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Be on the lookout for blue-green algae
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While the days have gotten a little cooler recently the hot, sunny weather that we had previously was the perfect combination for pond weeds and algae to grow. more
PHS launches into a new year 
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With the 2022-23 school year just beginning, the Launch program at Pittsburg High School is gearing up as well. Last year’s class was made up of all seniors, so this year, the program will be starting with all new faces, and hopefully, some new ideas.  more
Ending with a Bash
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As summer concludes, one area band decided to send the season off in style with a big End of Summer Bash concert at My Place in Cherryvale.  more
Numerous Pittsburg businesses and other organizations, just a few of which are shown here, participated in this year’s Paint the Town Red decorating contest. more
Flaming Motorcycle
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At 5:40 p.m. Tuesday a man called 911 to report he was at a stop sign at Joplin and 7th Street in Pittsburg and saw his motorcycle was on fire. The Pittsburg Fire Department extinguished the fire, … more
Sheriff’s office warns of scam
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The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents to beware of a fraudulent scam involving a caller impersonating a law enforcement officer.  more
Driver injured in K-7 semi rollover
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A Houston, Texas man was seriously injured in a semi rollover accident on Highway K-7 at 670th Road, or about 4.75 miles north of Girard, early Tuesday morning.  more
County updated on reclamation project 
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Bryce Zirfas and Marlene Spence of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Surface Mining Unit spoke with Crawford County commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting about a reclamation project centered on the intersection of E. 600th and S. 230th, just a mile north of Grasshopper Corner in Frontenac.  more
Photos from the Little Balkans Cooking School event held on Monday, Aug. 29, at St. Mary’s Guadalupe Hall in Pittsburg as part of Little Balkans Days 2022. more
Crawford County Grant Writer Gus Brunetti met with the county commissioners on Tuesday to discuss participation in a new grant proposal from the Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Commission.  more
Fort Scott church damaged by fire
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St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fort Scott was severely damaged in a fire Monday night. more
The Crawford County Commission has appointed Debra Anthony as director of the Crawford County Health Department, effective Aug. 30, 2022.  more
Buy the Books
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In addition to the numerous events this week with Little Balkans Days and Paint the Town Red, the Pittsburg Public Library is back to having its annual Book Sale on Labor Day Weekend, and, like last year’s sale, this year’s will once again be held outdoors in the library courtyard.  more
Walk to End Alzheimer’s 
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The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting southeast Kansas residents to join the fight to end the disease by registering for the 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Pittsburg. The event is Sept. 24 at Gorilla Village on the Pittsburg State University campus.   more
Pittsburg Noon Rotary is hosting its annual Women Are Champions event on Sept. 20 at Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium. The event is open to all women and designed to provide a space to network, meet new people and get inspired. more
A Webb City, Missouri, man was arrested Saturday after leading Cherokee County sheriff's deputies and Kansas Highway Patrol troopers on a chase into Crawford County.  more
Author with local roots hosts book signing
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Children’s author Ryan O’Connor hosted a reading and signing for his new book “Bobby the Bear and his Big Surprise” on Saturday at local book store Books & Burrow. more
The Pittsburg Fire Department is now equipped with a life-saving tool for victims of cyanide poisoning caused by smoke inhalation. more
Local McDonald’s restaurants will again celebrate area teachers in a big way this fall with the launch of the third annual McDonald’s Outstanding Educator Awards. more
A Lamar, Missouri, woman was arrested Saturday for allegedly attacking a man with a knife, apparently without any provocation, according to the Lamar Police Department.  more
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