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A focus on foraging
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The act of foraging — searching for edible plants, fruits, and mushrooms in the wild — has gained popularity and created interest among many citizens across the nation as well as locally. more
With the overturning of Roe v. Wade last Friday fresh in the minds of many citizens, Pittsburg has begun to see more protests, as well as political yard signs being stolen as voters prepare to cast their ballots for or against the “Value Them Both” amendment to the state constitution on Aug. 2.  more
CHERRYVALE, Kan. — The South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad (SKOL) hosted U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) Thursday morning at an event celebrating the beginning of a $27 million railroad … more
The Fourth of July weekend full of fireworks is here, and while this is a joyous time for most people, it is important to consider how the noise of fireworks will affect pets.   more
Effective June 27, Gov. Laura Kelly has approved updated drought declarations for Kansas counties with Executive Order #22-06. more
CHCSEK CT Department earns ACR accreditation
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CHCSEK has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). more
Ground breaks for new fireplace store
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From left: Tony Key, Zach Whitehead, Cassie Judd, Stephanie Johnston, Brian Schnelle, Travis Tutton, Blake Benson, Quentin Holmes, Mayor Cheryl Brooks, Commissioner Stu Hite, and Commissioner Chuck … more
Under the settlement agreement approved last week, the average Evergy Central residential customer’s monthly bill is expected to increase by $2.82 for two years beginning in April 2023. more
Kiwanis recognized for holiday flag program
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Sunflower Kiwanis Club of Pittsburg was recently presented a special recognition certificate from the Fort Scott Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution for the club’s program of helping residents display the American Flag on flag flying holidays during the summer freedom season. more
Create Better Health to host class in Arma
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Create Better Health (CBH), a series of classes offered through the Kansas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education, or SNAP-Ed, is scheduled to host a class in Arma on July 19.  more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Pittsburg City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to uphold the Board of Zoning Appeals’ decision to block a conditional use permit for the construction of a new … more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Economic Development Director Blake Benson and Pittsburg State University Director of External Engagement Chad Mishmash presented the Economic Development Advisory … more
Celebrate with a bang!
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Are you looking for something to do this Fourth of July weekend? Look no further! more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Economic Development Director Blake Benson introduced a proposal at Tuesday’s city commission meeting to establish a non-profit community development corporation (CDC) … more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Beginning today, FLAG Church of Pittsburg will begin a food distribution program through a partnership with Life360 of Springfield, Missouri.  USD 250 students and … more
County dust control on hold 
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GIRARD, Kan. — Each year, Crawford County offers residents living on unpaved roads a dust control program. For this year, residents had to file an application by May 27 and pay a small fee to … more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — On Thursday, June 30, at the Pittsburg Knights of Columbus Hall, ten local nonprofit organizations will be awarded grant funds from the inaugural Knights of Columbus Endowment … more
USD 250 board debates school lunch policy
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Congress has not been able to extend the current universal school meal waivers it approved in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic that enabled schools to provide free … more
Biking the US for MS
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In these hot summer days, a group of 11 people are in the process of traveling by bicycle from Yorktown, Virginia, to San Francisco, California, in order to raise money and awareness for those living with multiple sclerosis (MS). more
The Kansas Insurance Department recently made its annual distribution to local Crawford County Firefighter Relief Associations (FRAs). more
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