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Saint Mary’s gets a face-lift 
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For the past 18 months, workers with Hoefer Custom Stained Glass have been diligently and carefully disassembling, cleaning, rebuilding, and reinstalling the stained-glass windows at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg.  more
Stories behind the stars 
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A common sight in the windows of American kitchens during World War II was a simple red and white flag sporting a blue star for each member of the household who had been called away to serve. Tragically, a gold star on that simple flag meant that a family member would not be returning home safely to their loved ones.  There were 146 gold stars displayed in Crawford County windows. more
City to start Cornhole League Jan. 5 
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The Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department is kicking off the new year with a Cornhole League, beginning on Jan. 5 and running through Mar. 9, 2023.  more
Crawford County Democrats elect new officers
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Members of the Central Committee of Crawford County Democrats met on Sunday, Nov. 20, at their headquarters to elect officers to serve for the coming two years.   more
For their second annual Christmas bike giveaway, the Pittsburg Area Young Professionals (PAYP) set a goal of raising enough money to donate twice as many bicycles to local children in need as last year. This week, they announced they have achieved that objective.  more
Comeau cuts ribbon for new building
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To celebrate its new built-from-scratch location at 525 S. Broadway St., Comeau Jewelry Company held a special ceremony with the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday afternoon.   more
Nativity Festival
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This Friday and Saturday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Pittsburg will hold its sixth annual Nativity Festival, which will feature almost 300 nativities.   more
City of Pittsburg to host holiday events
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The joys of Christmas celebration have officially begun for the season, and to welcome the holidays, Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Holiday Craft Fair, Santa’s Workshop, and Holiday Zumbathon this Saturday.  more
Holiday Art Market [Photo gallery]
PSU and Washburn lay down the law 
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A dozen of the state’s legal eagles gathered at Pittsburg State University’s Russ Hall on Monday morning to announce a new partnership with Washburn University’s School of Law to train new attorneys to serve in Kansas.  more
Breakfast honoring Women of Distinction 
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he Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the honorees for the 2023 Women of Distinction Community Calendar.  The Women of Distinction Community Calendar honors twelve area women who lead by example in donating their time and talents to benefit the Pittsburg area.   more
Kansas’ new prohibitory law, adopted in November 1880 and taking effect on May 1, 1882, still needed enforcement legislation. Several enforcement bills were quickly introduced in the legislature, and meanwhile (as noted in part 2) selling liquor for medicinal purposes as allowed under the law quickly became the largest loophole, with physicians prescribing intoxicating liquor for a wide range of illnesses. more
Pittsburg prepares for Christmas procession
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For its 43rd Annual Christmas Parade the City of Pittsburg Parks and Recreation is proud to having 43 participants pump some holiday spirit into the area.   more
Turkey Trot triumph 
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Despite less than a month of planning, Pittsburg’s Thanksgiving 5K Turkey Trot was a huge success, exceeding all expectations.  Renato Pinto, organizer of the event, said they only expected about 20 to 30 participants. Instead, over 100 people braved the light rain Thursday morning. Pinto said he lost count after 110.  more
Thankful for The Lord’s Diner
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The Lord’s Diner food truck, now wrapping up its fifth week of operation, surprised over 200 people in need by distributing full Thanksgiving meals on Thursday.  more
Good enough never is. 
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A decade or so back, when the newspaper industry thought it could stay ahead of that whole Interwebs wave that was just starting to build momentum, a favorite slogan among my peers went something like this:  Good enough is good enough.  more
The Kansas Food Bank and Sacred Heart Community Food Pantry in Frontenac are introducing a USDA program to help provide monthly food boxes to low-income seniors.  The Commodity Supplemental Food Program will be available in Frontenac to persons age 60 and above who qualify by meeting income requirements.  Distribution will start in January.  more
November is National Adoption Month  
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National Adoption Month is held every November to celebrate families who have grown through adoption, and to bring awareness to the need for more adoptive families to care for the large number of children in the foster care system.   more
Camp Now and Then
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The Red Cross needs you! 
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Over the next month, The American Red Cross will be deploying its mobile blood drive units and making stops in several locations in Crawford County including Pittsburg, Girard, and Frontenac, to try to combat the blood crisis. more
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