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Dubbed the Veterans First Medical Cannabis Act, Senate Bill 171, if passed, would allow for the growing, selling, and use of marijuana for medical purposes. For the first 60 days after passage, only armed forces veterans, including current members, or their caregivers, will be allowed to apply for and obtain identification cards. more
A local man was arrested Saturday on charges related to an alleged domestic violence incident, as well as outstanding arrest warrants, according to police.  more
A sheep and goat marketing workshop which will focus on developing a marketing plan and a market outlook for 2023 will be held on Thursday, March 2, at the K-State Southeast Research and Extension Center in Parsons.   more
As of Monday afternoon, a limited number of tickets remained for the 49th Annual Pittsburg State University Jazz Festival concert featuring acclaimed trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and his International All Stars. more
Guests can once again go around the world in a few hours when the International Student Association at Pittsburg State University hosts the annual International Food and Culture Fair from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4.   more
The Local Foods Transdisciplinary Team at Kansas State University is hosting a series of local meat marketing workshops, including one next week in Parsons.  more
Two suspects have been arrested on murder charges and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, and Pittsburg Police Department are investigating following the death of a Weir man near Pittsburg’s western city limits on Friday.  more
USD 250 chooses new math curriculum
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After an extensive review process, Pittsburg Community Schools (USD 250) on Monday announced a new math curriculum for grades K through 8 to begin next school year. more
SMC alum returns as principal
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After meeting with the staff and teachers at St. Mary’s Colgan Junior High and High School on Friday, Tim Conrad, the school’s newly hired principal, said he looks forward to his return to his alma mater.  more
Nineteen undergraduate students, including one from Pittsburg State University, were honored for their scientific research presentations at the 21st annual Kansas IDeA (Institutional Development Awards) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) Symposium on Jan. 14 and 15 in Overland Park.  more
Service on 69
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Crawford County citizen Matt Van Becelaere, along with some of his family members, have been working daily since last week to clean up a stretch of Highway 69 from 680th Avenue to 700th Avenue.   more
The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office confirmed late Friday afternoon that it was investigating a homicide.  more
The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that nominations are now open for 2023 Small Business of the Year and Educator of the Year.  more
Two suspects were arrested Wednesday following the execution of a search warrant at a residence where stolen property from two recent business burglaries was found, according to the Pittsburg Police Department.  more
Local author to appear at book signing
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Debuting October of last year, Darrell Lacey’s Brothers of the State has consistently earned a five-star customer rating on Amazon.com. Published by Ozark Hollow Press, it tells a fictionalized story of Lacey’s time in the Kansas state foster care system. more
With the state legislature in session, public education is among the topics being discussed. Of all state expenditures, education is the largest single budget item. Several bills are currently in committee hearings in both chambers. Many won’t go any further, but several others will. more
SEK Freedom, a local group formed during the COVID-19 pandemic and “Dedicated to protecting the freedom and rights of the individual in Southeast Kansas,” according to its Facebook page, is urging supporters to write to legislators in favor of a new bill in the Kansas Senate.  more
Gov. Laura Kelly was joined Thursday by Federal Highway Administrator (FHWA) Shailen Bhatt, Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kansas 3rd District), and other state and local representatives to break ground on 69Express, the state’s first express toll lane project.  more
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