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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 second at the World of Masonry convention on Wednesday. He traveled home Friday with a trophy, tool bag, levels and a $500 check courtesy of the Mason Contractors Association of America. O’Dell was happy to place second, but had his eyes set on...

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 5, 2016 at 4:24 PM

ARMA — Northeast USD 246 eighth graders were recognized by the Kansas State Board of Education on Thursday with a presentation of the state's Challenge Award for excelling on reading scores. Kansas State Board of Education District 9...

Updated Feb 4, 2016 at 5:55 PM

FRONTENAC — As the number of school shootings and intruder incidents on schools and elsewhere have increased nationwide in recent years, so have the ways law enforcement officials are encouraging potential victims to respond. Law...

Updated Feb 3, 2016 at 8:04 PM

FRONTENAC — Play is not something unusual for the students of Frank Leyden Elementary School, but playing without a video game or electronic gadget in front of them is becoming more out of the ordinary. That is just the reason the...

Updated Feb 3, 2016 at 8:02 PM

TOPKEA — Opponents of a bill that would require school districts in most counties — including Crawford County — to consolidate, inundated a House committee hearing on Wednesday. The bill, HB 2504, would require 98 of...

Updated Feb 3, 2016 at 7:58 PM

PITTSBURG — The Pittsburg High School journalism program won the coveted Pacemaker award earlier this school year and now their teacher is being recognized. Journalism advisor Emily Smith received the Rising Star award from the...

Updated Feb 2, 2016 at 7:08 PM

FRONTENAC — The huge success of entrepreneurial courses developed and fine-tuned over the years at Frontenac High School has drawn the attention of others in the region's educational community. Proof of that success and the desire of...

Updated Feb 2, 2016 at 5:43 PM

PITTSBURG — Seventh graders discovered duct tape cannot hold a 200 pound man during a fundraising event at Pittsburg Community Middle School. Monday afternoon in the school’s gymnasium, seventh graders partook in a fundraising...

Updated Feb 2, 2016 at 5:39 PM

The Crawford County economy is growing, and a professor at Pittsburg State University has the study to prove it. Dr. Michael Davidsson, an assistant economics professor at PSU, said the annual increases, although small, in retail sales and...

Updated Feb 1, 2016 at 8:51 PM

PITTSBURG — Southeast Kansas’ top scholars were honored Monday evening, joining the ranks of more than 125,000 high school seniors who have been recognized as Kansas Honor Scholars since the program’s inception in...

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