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The City of Pittsburg announced Tuesday that North Joplin Street between 18th and 19th streets would be closed to through traffic effective immediately to allow city crews to conduct street repairs.  more
PSU Axe Library plans annual book sale
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The PSU Library Services’ Annual Spring Book Sale is planned for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 19 and 20 on the first floor of Axe Library.   more
Pittsburg school board approves bus purchase
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In an effort to be proactive, the Pittsburg Community Schools (USD 250) Board of Education approved the purchase of a new diesel-powered bus at their meeting on Monday. more
The keynote speaker as the Pittsburg Lions Club hosts the 100th Kansas Lions State Convention on June 2 to 4, 2022, will be past International Lions Club President Jimmy M. Ross of Quitaque, Texas. more
K-12 teachers are eligible for a unique experience, a travel stipend of $600, and a one-in-10 chance of winning a LEGO Spike Prime robotics kit valued at $1,000, thanks to a grant from NASA to PSU's Adventures in Robotics summer camp program.   more
Car collides with semi on US-69
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A passenger vehicle collided with a semi on Highway 69 between Frontenac and Franklin on Monday afternoon, but no serious injuries resulted from the crash, according to the KHP. more
A student who played a big role in a department’s shift to online instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic has been named Pittsburg State University’s Student Employee of the Year.   more
Over the next several days, Evergy will begin the process of tree trimming and tree removal in the East Quincy Street area, between Joplin Street and Rouse Street, for the relocation of their power lines. more
Nine more former students of a southwest Missouri boarding school allege in lawsuits that they were abused while attending the school. more
Nation experiencing paper shortages
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Shortages of paper and paper products are beginning to affect businesses and consumers across the country. These shortages are mainly felt in larger cities for now, but will eventually begin to be felt in smaller communities. more
A competency hearing has reportedly been set for Dawson Mitchell, 23, of Fort Scott, who is facing murder charges for allegedly killing two people, including his mother, in December.  more
Pittsburg Fire Chief Dennis Reilly will be one of several featured instructors at the upcoming Labette Community College Fire School training from April 29 through May 1. more
For the past four years, fifth graders at Lakeside Elementary have been constructing and decorating dog houses for the SEK Humane Society to auction off as a fundraiser. more
The KBI provided an update Monday on its efforts, in coordination with the Independence PD, to locate Detreck Foster, who disappeared two years ago and is suspected to have been murdered. more
Mechanic thrives through lung cancer
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In 14 years as a diesel mechanic with Kunshek Chat and Coal Company in Pittsburg, Bob Crumby has never missed a paycheck, even after he was diagnosed with lung cancer.  more
The art of movement
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The 2nd Annual PSU Dance Research Symposium and Performance will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.  more
FARLINGTON, Kan. — The Friends of Crawford State Park will once again be hosting live music this year at Crawford State Park, Farlington. Each Friday, music will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lake … more
Three alumni have been chosen by PSU Alumni & Constituent Relations as recipients of the Meritorious Achievement Award.   more
Color us excited
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For the first time back after two years due to COVID-19, PSU’s Indian Student Association (ISA) will host its celebration of Holi from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 16, at Gorilla Village.  more
Pittsburg PD runs for a good cause
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The Pittsburg Police Department will once again be leading the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the first time in two years since COVID-19 began.   more
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