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Children cheer for the Chiefs
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While residents in Kansas City were celebrating at the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade, Pittsburg Community Child Care Learning Center staff and children held their own version to commemorate the big win on Wednesday afternoon. more
Starting the week of Feb. 20, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to begin full-depth concrete patching on highway U.S. 400 from the Greenwood-Wilson county line southeast to K-47.   more
The Fort Scott National Historic Site will host free guided bird walks this weekend, taking place hourly from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, through Sunday, Feb. 19, for the 26th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC).   more
Emilia Bassano was a trailblazer 400 years ago, but her story is almost completely lost to history.  Next week, students will bring it alive in Pitt State Theatre's production, "Emilia."  more
A Vietnamese national with no known U.S. address but a long criminal history was sentenced in federal court in Springfield, Missouri, this week to more than 14 years in prison for convictions stemming from a 2020 incident when he was caught with a stolen pistol and more than half a pound of methamphetamine.  more
Participants in the “Summer Library Programming for Adults” workshop, which was sponsored by the Southeast Kansas Library System (SEKLS) and hosted via Zoom on Feb. 7, included Carol Ann Robb of Pittsburg Public Library.  more
K-State Research and Extension will host the SEK Soil Regeneration Initiative Workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southeast Research and Extension Center located at 25092 Ness Rd. in Parsons.   more
Pittsburg Polar Plunge makes big splash
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Twenty-two teams totaling 120 people took their chances jumping into near-freezing waters at the Crimson Villas swimming pool this weekend. more
DAR delivers delectables
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Local members of the Daughters of the American Revolution spent Monday morning delivering cookies to first responders at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and the Pittsburg police and fire departments.  more
PSU hosts Martin Luther King Jr. Ball
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Pittsburg State University students, faculty, and community members were able to get dressed up in formal wear, eat a catered meal, hear music and poetry, and dance the night away at the Martin Luther King Jr. Ball this past weekend at the Overman Student Center.   more
The EPA on Friday announced the second wave of approximately $1 billion in funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to start new cleanup projects at 22 Superfund sites, including the Caney Residential Yards in Southeast Kansas. more
Hearings will begin in the state senate’s Local Government Committee at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Topeka about SB-162, a bill granting counties greater authority to enforce nuisance ordinances similar to those enjoyed by cities. more
SEKRPC director briefs county commission
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Matthew Godinez, executive director of the Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Commission (SEKRPC), spoke with Crawford County commissioners on Friday about the recently awarded $800,000 Safe Streets for All (SS4A) grant. more
The Crawford County Commission, after an early morning work session on Friday, approved funds for several new child-care facilities, adding 99 new slots in the county. more
PSU announcement sparks questions
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After an announcement this week by Pittsburg State University’s Kelce College of Business of plans to move classes to a new facility in downtown, citizens have flooded social media with questions and concerns. more
An exhibit titled “Real Abstraction” by artist Nick Gadbois will open at the Harry Krug Gallery in Porter Hall, home to the Pittsburg State University Department of Art, on Feb. 15.   more
Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas this week announced the addition of a new board member, Rachel Ruiz, who represents Crawford County patients.   more
Lt. Gov. and Secretary of Commerce David Toland announced Friday that the “Kansas Broadband Roadshow,” which will launch next week, will be coming to Southeast Kansas in early March.  more
Joseph Shipps, 44, of Sikeson, Missouri, was sentenced Thursday to nearly seven years imprisonment in Cherokee County District Court.  more
PSU honors Dr. Eva Jessye
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The Pittsburg State University Department of Music, in collaboration with PSU Theatre and Special Collections and University Archives, paid tribute to southeast Kansas native Dr. Eva Jessye on Wednesday night at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. more
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