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PSU and Washburn lay down the law 
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A dozen of the state’s legal eagles gathered at Pittsburg State University’s Russ Hall on Monday morning to announce a new partnership with Washburn University’s School of Law to train new attorneys to serve in Kansas.  more
Breakfast honoring Women of Distinction 
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he Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the honorees for the 2023 Women of Distinction Community Calendar.  The Women of Distinction Community Calendar honors twelve area women who lead by example in donating their time and talents to benefit the Pittsburg area.   more
Kansas’ new prohibitory law, adopted in November 1880 and taking effect on May 1, 1882, still needed enforcement legislation. Several enforcement bills were quickly introduced in the legislature, and meanwhile (as noted in part 2) selling liquor for medicinal purposes as allowed under the law quickly became the largest loophole, with physicians prescribing intoxicating liquor for a wide range of illnesses. more
Pittsburg prepares for Christmas procession
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For its 43rd Annual Christmas Parade the City of Pittsburg Parks and Recreation is proud to having 43 participants pump some holiday spirit into the area.   more
Turkey Trot triumph 
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Despite less than a month of planning, Pittsburg’s Thanksgiving 5K Turkey Trot was a huge success, exceeding all expectations.  Renato Pinto, organizer of the event, said they only expected about 20 to 30 participants. Instead, over 100 people braved the light rain Thursday morning. Pinto said he lost count after 110.  more
Thankful for The Lord’s Diner
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The Lord’s Diner food truck, now wrapping up its fifth week of operation, surprised over 200 people in need by distributing full Thanksgiving meals on Thursday.  more
Good enough never is. 
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A decade or so back, when the newspaper industry thought it could stay ahead of that whole Interwebs wave that was just starting to build momentum, a favorite slogan among my peers went something like this:  Good enough is good enough.  more
The Kansas Food Bank and Sacred Heart Community Food Pantry in Frontenac are introducing a USDA program to help provide monthly food boxes to low-income seniors.  The Commodity Supplemental Food Program will be available in Frontenac to persons age 60 and above who qualify by meeting income requirements.  Distribution will start in January.  more
November is National Adoption Month  
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National Adoption Month is held every November to celebrate families who have grown through adoption, and to bring awareness to the need for more adoptive families to care for the large number of children in the foster care system.   more
Camp Now and Then
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The Red Cross needs you! 
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Over the next month, The American Red Cross will be deploying its mobile blood drive units and making stops in several locations in Crawford County including Pittsburg, Girard, and Frontenac, to try to combat the blood crisis. more
Christmas festivities in Frontenac
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The holiday season is approaching quickly, and to help its citizens feel the Christmas spirit, the City of Frontenac will light up its downtown with a special ceremony featuring Santa and Mrs. Clause on Sunday evening. more
St. Mary’s senior speaks for the trees
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After receiving encouragement from her biology teacher, Donna Maus, to enter, St. Mary’s Colgan senior Meg Norman was awarded first place in the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) annual speech competition on Monday.  more
County, Commerce work for CDL training 
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At Tuesday’s County Commission meeting, Crawford County entered into a contract with the US Department of Commerce (USDOC) to provide training to county employees to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL).  more
French cookie demo at CCHM 
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The French cookie is a tradition around the holidays in southeast Kansas and memories of French cookie traditions and recipes were shared at the Crawford County Historical Museums event on Monday. more
Adventures with brother Gary, part 2
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Somewhere around 1952, our stepmother, Nell, developed a habit of spanking Gary. more
Quilts of Honor
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After spending a year sewing and stitching, the Little Balkans Quilt Guild continued its annual tradition of gifting its quilt creations to 11 veterans in the area on Monday evening.  more
After a vehicle was stolen from La Quinta Inn and Suites at 2410 S. Broadway in the afternoon, officers with the Pittsburg Police Department spotted the vehicle later Monday evening. … more
MCCUNE, Kan. — An accident on U.S. 400 Hwy. at milepost 417.9, several miles east of McCune, on Monday night claimed the life of 33-year-old Dakota L. Jones of Weir, Kansas.    … more
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