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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
Fourby nominated to FVC Board of Directors
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Brad Fourby, founder of the hydroponic container farm company Leafy Green Farms, has accepted the nomination to the Board of Directors for the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Kansas. The coalition is a 501c3 that focuses on mobilizing veterans to feed America. more
Team Rubicon to host local recruiting drive
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nown as Greyshirts because of their distinctive T-shirts, Team Rubicon, a veteran-led humanitarian organization founded by two Marines in 2010, will be hosting a recruiting drive at Drop the H Brewing Company in Pittsburg at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23. more
Interact with art
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A new art installation premiered last week on Pittsburg State University’s campus, which is the first interactive exhibit that has been displayed in Porter Hall.   more
Mount Carmel Gala raises $118,000
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Crawford County Counselor Jim Emerson announced at Tuesday’s commission meeting that the state legislature in Topeka has formally introduced Senate Bill 162 on Monday morning. more
Girard boutique rebrands to Rae and Kae
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The business formerly known as Pearls and Curls Boutique held a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce last week to celebrate its new name, Rae and Kae Boutique.   more
Chili for good paws
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Every year on Super Bowl Sunday, the SEK Humane Society hosts a chili dinner fundraiser, and after two years of only fulfilling drive-through orders, the event is back to being held in-person and indoors.   more
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