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100 people shut down a block of East Melvin Street in Arma on Thursday to play, laugh and enjoy cool summer treats together in a multigenerational block party.   more
United Way Day of Action set for Friday
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United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas will host its annual Day of Action, a community-wide day of volunteer service to benefit local nonprofit agencies, on Friday, June 24.  more
For nearly 100 years, Fox Insurance Agency has been a stand-alone agency in Arma, Kansas’ business district. As of July 1, however, Fox Insurance Agency will be merging with Ryan Insurance of Pittsburg.  more
‘Bike the US for MS’ to visit Pittsburg
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On Sunday and Monday, June 26 and 27, a team of 15 bicyclists who are riding from Yorktown, Virginia, to San Francisco, California, to promote understanding and raise awareness of multiple sclerosis will be visiting Pittsburg.   more
A Fort Scott man charged with two counts of first-degree murder, among other charges, in connection with the deaths of his mother and stepfather late last year, has reportedly waived his right to a preliminary examination.  more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Gov. Laura Kelly announced Tuesday that her administration will distribute a total of $53 million “to eligible child care staff at licensed facilities as a reward for … more
Lavender Fest 2022
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The Lavender Patch Farm in Fort Scott celebrated its 5th annual Lavender Fest this past Saturday while the flowering plants were in full bloom.  more
PSU students band gray bats
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For students and professors in the field of wildlife biology, course work doesn’t pause for the summer, which is why Andrew George, a PSU associate professor of biology, along with graduate research assistant Haley Price, and two PSU undergraduate students, Kayano Vail and Khloey Stringer, started banding gray bats in Pittsburg this past week. more
Watercoloring outside the lines
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County opens chipseal bids 
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GIRARD, Kan. — The Crawford County Commission opened sealed bids on Tuesday from three contractors to chipseal county roads, although no decision was made on which bid to accept. The goal is to … more
FRONTENAC, Kan. — John Williamson made a second appeal before the Frontenac City Council Monday night to ask about any progress the city has made in resolving sewer issues since his last … more
Elm Acres Foundation awards grants 
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Grantmaking is a large part of carrying out the mission of the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas (CFSEK), and it has been since its establishment in 2001. Currently, … more
Gov. Laura Kelly made several stops in Southeast Kansas on Monday, including at the grand opening of the Office of Rural Prosperity (ORP).  more
‘How to reflect and not just react’
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A Pittsburg Area Young Professionals event Tuesday dealt with a subject that may be even more relevant than usual with elections coming up: how to talk about controversial and sometimes uncomfortable issues with people who disagree with you.  more
Angie Saporito, administrator of Mercy Columbus Hospital, has been elected to serve as president of the Pittsburg State University Alumni Association for 2022. more
You’ve made your bed – now race it! 
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ARMA, Kan. — Grab four of your friends, put wheels on a bed, sport hilarious costumes, be part of a parade and race to win! Arma VJ Homecoming is proud to present its first Southeast Kansas Bed … more
Summer Snaps
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As summer officially starts, youth in the Pittsburg area have the opportunity to join in activities that not only engage their minds, but also their creativity. more
TOPEKA, Kan. — Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday celebrated Kansas hitting the lowest unemployment rate in the state’s recorded history, at 2.3 percent. Unemployment continues to decline in the … more
The South Kansas & Oklahoma (SKOL) Railroad plans to close and repair its crossing on K-47 east of U.S. 169 on Monday and Tuesday, June 27 and 28.   more
Carver League hosts soft reopening
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After nearly a year of renovation work, some of the key players in the effort to restore and reopen a historic local African-American community center hosted an event Saturday to give the public an update on the project.  more
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