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Established in 2001, the USD 250 Foundation has provided funding for classrooms within the school district and financed scholarships for Pittsburg High School graduates for more than two decades. On Thursday evening, the foundation announced grant awards for projects proposed by 30 USD 250 teachers in a brief reception at PHS. more
After 37 years as an educator, Dr. Brad Hanson is stepping down as the assistant superintendent of USD 250, effective in July. His position will be filled by Principal Ann Lee, an accomplished teacher and administrator, who is moving up to the district office from Lakeside Elementary. more
Born and raised in Grove, Oklahoma, Monica Angeles and her husband moved to Pittsburg in 1997 to attend Pittsburg State University. Angeles said their original plan was to graduate college and move somewhere else, however they decided to stay in Pittsburg.   more
Rebeccah Silence, author of “Coming Back to Life: A Roadmap to Healing from Pain to Create the Life You Want,” and her publisher Health Communications Inc. (HCI) recently donated copies of the book to Pittsburg’s Safehouse Crisis Center.  more
Jan. 18 marked a new chapter in the history of Mirza Shrine with the installation of Mark Stapleton as its 115th potentate. “Illustrious Sir Stapleton, Oswego, was ‘fezzed’ by First Lady Vicky during the installation ceremony held at the conclusion of the temple’s Annual Meeting,” Mirza Shrine said in a press release.  more
Registration for the 49th annual Biking Across Kansas tour opens Sunday, Jan. 29, which is, fittingly, Kansas Day. The riders will pedal the highways and byways from June 10 to 17, on a route that will bring them through Southeast Kansas.  more
Following an opening invocation, the public input period of Tuesday’s Pittsburg City Commission meeting began with a statement from Tom Hayes, general counsel and chief strategy officer for CDL Electric, about the progress of a laydown yard for company equipment that sparked a bit of friction between CDL President and CEO Larry Seward and City Commissioner Chuck Munsell this past fall. more
Representatives from Imagine Pittsburg updated the city commission Tuesday evening on the progress of the next stage of Imagine Pittsburg (IP), a civic initiative originally known as Imagine Pittsburg 2030 (IP 2030) that began in 2010 to plan and implement economic and infrastructure improvements in Pittsburg. more
Quadrupling the number of attendees from the previous event, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice held its second Foot Care Clinic at the Homer Cole Center on Wednesday afternoon.   more
From the time she was a young girl growing up in Frontenac, Ascension Via Christi Hospitalist and 2023 Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Woman of Distinction Dr. Katie Falk always had a curious mind. She said she was constantly asking her parents questions and always furthering it with “but why?”  more
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