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Two arrested for burglary, drugs
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Just after 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, Cherokee County sheriff's deputies encountered a Missouri couple at a vacant rural Galena home, which had been burglarized earlier in the week.   more
Helping comes naturally
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When Jerri Moore found out her boyfriend, Kevin Washington, needed dialysis, she wanted to learn more about how to take care of him. So she became a dialysis technician, and now is planning on nursing school.  more
Twin brothers, Johnie and Louie Baima, were strapping young men when they enlisted together during World War II, and served side-by-side in the jungles of Burma as members of the 5307th Composite Unit, better known to history as “Merrill’s Marauders.”  more
Pittsburg receives federal funds
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Sen. Jerry Moran was on hand Friday to deliver good news about two federal grants awarded to the City of Pittsburg and Pittsburg Police Department. more
The City of Pittsburg has announced that starting Monday, June 6, the directional flow of traffic will change on East 12th Street (Larry Garman Ave.) between North Broadway and North Joplin Street.   more
A new partnership between the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts and Olive Street Presents will bring Americana and folk concerts to the Bicknell Center. more
The Pittsburg Lions Club chapter is celebrating its 100th year by hosting the Kansas Lions 100th Annual State Convention, which started Thursday and continues through Saturday at Memorial Auditorium.  more
Rediscovering the Jefferson Highway
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The Jefferson Highway Association has been having its annual conference in town this week, with more activities planned for Saturday.  more
Wesley House executive director arrested
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Hillary Houston, executive director of Wesley House, an outreach mission of First United Methodist Church that addresses the needs of low-income families in the area, was arrested Thursday on two separate charges.   more
Cherokee County Sheriff's Office investigators and deputies recently conducted a county-wide registered offender compliance operation.   more
SEK Hunger Action Summit planned in Iola
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On Monday, June 6, the SEK Hunger Action Summit in Iola will bring together community members and various organizations to collaborate, share and work to end hunger.   more
Miners Hall recreates 100-year-old event 
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On Jan. 15, 1923, residents from across Crawford County gathered to celebrate the joining of three new highways near Franklin; the Jefferson Highway, which ran from New Orleans to Winnipeg, Cananda; the Ozark Trail, which links St. Louis to Santa Fe; and the Commercial Highway that runs concurrent with Jefferson, but connects Pittsburg to the coal fields in northeast Crawford County.   more
Oceans of Possibilities
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After a 12-year hiatus, Cyrus peaked his head out for the children at the Pittsburg Public Library and encouraged them to decorate some new scales for him at a pop-up program on Thursday.   more
Every summer since 2016, the Girard Public Library has provided a Summer Meal Program for the youth in the community. more
Kansas Lions Convention
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Pittsburg Lions Club President Lori Horton speaks at an event Thursday evening at Memorial Auditorium to kick off the 100th Annual Kansas State Lions Convention . The convention continues through … more
Honoring Samantha Milburn
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To honor the memory of her daughter Samantha Milburn, also known as Sami, Deborah Russell with the help of others will be hosting the 3rd Annual Sami’s Legacy 5D Barrel Race at the Civil War Arena in Carthage, Missouri. more
The 2022 Jefferson Highway Association Conference got underway in Pittsburg on Wednesday, and while much of the four-day event is open only to registered conference attendees, there are also some public activities planned for this weekend.  more
Watch out for blue-green algae 
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Soon we will be experiencing warmer weather, and as the weather starts to warm up it is important to be on the lookout for toxic Blue-green algae in ponds. Blue-green algae can occur in a pond … more
Meals on Wheels delivers 
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — During the month of May 2022, 704 meals were delivered to the elderly and disabled in Pittsburg. Ascension Via Christi Hospital Nutritional Services prepares the meals. … more
GIRARD, Kan. — The Girard Medical Center has a new Primary Care Physician, Dakota Bunch, MD, at the Arma and Cherokee clinic locations. Dr. Bunch will begin seeing patients at these clinic … more
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