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Going out with some bling
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After a decade of providing dance classes through the city, the Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department (PPRD) Dance Company announced in May that the program would come to an end, and a new studio would emerge. more
Investigators with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday arrested Timothy Fortine of Cherokee, 38, on a warrant for aggravated indecent liberties with a child under age 14, aggravated criminal sodomy with a child under 14, and rape.  more
5 arrested in Weir meth bust
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The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office executed multiple narcotics-related search warrants early Friday morning in Weir, resulting in five arrests.  more
Area musicians, speakers, trivia, free prizes, and more are part of what’s planned for “Beats and Ballots,” an event designed to encourage undecided voters prior to the Aug. 2 Kansas constitutional amendment vote. more
KDOT expects to begin making repairs to the Rock Creek Bridge on K-146 next week. more
The Mishmash Strike
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On Aug. 31, 1898, Kate and Jacob Mishmash welcomed their first child, a baby boy they named Carl. They could not have known how important that date would become years later to thousands of coal miners in Southeast Kansas.   more
A gripping performance
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For almost two decades, Pittsburg Community Theatre has been hosting a two-week camp, Jr. Starz, for children ages 6 through 12 during the summer. more
CRAWFORD COUNTY, Kan. — After COVID-19 emerged in late 2019, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and 42 other governors issued executive orders for non-essential personnel to stay home, restricting … more
Over the past year, the historic Carver Social League building located at 1007 South Elm has been undergoing renovations thanks to the help of Pittsburg State University construction management students and alumni.  more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — At the end of May, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its Clean School Bus Rebate Program to replace diesel and gasoline powered buses with electric-powered … more
Soprano and piano
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Even though Arcadia High School closed its doors at the end of the 1965 school year, the annual alumni banquet is still being held on memorial weekend every year in Pittsburg.  more
Last week, the Our Lady of Lourdes/St. Mary’s Colgan Catholic Youth Ministry (CYM) took part in a local three-day mission trip initiative called “Summer of Simon.” more
ServSafe manager training for food safety
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The Wildcat Extension District will conduct a ServSafe Food Manager Training and exam on Friday, July 8.  more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — At Tuesday evening’s city commission meeting, Director of Economic Development Blake Benson, made recommendations for the city to release $ 405,000 in economic … more
In the past week, several citizens have complained via social media that their yard signs, calling for people to vote pro-choice (“no”) on the upcoming Aug. 2 ballot for the proposed Value Them Both Amendment to the Kansas Constitution regarding abortion, have been stolen from their neighborhoods in Frontenac and Pittsburg.    more
Outstanding City
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Mayor Cheryl Brooks accepted the Outstanding City Award on behalf of the City of Pittsburg during Tuesday evening's commission meeting. more
The Gordon Parks Museum will be hosting a fundraiser featuring performances by Charlie Redd and Luna Voo Doo on Friday, July 8 at 8 p.m. at the Liberty Theater, 113 S. Main Street, Fort Scott.   more
Every summer for over a decade Pittsburg State University’s Nature Reach program has hosted camps for children in first through third grades at which they can learn about wildlife and nature. more
‘Four Old Guys’ perform at Signet
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