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U.S. 400 concrete patching to start in Wilson County

KDOT plans to begin full-depth concrete patching on U.S. 400 from the Greenwood-Wilson county line east to K-47 next week.

County commission certifies election returns 

Friday’s County Commission meeting was purposely brief as the commissioners waited to certify the canvasing board’s final vote tally from last week’s elections.  

CDL announces deal with newly formed local company

Uplink, LLC, a newly formed, locally owned business based in Pittsburg, has announced the purchase of CDL Electric’s Telecommunications Service Division.  

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Language barriers are often difficult to navigate, whether it is in business or just in day to day life, which is why Pittsburg transplant, Claudia Blancett, is offering free sign language classes to the community as a way to assist with barriers for the hearing impaired.  
HISTORY’S HIDDEN GEMS

Odella Nation, librarian and super hero

On a stormy night in June, 1914, Odella was trying to sleep, but not having much luck.

Pittsburg native on governor’s short-list to fill state judgeship 

Pittsburg native Meryl Carver-Allmond is one of three candidates to fill a vacancy at the Kansas Appellate Court left by the retirement of Judge Anthony Powell.  

Ryan Insurance acquires Schroeder Insurance

Following its recent acquisition of Fox Insurance Agency, Ryan Insurance of Pittsburg has announced the purchase of an additional local insurance company, Schroeder Insurance Agency. 

Honey Does celebrates 3 years

After combating the challenges of starting a business six months before a pandemic, Melissa Weed and the Honey Does team celebrated the company’s three-year anniversary with a ribbon cutting at the Fun Zone Depot on Tuesday evening.  

New study looks at flow of Kansas agriculture products

The KDA late last month released the Kansas Agribusiness Commodity Flow Study, which analyses the movement of crops, livestock, and other agricultural products within Kansas and out of the state.

76th annual Arma V-J homecoming set for this weekend 

Every year since 1947, Arma has celebrated the anniversary of the end of World War II with the official surrender of Japan on Aug. 14, 1945, known as Victory over Japan, or V-J, Day.  

Stuff the Bus collects more than 2,700 school supply items

The Pittsburg Salvation Army, in partnership with Walmart, hosted the annual corporate Stuff the Bus campaign on Saturday, bringing in over 2,700 school supply items and $703 in monetary donations.  
Looking Back
FROM OUR HISTORY

Mash, whiskey, bottled ‘choc,’ wine, three stills and two men were taken in raids

Excerpted stories in Crawford County newspaper archives
TODAY IN HISTORY

In 2011, seven people were killed when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair

Today is Saturday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2022. There are 140 days left in the year. 
Kansas

Man charged in shooting deaths of two Kansas teenagers

A 24-year-old Kansas City man is jailed on charges of killing two Kansas teenagers. Police said Patrick Howard is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the Feb. 18 deaths of Samuel Guess …

A Kansas man has been found guilty of capital murder in the 2018 killing of his pregnant girlfriend. Johnson County prosecutors say a jury convicted 31-year-old Devonte Dominique Wash on Monday for …
Nation

Western cities map snow by air to refine water forecasting

Drought-prone cities in the U.S. West are mapping snow by air to refine their water forecasts. It's one way water managers are adjusting as climate change disrupts weather patterns and makes …

