate President Ty Masterson (R-Andover) spoke with SEK residents on Thursday at the Homer Cole Senior Community Center. The purpose of his visit was to gain support … more
Mayor declares next week Constitution Week
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Pittsburg Mayor Ron Seglie, with Mary Gilpin of the Oceanus Hopkins Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, reads a proclamation declaring the week of Sept. 17 to 23 as Constitution Week in observance of the 236th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — It was standing room only during the Pittsburg City Commission meeting on Tuesday. Officially a work session, the event was streamed live and rolled into the regularly … more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — The second annual WritersFest, a week of literary- and writer-related events directed by the Pittsburg State University Department of English, will kick off on Sept. 17. It … more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — With a concert slated for late October, choir members of the Pittsburg Multigenerational Chorus have been practicing at Pittsburg High School every Wednesday and Friday since … more
Coffee and camaraderie
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Throughout Wednesday morning, students and faculty at Pittsburg State University gathered in the downstairs area of the Overman Student Center for “Coffee with a Cop,” hosted by the Office of University Police & Public Safety. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — The City of Pittsburg was awarded $1.5 million from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) to complete infrastructure improvements at the intersection of Joplin St. … more
PITTSBURG, Kan. – Two housing projects in Pittsburg were awarded federal grant funds and tax credits through the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), which will go toward 14 new … more
COLUMBUS, Kan. — A first-of-its-kind Special Olympics Kansas (SOKS) event made its debut this week in Columbus.   The 'Southeast Regional Senior Unified Olympics' was held Wednesday … more
‘The Craft of Art’
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Mona Jurshak, Allen Childers and Liz Darling, all local visual artists, share insights on their creative processes during a panel discussion hosted by the Pittsburg Arts Council Saturday, Sept. 9 at Toast in Pittsburg. more
Tabletop takes over Toast
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Geek culture has become mainstream. From the Marvel Cinematic Universe dominating the box office for over a decade to everyone in love with Baby Yoda from "The Mandalorian," geek … more
The Southeast Kansas Recycling (SEKR) Center hosted its Fourth Annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 10 at the Country Side Golf Course. more
CHEROKEE, Kan. —The South Kansas & Oklahoma (SKOL) Railroad plans to close and repair the crossing on U.S. 400 at Cherokee on Wednesday, Sept. 13 and Thursday, Sept. 14. The crossing will … more
FORT SCOTT, Kan. – Fort Scott National Historic Site will host the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration services (USCIS) and the U.S. District Court, Kansas District, on Thursday, Sept. 14 for a … more
The Finishing Touch gets fresh look
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PITTSBURG, Kan. After debating a remodel for decades, The Finishing Touch building finally got a long-awaited facelift.   The Finishing Touch Manager Beth Bradshaw, daughter to owners … more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Drivers in Kansas are being warned to brace themselves as drivers may be facing some major gas pains by this week, experts say.   According to GasBuddy, a technology … more
There is help, there is hope
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — According to the Heartland Community Health Center in Lawrence, Kansas is ranked 17th in the nation for its high suicide rate.   In addition, it is the second … more
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