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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Bette June Nelson celebrated her 102nd birthday on Sunday, June 4, surrounded by family and friends. The youngest child of Walter Scott Keensse and Laura Mae Brittain, Bette … more
GACF hosts annual golf tournament
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GIRARD, Kan. — A warm day greeted golfers for the third annual Girard Area Community Foundation (GACF) Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday at Crawford Hills Golf Course.   more
Maker Monday
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Area children gathered in the Pittsburg Public Library’s (PPL) meeting room for the weekly scheduled ‘Maker Monday’ event that allows kids and teens ages 10 to 18 to create and take home a new craft each week. more
Brewing connections
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The Girard Area Chamber of Commerce held its Chamber Coffee at the Crawford County Courthouse Friday morning. more
CHCSEK holds annual Employee Service Awards
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Community Health Center of Southeast Kansans (CHCSEK) held its annual Employee Service Awards ceremony in Pittsburg on June 1, honoring the dedication and commitment of 64 staff members who have reached significant milestones in their service. Combined, the group represented 510 years of service. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — The weather was beautiful, and the prizes were even better on Friday at the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Chamber Foundation Golf Classic held at Crestwood Country Club outside of Pittsburg. more
Find inner peas
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Jesse Gilmore, a horticulture agent with the K-State Extension Office, visited with area residents at the Pittsburg Public Library on Tuesday to discuss the benefits of community gardens, a piece of land gardened or cultivated by a group of people individually or collectively. more
Labette Center for Mental Health Services and Spring River Mental Health and Wellness recently announced Provisional Certification as Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) in Kansas, with Crawford County Mental Health Center expected to receive Provisional Certification later this fall. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — There was plenty of fun in the sun as children and parents gathered at the Pittsburg Public Library (PPL) Thursday evening to celebrate the kickoff of the library’s 2023 Summer Reading Program with a Community Block Party. more
Summer food rocks!
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CRAWFORD COUNTY, Kan. — With school out of session, students across Crawford County are celebrating long-awaited pool days, sleeping in and no homework. However, the end of the school year marks an end to school lunches and low-cost meals for many. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — The annual tradition of a weeklong series of free concerts continues this summer with the Pittsburg Festival of the Arts, planned for June 11-18 in venues at Pittsburg State University and throughout the community.  more
‘Good Ol’ Days’ at Fort Scott NHS
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FORT SCOTT, Kan. — Join a ranger for a walk back in time to the “Good’ Ol’ Days” on Saturday, June 3, 2023. Programs and living history activities will be ongoing from 9 … more
FRONTENAC, Kan. — The recent backlash over Bud Light has impacted a local distributor. Eagle Beverage of Frontenac has experienced a drop in sales of the beer, but according to President and … more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Pittsburg Police Department Detective John Harrison was honored with a retirement ceremony on Tuesday, May 30 to recognize his 42-year career in law enforcement, including nearly a decade with PPD. more
Cousins celebrate WWII glider pilot
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — In a private ceremony, cousins Ken Wilbert and Jim Kuhns pay their respects to Kuhns’ father, James, at the Highland Park cemetery in Pittsburg. Wilbert, who had recently returned from France, had two small bags of sand taken from the Normandy beaches, one from Omaha Beach and the other from Utah. Wanting to honor his uncle, a veteran of D-Day, Wilbert called his cousin in Texas for an impromptu ceremony over the Memorial Day weekend. more
Local Frontenac residents enjoy the start of summer this weekend and remember lost loved ones. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. –  Three non-profit organizations were given the chance to hit it big  Thursday, May 25 when  a group of caring individuals attended   T he   100 People Who … more
Kiwanis displays the Colors
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — At sunrise, five times a year, members of Pittsburg’s Sunflower Kiwanis Club set about the task of displaying the national colors throughout the city. Every Memorial Day, Flag … more
Pool days
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The Pittsburg Aquatic Center drew crowds Friday, May 26 for opening day. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Armed with a degree from Pittsburg State University’s Wood Product Manufacturing program, Bob Holloway took a leap of faith in 2010 and started his own business in a small town that doesn’t see many visitors, so he and his business partner, also a Pitt State graduate, were thrilled to open the door to Pitt State President Dan Shipp on Wednesday.  more
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