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Founded in 1984, Pittsburg’s Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) acts as the last economic development filter before the city commission. It hears ideas, advises the best course of action by the business owner, and makes its recommendations to the commissioners on how best “to expand the city’s economic base,” as stated in its enabling ordinance. more
A Parsons man was killed and a Larned man seriously injured in a head-on collision on US-400 highway less than half a mile east of the K-39 junction in Wilson County on Tuesday, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.  more
During the month of January 2023, Meals on Wheels delivered 725 meals to the elderly and disabled in Pittsburg. Ascension Via Christi Hospital Nutritional Services prepares the meals. Special diets are available upon request.  more
One might say that for Brenda Davis, cooking and being involved in the food industry is in her blood. Growing up in Parsons, she said, her grandparents managed different restaurants throughout the years, and she remembers being in the back room rolling silverware into napkins for the tables when she was as young as age five.  more
Two sheriff’s departments in northeastern Oklahoma are among those who have recently declared they will not enforce a newly announced federal regulation from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  more
The Pittsburg Area Young Professionals hosted Southeast Area Director Monica Holmes and Match Support Specialist Emily Adams of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Crawford County at a luncheon on Tuesday afternoon. more
Special Olympics of Kansas (SOKS) will be hosting its Southeast Kansas Regional Basketball Competition next Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 7 and 8, at the Weede Gymnasium on the Pittsburg State University Campus. more
When local citizen Lucy Mwanzia first contacted the Pittsburg Public Library in 2022 to see if she could teach a class on her skill, she wasn’t sure anyone wanted to learn about calligraphy. But now with two Modern Calligraphy for Beginners classes under her belt, she has instructed over two dozen individuals the art of decorative penmanship.   more
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that Shayna Nichole Cowgill-Wittenmyer, 37, of Riverton, was given an 8-year prison term last week in Cherokee County District Court after pleading to possessing meth with intent to distribute and aggravated child endangerment.  more
The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has announced the start of a sign replacement project on highways in Greenwood, Woodson, Elk, Butler and Lyon counties.  more
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