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Posted at 7:31 AM

FRANKLIN — Deep Shaft whiskey and 50 Camp wines that once graced countertops across the nation trace their roots back to Crawford County miners. People desperate to feed their families often turned to brewing and bootlegging when mines closed or other circumstances turned sour, and that heritage is celebrated in “Cheers — Bootlegging, Winemaking and Home Brew,” an exhibit opening today at Miners Hall Museum. The exhibit has...

Updated Jun 30, 2015 at 12:22 PM

It’s a telling sign to Pittsburg’s ability to attract new businesses when a steak house born out of Arkansas starts looking to become part of the community.“We’ve been looking at Pittsburg for the last five to...

Posted Jun 30, 2015 at 8:20 AM

Southeast High School could have some new faces this school year, but these won’t be the typical two-legged mammals.USD 247 is a finalist for a $25,000 grant from an agricultural company called Monsanto. The winner of the grant,...

Posted Jun 30, 2015 at 8:12 AM

During the 2014-15 school year, the 640 students at Pittsburg Community Middle School read 267,152,378 words through the Accelerated Reader Program — that’s over 417,000 words per student.The four elementary schools’...

Posted Jun 30, 2015 at 7:30 AM

TODAY Summer story timeThe Pittsburg Public Library will host summer story time at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event is open to children and families and no sign up is required. Arma American Legion...

Posted Jun 30, 2015 at 7:01 AM

Machines haven’t replaced human labor yet, but they are reducing risk of injury.In Pittsburg, this season’s purchase of a remote-controlled lawn mower is helping city employees safely navigate tricky mowing areas, such as...

Updated Jun 29, 2015 at 5:02 PM

The state of Kansas is usually an ideal place to produce wheat with a temperate area that usually sees 10 to 30 inches of rainfall annually, according to information from the Kansas Farm Bureau.However, the National Weather Service...

Posted Jun 28, 2015 at 9:15 AM

While Pittsburg economic leaders crossed their fingers about the outcome of casino selection, they also have their fingers crossed about another state decision.The next round of cuts is expected at any time as the state looks at sites for...

Posted Jun 28, 2015 at 8:52 AM

A 5-year-old boy was released from the hospital Friday after being mauled by a white American Bulldog less than a block from Schlanger Park at 8 p.m. on Wednesday night.Korbin Smith, 5, was attacked near Stillwell and 8th Street while...

Posted Jun 28, 2015 at 8:25 AM

The only comparison would be the splash zone at Sea World, the difference is the splash was mud instead of water and Shamu was a modified truck with swamp tires.The Crawford County Mud Run was in Girard yesterday. The Mud Run, at 323 E.

Posted Jun 28, 2015 at 7:07 AM

Three teens from Southeast High School with a heavy foot will be burning rubber during a drag race at Mo-Kan Dragway today for a memorial race to remember Jeryka Lawrence.Elizabeth “Izzy” Fornelli, Savana Bennett and her...

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