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Local organizations the Family Resource Center and the Doggie Bag came together in collaboration this week to host an art gala, featuring work of daycare and pre-school children.   more
Walk to Remember
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According to the National Library of Medicine, up to 25 percent of pregnancies end in loss. more
The Pittsburg Police Department has announced it will be participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on the last Saturday in October.   more
An incident earlier this week in which a man was arrested in Parsons for charges including criminal use of explosives is not suspected of being terrorism-related, according to the Labette County Sheriff’s Office. more
With the general election approaching on Nov. 8, County Clerk Lisa Lusker is reminding area citizens of key dates to keep in mind.  more
PSU unveils new solar canopy
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With the help of Evergy, Alternative Electric and the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburg State University was able hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new solar canopy north of the Kansas Technology Center on Thursday morning.   more
‘The Theory of Relativity’
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True to its fashion, the Pittsburg Community Theatre will once again showcase a unique and inspiring play, “The Theory of Relativity,” which will be led by first-time director Matthew Buck this weekend at Memorial Auditorium.   more
PHS raises funds to help family
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Upon learning that George Nettels Elementary School librarian Lori Wilks’ son, Grant, was in a serious, work-related accident, the families of the Pittsburg Community School District pulled together and began to raise funds to help assist the Wilks family with medical expenses.   more
Paras paid a pittance
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Paraeducators are a key component of special education programs, assisting teachers with classroom management and providing much-needed tutoring and mentoring skills while modeling proper social interactions. Paras provide much of the one-on-one instruction students need. Many paraeducators go on to become fully licensed teachers. more
For the third time in as many months, Labette County law enforcement this week responded to yet another an incident involving an improvised explosive device.  more
The City of Pittsburg has announced it is now accepting applications for two open positions on its Active Transportation Advisory Board (ATAB). more
USD 250 is looking for feedback 
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School board member Joe Kennedy introduced an engagement survey for Pittsburg Community Schools at Monday night’s board meeting. The survey will be emailed to staff, parents, guardians, and community members. Those who do not receive an email may request an email link from the district office.  more
Hundreds of gardeners, advocates, and community members from across the U.S. gather each year for the American Community Gardening Association’s national conference. more
An upcoming episode of Mike Rowe’s “How America Works” will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the critical work performed by Watco, a leading transportation and logistics services company based in Pittsburg, to keep the supply chain moving.  more
City grants tax abatement to AZZ, Inc. 
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At Tuesday night’s city commission meeting, Atkinson Industries, also known as AZZ, Inc., asked the city to consider a request for a tax abatement on recent construction at their Pittsburg facility in the northern industrial park. more
Fall has brought a nationwide resurgence of highly pathogenic avian influenza, and last week the Kansas Department of Agriculture identified HPAI in two Kansas counties: Johnson County and Neosho County.  more
Gov. Laura Kelly visited Fort Scott on Wednesday, where she announced that 34 cities statewide will receive a total of $28.65 million for improvements to the State Highway System located within city boundaries. more
Salvation Army of Pittsburg has a long history of helping families at Christmas and this year will be no different. more
USDA Kansas Director for Rural Development Christy Davis announced Wednesday that the USDA is investing $5,517,200 in loans and grants toward eight community projects across the state, including nearly $2 million in funding for projects in Southeast Kansas.  more
GPIP in Parsons celebrates 10 years 
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he Great Plains Industrial Park in Parsons (GPIP) celebrated its tenth anniversary Wednesday with featured speakers Sen. Jerry Moran and Kansas Lt. Gov. and Secretary of Commerce David Toland. Other speakers represented various corporations with investments in the industrial park.  more
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