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PSU hosts Community Fair
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Dozens of businesses and organizations in and around Pittsburg lined up tables around The Oval at Pittsburg State University’s campus and spent Tuesday afternoon chatting with students.   more
Boil water advisory issued for Weir
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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Weir public water supply system in Cherokee County.    more
Apollo Medical Services, a medical supply company specializing in respiratory equipment, held a ribbon cutting Tuesday for its new Pittsburg location. more
KDOL releases jobs report
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The statewide unemployment rate holds steady for a second month at 2.4 percent. This is a decrease from 3.1 percent in July of 2021. With the national unemployment rate at 3.5 percent, Kansas remains well below the U.S. average.  more
Block22, a collaboration between PSU and the City of Pittsburg, is partnering with four of its tenant businesses and a local non-profit music promoter to host a block party style concert from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 9.   more
Great Plains Development Authority has announced the selection of Pittsburg-based Watco as the new operator of the Great Plains Industrial Park in Parsons, Kansas. more
New to the Jungle
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The gorillas are back in the jungle, and those who have returned for more are showing the new ones the ropes. more
Baxter Springs resurfacing work delayed
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The recently announced Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) highway resurfacing project in Baxter Springs has been delayed.   more
College freshman has big goals
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When school starts next week, Brady Stanley won’t be daunted, in spite of big changes. more
County Commission finalizes hand recount 
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With the recount for Value Them Both completed, Commissioners Tom Moody and Jeremy Johnson voted to accept the results of the Canvasing Board at Friday’s regular meeting. Commissioner Bruce Blair was not present.  more
Members of the Kansas Marshallese community were busy Friday giving away backpacks for local children from 1 to 6 p.m. at Schlanger Park. more
The State Board of Indigents Defense Services (SBIDS) is hosting a public forum this weekend at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts in Pittsburg to consider the possibility of opening a public defenders’ office for the 11th Judicial District, which services Crawford, Labette, and Cherokee counties.  more
Lagers with Legislators
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Two area Republican lawmakers, Chuck Smith and Jake LaTurner, hosted a “Lagers with Legislators” event Thursday at Drop the H Brewing Company.  more
Three men were arrested for drug charges after police executed a search warrant on a Pittsburg residence this week, and one woman was arrested on a charge of kidnapping, in addition to being charged with possession of narcotics.  more
A decade with a wayward duo
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Many Pittsburg residents can recall those packed open mic nights at Fat Daddy’s, a local bar and grill that is now closed, in 2012 when Melissa Anderson and Sarah Shank first began casually playing music and singing together. more
Until recently, experts who follow the KKK would have likely maintained that the group now barely exists, being nowhere near its heyday in terms of membership and klaverns in the U.S. more
Lamar police conducting death investigation
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Police in Lamar, Missouri, are conducting a death investigation after a woman was found unresponsive early Thursday morning and later pronounced deceased.  more
The Solo & Chamber Music Series returns to Pittsburg State University campus again this fall for a full season of live concerts. more
An attempt to overturn the results of the Aug. 2 Value Them Both Amendment vote via a recount may be costing taxpayers in some counties, although Crawford County officials are optimistic that won’t be the case locally.   more
Trading scrubs for soap
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After working 15 years as an emergency room nurse in Kansas City, Keegan Koehler decided to turn her hobby into a business.   more
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