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Bone Creek water district searching for leak
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Crews are tracing along the Bone Creek District 11 Wholesale Water District’s system searching for water a water leak by finding water coming to the surface.   more
The Pittsburg Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) heard a proposal Wednesday from Michael Ehling, executive administrator for the Crawford County Mental Health Center, to build a new Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) at the Pittsburg campus of Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHCSEK) at 30th and Michigan. more
The USDA last week announced that due to drought conditions, Crawford and Cherokee counties have been added to its list of primary natural disaster areas. more
50 miles between ice cream parlors 
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The Heart of the Ozarks Model T Club of Springfield, Missouri, is hosting its annual Hillbilly Tour for Model T enthusiasts from around the country. This year, the club is focusing on touring the sights and sounds of southeast Kansas.  more
Winners have been announced from the 34th annual Little Balkans Quilt Show, which was held Friday, Sept. 2 through Saturday, Sept. 3. The Guilds Fundraiser/Donation Quilt was won by Sue Roit of Parsons, Kansas.  more
Portion of S. Walnut closed for repairs 
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On Wednesday, Sept. 7, South Walnut Street will be closed between West Jackson and West Quincy Street for overnight repairs.   more
For the first time in the history of Company Days, a two-day annual event hosted by the College of Technology at PSU, there is a waiting list for construction companies and overflow space is being created for automotive companies.   more
On Monday, Sept. 12, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to close the U.S. 400 bypass east of Baxter Springs. more
Pittsburg Beautiful is pleased to announce its September awards. This month the group focused on new home construction and a major business renovation. more
Grammy-nominated ensemble to perform at PSU
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On Sept. 9, the Black Oak Ensemble will perform at PSU as part of the Solo & Chamber Music Series in the Department of Music. more
City officials first learned in late 2019 that they were being gifted with $4.6 million by the Tavella family to build a public library, and the city received the final payment of that money in July of last year. For months, the city has been delayed in moving forward with building the library by various concerns from the public.  more
To celebrate 10 years of its iCraft program, the Pittsburg Public Library is bringing back its very first iCraft project — smash books — for a special class from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28.  more
KBI investigating homicide in Arcadia
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The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) announced Tuesday that it is working with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a homicide investigation in Arcadia.  more
Brick + Mortar Social House is under the new ownership of Darrell Pulliam — a PSU graduate who years ago helped with a planning grant that led to the creation of Block22, where the restaurant is located.   more
Fort Scott church fire caused by lightning
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The fire last week that significantly damaged Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Fort Scott was caused by lighting, fire officials have determined, according to the Fort Scott Tribune.  more
Skirmish at Cow Creek, Oct. 23, 1864 
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For the sixth year, Amanda Minton, director of the Crawford County Historical Museum (CCHM), has worked to bring the county’s Civil War heritage to life during Pittsburg’s Little Balkans Days celebration.  more
Polka in Pittsburg
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One of the most interesting things about Little Balkans Days, besides the history of the event, is the variety of music performed at it. more
Pittsburg man injured in rear-end crash
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A Pittsburg man was seriously injured in a rear-end collision Friday, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.  more
Little Balkans Days [Photo gallery]
Photos from the 37th annual Little Balkans Days Celebration in Pittsburg, Kansas, held from Aug. 29 to Sept. 4, 2022. more
Little Balkans coffee kick-off
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As a way to kick off the weekend of Little Balkans Days events, the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the Little Balkans Festival Assocation hosted a Chamber Coffee event Friday morning at which community members gathered and had refreshments.   more
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