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New economic reports released
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Both statewide and locally, unemployment saw a slight uptick towards the end of 2022, but other economic signs are looking a little more encouraging than they have in the past few months, according to new reports out this week.  more
County explores new payroll system
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For some time, the Crawford County commissioners have been looking for a better option to track and record employee working hours. One option they have considered is the system used by the sheriff’s department. more
Sen. Moran hosts NSF director at Pitt State
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U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, along with Kansas Lt. Gov. David Toland and Pittsburg State University President Dan Shipp, hosted National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan at the Tyler Research Center in Pittsburg on Friday. more
The Corner Patio
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When Dexter and Jennifer Neisler saw the building next to them go up for sale on the corner of 10th and Broadway, the duo decided to create a space where the community could gather and call it The Corner Patio.  more
Women of Distinction: Eva Sager
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A native of Kingman, Kansas, Eva Sager came to Pittsburg in 2000 for the same reason many young people do — to attend Pittsburg State University — and she never really left.  more
Following a fundraising dinner on Saturday hosted by the Crawford County Republican Party, on Sunday, Kansas Senate District 13 Republican precinct committee members will gather for a convention at the Columbus High School Auditorium to elect a senator to take over the seat Sen. Richard Hilderbrand is resigning from.  more
Woman of Distinction: Jessica Jones
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Working on what she wanted to do with her life, Jessica Jones attended Pittsburg State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.    more
Officials warn of radon dangers
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Gov. Laura Kelly this week proclaimed January as Radon Action Month in Kansas. Locally, too, health officials and others are sounding the alarm about the dangers of the colorless, odorless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S., second only to smoking.  more
Mussel memory
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — For its first meeting of 2023, the Sperry-Galligar Audubon Society will feature guest speaker Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Threatened and Endangered Species … more
To celebrate the start of a new year, Pittsburg Area Young Professionals (PAYP) held its annual Kick-Off event on Thursday night at The Pitt to introduce board members as well as announce the return of an amazing adventure.  more
Giving Pittsburg the scoop
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After overcoming the obstacle of people saying she was too young and didn’t know what she was doing, 23-year-old Perla Garcia successfully made her dream of bringing part of her culture to Pittsburg a reality with the opening her own business, Pueblo Mio.  more
Battle of the Badges 
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The Pittsburg Police and Fire Departments are squaring up for a two-day chili cook-off and blood drive next week at the Frisco Event Center. more
Frontenac in the black
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Frontenac City Administrator John Zafuta gave the city’s financial report at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. According to Zafuta, the city’s finances are in good shape with $6.4 million surplus carried over from 2022. more
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Wildcat District to host Agronomy Night
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K-State Research and Extension’s Wildcat District has announced it will host its annual Agronomy Night on Feb. 7 in Independence. The event will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Independence Community College West Campus, 2615 W. Main St.  more
Women of Distinction: Lindsay Smith
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Lindsay Smith is committed to leading the charge in finding ways to contribute to the community and growth of Pittsburg, and her consistency in doing so has earned her recognition as a 2023 Woman of Distinction by the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce.   more
In past meetings, the Frontenac City Council has discussed the idea of putting weight limits on the Joe Saia Overpass to reduce wear and tear on the structure. Councilmember LaDonna Pyle again broached the topic at Tuesday night’s meeting. more
Since January is Human Trafficking Awareness month, Pittsburg State University’s Students for Violence Prevention and the Southeast Kansas Women’s Intersectional Network (SEKWIN) are partnering to host a free event for the public featuring the documentary “Surviving Sex Trafficking” followed by a question-and-answer session in order to raise awareness about human trafficking.  more
Block Kids is back!
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An upcoming competition will give area children in grades one through six the chance to compete for prizes by putting their brick building skills to the test. more
Leafy Green obtains two new farms
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In continuing its effort to provide nutrient-rich fresh food to the area, local shipping container farming company Leafy Green Farms received two additional hydroponic farms on Wednesday morning.   more
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