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Posted Jul 30, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Who: Crawford County CommissionWhen: 10 a.m. TuesdayIssue: Community Corrections budget changesMac Young, Community Corrections administrator, came to county commissioners with two grant receipts and a tweak of the budget request.All told, Young requested $535,383. That included a pair of grants his department received. The first is from the state using DUI fees and fines to help provide funds back to the districts in the amount of $44,776. The second was $88,864...

Posted Jul 30, 2014 at 9:15 AM

The oldest continually running community college in Kansas is now without a permanent leader after Clayton Tatro reached an agreement with the Fort Scott Community College Board of Trustees on Monday to end his role as college...

Posted Jul 30, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Wade Blevins raised his arms high and let out a guttural roar as he told an ancient Cherokee story about how people with disabilities are human beings who deserve respect and equal treatment.By acting out the role of a "monster"...

Updated Jul 29, 2014 at 7:18 PM

GIRARD — The City of Girard will be laying money out for some new equipment and possibly for a special election as well. The election would determine whether the Girard Public Library becomes a department of the city or remains as it is.

Updated Jul 29, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Banks in Girard are joining the effort to revitalize the community through financial incentives for new construction.In a meeting Tuesday morning, four local banks pledged their support for new residential construction in the community...

Posted Jul 29, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Cynthia Hilburn has long had a special place in her heart for Kansas City Southern postal car no. 34.Back when she lived with her mother in the Lone Star trailer park in 1999, she often stared at the railcar, wondering about its history...

Posted Jul 29, 2014 at 9:00 AM

The Crawford County fair is having to adjust for its 98th year. Its famous audience grandstand was built by the Works Progress Administration during the Depression era, and has long defined the look and feel of the show. Its removal came after a...

Posted Jul 29, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Even a labor of love costs money.New York film editor  Nick Houy  has been laboring for  years on "Men of Brutus," a documentary sparked by Big Brutus, the largest electric steam shovel in the world, but...

Posted Jul 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Mirza Temple, Pittsburg, was the scene June 28 for the all -school reunion of Crawford County Community High School, Cherokee. A total of 164 attended.The high school at Cherokee was established in 1903 and closed in 1961 following...

Posted Jul 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM

First Baptist Church will  have Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1 for  youngsters up to the age of 13. A nursery will be provided.Registration forms are available at the church, and may be filled out...

Posted Jul 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Descendants of the  late Lester and Goldie Stewart and Dorothy and Glen Stewart, McCune,  gathered July 6 at the  Knights of  Columbus Hall  in Pittsburg with 82  people present.Relatives visited and...

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