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Community connection — Frontenac students help raise awareness of mental health through commercials

2 hours 13 min ago
FRONTENAC — For a couple of days, Frontenac High School’s video production class spent time at the Crawford County Mental Health Center instead of the classroom.With skills in hand, FHS students went to the mental health center in the spring to create a commercial which was to be used to promote the agency and let people what resources are available, and [...]

One arrested for burglary

4 hours 41 min ago
PITTSBURG — An Independence man was arrested following a call in reference to suspicious activity. According to a release from the Pittsburg Police Department, at approximately 5 a.m. on Sunday, the police department was called to the 800 block of West 8th Street in reference to suspicious activity involving a vehicle. Upon arrival in the area, officers located the vehicle in question and [...]

Block22 celebration includes speaker panels, open houses

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 14:46
PITTSBURG — Community and business stakeholders in Block22 — the mixed-use development project that has revitalized several historic buildings in the block of Broadway between 4th and 5th streets in downtown Pittsburg — hosted a celebration Thursday that included a ribbon cutting, along with speaker panels and an open house and reception that allowed the public to get a sneak peek of businesses that will soon open in what just a few years ago seemed to be a deteriorating [...]

5 things to know from the recent USD 246 school board meeting

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:49
ARMA — The Northeast School Board of Education took the following actions on Monday during its regular board meeting. The school board approved the bills and financial reports for the district. The district is working on discussing school redesign with teachers and informing the community on what to expect. The district is working [...]

USD 249 kicks-off new mentorship program this week

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 11:41
FRONTENAC — You never know who might need a "pick me up" in the morning. On Friday, a parent of two USD 249 children and a Raising Raiders Mentor Jitka Durman sat with several children including siblings Taresa and Sampson Reese. "It’s always good for the kids to talk to adults and have a good morning," she said. "If there is anything I can do to help them, for them to have a nice [...]

GOT PLANS? Five things to do this weekend

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 07:14
FRIDAY Paint the Town Red block party The Paint the Town Red block party is a free community event which celebrates the kick-off to the Pittsburg State University football season. There will be food vendors, children’s games and children can participate in the Run With Gus fun run. People will have the opportunity to meet PSU football players, the PSU band and people can cheer with PSU [...]

Block22 celebrates with ribbon cutting

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 15:07
PITTSBURG — City officials, Pittsburg State University leadership, and those involved with developing Block22 in downtown Pittsburg gathered for a ribbon cutting Thursday to celebrate as the mixed-use development project nears completion.The celebration also included panel discussions with professional tenants working at Block22, students who live there, and owners of restaurants that will soon be opening. Another panel featured major stakeholders in the project including [...]

United Way launches campaign in Pittsburg

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 14:26
PITTSBURG — United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas launched its 2019-20 "Faces of Change" campaign Wednesday with a breakfast in Joplin, followed by a luncheon in Pittsburg at Kansas Crossing Casino."Donations raised during the campaign help United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas fund 33 programs at 28 partner agencies that address health, education and financial stability, which are three key targets that contribute to poverty, family crises, [...]

SKIL hosts its annual picnic

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 14:24
PITTSBURG —  "I don’t know what I’d do without him." Pittsburg resident Janet Pownsend has used the services provided by the SKIL Resource Center Inc. for many years. With the help of Pittsburg resident and Pittsburg State University student Mason Sutton, she can get the assistance she needs. On Tuesday, he [...]

PSU ROTC host 9/11 remembrance ceremony

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 11:14
PITTSBURG — The cannon at Pittsburg State University’s campus was fired at precisely 8:46 a.m, the time the first of the two World Trade Center towers was hit 18 years ago.After the cannon was fired PSU ROTC cadets, under the direction of PSU Assistant Professor of Military Science Captain Bryce Johnson, began doing push ups, one at a time. With each push up a [...]

LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT — Introducing my new column

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 08:25
For over a year I have tossed around — which is an understatement — the idea of writing a column about the "less fortunate." By this I mean people suffering with poverty, drug use, mental and physical disabilities and so on.This column’s purpose isn’t just to point out the need for us as a community to step forward and have compassion towards others. We all know. We see all of this daily. My [...]

Golob honored for many years of service

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 13:20
PITTSBURG — At the tail-end of a Knights of Columbus Towers meeting Bob Golob’s family and friends were ushered into the meeting to be part of a surprise recognition.The unsuspecting treasurer of the group, Golob, sat at the front of the room while his family filed in.Golob said he was completely "surprised" about the secret his family kept from him for a whole three weeks. [...]

Things to know from USD 250, 249 & 247 School Board meetings on Monday

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 13:17
USD 250 The Pittsburg Community School District Board of Education announced the completion of its bond project. There will be an open house to allow the community to see the finished projects. The open house will be on Sept. 16. The elementary tours will be from 5 to 6 p.m. and the Pittsburg Community Middle School and Pittsburg High School tours [...]

Pittsburg Community Blood Drive set for Sept. 17-18

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 13:15
PITTSBURG — A Pittsburg Community Blood Drive will be on Sept. 17 and Sept. 18 at the Mirza Shrine Center, located at 110 W. 5th Street. Hours for donation are 1 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 18. Appointments can be made at www.redcrossblood.org and typing in the 66762 Zip Code. While street parking is limited, additional parking is available at the Shriner's lot at 6th and Pine. Donors will be treated to Sloppy Joes on Sept.17 and Biscuits and [...]

Presbyterian Church seek volunteers for its annual event

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 13:10
PITTSBURG — For the second year, Pittsburg Presbyterian Church is hosting the event the "Big Serve". Through the event volunteers help complete yard work and cleaning for area residents. According to the Big Serve Coordinator Joanna Rhodes, many of the people who will receive the services are single parents, elderly or disabled. "We wanted to do something [...]

Sunflower Kiwanis hosts dedication for CCHM Pavilion

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 13:34
PITTSBURG — From living history events, Cub Scouts to Wacky Wednesday, the Crawford County Historical Education Pavilion has been a place for learning.On Sunday during a dedication ceremony, Sunflower Kiwanis looked back on the past year and how the pavilion has helped educate children and adults who visited the Crawford County Historical Museum. "It’s just been a wonderful addition to [...]

No injuries following early morning wreck

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:28
CHEROKEE — Although the scene of a vehicle partially rammed under the bed of a semi truck looked grim, there were no injuries reported from an early morning wreck on Monday. The wreck happened at approximately 7:22 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 400 and K-7.  According to Rick Wingate, Kansas Highway Patrol Public Resource Officer for Troop H - Southeast Kansas, a Honda Civic [...]

Quilt show winners announced

Sun, 09/08/2019 - 15:58
PITTSBURG — The Little Balkans Quilt Guild show which took place during the Little Balkans Days at Memorial Auditorium, has announced the show winners. This was the 32nd year for the large annual quilt show, which boasts artists from all over the region.According to the release from the guild, over 800 people visited the show which had 211 quilts and home accessories.Shari Novak Johnson & Sandra Morgan Cockrum won best of show award for their quilt entitled [...]

Cherokee Homecoming, Fall Festival

Sat, 09/07/2019 - 13:12

Street work to begin Monday

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 13:30
PITTSBURG — Weather permitting, work on the Asphalt Rejuvenation Project is scheduled to begin Monday. According to a release from the city of Pittsburg, this work is part of the city’s ongoing street maintenance program, funded with the new sales tax recently approved for street improvements.  Work will include the application of a rejuvenating agent to recently-paved streets to extend the life of the streets, [...]

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