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Legacy of Music set for Saturday
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Music sometimes has the ability to provide comfort that nothing else can compare to, especially for children, which is why a group of individuals and musicians decided to organize a benefit concert at which all the proceeds would be put into a program to provide free music lessons to any child who wishes to learn. more
On Tuesday night, the Pittsburg City Commission held public hearings to discuss setting the mill levy to exceed revenue neutral and approval of the city’s 2023 budget. more
Dr. Michael Davidsson, director of the Business & Economic Research Center and Associate Professor of Economics at Pittsburg State University, delivered his quarterly economic update to the Pittsburg City Commission this week, highlighting employment numbers, housing, sales tax revenues, and household incomes.  more
ArtWalk set for Sept. 23
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After bringing back the Pittsburg ArtWalk as an in-person event this spring for the first time since 2019, ArtWalk organizers are gearing up for their fall event, set for Sept. 23.  more
Wildlife viewing is one of the fastest growing wildlife-related recreation activities in the U.S., and those who live within driving distance of PSU will have opportunities to learn more about it this fall. more
The Crawford County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday afternoon that it was seeking two suspects allegedly involved in the Aug. 27 theft of vehicles and firearms at Delange Seed near Girard.  more
At approximately 3:18 a.m. Tuesday, the Pittsburg Fire Department responded to a call from the Holiday Inn Express at 4011 Parkview Dr., Pittsburg.  more
PSU student group revives community garden
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One shovelful of soil at a time, a group of PSU students has taken on a project that will help those with food insecurity in Crawford County. more
The EPA has announced it will be offering free residential lead testing as part of a new sitewide assessment at the Cherokee County National Priorities List Superfund Site. more
The Emmett Lecture series continues on Sept. 22 with a presentation by Hyeryung Hwang. more
USD 250 talks strategic planning 
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With the 2022-23 school year underway, USD 250 Superintendent Richard Proffitt said it was time to discuss the need for a long-term strategic plan for the district at Monday night’s school board meeting. more
Lowell Milken Center celebrates 15 years 
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The official Grand Opening — including VIP speeches, a surprise award presentation, and a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony — welcomed 200 guests to a new park and outdoor exhibit space Monday in the heart of the historic downtown district of Fort Scott, Kansas. more
Three people including two teenagers died and two others were injured in a crash about five miles west of Nevada, Missouri, early Monday morning. more
Girard boil water advisory rescinded
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KDHE has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Girard public water supply system. more
Constitution Week
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From left, Mary Gilpin and Janie Fletcher of the Oceanus Hopkins Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution receive a proclamation Tuesday from Pittsburg Mayor Cheryl Brooks declaring Sept. 17 through Sept. 23, 2022, as Constitution Week in Pittsburg. Sept. 17 marks the 235th anniversary of the drafting of the U.S. Constitution at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. more
Same goals, different place
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Although former Director of Housing and Community Development for the City of Pittsburg Quentin Holmes has begun his new position as president of Equity Bank’s Pittsburg market, he will still be continuing to help the growth of Pittsburg, only with a different approach.   more
The Weir Civic Club is once again inviting the public to attend its annual Homecoming celebration on Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17.  more
Last Tuesday, Gov. Laura Kelly signed an executive order establishing the Office of Registered Apprenticeship within the Kansas Department of Commerce. The office will dramatically scale up the Kelly administration’s efforts to meet the talent needs of Kansas businesses. more
Boil water advisory issued for Girard
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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Girard public water supply system.    more
Columbus man arrested for child sex crime
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A Columbus man was arrested last week for the alleged rape of a minor child, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has announced.  more
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