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Two area women have been sentenced and ordered to pay restitution for their convictions for crimes against the Kansas Medicaid program, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office said Thursday.  more
The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that federal, state and local law enforcement had executed a coordinated nationwide takedown, conducting searches, seizures and arrests in nine states, taking 21 suspects into custody, including several from northeastern Oklahoma.  more
Lord’s Diner introduces new food truck
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Joe Dellasega, chair of the Pittsburg Lord’s Diner Advisory Council, says that “meeting people where they are” is the sentiment that drives the mission of The Lord’s Diner.  more
Holiday Shopping Ladies’ Night
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To gear up for the holiday season, the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Holiday Shopping Ladies’ Night from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at Kansas Crossing Casino.   more
SMC presents ‘Fiddler on the Roof Jr.’
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Students of St. Mary’s Colgan (SMC) will once again show the public their skills in theatre with their upcoming production of “Fiddler on the Roof Jr.,” which will be held on Saturday.   more
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CFSEK hosts annual grant celebration
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On Wednesday evening the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas (CFSEK) hosted its annual grant celebration at the Frisco Event Center, celebrating the 91 grants awarded in 2022, totaling $288,854.   more
Parks and Rec to provide Safe Sitter Class
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Trusting a teenager with a young child’s life is a big deal, which is why the City of Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department will be having a Safe Sitter Class at Memorial Auditorium in mid-December.   more
Together with the U.S. Livestock Genetics Export, Inc. and the Beefmaster Breeders United, the Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted an inbound trade team in mid-October 2022, ahead of the annual Beefmaster Breeders United convention. more
A 13-year-old boy died in a head-on collision with a semi truck last week in Labette County after allegedly stealing a pickup from a Parsons dealership, according to police.  more
Pittsburg State University Associate Professor Ram Gupta has been named to the list of the top 2 percent of scientists in the world, a list released by Stanford University this fall.   more
A burglary suspect who is a repeat offender was caught in the act last week as he was burglarizing a house in Parsons, according to police.  more
Wednesday morning, the Economic Development Advisory Committee met with DVLP, a hometown development group composed of Pat Crossland, Bart Arnett, Ian Youvan and Quentin Holmes. According to the group’s literature, they boast nearly 75 years of combined experience in construction, management, and economic development.  more
Several agencies were called for assistance after a man brought an explosive device he found while cleaning out a building to the Webb City Police Department on Wednesday morning.  more
KDOT said in a press release Tuesday that staffing shortages continue to affect the agency, with not enough snowplow operators in many areas. more
Area residents and visitors will have the chance to learn to make signature cocktails and snack pairings for any holiday event on Nov. 18 at Miners Hall Museum in Franklin. more
Texts to area voters cause confusion 
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Voters in several states have received tailored text messages recently, informing them of the location of their polling place on Nov. 8. Unfortunately, some of these texts were sent with out-of-date information, directing voters to the wrong polling place, and in one instance in Crawford County, gave the location of the ballot drop box in front of the Judicial Center in Pittsburg.  more
SEK Humane Society hosting virtual auction
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The Southeast Kansas Humane Society is currently hosting its 2nd annual Paws For A Cause virtual auction. Bidding opened Tuesday and continues until noon on Saturday, Nov. 5.  more
Several musical opportunities open to the campus and the community are coming up in November at PSU. Four events are free, while three are ticketed.   more
Thanks to a federal grant program, Southeast Kansas electric car drivers may be getting a new place to charge their vehicles in the near future.  more
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