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KDOT announces November bids
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The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced the approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects, including several in Southeast Kansas. Some of the bids may include multiple projects that have been bundled based on proximity and type of work.  more
PSU honor society recognized for excellence
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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines — recently recognized the Pittsburg State University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi as a Circle of Excellence Platinum Chapter, the highest commendation a chapter can receive from the organization.    more
Meals on Wheels reports November deliveries
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During the month of November 2022, 714 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
Area quilters seek donations
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With winter approaching, there is a growing need for quilts and warm blankets. Many of these are made by the ladies of the Blanket Brigade and the Little Balkans Quilt Guild in Pittsburg, and as temperatures drop, they say, they need your help.  more
“We had a very good day,” said Devin Gorman, executive director of the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas, about the foundation’s Match Day that coincided with National Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29.  more
Theatre Unplugged
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Four Pittsburg State University communication students’ hard work will come to fruition as they produce one-act plays for public viewing on Friday and Saturday. more
Community cantata to perform Sunday
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After a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arma Community Choir Christmas Cantata will once again be performing at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church this Sunday. more
CHCSEK to host mammogram event  
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Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHCSEK) announced this week that it is making it easy for women to maximize their health insurance benefits before the end of the year by getting an annual mammogram.   more
A native of Hawaii, Johnathan De Soto enrolled as a graduate music student at Pittsburg State University in 2021 without having ever stepped foot on campus.   more
Following the shooting of three men in Baxter Springs on Monday, authorities released additional information Tuesday, including the names of the two killed and one who remains in critical condition.  more
Saint Mary’s gets a face-lift 
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For the past 18 months, workers with Hoefer Custom Stained Glass have been diligently and carefully disassembling, cleaning, rebuilding, and reinstalling the stained-glass windows at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg.  more
Stories behind the stars 
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A common sight in the windows of American kitchens during World War II was a simple red and white flag sporting a blue star for each member of the household who had been called away to serve. Tragically, a gold star on that simple flag meant that a family member would not be returning home safely to their loved ones.  There were 146 gold stars displayed in Crawford County windows. more
City to start Cornhole League Jan. 5 
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The Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department is kicking off the new year with a Cornhole League, beginning on Jan. 5 and running through Mar. 9, 2023.  more
Crawford County Democrats elect new officers
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Members of the Central Committee of Crawford County Democrats met on Sunday, Nov. 20, at their headquarters to elect officers to serve for the coming two years.   more
For their second annual Christmas bike giveaway, the Pittsburg Area Young Professionals (PAYP) set a goal of raising enough money to donate twice as many bicycles to local children in need as last year. This week, they announced they have achieved that objective.  more
Comeau cuts ribbon for new building
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To celebrate its new built-from-scratch location at 525 S. Broadway St., Comeau Jewelry Company held a special ceremony with the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday afternoon.   more
Nativity Festival
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This Friday and Saturday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Pittsburg will hold its sixth annual Nativity Festival, which will feature almost 300 nativities.   more
City of Pittsburg to host holiday events
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The joys of Christmas celebration have officially begun for the season, and to welcome the holidays, Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Holiday Craft Fair, Santa’s Workshop, and Holiday Zumbathon this Saturday.  more
Holiday Art Market [Photo gallery]
PSU and Washburn lay down the law 
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A dozen of the state’s legal eagles gathered at Pittsburg State University’s Russ Hall on Monday morning to announce a new partnership with Washburn University’s School of Law to train new attorneys to serve in Kansas.  more
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