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Death investigation in Wilson County
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The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office are conducting a death investigation after human remains were found Thursday evening in rural Wilson County. more
On Friday, Governor Laura Kelly announced Kansas is receiving a $1 million, one-year federal planning grant to support the transition of Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) to become Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) capable of treating mental health and substance abuse crises through integrated physical-behavioral care. more
County catches spring fever
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The spring-cleaning bug seems to making its rounds in Crawford County. Since the beginning of the year, the county and a few city governments are planning county- or city-wide clean-up initiatives. And it is all spontaneous. more
Bags to Riches
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For the first time since early 2020, the Safehouse Crisis Center will hold its annual Bags to Riches fundraiser in-person on Tuesday, March 21.  more
Jones’ journey
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For many people, retirement means stepping back from a hard-working job to take it easy. This is not the case for Beulah resident Cleo Jones. At the end of February, Cleo retired from Heritage Tractor, formerly O’Malley Implement, in Pittsburg after 49 years only to continue to farm his 50 acres, raise cattle, and work part-time for Westhoff Machinery.   more
On Thursday, Governor Laura Kelly was joined by Kansas legislative leaders of both parties – Senate President Ty Masterson, Speaker of the House Dan Hawkins, Senate Minority Leader Dinah Sykes, and House Minority Leader Vic Miller – in signing a letter that calls on Congress to increase federal funding for special education services. more
Pittsburg names new Finance Director
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The City of Pittsburg has hired Ronda Shelton to serve as the city’s new Director of Finance. Shelton started her new role with the city on Monday, March 13. more
Due to the decrease in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, the Wesley House is preparing to see an increase in individuals and families looking to its food pantry.  more
Historian Tai Edwards, PhD. and director of the Kansas Studies Institute at Johnson County Community College, will be presenting a one-hour program at the Fort Scott National Historic Site on Saturday, March 18, at 11 a.m. The presentation will be held in the park theater on the top floor of the Infantry Barracks on the fort grounds. more
PHS students offer to ‘Egg Your Yard’
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The Pittsburg High School Drama Club will be offering a special “Egg Your Yard” fundraiser for Pittsburg community members for Easter.   more
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