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Semi overturns near Sugar Creek
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South 210th Street, between Atkinson Road in Pittsburg and McKay Street in Frontenac, was closed on Thursday afternoon for several hours. more
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced Friday that it has issued an emergency suspension order for a Fort Scott day care facility due to alleged health and safety violations.  more
Woman of Distinction: Monica LaForte
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When Monica LaForte, one of the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s Women of Distinction for 2023, immigrated to Girard as an exchange student from Peru in 1985, she could read and write in English, but had difficulty speaking the language.   more
Just Imagine Kansas
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On Friday, parents and select community members were invited to become citizens in Lakeside Elementary’s 8th annual Just Imagine Kansas, a day when fourth grade students see what it takes to run a state for a day.   more
AARP TaxAide to offer free tax assistance
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Starting Feb. 7 and continuing until April 14, local AARP TaxAide programs are offering free tax assistance in Pittsburg and Girard.   more
Established in 2001, the USD 250 Foundation has provided funding for classrooms within the school district and financed scholarships for Pittsburg High School graduates for more than two decades. On Thursday evening, the foundation announced grant awards for projects proposed by 30 USD 250 teachers in a brief reception at PHS. more
Veteran educator retiring in July
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After 37 years as an educator, Dr. Brad Hanson is stepping down as the assistant superintendent of USD 250, effective in July. His position will be filled by Principal Ann Lee, an accomplished teacher and administrator, who is moving up to the district office from Lakeside Elementary. more
Woman of Distinction: Monica Angeles
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Born and raised in Grove, Oklahoma, Monica Angeles and her husband moved to Pittsburg in 1997 to attend Pittsburg State University. Angeles said their original plan was to graduate college and move somewhere else, however they decided to stay in Pittsburg.   more
Author donates books to Safehouse
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Rebeccah Silence, author of “Coming Back to Life: A Roadmap to Healing from Pain to Create the Life You Want,” and her publisher Health Communications Inc. (HCI) recently donated copies of the book to Pittsburg’s Safehouse Crisis Center.  more
Mirza Shrine installs new potentate
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Jan. 18 marked a new chapter in the history of Mirza Shrine with the installation of Mark Stapleton as its 115th potentate. “Illustrious Sir Stapleton, Oswego, was ‘fezzed’ by First Lady Vicky during the installation ceremony held at the conclusion of the temple’s Annual Meeting,” Mirza Shrine said in a press release.  more
Registration for the 49th annual Biking Across Kansas tour opens Sunday, Jan. 29, which is, fittingly, Kansas Day. The riders will pedal the highways and byways from June 10 to 17, on a route that will bring them through Southeast Kansas.  more
Following an opening invocation, the public input period of Tuesday’s Pittsburg City Commission meeting began with a statement from Tom Hayes, general counsel and chief strategy officer for CDL Electric, about the progress of a laydown yard for company equipment that sparked a bit of friction between CDL President and CEO Larry Seward and City Commissioner Chuck Munsell this past fall. more
Representatives from Imagine Pittsburg updated the city commission Tuesday evening on the progress of the next stage of Imagine Pittsburg (IP), a civic initiative originally known as Imagine Pittsburg 2030 (IP 2030) that began in 2010 to plan and implement economic and infrastructure improvements in Pittsburg. more
Citizens get pampered
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Quadrupling the number of attendees from the previous event, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice held its second Foot Care Clinic at the Homer Cole Center on Wednesday afternoon.   more
Woman of Distinction: Katie Falk
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From the time she was a young girl growing up in Frontenac, Ascension Via Christi Hospitalist and 2023 Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Woman of Distinction Dr. Katie Falk always had a curious mind. She said she was constantly asking her parents questions and always furthering it with “but why?”  more
Woman of Distinction: Tess Watson
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According to Census Reporter, approximately 25 percent of children under 18 live below the poverty line in Crawford County, more than 1.5 times the average in Kansas of 14 percent.  more
County officials review nuisance codes
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Crawford County Commissioners Bruce Blair and Carl Wood, along with County Counselor Jim Emerson, held a work session before Tuesday’s regular meeting to discuss possible changes to the county’s nuisance codes. more
USD 250 names new assistant superintendent
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PITTSBURG, Kan. —  The USD 250 Board of Education on Tuesday announced the approval of Lakeside Elementary Principal Ann Lee as the new Assistant Superintendent for USD 250 Pittsburg … more
The City of Pittsburg announced Tuesday that it is inviting residents, volunteers, businesses, and civic organizations to a community meeting next month to discuss plans to beautify the city.   more
Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. announced Monday that its Chief Executive Officer Mark Scheibe has been elected to the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) Board of Directors representing District 7.  more
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