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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
PITTSBURG, Kan. — He’s had dinner with Jimi Hendrix and was part of a band that opened for Pink Floyd, but Dr. William Scully’s most fond memories came in the classroom, both as a student at USD 250 schools and later as a teacher and administrator in the Kansas City area. In recognition of his service to education and his varied life experiences, Scully was recently named the 2023 Pittsburg High School Distinguished Alumnus. more
TOPEKA, Kan. — At the invitation of Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, Jaxson Robinson of Girard High School was selected to attend the 40th Annual Governor’s Scholars Awards Program on May 7 in Topeka. The recognition ceremony honored the top academic one percent of Kansas high school seniors. Scholars were selected from accredited public and private schools in the state. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Matthew Anderson, RN, a staff nurse at Ascension Living Via Christi Village in Pittsburg, was recently honored with the prestigious DAISY Award during a special ceremony. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. – With the Pittsburg Aquatic Center (PAC) set to open today at 1 p.m. and the Schlanger Park Splash Pad averaging over 100 users a day since opening for the season May 10, it’s safe to say the busy season has begun for the Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department. more
TOPEKA, Kan. — On Wednesday morning, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) approved a siting permit establishing the route for the Wolf Creek to Blackberry 345 kV transmission line in Southeast Kansas. Approximately 83 miles of the line will be in Kansas, crossing Coffey, Anderson, Allen, Bourbon and Crawford Counties. NextEra Energy Transmission Southwest (NEET Southwest) will construct and operate the line. more
CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) expects to begin a mill and overlay project on U.S. 69 in Cherokee County on Tuesday, May 30. The 12-mile project starts at the Oklahoma-Kansas state line and continues north to the U.S. 69/U.S. 160/K-7 junction. No work will take place within the city limits of Columbus. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Noon Rotary Club awarded a total of $3,000 in grants to nine non-profit organizations at their meeting on Tuesday, May 23. Representatives were able to share a little information about their organization and how the donation will be used. more
With 571 miles covered and 1,431 Gorillas met, Pittsburg State University President Dan Shipp rode his bike into Colby, Kansas Wednesday evening for another planned gathering. more
Pittsburg, Kan. — The Pittsburg Area Chamber Foundation will host its annual Golf Classic on Friday, June 2 with a morning shotgun at 8:30 a.m. and afternoon shotgun at 1:30 p.m. The Golf Classic will be held at Crestwood Country Club and is a member and guest event that will feature an 18-hole 4 man scramble. more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — A traveling photo exhibit, public reception, and photo walk fundraiser being planned for June by a graduate of Pittsburg State University will highlight perspectives and insights of individuals and families impacted by dementia. more
Rotary 'rocks out' for a cause
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Six area bands performed during Rotary Rocks Out Hunger Saturday, May 20 at The Pitt. All proceeds will go to The Lord's Diner. more
Fort Scott, Kan. – Fort Scott National Historic Site is inviting members of the community to join the park in placing the flags for the “Symbols of Sacrifice” Field of Honor Friday morning, May 26. Individuals and groups interested in helping are encouraged to arrive from 8 a.m. through 1 p.m. to ensure everyone can help. more
CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. – With the school year coming to an end, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office recently conducted a county-wide Registered Offender Compliance Operation. more
Raiders released!
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Raiders of the Class of 2023 wait to be seated during Frontenac High School's commencement ceremony Saturday afternoon. more
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