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Local businessman turns 90
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Retired local businessman Richard Wood will celebrate his 90th birthday next weekend.  more
Side job brings joy to teacher’s life
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When you hear that Dana Michael is interested in Egyptology, you might be forgiven for thinking she was inspired by daring adventures excavating mummies from ancient pyramids, but she says she’s in it for the story, not for the adventure.  more
37-year-old Adam C. Evans of Riverton was sentenced Thursday in Cherokee County District Court to 104 months in prison.  more
On Oct. 8, the Pittsburg State University Office of Admission will host Rumble in the Jungle, an open-house event designed for high school students with college on their mind.  more
CCMHC gets an upgrade  
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Michael Ehling, executive administrator for the Crawford County Mental Health Center (CCMHC), appeared before the Crawford County Commission on Friday to deliver good news. more
Murder suspect released, charges dropped 
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All charges against Dominik Short, a suspect in the May 13 fatal shooting of his mother, Stephanie Short, and the shooting of Velma Cubie, have been dropped by order of Judge Lori Bolton Fleming. A second suspect, James Hamilton, is still facing charges.  more
With a new season comes a new quarterly exhibit for Miners Hall Museum. more
It’s party thyme
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The students and faculty of the biology department at Pittsburg State University celebrated the Sperry Herbarium’s recent upgrades with an open house in Hartman Hall at Pittsburg State University on Friday.  more
An Independence man who worked for a trash hauling company was reportedly killed while collecting a trash bin when he was struck by a pickup truck on West Oak Street just west of Independence on Thursday morning.  more
The Kansas Board of Regents released enrollment numbers for the state’s public higher education system Thursday, and following a statewide trend, Pittsburg State University’s enrollment was lower than last year’s.   more
Nominations open for Women of Distinction
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In preparation for the release of its 2023 Community Calendar, the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that it is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Women of Distinction.  more
One for the Road
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As part of his first-ever headline tour, One for the Road, singer/songwriter Larry Fleet will be coming to Pittsburg and performing at Kansas Crossing Casino on Saturday, Oct. 15.  more
U.S. 75 bridge survey starts next week
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The Kansas Department of Transportation plans to start a field survey at two bridges on U.S. 75 in Wilson County the week of Oct. 3. more
Chamber gets Toasted
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From left, Jacob Anselmi, Roger Horton and Sydney Anselmi listen as Heather Horton talks about the history of her restaurant, Toast, during the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce After Hours event on Thursday. The Hortons hosted the event to invite members to celebrate the restaurant’s 3-year anniversary. Prizes including a t-shirt, gift card, stickers, and buttons were raffled to attendees. more
An Independence man with multiple active warrants was arrested this week after allegedly barricading himself in an apartment while armed with a sword.  more
Patrick Schmidt speaks at PSU forum
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The Pittsburg State University Campus Democrats hosted a candidate forum in the Governor’s Room at the Overman Student Center on Wednesday evening, with Campus Democrats President Lydia Zerr asking questions gathered from the PSU student body on topics ranging from abortion rights and environmental issues to child care and national security.  more
Greenbush to present ‘Paint the Town’
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Art and play are important parts of a child’s development, which is why the Greenbush Education Service Center will be hosting an event for families with children ages 0 to 5 called “Paint the Town” from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the playground of the Family Resource Center, 1600 N. Walnut in Pittsburg.  more
iCraft, you craft, we craft
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After a decade of providing the Pittsburg community with a variety of craft activities, the Pittsburg Public Library celebrated the milestone of its iCraft program on Wednesday afternoon.   more
Michael Ehling, executive administrator for the Crawford County Mental Health Center, appeared before the Pittsburg City Commission on Tuesday to seek approval of a $400,000 grant for infrastructure improvements while building the new Addiction Treatment Center and Crisis Stabilization Unit on the Pittsburg campus of Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHCSEK) at 30th and Michigan.  more
Overlooked overpass 
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Frontenac resident and Pittsburg business owner Gary Edwards made the circuit on Tuesday, visiting both the Crawford County Commission in Girard and the Pittsburg City Commission. more
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