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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
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
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