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Frontenac green-lights library location 
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The Frontenac City Council decided Monday night to build the city’s new library at the current site of the Frontenac Town Hall. The city was gifted $4.5 million from the Tavella family for a library, but efforts to move forward have been slow because no final decision could be made on where to build it. Several possible locations were discussed, including in the downtown area, near the emergency services building, and by the city park.  more
Manufacturing growth boosts local economy
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The Pittsburg manufacturing industry continues to buck national trends, according to the latest Pittsburg Micropolitan Area Economic Report.   more
PHS to present Big Fish
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Pittsburg High School will celebrate another experience full of magic by presenting its production of Big Fish this weekend.   more
Voters in Crawford County, as well as across the state and the nation, went to the polls on Tuesday to make their voices heard in the 2022 mid-term election.  more
Additional photos from Frontenac High School's production of Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderellla more
Turkey Trot planned for Thanksgiving Day 
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A new Pittsburg tradition is in the making with a 5K Turkey Trot through downtown that begins at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24.  more
World War II trainer graces Pittsburg sky 
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Early Friday afternoon, the sky above Pittsburg was host to a trio of old veterans, the oldest of which served during the Second World War as a trainer for countless American pilots.   more
Meals on Wheels reports October deliveries
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During the month of October 2022, 767 meals were delivered to the elderly and disabled in Pittsburg. Ascension Via Christi Hospital Nutritional Services prepares the meals. Special diets are available upon request.   more
The KBI is looking into the death of 31-year-old Kenneth J. Jones, Jr. at the Labette County Detention Center on Sunday, although Jones is thought to have died of a self-inflicted injury, according to the Labette County Sheriff’s Office.  more
Girard woman injured in Linn County crash
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A Girard woman was seriously injured in a crash involving a semi-truck on Highway 69 in Linn County on Friday evening, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.  more
Election Day
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Today is election day. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Go to myvoteinfo.voteks.org/VoterView or call the Crawford County Clerk's Office at 620-724-6115 to find your polling place.   more
Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
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FRONTENAC, Kan. — After several years of presenting non-musical productions, Frontenac High School will bring Roger and Hammerstein’s version of Cinderella to its stage this weekend. … more
SMC invites veterans for special tribute
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On Friday, Nov. 11, St. Mary’s Colgan (SMC) High School’s theatre students, who are under the direction of Mrs. Lola Wade, will present a tribute performance to the United States Veterans of the Armed Forces in honor of Veterans Day.   more
A fifth suspect has been arrested in the alleged attempted murder of 39-year-old Kenneth Bevins of Fort Scott in September, the Fort Scott Police Department announced this week.  more
A southwestern Missouri couple has been charged in federal court for their roles in the alleged kidnapping and murder of a pregnant Arkansas woman earlier this week.  more
Badges and Burgers
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As a way to raise funds for the Children’s Advocacy Center, the Pittsburg police and fire departments teamed up to provide burger lunches for the community for only $5 on Friday afternoon.   more
Local holiday store gears up for the season
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On Thursday evening, The Christmas Shoppe and the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Business After Hours event at where Chamber members could socialize and, of course, shop for holiday décor and gifts, as well as hear about The Christmas Shoppe’s upcoming tree lighting ceremony.   more
Cato Kids’ Day  
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Over 600 elementary students representing 10 area schools, from Liberal, Missouri, to Uniontown, Kansas, visited the historic Cato School despite a chance for rain and thunderstorms on Friday, according to Katherine Spigarelli, president of the Cato Historical Preservation Association.  more
PSU honors authors
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Every year, Pittsburg State University professors produce a wide range of writing, from academic journal articles, to poetry, to fiction and non-fiction books. On Thursday, the 39th Annual University Authors Reception was held at PSU’s Leonard H. Axe Library to recognize their work.   more
Miners Hall Museum Chair Linda Roberts and Treasurer Phyllis Bitner appeared before the Crawford County commissioners Friday to announce the museum’s recent acquisition of a Page walking dragline and over half a million dollars in grants and donations to the museum.  more
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