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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
To spice up the weekend, Pittsburg High School Theatre will be presenting a student-directed, one-act performance called “Dave” written by Pittsburg playwright Michael Fienen.   more
A vision of the future
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Pittsburg State University on Thursday announced a new initiative in downtown Pittsburg. Dubbed “Gorilla Rising,” the initiative is designed to expand the university’s footprint to the Block22 area to strengthen the local business district and provide business students with a unique learning experience that incorporates more practical learning opportunities. more
Noodles for new homes
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After cancelling the event for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Crawford County is back and ready to feed area citizens next week at St. John Lutheran Church, 304 W. 3rd St.  more
Pittsburg Police Lt. Chris Moore, state director for the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run, on Thursday evening announced a final update about Saturday’s Polar Plunge on the department’s Facebook page. more
Community members flock to Seed Swap
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With sowing season starting now, local restaurant Toast hosted an evening during which attendees could trade seeds with one another on Thursday.  more
St. Mary's Colgan Catholic Schools announced Thursday that Tim Conrad, a Colgan class of 1982 graduate, has accepted the position of principal for grades 7 through 12 for the 2023-2024 school year.  more
Pittsburg State University will host two concerts next week, a performance by the PSU Wind Ensemble titled “Unoriginals” on Thursday, Feb. 16, and another by the Calidore String Quartet on Friday, Feb. 17, as part of the Department of Music’s Solo & Chamber Music Series.  more
Gov. Laura Kelly announced Thursday that the Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Commission (SEKRPC) is among 12 Kansas organizations to receive a combined total of $5 million in federal funds through the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program to produce local transportation safety plans. more
KDWP resumes stocking rainbow trout
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Connor Ossowski, Pittsburg District fisheries biologist with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks announced Wednesday that KDWP will resume the winter stocking schedule with a stocking of 1,200 rainbow trout on the Mined Land Wildlife Area Unit #30 “Trout Pit” on Feb. 15, and 1,200 rainbow trout on March 3. more
Special Olympics of Kansas (SOKS) hosted its two-day Southeast Kansas Regional Basketball Competition on Tuesday and Wednesday. The competition was held in the John Lance Arena at Pittsburg State University’s Weede Gymnasium. Tuesday’s event was for adults, while Wednesday’s event was for youth. more
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