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Hooked on Scouting
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With the promise of cooler weather in the coming months, the fall season will bring a little more comfort for outdoor activities such as fishing and camping, which is why this weekend, the Mo-Kan District of Boy Scouts of America and the Ozarks Trails Council hosted a fishing event at Lakeside Park in Pittsburg to welcome new members to the Cub Scout program.   more
The Pittsburg community celebrated Hispanic culture with two events in the same week in order to honor National Hispanic Heritage Month, which officially began Thursday, Sept. 15 and is recognized through Oct. 15.   more
Family Day in the Jungle
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Children participate in an exercise course led by Pittsburg State University’s ROTC as one of the activities for PSU’s long-time tradition, Family Day, on Saturday. Besides the exercise course, other activities for the children and families included science experiments featuring the Nutty Professor, and learning about raptor birds by seeing them up close. more
Weir Homecoming
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This year’s Weir Homecoming activities included a pie baking contest, chili and bean feed, raffle prize drawing, and turtle races. One highlight of the celebration on Saturday was the annual Homecoming Parade. more
One person was injured and a semi ended up in the east ditch of the Highway 69 bypass between Quincy and 4th Street early Monday afternoon, according to the KHP.  more
Women Helping Women to celebrate milestone
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Women Helping Women: A Fairy Godmothers’ Fund will celebrate a significant milestone in distributing over $100,000 in grants to local women in need.  more
Helping businesses help Pittsburg 
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What, exactly, is the City of Pittsburg’s Economic Development Advisory Committee? Better known as the EDAC, its enabling ordinance says the purpose of the committee is “to expand the city’s economic base.”  more
Reduce, reuse, recycle, and recognition
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After 30 years of making an impact on the environment and the community, the SEK Recycling Team and Crawford County Commissioner Jeremy Johnson this week recognized James Triplett for his hard work with a plaque and naming the recycling center after him.   more
Brush fire behind Y
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The Pittsburg Fire Department was called to a wooded area behind the YMCA after workers for a tree-trimming company who were cutting branches spotted smoke on Friday afternoon. The fire was … more
Potential bomb located in Parsons
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An explosive device was allegedly found in a residential area of Parsons on Thursday, which happened to be exactly one month after an improvised bomb was allegedly detonated in a dumpster behind the local courthouse.   more
Last Saturday, Sept. 10, the Pittsburg Area Young Professionals held their annual Family Day event. Members brought their children to Schlanger Park for a morning of fun and service.  more
The City of Pittsburg has chosen Kim Froman to fill the position of community development and housing director. more
Jim’s marks one year under new ownership
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A year after taking over Jim’s Steakhouse, Frank Caputo has had his share of challenges in restoring the business to its former glory, but those are challenges he’s been willing to accept.  more
Local coin club to attend area event 
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Members of the Pittsburg Coin Club will be attending the Route 66 Coin, Gold and Silver Show in Webb City, Missouri on Saturday, Sept. 24. The annual one-day event will feature coins, gold, silver, currency, and related hobby items and will be held at the Continental Banquet Center at 2802 N. Range Line Road in Webb City. The event is free to the public.  more
Gearing up for Greenbush Day
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After cancelling the event due to COVID-19 concerns in 2020 and 2021, the yearly tradition of Greenbush Day is back, set to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 at Greenbush thanks to the St. Aloysius Historical Society.   more
Gov. Kelly announces $6.5m in grants  
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On Thursday, Gov. Laura Kelly announced that nearly $6.5 million in state grants have been awarded to continue improving services for adult and child crime survivors statewide, including almost $300,000 for Crawford County organizations.  more
The first person to cycle the entire 10,201-mile route of migrating monarch butterflies will make a stop at PSU on Monday, Sept. 26 to share her story. more
FSCC, Commerce Dept. to sign CDL agreement
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With Lt. Gov. David Toland and other state dignitaries on hand, Fort Scott Community College and the Kansas Department of Commerce Workforce AID are expected to sign a major funding agreement next week.   more
Miners Hall to present ‘A Winning Team’
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With the continuation of the Little Balkans Coal Camp – Arma exhibit, Miners Hall Museum will host one of its monthly programs titled “A Winning Team” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. more
County accepts grant for RJA
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The Crawford County Commission accepted a $60,000 grant Tuesday from the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) on behalf of the Restorative Justice Authority (RJA). The grant is payable in installments of $30,000 a year for two years.  more
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