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After years of not talking about her auto-immune disease, 17-year-old Alizeh Hammad recently started learning more about her medical condition, and started a YouTube channel and website in order to provide others with more information about immune diseases in general. more
Rock N’ Roll in the Jungle
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Paint the Town Red t-shirts featuring this year’s theme, “Rock N’ Roll in the Jungle,” are now available at the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, 117 W. 4th St., following a … more
Three injured in crash near Fredonia
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Three people sustained minor injuries in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on U.S. 400 near Fredonia in Wilson County, according to the KHP. more
At an early morning work session on Tuesday, the Crawford County Commission met with Mike Bodensteiner of Greenbush to determine how to divide $2.2 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for child care among six leading proposals. Representatives from Sugar Creek, New Foundations, and Victory Life Church attended.  more
KDOT updates county on US-69 and K-7 
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During their regular session on Tuesday, the Crawford County Commissioners heard from Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) District Engineer Wayne Gudmonson and Construction Engineer Kyler Farmer about two major highway projects in the area.  more
USD 250 holds public hearing  
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The USD 250 school board included a public hearing on its mill rate as part of its regular board meeting on Monday night. Public attendance was only three people.  more
Opioid epidemic in political spotlight
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As the opioid epidemic continues nationwide and concerns of narcotics being laced with fentanyl increase, a local roundtable discussion was held on Tuesday morning at The Foundry in Pittsburg to discuss the problem.  more
Last week, The Kansas Center for the Book, a program at the State Library of Kansas, selected one youth book and one adult book to represent the state of Kansas at the 2022 National Book Festival. more
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
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