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PITTSBURG, Kan. — There was plenty of fun in the sun as children and parents gathered at the Pittsburg Public Library (PPL) Thursday evening to celebrate the kickoff of the library’s 2023 Summer Reading Program with a Community Block Party. more
Watco makes list of Most Loved Workplace  
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Watco, a leading provider of integrated freight transportation services, is Number 67 on Newsweek’s 2023 list of the Top 100 Global Most Loved Workplaces®.   … more
Two local veterans receive Honor Flights
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Two Pittsburg residents recently completed their Honor Flights to Washington, D.C. last week. Jim Bishop, founder and owner of Jim Bishop & Associates Realtors, served in … more
Summer food rocks!
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CRAWFORD COUNTY, Kan. — With school out of session, students across Crawford County are celebrating long-awaited pool days, sleeping in and no homework. However, the end of the school year marks an end to school lunches and low-cost meals for many. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — The annual tradition of a weeklong series of free concerts continues this summer with the Pittsburg Festival of the Arts, planned for June 11-18 in venues at Pittsburg State University and throughout the community.  more
‘Good Ol’ Days’ at Fort Scott NHS
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FORT SCOTT, Kan. — Join a ranger for a walk back in time to the “Good’ Ol’ Days” on Saturday, June 3, 2023. Programs and living history activities will be ongoing from 9 … more
FRONTENAC, Kan. — The recent backlash over Bud Light has impacted a local distributor. Eagle Beverage of Frontenac has experienced a drop in sales of the beer, but according to President and … more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Pittsburg Police Department Detective John Harrison was honored with a retirement ceremony on Tuesday, May 30 to recognize his 42-year career in law enforcement, including nearly a decade with PPD. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas (CFSEK) recently announced the hiring of Matthew Buck as its new Marketing and Communications Coordinator, effective May 15. more
EMPORIA, Kan. — Emporia State University is congratulating more than 100 students — including three from Southeast Kansas — who received special recognition by The Teachers College at the end of the 2022-23 academic year. more
Cousins celebrate WWII glider pilot
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — In a private ceremony, cousins Ken Wilbert and Jim Kuhns pay their respects to Kuhns’ father, James, at the Highland Park cemetery in Pittsburg. Wilbert, who had recently returned from France, had two small bags of sand taken from the Normandy beaches, one from Omaha Beach and the other from Utah. Wanting to honor his uncle, a veteran of D-Day, Wilbert called his cousin in Texas for an impromptu ceremony over the Memorial Day weekend. more
TOPEKA, Kan. — Courtney Koenig, of Pittsburg, was recently named by AARP Kansas as one of 18 individuals who have received Fellowships to participate in the 2023 Kansas State Walking College. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas (CFSEK) will host the 2023 Estate Planning Forum in the large conference room of The Foundry at Block22 in downtown Pittsburg on Tuesday, June 13. more
Local Frontenac residents enjoy the start of summer this weekend and remember lost loved ones. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. –  Three non-profit organizations were given the chance to hit it big  Thursday, May 25 when  a group of caring individuals attended   T he   100 People Who … more
Kiwanis displays the Colors
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — At sunrise, five times a year, members of Pittsburg’s Sunflower Kiwanis Club set about the task of displaying the national colors throughout the city. Every Memorial Day, Flag … more
Pool days
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The Pittsburg Aquatic Center drew crowds Friday, May 26 for opening day. more
PSU plans recorded Memorial Day program
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — On Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m., Pittsburg State University, home to the PSU Veterans Memorial, will honor veterans and their families during a recorded Memorial Day program.  more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Armed with a degree from Pittsburg State University’s Wood Product Manufacturing program, Bob Holloway took a leap of faith in 2010 and started his own business in a small town that doesn’t see many visitors, so he and his business partner, also a Pitt State graduate, were thrilled to open the door to Pitt State President Dan Shipp on Wednesday.  more
BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — A Galena man is in custody after attempting to elude law enforcement Thursday morning.  more
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