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Wildcat District to host Agronomy Night
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K-State Research and Extension’s Wildcat District has announced it will host its annual Agronomy Night on Feb. 7 in Independence. The event will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Independence Community College West Campus, 2615 W. Main St.  more
Women of Distinction: Lindsay Smith
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Lindsay Smith is committed to leading the charge in finding ways to contribute to the community and growth of Pittsburg, and her consistency in doing so has earned her recognition as a 2023 Woman of Distinction by the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce.   more
In past meetings, the Frontenac City Council has discussed the idea of putting weight limits on the Joe Saia Overpass to reduce wear and tear on the structure. Councilmember LaDonna Pyle again broached the topic at Tuesday night’s meeting. more
Since January is Human Trafficking Awareness month, Pittsburg State University’s Students for Violence Prevention and the Southeast Kansas Women’s Intersectional Network (SEKWIN) are partnering to host a free event for the public featuring the documentary “Surviving Sex Trafficking” followed by a question-and-answer session in order to raise awareness about human trafficking.  more
Block Kids is back!
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An upcoming competition will give area children in grades one through six the chance to compete for prizes by putting their brick building skills to the test. more
Leafy Green obtains two new farms
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In continuing its effort to provide nutrient-rich fresh food to the area, local shipping container farming company Leafy Green Farms received two additional hydroponic farms on Wednesday morning.   more
The Crawford County Republican Party is hosting a roundtable discussion and fundraising dinner this weekend, which will feature current, former, and aspiring lawmakers among those on its guest list.  more
Commission considers veteran housing
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At Tuesday’s meeting of the Crawford County Commission, Commissioner Carl Wood proposed a new housing development for the county’s disabled veterans. Having attended last week’s Green Zone event, a training seminar on how to help veterans transition back into civilian life, Wood spoke with one of the organizers about building such a development in Crawford County. more
Women of Distinction: Kelynn Heardt
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Being a high school principal is one of the toughest jobs in education. A person must be flexible and steady — often finding themselves in vastly different situations from one minute to the next, they must be able to switch gears easily. Pittsburg High School Principal Kelynn Heardt has prepared her whole life for those challenges and meets them with a graceful determination.  more
Axe the Tax goes into effect
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Gov. Laura Kelly fought to “axe the tax” on food during her last campaign, wanting to eliminate the state’s 6.5 percent food sales tax entirely. Kelly and the Republican-controlled state legislature agreed on a gradual reduction to zero by 2025. more
After cancelling the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021 and then having a postponed, adapted version of it 2022, the Mount Carmel Foundation will be having its 39th annual gala fundraiser back in its original form starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, in Pittsburg State University’s Crimson and Gold Ballroom.  more
Olive Street Presents welcomes Jaimee Harris
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For its 14th year running, Olive Street Presents is gearing up for another year of bringing independent folk artists to Pittsburg by welcoming Jaimee Harris to play at its first house concert of 2023 on Sunday, Jan. 29.   more
The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced the winners of its 2022 Community Traffic Safety Awards, including several law enforcement agencies in Southeast Kansas.  more
Pittsburg teen arrested for DUI after crash
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An 18-year-old Pittsburg man was arrested early Tuesday for allegedly driving under the influence and being a minor in possession of alcohol after striking a parked pickup truck with his vehicle, according to the Pittsburg Police Department.  more
An Opolis, Kansas man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision in rural Cherokee County on Monday afternoon, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.  more
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has launched an investigation following an officer-involved shooting in Cherokee County on Monday. Preliminary information indicates that a suspect found deceased after exchanging gunfire with deputies died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound following the incident, according to the KBI.  more
Total sausagefest
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Once a widespread skill, sausage making has diminished in popularity over the years to the point of nearly being a lost art, which is why the owner of The Meat Shed, Matt DeMoss, shared his knowledge with area residents at an instructional class on Saturday.  more
Musical club shares movie with community
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Every month the Treble Clef Club of Pittsburg holds a meeting at which members feature a musical performance, and for January’s event the club decided to invite the community to view the movie “Hamilton” at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts on Monday afternoon.  more
PAYP plans pick-up day
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According the Pittsburg Area Young Professionals’ (PAYP) Facebook page, it is impossible to drive by the area around the U.S. 69 and Atkinson Road intersection and not notice the litter.This Saturday, Jan. 21, PAYP is sponsoring a clean-up day to pick up the trash along the roadside and ditches. more
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