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Updated at 6:11 PM

PITTSBURG — The $400,000 goal of the Mount Carmel Foundation to bring 3D mammography technology to Pittsburg and Via Christi Hospital has not only been reached — but surpassed — thanks in large part to an unnamed contributor who footed half the total. Foundation Executive Director Johnna Norton made the announcement Thursday, saying nearly $410,000 has been raised for the project. "Last week our anonymous donor, who was matching our gifts, agreed to donate a...

Updated Feb 10, 2016 at 7:28 PM

PITTSBURG — Gong xi fa cai is sort of like saying happy New Year in Mandarin. The Chinese New Year was Monday, but Ruijie Shen said the celebration is all week in China. The 21-year-old and the Chinese Culture Group at Pittsburg...

Updated Feb 10, 2016 at 5:43 PM

PITTSBURG — A native to Northeast Kansas is bringing his poetic talents to Pittsburg on Thursday. Kansas Poet Laureate Eric McHenry is reading his work at Pittsburg State University’s Crimson and Gold Ballroom in the Overman...

Updated Feb 10, 2016 at 5:31 PM

PITTSBURG — Voters are being asked to help “peel back the layers of the onion” involved in Pittsburg school district’s failed bond election in January. Patron Insight begins making calls Saturday to survey 400...

Updated Feb 9, 2016 at 6:30 PM

PITTSBURG — The most opportune time for Pittsburg school district to attempt another bond election is during the November general election. State law bars districts from having a special election after a similar bond has failed,...

Updated Feb 9, 2016 at 4:46 PM

PITTSBURG — The Habitat for Humanity of Crawford County’s spaghetti fundraiser on Thursday will benefit a struggling father and his two children. They just need orders. Proceeds from the spaghetti dinner at St.

Updated Feb 8, 2016 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...

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...

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