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riday morning, the Crawford County Commissioners accepted and finalized the election results from Nov. 8 as presented by Crawford County Clerk Lisa Lusker after reviewing the 324 provisional ballots left to be counted.   more
Nearly two weeks have passed since Third District County Commissioner Jeremy Johnson was defeated in his reelection bid by Republican challenger and former commissioner Carl Wood. Four years ago, Johnson defeated Wood in the Democratic primary and again in the general election after Wood decided to run as an independent.   more
Liberating movements at the library
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For the past week, Books and Burrow owner Darcie Shultz has been collaborating with the Pittsburg Public Library in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. On Thursday evening, Shultz led a free form dance movement event at the Pittsburg Public Library for children ages 7 to 11.   more
Every year for Pittsburg State University’s Advanced Social Work Macro class, seniors are given the task of creating a project that will impact a community. This year, the students came up with projects ranging from registering new voters, to collecting book donations, to combating loneliness within the senior citizen community.   more
Shooting at Sonic
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Police responded to the area of the Sonic Drive-In on North Broadway on Thursday night in response to a report of a shooting incident. Although a victim suffering from a gunshot wound and a potential person of interest in the case were both located, however, the victim was uncooperative with police.  more
Feztival of Trees
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On Thursday, Pittsburg Area of Chamber of Commerce members were able to get a sneak peak of the trees and prizes that will be featured at the Mirza Shrine’s 3rd Annual Feztival of Trees.  more
As temperatures dip and weather forecasts start to include snow chances, Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves is encouraging residents to take steps ahead of time to prepare for possible bad weather.   more
Making Christmas magical in McCune
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The citizens of McCune will once again start off their Christmas season with the McCune Osage Township Library and Museum’s Annual Christmas Bazaar, which will take place this Saturday.  more
Since 2001, it has quickly become a popular sport around the world, with several similar clubs and venues coming into existence, each with their own rules and hosting their own tournaments. Now, four years after its founding, Main Street Axe Company is preparing to send four members to the World Championship in Appleton, Wisconsin, from Dec. 1 to 4, hoping to win part of the $50,000 prize pool. more
Appealing law careers in Kansas 
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Local attorney Steve Angermayer hosted three Kansas Court of Appeals judges at Pittsburg State University’s Russ Hall on Thursday afternoon. Students were invited to attend a forum in which the three talked about their personal experiences in becoming appellate judges.  more
A Parsons man is facing felony charges after being found in possession of more than an ounce of methamphetamine when a police officer showed up to arrest him for criminal trespass at a red-tagged house earlier this week.  more
Traffic stops conducted by the Chanute Police Department (CPD) over the past week have led to several arrests for alleged possession of methamphetamine, among other charges.  more
The Salvation Army of Pittsburg needs bell ringers for this giving season.  In most locations across the Midwest, the easiest way to help from early November through Christmas Eve is to ring a bell at one of Salvation Army's iconic red kettles, the charitable organization said. more
October, Pittsburg Community Schools (USD 250) introduced an engagement survey open to all district staff, parents, and anyone in the general public who requested it, to provide constructive feedback to develop the district’s long-range strategic plan and highlight areas for improvement. At Monday night’s school board meeting, Sue Givens of the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) presented the results of the survey.  more
A California company may soon be coming to the former location of Mercy Hospital Fort Scott, now known as the Bourbon County Medical Building, although details of the plan were not entirely clear immediately following actions taken by the Bourbon County Commission this week.  more
Chamber announces 2023 Women of Distinction
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The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday announced the honorees for the 2023 Women of Distinction Community Calendar.  more
'This is Halloween'
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Midwest Regional Ballet is known for its unique and creative productions, and it will once again bring one of them, “This is Halloween,” to Memorial Auditorium this weekend.   more
Holiday Art Market
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The Pittsburg ArtWalk Association, a non-profit volunteer group that organizes the local Pittsburg ArtWalk festival twice a year, has announced its inaugural Holiday Art Market event, which will be held on Small Business Saturday.  more
Gov. Kelly declares Apprenticeship Week 
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On Oct. 28, Gov. Laura Kelly signed a proclamation spotlighting the continued growth of the Kansas Registered Apprenticeship Program and declaring the week of Nov. 13-19 as Apprenticeship Week throughout the state. The statewide proclamation coincides with the 8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week.    more
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