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Author encourages young writers at PSU
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Writer and former Pittsburg State University gallery director S. Portico Bowman visited PSU once again to read from her debut novel, “Cashmere Comes from Goats,” on Monday evening, as well as to talk to students during writing classes on Tuesday.  more
Community members who want an opportunity to play with a group will have the opportunity to do so, thanks to a new band being started by a faculty member in the PSU Music Department and a two-time graduate of the department.    more
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Labette County Sheriff’s Office are investigating after two people were found dead Monday in rural Mound Valley, Kansas.  more
Ascension Via Christi has announced it will be transitioning its Care Van program to Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHSEK) as of Nov. 1.  more
Labette Community College will be celebrating its centennial anniversary beginning September 2023, and the LCC 100-Year Celebration Committee is sponsoring a design contest for a logo to commemorate this special year.  more
PSU musicians to appear in PBS special
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A Pittsburg State University professor of music and graduate music student will be featured in a PBS special airing on Ozarks Public Television on Oct. 6 and 9.   more
Meals on Wheels reports September deliveries
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During the month of September 2022, 804 meals were delivered to the elderly and disabled in Pittsburg. more
An 18-year-old was killed and two other teenagers injured in a crash in rural Barton County, Missouri, early Sunday morning, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  more
Located just south of the Bourbon County line and a couple miles west of US-69 sits what remains of the historic town of Cato, Kansas. While few residents live in the area today, a group of dedicated people, many with personal ties to the town, have been working hard to keep the memories alive by sponsoring the annual Cato Days in November.  more
Fall is upon us, which means the pumpkin patches in the area are ripe and ready. more
The Parsons Police Department has announced several arrests over the weekend, with department leadership expressing frustration at the criminal justice system for its apparent inability to keep repeat offenders off the streets.  more
The Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department is calling all moms and daughters to participate in its “Tiki-Rific” Mother & Daughter Date Night event on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Lincoln Center.  more
Over a dozen different countries attracted the attention of community members to a new event hosted by the International Student Association (ISA) at Pittsburg State University on Friday evening.  more
Pittsburg Beautiful is pleased to announce its October awards. more
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
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