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Hotel Stilwell replica clock missing

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 13:00
PITTSBURG — Last week a replica of an old clock, donated to the historic Hotel Stilwell went missing.The clock which hung on the wall in the lobby for several years has now vanished.Hotel Stilwell Executive Director Darlene Brown said she is uncertain who could have taken the clock, which she said was donated by the Rinehart family around 1997 when renovations of the hotel took place.“It’s kinda sad, it was an absolutely beautiful clock, [...]

PPL to celebrate International Search & Rescue Dog Day

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:39
PITTSBURG —People can learn about K9 search, rescue and recover at the Pittsburg Public Library on Sunday. The Pittsburg Public Library will celebrate International Search & Rescue Dog Day at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, with a presentation, “Working K9 to 5”  by 4 State Search & Rescue. According to a release from the library, 4 State Search & Rescue is a volunteer, non profit, search and rescue team specializing in all aspects of [...]

One injured, pole down after wreck

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:33
PITTSBURG — A two-vehicle wreck left one person with minor injuries and a pole down on Tuesday. At approximately 9:25 a.m., Pittsburg Police Department, Pittsburg Fire Department and Crawford County EMS responded to the intersection of Rouse and Jefferson Street for a two vehicle injury wreck. According to a release from the police department, a 2005 Ford Mustang driven by 24-year-old Aaron Davis of Carthage, Missouri, was traveling south on Rouse behind a 2002 Chevy 15 [...]

Pittsburg celebrates Earth Day

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 14:46
PITTSBURG — Although Earth Day was technically Monday, April 22, Pittsburg celebrated early, with local cleanup efforts and an event organized by the Pittsburg Sustainability Advisory Committee at Pritchett Pavilion in Immigrant Park on Saturday, April 20.Members of the groups Pittsburg Beautiful and Pittsburg Area Young Professionals spent a little over an hour cleaning up areas including the alley behind Subway and Taco Bell on Broadway, as well as the area next to the [...]

Pittsburg PD hosts site location for Drug Take Back Day

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 14:31
PITTSBURG — After recovering from an illness, it is encouraged to properly dispose of any unused, dangerous and expired prescription medications. The Pittsburg Police Department is hosting a site location for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The site will be opened from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Beard-Shanks Law Enforcement Center, Located at 201 North Pine Street, Pittsburg. This service is free of [...]

Miners Hall to host next exhibit, ‘Weaving on Portable Looms’

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:27
Miners Hall will host its next exhibit, ‘Weaving on Portable Looms’ at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Miners Hall Museum in Franklin. The program will be presented by Sue Horner and Jean Jack.According to a release from the museum, Horner and Jack will be demonstrate techniques people might not have considered, using a variety of materials, weaving simple projects for any age or ability. This special program is being presented in conjunction with the special quarterly [...]

Pittsburg ArtWalk set for Friday

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:24
PITTSBURG — From paint and music, poetry and galleries, Pittsburg ArtWalk will bring artists and the community together from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday in Downtown Pittsburg. Just like the last ArtWalk, the committee will host a passport game during the event to help open up conversation with the artists. “The point is to get people engaged with the artists that attend our artwalk,” ArtWalk Committee Member Jennifer DeLee said. To play, people stop by [...]

Phone app to bring real-time, local crime information to residents

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:20
PITTSBURG — The community can receive real-time, local crime and safety information through the Neighbors mobile application made by the company Ring. According to a release from the Pittsburg Police Department, Neighbors is a neighborhood watch application which can be downloaded on Apple and Android phones. People can join their neighborhood and use the app to: monitor neighborhood activity; share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text based posts; and [...]

Search warrants lead to arrests

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 11:33
PITTSBURG— Two search warrants pertaining to the alleged possession and distribution of illegal drugs led to two arrests. According to a release from the Pittsburg Police Department, at approximately 8:50 a.m. on Thursday, law enforcement officers of the Pittsburg Police Department served a search warrant at a residence located at 815 W. 2nd St., in Pittsburg.The search warrant pertained to the alleged possession and distribution of illegal drugs out of this [...]

Doors of historic church to soon close

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 11:20
GIRARD — Nearly 150 Easters have been celebrated at the historic First Presbyterian Church in Girard. A member of the church since the 1960s, Girard resident Beverly Wilson would go to the church’s Maundy Thursday service, and of course the other Easter services which would follow.Wilson has her spot in church, middle row and three pews up. She raised her children going to the church, and her grandchildren too when they came along. Sadly, there are only [...]

