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Two arrested for drugs, sawed-off shotgun
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Two people were arrested and a variety of narcotics and a sawed-off shotgun seized during an overnight traffic stop last week in rural Cherokee County.  more
Ghostbustin’ for good causes
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Many people are able to find ways to use their creativity to give back to their community. For Pittsburg resident Michael Fienen, that meant combining his passions in order to help the local Safehouse Crisis Center.  more
Local clergy discuss Roe v. Wade 
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The Pittsburg Ministerial Alliance met last Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church in Pittsburg. After conducting their normal business, the clergy listened to a presentation by Father Jerome Spexarth of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church concerning the possible overturning of Roe vs. Wade.  more
City council is backed-up in Frontenac 
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Disgruntled citizens packed the Frontenac City Council meeting on Monday evening following heavy rains from recent storms that have overburdened the city’s sewer system, backing up rain and waste water into residents’ basements.  more
Sharon Moreland, director of the Southeast Kansas Library System, appeared before the Frontenac City Council on Monday to answer questions and offer advice on how to set up and administer the proposed city library. She has been a library consultant or director for 20 years.  more
Starting this fall, students will have access to a new emphasis, new equipment, new Human Performance Lab director, and new courses in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation at PSU. more
KBI investigates homicide in Coffeyville
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The KBI, Coffeyville Police Department, and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are conducting a homicide investigation after a man was allegedly shot and killed inside a Coffeyville home.   more
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of local pub TJ Leland's, owners John Kutz and Terri Steele-Kutz will host a street fair celebration Saturday, May 28.  more
Graduation weekend [Photo gallery]
Photos from the Pittsburg, Frontenac, St. Mary's Colgan, Northeast, and Girard High School graduations this weekend, as well as Pittsburg State University's commencement ceremonies. more
PCMS breaks ground on new renovations 
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Faculty, staff, students, and the USD 250 school board gathered with parents and community members on the front steps of Pittsburg Community Middle School for a ground-breaking ceremony Monday, launching a summer of much needed restorations to the iconic building.  more
A Pittsburg man allegedly shot two women, killing one and injuring another on Friday.  more
SEK landmarks receive development grants 
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Gov. Laura Kelly announced Monday the 11 recipients of this year’s Kansas Tourism Attraction Development Grants, including some in Southeast Kansas. more
Pittsburg PD 50 years ago, part 9
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There seems to be a high level of interest (and memory) when it comes to the old-time Pittsburg Police Department, so hopefully readers will appreciate a broader view of policing as it existed 50 years ago. more
Retired volunteer makes the most of her time
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Retired for 20 years from her job as an administrative assistant at First United Methodist Church in Pittsburg, Leann Webb has not slowed down much.  more
In a special work session Friday, county commissioners and 911 dispatchers from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Pittsburg heard a presentation about a new 911 system being introduced throughout the State of Kansas.   more
Ann Ogle, who began her career with Ascension Via Christi in Pittsburg 18 years ago as a nuclear medicine tech, is the newly named administrator of its Picture Archiving and Communication System, or PACS.  more
Starting at 8 a.m. Monday, May 16, through the close of the business day on Tuesday, May 26, the section of South Homer Street between East McPherson Drive and East Ford Ave will be closed for activities related to the Four State Farm Show. more
Pittsburg Launch takes a victory lap 
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 In their last week of high school, the eight Pittsburg High School seniors who have been involved in Pittsburg Launch met with city and school board leaders to showcase their projects that benefit the community.  more
The U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas announced this week that it has ordered John Rife of Oswego, Kansas, to pay almost $270,000 for violations of federal livestock laws as well as entering a lifetime ban against him.  more
A rally, “Vote No on August 2,” will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15, starting at Pritchett Pavilion. more
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