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Planting fruitful thoughts
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GIRARD, Kan. — Growing up, my grandfather built a garden of tomatoes, asparagus, and lettuce. However, he had one heck of a time getting his watermelon just right for the season as he became as … more
A new speakeasy possible in Pittsburg
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — The dynamic duo behind Blue Spoon, LLC, Brenda Davis and Christina Oberle, presented a concept for a new community hotspot to the Economic Development Advisory Council on … more
SOKS hosts SE Adult Regional Bowling
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Special Olympics Kansas (SOKS) Southeast Region held its Southeast Adult Regional Bowling tournament on Tuesday, bringing hundreds of athletes and volunteers to the lanes … more
Ace Hardware celebrates 100th anniversary
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GIRARD, Kan. — Cronister Ace Hardware in Girard hosted a celebration at the end of June to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Ace Hardware, the worldwide hardware retail cooperative.   … more
Frontenac scores with Freeman announcement
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FRONTENAC, Kan. — Dubbed the Freeman Southeast Kansas Hospital, Freeman Health Systems President and CEO Paula Baker announced Wednesday morning the location of a new hospital between the … more
Meeting of the minds
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Individually, people can do great things. But put two exceptional minds together and the result can be amazing. That’s the case with two Pittsburg High School friends who have been collaborating on a project that would use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve education. 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
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
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 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
Small town celebrates big
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WEIR, Kan. — The City of Weir was founded in 1872 by T.M. Weir of Pennsylvania, who set aside 40 of his 160 acres to build a town. During the city’s boom, nearly 3,000 residents enjoyed … more
‘We remember’
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An American flag hangs from atop the City of Pittsburg Fire Station No. 1, located at 911 W. Fourth St. The local fire department displayed the flag to honor the memory of nearly 3,000 lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, as Monday marked 22 years since the terrorist attacks. more
Goats on the move in Lincoln Park
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Nearly 40 goats were released in Lincoln Park on Monday to help the Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department control some overgrowth along the creek north of Lincoln Center. … more
Duck-n-Jeep Derby raises funds for SOKS
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — It began with a simple act of kindness. A Jeep owner in Ontario, Canada, decided to brighten someone’s day and placed a small rubber duck on the fender of another Jeep. … more
Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time
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At Albert Pouch Park in Cherokee, the Cherokee Ruritan Club hosted its annual bean feed on Friday as part of this year’s Cherokee Fall Festival, which continues into Saturday. more
Miners’ Hall Museum receives new dragline
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FRANKLIN, Kan. — The Miners Hall Museum in Franklin is expecting a new exhibit to be delivered soon. Donated by Mission Clay Products, an Insley Model K-12 dragline will grace the museum … more
Fellowship and fun
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Children and their families gathered at First Christian Church in Pittsburg on Wednesday for its annual Back 2 School Bash. more
CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. — There will be no charges filed against an officer with the Joplin Police Department who fired a shot that resulted in the death of a two-year-old girl during a barricade … more
ARMA, Kan. — On Wednesday, students at Northeast High School as well as students from across southeast Kansas received a head start on their future at Independence Community College’s … more
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