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Updated Oct 5, 2015 at 9:08 PM

GIRARD — Another phase of the estimated $16 million construction project is underway in the Girard school district. At the middle and high school, construction began towards the end of last month to repurpose three rooms into four rooms, and build a glass commons area in front of the joint school. The construction has shifted around some classrooms and the pickup and drop-off area towards the south side of the building. “It’s been very smooth, I thought it...

Updated Oct 3, 2015 at 4:25 PM

On Monday, the Pittsburg school board was presented with three options – ranging from $6.5 million to $8.1 million – to upgrade the high school’s heating and airconditioning system. The board did not take any action.

Updated Oct 1, 2015 at 10:14 AM

Low pay isn't the only aspect that makes experienced and new teachers alike question if they can stay in education.

Updated Sep 30, 2015 at 9:55 PM

The vision committee, which is meant prioritize a number of projects the Pittsburg school district will eventually bring to a bond election, came to a decision during a meeting at the district’s Staff Development Center on...

Updated Sep 30, 2015 at 8:26 PM

Students at St. Mary’s Colgan High School have been showing school spirit this week in events all leading up to the homecoming football game on Friday night. The highly anticipated homecoming game versus neighboring Frontenac Raiders...

Updated Sep 28, 2015 at 9:27 PM

Most of the discussion at the Pittsburg school district’s board meeting on Monday night involved updates and new construction in the district. The school board was updated about the vision committee narrowing down projects in the...

Updated Sep 28, 2015 at 5:18 PM

Homecoming week for Pittsburg State University has already kicked off with Sunday’s Spirit Art Fashion Show and in celebrating Homecoming this year, the university will look fondly back in time. “Our Spirit (Art) Fashion Show...

Updated Sep 26, 2015 at 9:37 PM

Snow Cussimanio and her family have brought their famous Italian dish, bagna cauda, to Festa Italiana in Frontenac since its inception in 1999, many people have been coming just for a taste of the Italian dip. Thousands of people came to...

Updated Sep 26, 2015 at 8:40 PM

A boy at Frontenac middle school was traumatized after downloading a Bigfoot book on iBook a couple weeks ago which turned out to be pornography. The boy was eventually instructed by the school to reset his Apple ID, clearing all downloads.

Updated Sep 25, 2015 at 4:19 PM

On Wednesday, Debbie Madl’s sixth grade class was divided into two groups of around 10 students each. Each group formed a circle and was given a Hula Hoop. They held the hoop at shoulder length using only their index...

Updated Sep 24, 2015 at 6:28 PM

As Pope Francis made his way through New York City on Friday, students at the St. Mary’sColgan Catholic Schools in Pittsburg watched on TV and discussed the pontiff’s visit. All week long, as Pope Francis addressed Congress,...

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