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GIRARD, Kan. — Crawford County Commissioner Jeremy Johnson has been accepted into the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL) program, Class XVI, starting in late August, along with Kari … more
Crawford County history buffs and readers of this newspaper are typically very knowledgeable about the area’s rich roots in bootlegging and coal mining. What they might not know, however, is that Kansas — including Crawford County — has a history with the Ku Klux Klan as well, dating back to the 1920s. more
The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. more
A new study ranks Kansas counties by the value that residents get relative to what they pay in property taxes, and the majority of the top ten are located in the southeastern region of the state.  more
‘We won’t leave anyone behind’ 
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — The American Legion Legacy Run made a stop in Pittsburg on Thursday as part of their annual tour of Kansas. According to Road Commander Terry Harris, the Legacy Run is held … more
Frontenac Mining Days set for July
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The Frontenac community is inviting the public to celebrate its heritage in Southeast Kansas during the 2nd Annual Frontenac Mining Days, in downtown Frontenac, beginning Thursday, July 7, and continuing through Sunday, July 10.   more
As experts across the nation continue to grapple with environmental challenges, students right here in Pittsburg are conducting research that could provide clean energy solutions.   more
100 people shut down a block of East Melvin Street in Arma on Thursday to play, laugh and enjoy cool summer treats together in a multigenerational block party.   more
United Way Day of Action set for Friday
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United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas will host its annual Day of Action, a community-wide day of volunteer service to benefit local nonprofit agencies, on Friday, June 24.  more
For nearly 100 years, Fox Insurance Agency has been a stand-alone agency in Arma, Kansas’ business district. As of July 1, however, Fox Insurance Agency will be merging with Ryan Insurance of Pittsburg.  more
‘Bike the US for MS’ to visit Pittsburg
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On Sunday and Monday, June 26 and 27, a team of 15 bicyclists who are riding from Yorktown, Virginia, to San Francisco, California, to promote understanding and raise awareness of multiple sclerosis will be visiting Pittsburg.   more
A Fort Scott man charged with two counts of first-degree murder, among other charges, in connection with the deaths of his mother and stepfather late last year, has reportedly waived his right to a preliminary examination.  more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Gov. Laura Kelly announced Tuesday that her administration will distribute a total of $53 million “to eligible child care staff at licensed facilities as a reward for … more
Lavender Fest 2022
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The Lavender Patch Farm in Fort Scott celebrated its 5th annual Lavender Fest this past Saturday while the flowering plants were in full bloom.  more
PSU students band gray bats
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For students and professors in the field of wildlife biology, course work doesn’t pause for the summer, which is why Andrew George, a PSU associate professor of biology, along with graduate research assistant Haley Price, and two PSU undergraduate students, Kayano Vail and Khloey Stringer, started banding gray bats in Pittsburg this past week. more
Watercoloring outside the lines
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County opens chipseal bids 
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GIRARD, Kan. — The Crawford County Commission opened sealed bids on Tuesday from three contractors to chipseal county roads, although no decision was made on which bid to accept. The goal is to … more
FRONTENAC, Kan. — John Williamson made a second appeal before the Frontenac City Council Monday night to ask about any progress the city has made in resolving sewer issues since his last … more
Elm Acres Foundation awards grants 
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Grantmaking is a large part of carrying out the mission of the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas (CFSEK), and it has been since its establishment in 2001. Currently, … more
Gov. Laura Kelly made several stops in Southeast Kansas on Monday, including at the grand opening of the Office of Rural Prosperity (ORP).  more
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