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Posted Jun 26, 2016 at 12:00 AM

A couple jars of homemade jam at Root Coffeehouse cost Kay Quick $8 plus 74 cents in tax. Of each dollar in sales tax, 6.5 percent cents goes to the state and is pooled with other revenue streams such as property and income tax. Over half of the pooled money goes towards education. If nothing else changes, Kansas will spend $3.48 billion of a $6.2 billion budget on education for the fiscal year ending June 30, according to the Kansas Division of Budget. On Friday, the...

Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 7:41 PM

GIRARD — The section of Robert V. Haderlein Elementary that was once Todd’s Cheese Factory was demolished on Friday.

Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 4:48 PM

6/17/16 Elmer Rone Alvarado-Molina Pittsburg Aggravated indecent liberties with child, sex with child age 14-18 Bradley Elvis Baugh Aggravated battery, battery   6/18/16 James Roger Logan Jr. Domestic battery,...

Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 4:13 PM

PITTSBURG — A few, $1,200 scholarships were given to Pittsburg State University students during Via Christi Auxiliary’s meeting at the hospital on Friday. “As costs keep going up, it is so appreciated,” said...

Updated Jun 24, 2016 at 4:03 PM

Police said there were minor injuries in the accident between a semi-truck and a Grand Marquis at 20th Street and the Highway 69 bypass on Friday morning. Justin Thurman, 22, of Granby, Missouri, was driving the semi-truck north on Highway...

Updated Jun 23, 2016 at 4:03 PM

PITTSBURG — Although Construction is not yet complete, the manager for the new Kansas Crossing Casino and Hotel has been named. In a press release earlier this week, the developers announced that Doug Fisher has been selected to be...

Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 9:41 PM

PITTSBURG — The owner of Becky’s Cafe in Frontenac was found guilty Wednesday on two counts of aggravated sexual battery against a pair of employees, according to the deputy county attorney.  Fadil Kasa, 45, pleaded no...

Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 7:05 PM

TOPEKA — The Kansas Legislature will try to conjure up at least $38 million in a special session on education starting today to meet a Kansas Supreme Court ruling and keep schools open. Different plans have been thrown around since...

Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 5:18 PM

PITTSBURG — Crafts, music and antique farm equipment will fill the grounds outside the Crawford County Historical Museum this weekend.

Updated Jun 21, 2016 at 3:57 PM

PITTSBURG — Cassandra Ngo works at the bookstore on Pittsburg State University’s campus to pay for classes. Students like Ngo need to earn more money this summer. Undergraduate students paying in-state tuition will see a 5.5...

Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 5:25 PM

PITTSBURG — For the most part, Melissa Fite Johnson writes about what she experiences and sees. That even includes a frustrated woman at Mall Deli, who managed to make it to Johnson’s award winning chapbook of poetry titled...

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