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Updated at 8:19 PM

Next Friday, a few hundred third graders from around the county will storm the field at Carnie Smith Stadium and release a flock of red balloons during Paint The Town Red. This is the 10th year of the event which shows the community’s support for Pitt State, and leads up to the first home football game of the season. Third graders in the county have been part of the balloon launch since Paint The Town Red started. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Devin...

Updated at 5:59 PM

Roughly half of the $12.3 million of the emergency need state aid set aside for Kansas schools in the 2016 fiscal year was distributed by the State Finance Council last week. The council, which is made up of eight lawmakers and Gov. Sam...

Posted Sep 3, 2015 at 7:30 AM

TOPS 0844 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 0884 meetings are held each Thursday at Knights of Columbus Towers, 700 N. Pine. Private weigh-ins begin at 9 a.m. Business meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Each week, a program is presented for support...

Updated Sep 2, 2015 at 4:47 PM

Dominic Phillip Zales pleaded guilty to criminal threat and possession of cocaine during his arraignment at the Crawford County Judicial Center on Wednesday. Zales, 38, is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge A.J. Wachter on Nov. 3 at 10...

Updated Sep 2, 2015 at 4:01 PM

The decision by Kansas Crossing to cease construction on the proposed destination casino south of Pittsburg will have an economic impact on the region and the state. On Monday Executive Director of Kansas Lottery, Terry P. Presta, approved...

Posted Sep 2, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Alpha Kappa Sorority The Alpha Kappa Chapter Phi Tau Omega Sorority will have its monthly business meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Kathy Shaffer with Jeanette Davied as co-hostess. Members unable to attend, please contact one of the...

Posted Sep 1, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Sunflower Kiwanis Club The Sunflower Kiwanis Club will meet in dePaul Hall of Via Christi Hospital for its weekly breakfast at 6:45 a.m. The executive board will meet at 6 a.m. prior to breakfast. After a short business meeting, the program...

Updated Aug 31, 2015 at 5:55 PM

FRONTENAC — A teacher at Frank Layden Elementary School in Frontenac was recognized with the Showbie Champion Teacher award last week for his creative use of the Showbie app in his classroom. Fifth-grade teacher, Tim Vesco, found out...

Posted Aug 30, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Sunday, Aug. 30   Legion dance The Pittsburg American Legion Post 64 will host Sunday Dance at the Pittsburg American Legion, 2115 N Joplin. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the dance is from 2-5 p.m.   Monday,...

Updated Aug 29, 2015 at 4:18 PM

GIRARD — Fifteen seniors at Girard High School were given MacBook Airs on Friday morning as part of a pilot program to help the district decide the next step with integrating technology in the classroom. Two years ago, the district...

Posted Aug 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM

8/21/15 Lana Kay Brisendine-Smith Pittsburg Transporting an open container, DUI first conviction and improper driving on laned roadway James Henry Green III Pittsburg Use/possession of drug paraphernalia/human body,...

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