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Quilts of Valor awarded to veteran couple 
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Kathi Lunday of Creating Quilts of Valor awarded a pair of quilts to a veteran couple at the Frontenac American Legion on Wednesday. Carl and Hope Mahnken both served in the US Army, Carl as an officer, Hope as enlisted. They met while stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia.  more
County announces road striping work
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The Crawford County Commission announced Friday that several roads in the county will be striped over the weekend. more
The Crawford County Commission was back in regular session on Friday after all three commissioners and several department heads attended the annual Kansas Association of Counties (KAC) conference in Overland Park earlier this week. more
Treasurer Rogers visits Southeast Kansas 
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Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers made his rounds through Southeast Kansas on Friday, ending up in Pittsburg for a tailgate party at the Frisco Event Center. more
A man and a woman from Parsons have both been sentenced to 60 years in prison for committing sexual crimes against children after prosecutors requested the statutory maximum for each count, to run consecutive to each other.   more
Frontenac Meals on Wheels delivers
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Volunteer drivers delivered 512 meals to Frontenac area elderly and disabled people in the months of August and September, 2022.  more
Master of keys in Cherokee
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The Cherokee Methodist Church will host a special recital at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, called “Throughout the Years” featuring pianist Jim Benson, who has had a long career of playing music.  more
Project Warmth
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Businesses, community members and local organizations of Southeast Kansas came together Thursday to host the 35th Annual Chili, Soup, and Pie Fundraiser for Project Warmth. more
New businesses coming to Meadowbrook Mall
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New businesses seem to be popping up everywhere this year in Pittsburg, and the Meadowbrook Mall is adding four more to the list. more
After allegedly fleeing from police, a convicted felon was arrested this week in Parsons for possession of a firearm, counterfeit $100 bills, and at least five different kinds of drugs.  more
Midwest Trumpet Festival to return to PSU
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An intensive weekend of master classes, recitals, and concerts is planned for Oct. 30 to 31 when the Midwest Trumpet Festival returns to Pittsburg State University after a hiatus in 2020 and 2021.   more
With Halloween approaching, Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves offered some tips this week for parents making plans for a safe and fun holiday for their children.  more
Badges & Burgers set for Nov. 4
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The Pittsburg police and fire departments will once again join forces next month for “Badges and Burgers,” an annual fundraiser that benefits the local Children’s Advocacy Center.  more
Horseshoe tournament helps area youth
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In the town of Walnut in northwest Crawford County, there is a yearly event which celebrates the life of Kolter “Pup” DeLange as well as raises money for a scholarship fund that goes to area graduates. more
The FSA held its Eisenhower Legacy Awards ceremony on Sept. 28 in Abilene, where award winners, including Crawford County FSA Executive Director Judy Jacquinot, were invited for a reception and meal.  more
Shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, a Cherokee County sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a disturbance outside of Weir.  more
Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers will be the guest of honor at a local tailgate party hosted by the Crawford County Democratic Party at the Frisco Event Center this Friday, Oct. 21. more
An afternoon traffic stop this week led to the arrest of two Missouri residents, one of whom is a convicted felon, for allegedly possessing a fully automatic firearm.  more
It was 40 years ago when the Pitt State ROTC students were acquiring the art of repelling with grappling hooks, the challenge being from the roof of Russ Hall.   more
A new Veterans’ Resource Center (VRC) opened at the Kansas Technology Center (KTC) on the Pitt State campus in August. It is the second such resource center on campus, the first being opened in 2018 at Whitesitt Hall, that caters exclusively to student-veterans. more
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