Condoleezza Rice to speak at Pittsburg State University

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:13
PITTSBURG — Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was selected as the next speaker for Pittsburg State University’s H. Lee Scott Speaker Series: An Examination of American Life. The series, established in 2015, is designed to bring nationally prominent leaders and innovators to Pittsburg State, a release from PSU said. The series’ inaugural speaker was President Bill Clinton, followed by former governor and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. [...]

Local teacher receives KAFCS state award

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 06:34
CHEROKEE — Southeast High School Teacher Janet Holden received the 2019 Kansas Association of Family & Consumer Sciences 2019 Teacher of the Year award. In March, the winners were announced during the KAFCS Annual Meeting’s award ceremony. According to a release from KAFCS, the Teacher of the Year award recognizes “exemplary teachers who exhibit a deep commitment to the profession and the association.” Holden — certified in Family & [...]

Places to celebrate Easter this weekend

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 15:33
FRIDAY Big Brutus Easter Egg Hunt                                         The Big Brutus Easter Egg Hunt is always the Friday before Easter Sunday, and starts at 3:30 p.m. at Big Brutus at 6509 Northwest 60th Street, Scammon. Scammon Fish FryThe Scammon Fish Fry begins the Friday after [...]

Pittsburg Earth Day celebration set for Saturday

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 15:14
PITTSBURG — The Pittsburg Sustainability Advisory Committee is hosting the inaugural Pittsburg Earth Day Celebration. The celebration will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at Pritchett Pavilion in Immigrant Park. This free, family-friendly event will feature live music, activities and educational resources for the community.Nearly 20 exhibitors have signed up to participate in the event, including several non-profits, educational organizations, volunteer [...]

Big Brutus Annual Easter Egg hunt and Sunrise Service set from Friday, Sunday

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 14:22
WEST MINERAL — The Easter bunny will make his way to Big Brutus this year. Big Brutus is a retired Bucyrus Erie model 1850B Electric Shovel. It stands at 16 stories tall — that’s 160 feet. The towering shovel weighs 11 million pounds. The Big Brutus Easter Egg Hunt will be at 3:30 p.m. on Friday at Big Brutus, located at 6509 Northwest 60th Street, Scammon. Big Brutus Easter Sunday Sunrise Service will follow at 6:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday at the [...]

Kansas Poor People’s Campaign visits Wesley House

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 14:15
PITTSBURG —  On Tuesday, the national organization Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival’s Kansas chapter visited Wesley House for it’s “Everybody's Got a Right to Live” tour.The group visited Hutchinson, Hays, Dodge City and Pittsburg as part of the tour. In Pittsburg, the campaigners also visited Pittsburg State University and The Lord’s Diner to learn about poverty in the area. [...]

Ready? Set? Go! — Area schools, organizations participate in Special Olympics

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 14:07
PITTSBURG — People showed off their athleticism during the annual Special Olympics Track and Field tournament. The event began with officers from surrounding law enforcement agencies who carried the Special Olympics torch through Pittsburg as part of the opening ceremony. There were roughly 430 participants at the event on Wednesday at the Robert W. Plaster Center. They ran 50 and 100 meter dashes and leapt as far as they could in the long jump competition. [...]

Time to get muddy! — Just Another Mudder set for Saturday

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 13:54
PITTSBURG — It’s time to run, jump and crawl through the mud —  it’s Just Another Mudder time. The Pittsburg Parks & Recreation will host its sixth annual Just Another Mudder youth obstacle course on Saturday. The event begins at 10 a.m. and will be located in the lot north of Names & Numbers, 1225 E. Centennial Dr., Pittsburg. “It’s going to be great, awesome, muddy, fun, best event ever,” Recreation Superintendent [...]

50 PHS students to be recognized at annual event

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 13:53
PITTSBURG — Fifty Pittsburg High School seniors received one or more scholarships ranging from $200 to $1250 from the USD 250 Foundation. On Tuesday, the students practiced for the scholarship reception — Feast and Follies — which is set for May 1 at Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium. The Feast and Follies ceremony funds the foundation, which funds scholarships for USD 250 students. Feast and Follies is a “signature event” that was started [...]

Students learn about cows through mobile dairy classroom

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:49
PITTBSURG — Jitterbug is a dairy cow and she came to visit Westside Elementary School on Monday.She pretty much eats what she wants — oats, tortilla chips and her favorite, Oreos. SouthWest Dairy Mobile Dairy Classroom Instructor Callie Toews shared with the students facts about cows, some which may be surprising to people — such as the treats. Jitterbug can drink a whole bathtub full of water a day and has four stomachs. The students watched her [...]