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Pittsburg PD 50 years ago, part 7
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There seems to be a high level of interest (and memory) when it comes to the old-time Pittsburg PD, so hopefully readers will appreciate a broader view of policing as it existed 50 years ago. more
Local artist supports greyhound adoption
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Sue Horner wasn’t necessarily a greyhound fan when she started making greyhound-themed T-shirts, but she saw a need she could fill.   more
 The Crawford County Commission voted Friday to approve participation in a new statewide infrastructure funding program. more
The Mined Land Wildlife Areas of Southeast Kansas are home to a wide range of animal species. more
Memorial Auditorium in Pittsburg was bursting with exuberant sixth graders — every sixth grade class in the county as a matter of fact — as they attended their graduation ceremony from the Crawford County Youth Leadership Program Thursday morning.  more
A Fort Scott man suffered moderate injuries in a single-vehicle crash about five miles east of Mindenmines, Missouri, on Wednesday morning, according to the MSHP. more
Social House Entertainment announced on Thursday that they will be hosting the inaugural Four States Music Festival at Pittsburg State University on Friday, Sept. 16, which will be during Family Weekend for the college. more
Pittsburg Public Library gets crafty
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As a continuation of their iCraft events, Pittsburg Public Library staff invited adults and children, 6th grade and older, to join them Wednesday for an afternoon of constructing small succulent baskets made entirely out of paper. more
PSU names new chair of HPSS Department
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An associate professor of history who last month was given the Outstanding Faculty Award by students has been named the new chair of the Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences at Pittsburg State.  more
An opportunity to directly support the people of Ukraine has presented itself in the local area.   more
Biosecurity tips for peak riding season
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For some, spring in the air creates anticipation of digging in the soil or processing calves and turning to summer pastures. For horse lovers, spring is getting into peak riding season. more
The Wildcat Extension District will be hosting a pond management workshop with guest speaker K-State Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Specialist Joe Gerken on May 18. more
This week I’m returning to Ben George’s memoir with his recollections of ‘vacations’ in Girard and his family’s move to the Republic of Frontenac — J.T.K. more
Pittsburg Deputy City Manager Jay Byers fielded questions from the city commission on Tuesday about entering into an “intergovernmental agreement” with KDHE to assist in environmental clean-up efforts throughout the city.  more
Retro cocktail hour
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The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at Pittsburg State University, along with KPRS (89.9FM) and Sodexo, is bringing a new style of event to Pittsburg from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 1.  more
For the past few months, Lakeside Elementary fifth graders have worked to create 22 dog houses to be auctioned off at the Pittsburg ArtWalk for monetary donations to the SEK Humane Society.  more
PCMS music department receives top ratings
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Pittsburg Community Middle School received high praise at the Mid-America Music Festival on Saturday, which was held in-person across the Pittsburg State University campus for the first time since 2019.  more
PSU student wins award for sword
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PSU senior Austin Jacks has scored his 2nd win in the Cast in Steel competition, hosted annually by the Steel Founders Society of America, for a Celtic leaf sword that took him most of the academic year to create.  more
Trees on local bike trails defaced
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Despite being a smaller city, Pittsburg has seen its fair share of defacement on buildings and trash cans, and although the parks and trails are utilized by people to exercise and be with nature, these spots are sometimes the target for vandalism.   more
On Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, Crawford County will host a tire reclamation event for residents to safely dispose of unwanted tires.  more
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