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Updated at 6:40 PM

At the Pittsburg City Commission meeting Tuesday evening, the City of Pittsburg announced their new hire for the director of public works position – and got exactly what they wanted.“Well we really wanted an engineer,” said City Manager Daron Hall. “We haven’t had an engineer on our staff for a long time, and so when we found somebody who had public works director experience and an engineering degree that was willing to come to a smaller community,...

Updated at 5:58 PM

Two students in the Girard and Galena school districts were recognized for scoring in the top 25th percentile on a test meant to show college readiness – both are only in seventh grade.Tricia Combs was one of roughly 100 Kansas...

Posted Jul 31, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Pittsburg American Legion BingoThe Pittsburg American Legion will host bingo every Friday at the legion home. Doors open at 5 p.m. Early bird games are at 6:20 p.m. and regular bingo is at 6:30 p.m. Senior Citizens...

Updated Jul 30, 2015 at 7:33 PM

GIRARD -- Except for the constant “baa” and the occasional runaway, most sheep were pretty calm while in their 4-H handler’s grasp as the judge made her way around the ring at the Crawford County Fair’s Lawrence Murphy...

Updated Jul 30, 2015 at 6:11 PM

After being featured on video segments in preparation of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games — including his story on the front page of its website — it seems like ESPN can’t get enough of local powerlifter...

Posted Jul 30, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Pittsburg Noon KiwanisPIttsburg Noon Kiwanis meets every Thursday at noon in the DePaul Hall at Via Christi Hospital. Larry Warren, co-owner of the Joplin Regional Business Journal, will give a presentation. Donna Sue Pintar will be...

Updated Jul 29, 2015 at 5:57 PM

GIRARD — It was a quiet afternoon at the Crawford County Fair on Wednesday as most of the 4-H members either prepared for events the next day or manned a booth as part of their 4-H requirements.Conner Droessler, 8, washed his...

Updated Jul 28, 2015 at 2:47 PM

GIRARD — Girard residents will see a slight increase in their property taxes in fiscal 2016, after the Girard City Council approved the 2016 budget at Monday night’s meeting. A public hearing on the budget is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Posted Jul 28, 2015 at 7:40 AM

Dr. Richard Ellis’ experience was key to being chosen to fill the vacant spot on the USD 250 School Board, but not before having a turn on the hot seat.Ellis and Dr. Micky Painter took turns being interviewed by the board. The...

Posted Jul 28, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Pittsburg Noon RotaryThe Pittsburg Noon Rotary will meet with Clawson, Cloninger and Coleman will serve as greeters, Jeff Wilbert will give invocation and Mark Werner will be the song leader. Kevin Mitchelson will give introductions and...

Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 5:45 PM

New Hope Services Special Olympics coach John Lair and his powerlifting athlete Chevi Peters embarked for California on July 21 to compete in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.Since then, they have been focusing on training for...

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