Authorities say an Alabama inmate had a “special relationship” with the jail official authorities believe assisted his escape. The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office said in a Tuesday news …
For veteran anti-abortion activists, the leaked U.S. Supreme Court document reads like a detailed dream come true, spelling out a potential ruling allowing states to ban abortion. Yet even as they …
World
On a dusty field on the east side of Mexico’s sprawling capital, some 500 Ukrainian refugees are waiting in large tents under a searing sun for the United States government to tell them they can …
AGRICULTURE
Climate change and habitat loss from big agriculture are combining to swat down global insect populations, with each problem making the other worse, a new study finds. 
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia assaulted cities and towns along a boo- merang-shaped front hun- dreds of miles long and poured more troops into Ukraine on Tuesday in a potentially pivotal battle …
Obituaries
Don Baker Johnson
Don Baker Johnson, 78, of Pittsburg, Kansas, passed away on July 27, 2022 at Via Christi.
OBITUARY
Reva Lynn Meadows
Reva Lynn Meadows 68, of Pittsburg, Kansas passed away peacefully Aug. 2, 2022 at her home.
OBITUARY
Tristan Ray Davis
Tristan Ray Davis, 19 years old passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 03, 2022.
OBITUARY
Jeff Montanelli
Jeff Montanelli, 64, of Pittsburg, Kansas died July 15, 2022 in Pittsburg.
OBITUARY
Barbara Kay Downs
Barbara Kay Downs was born in Pittsburg, Kansas on Mar. 16, 1948, the daughter of Audrey May (LaForte) and Earl Parsons, Sr. She passed away unexpectedly at her home in West Mineral, Kansas at the age of 74.
Sports
Local sports

'It feels like a long time ago'

On June 8, 1999, the Montreal Expos started a rookie right-handed pitcher they had called up from the minor leagues three days earlier.It certainly wasn't the best of starts as the Boston Red Sox …

Youth football camp returns to Frontenac

Before the season kicks off, kids in grades 1-6 got to learn football fundamentals free of charge from Frontenac Raider coaches on Wednesday and Thursday at the Frontenac Sports Complex.

Wiemers helps Monarchs reach NBC World Series

In this month’s National Baseball Congress World Series held at Wichita State's Eck Stadium, the Hutchinson Monarchs squared off against the Seattle Studs in the opening round of the …
Former Kansas City Royals second baseman and 1985 World Series champion Greg Pryor has noticed the young Royals starting to mature this season.
Two students at Arise Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu shared what the martial art means to them and how much of an impact instructor Andrew Browne has made in their lives.
Pittsburg’s 12 and under All-Star Little League team appeared before the Crawford County Commission on Friday to petition for funds to cover travel expenses as the team is headed to Indianapolis next week for the little league national championship.  
FRONTENAC, Kan. —The All-Area Fantasy Camp at Frontenac High School was on hold the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and this year families were fast to sign their kids up.  
Opinion
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Congratulations to Meryl Carver-Allmond
In the corporate world a leader’s success is often rewarded with a bonus, but in the field of education rewards for teachers come when former students achieve success and make an impact in their chosen careers. 
LITTLE BALKANS RECIPES
Apple Delight
The following recipe is featured in the Little Balkans Days Cookbook, which is available now for $20 at littlebalkansfestival.com.
TRUE STORIES
Root causes, discernment and acceptance
As you might expect, I got varied responses to my column on the August 2 dilemma. 
OPINION
Rewriting veterans’ stories with a happier ending
I want to thank Sens. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, and Jon Tester.  Not on behalf of me, but on behalf of Bruce Darley and others like him. 
OPINION
86,852 new IRS employees
You've probably heard Republicans say the Inflation Reduction Act — the massive spending bill just passed by Senate Democrats — includes provisions to hire 87,000 new IRS agents.
Entertainment
Labor Day is just around the corner, which means Little Balkans Days is also coming up. This year’s festival is planned for Aug. 29 to Sept. 4. 
Kufara, a marimba band based in Joplin, will be performing at Lakeview Café at Crawford State Park on Saturday, July 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.  
Photos from the Summer Kicks Jazz Band performance on Monday at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts as part of the Pittsburg Festival of the Arts.
With the official start of summer right around the corner, Wacky Wednesdays started back up for the 2022 season at the Crawford County Historical Museum this week. 
Lifestyle

College High classmates reunite after COVID-19 delay

Recently a group of former students with special ties to the community gathered at the Frontenac Senior Center to renew old friendships and relive cherished memories.