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Veteran suicide rates are said to average 22 per day in the United States, a rate nearly 50 percent higher than that of their peers who did not serve, according to the National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report published by the Veterans’ Administration.   more
In a collaborative effort to contribute to the ever-growing music scene in Pittsburg, Davey Froman and his wife Kim are having their second annual Miner’s Alley Concert Series starting this weekend.   more
The 11th Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene by telephone conference at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, to review nominations for a new district magistrate judge position in Crawford County.  more
A trip abroad changed the course of Angela Moots’ life, and in her new position at PSU, she’s hoping to change the lives of others by helping to guide them through similar experiences.   more
Dog days of summer [Photo gallery]
Photos from the annual Doggie Swim Day at the Pittsburg Aquatic Center on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. more
Two of Pittsburg’s largest companies are partnering with Pittsburg State University on a new workforce initiative program. more
Frontenac considers land questions 
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At Monday’s Frontenac City Council meeting, representatives of Sugar Creek approached the council about their company’s future plans for expansion and how that fits in with the city’s future.  more
Crawford County to recount amendment vote
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Late Monday evening, County Clerk Lisa Lusker was notified by the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office that Crawford County was one of nine counties chosen to perform a recount of the Aug. 2 vote on the Value Them Both (VTB) Amendment.  more
Breaking the ceiling
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When Pittsburg Parks and Recreation announced in May it would be ending its dance program after 10 years, instructor Beth Bradshaw decided to pursue her dream of opening her own dance studio and clothing shop. more
SEK artists sketch and socialize
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Over the last four years, a group called SEK Artist Community, which started out on Facebook, has been working toward a common cause of fostering connections providing encouragement for other artists. more
3K Benefit Walk set for Aug. 28
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The Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department is teaming up with the Immune Advocacy Group to host a 3K Benefit Walk for the AAAAI. more
Gov. Laura Kelly on Tuesday announced the appointments of three new members of the Kansas Board of Regents, including Blake Benson, president of the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce. more
You'll soon notice more crimson and gold in Pittsburg than usual: Paint the Town Red Week is coming up!  This year’s theme: Rock ‘N Roll in the Jungle.   more
Chris Mann stumps in Pittsburg 
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With primary season over, the Democratic candidate for Kansas Attorney General can now focus on his Republican opponent in the general election. Chris Mann made a campaign swing through Crawford County on Saturday, spending the morning at Arma’s V-J Day Homecoming before giving a small stump speech at Pittsburg’s Root Coffeehouse.  more
Baker Township FD Chief Ryan retires
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The Crawford County Fire District No. 1 (a.k.a. Baker Township FD) Board of Trustees has announced the retirement of Chief Michael Ryan after 40 years of service to the community.  more
Arma V-J Homecoming 2022 [Photo gallery]
Photos from the 2022 Arma V-J Homecoming celebration, held Friday through Sunday, Aug. 12 to 14. more
PPD warns of fake Facebook posts
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A recent Facebook post circulating in the local community warned of “a serial killer or abductor who is currently hunting in Pittsburg.”  more
Last week, the Kansas Army National Guard held its annual Best Warrior Competition at the Regional Training Center in Salina. more
Four people and two vehicles were involved in a rollover crash near Chanute on Saturday morning, although only one of the four was injured, and her injury was minor, according to the KHP. more
Hot days of homecoming
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ARMA, Kan. — For the past seven decades, citizens of Arma have set aside the second weekend in August to host a commemoration for veterans and families who have served the country. The annual … more
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