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Updated at 5:05 PM

PITTSBURG — Lent will be kicked off with the Shrove Tuesday pancake suppers Tuesday evening at a couple of local church congregations. At St. Peter's Episcopal Church the Shrove Tuesday tradition has been going on for 122 years — nearly as long as the congregation has existed. At Pittsburg's Zion Lutheran congregation the annual event started soon after the arrival of Pastor Theodore Cook 14 years ago, Zion Lutheran Church, Broadway and Jackson streets, will have a...

Updated Feb 6, 2016 at 6:27 PM

PITTSBURG — A pair of Southeast Kansas favorite sons will be representing Pittsburg and Kansas in the nation's capitol for a special cause this coming week. Pittsburg's Special Olympics standout athlete and gold medal winner Chevi...

Updated Feb 6, 2016 at 6:24 PM

PITTSBURG — A Pittsburg High School junior traveled home with his instructor on Friday night after competing in the international masonry contest in Las Vegas. He didn’t leave empty handed. Mack O’Dell placed...

Updated Feb 6, 2016 at 6:22 PM

PITTSBURG — Pittsburg State University has formed a task force to improve the game day football experience after receiving complaints from students. Students began complaining to their student body government when the university...

Updated Feb 6, 2016 at 6:20 PM

PITTSBURG — Joel Stewart has decided to turn his hobby into a career. Stewart is in the process of securing a loan to open a brewery in downtown Pittsburg. The 38-year-old has been brewing for more than half his life, and after being...

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 7:47 PM

PITTSBURG — Local lawmakers met with roughly 20 constituents during a legislative update at the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce on Friday evening. Rep. Adam Lusker (D-Frontenac) and Chuck Smith (R-Pittsburg) talked about...

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 7:11 PM

PITTSBURG — The Kansas Shrine Bowl is coming back to Pittsburg in 2018. Pittsburg and Topeka were the finalists for hosting the game and were asked to present proposals in front of the Kansas Shrine Bowl Board of Directors on January...

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 4:53 PM

PITTSBURG — Pittsburg and the Via Christi healthcare system had reason to celebrate the first National Women Physician Day earlier this week. Women make up more than  a quarter of the physician staff for Via Christi in...

Updated Feb 4, 2016 at 5:57 PM

• Legislative Town Hall Catch up on news from the Kansas Statehouse at 4 p.m. Friday at the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce at 117 W. 4th Street. Area legislators will share about January’s statehouse...

Updated Feb 4, 2016 at 5:57 PM

PITTSBURG — One area service group is dreaming of spring. Hearts & Hammers board members already are looking ahead with anticipation toward getting to do the yard work, touch-ups and other spring cleaning to help residents who...

Updated Feb 3, 2016 at 8:08 PM

The Southeast Kansas Humane Society has a new administrator at the helm who brings years of familiarity with pets to the job. Kelci Cooper has been named to the position by the society's seven member board of directors. She started the...

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