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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Steve and Kathy Scott first opened Gorilla Country, their Pittsburg State University-themed clothing store, in September of 2013.   Ten years later, the Scotts are … more
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Commerce’s Kansas Tourism Division recently announced $117,780 has been awarded in the 2023 Tourism Marketing Grant Awards Program. The grants are … more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Presented by Countryside Christian Church, Memorial Auditorium is scheduled to host the “Common Ground Youth Conference” on Wednesday for students sixth through … more
CHEROKEE, Kan. — The weather in Cherokee is shaping up to be beautiful for this weekend's annual Cherokee Fall Festival.   Presented by the Cherokee Ruritan Club, the Fall Festival … more
Little Balkans Quilt Show wraps up strong
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Chairperson Brandee Switzer has announced this year’s winners in the 35th annual Little Balkans Quilt Show, held Friday and Saturday at Memorial Auditorium. A total of … more
Hit and run in Pittsburg on Tuesday
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Crawford County Emergency Medical Services, Pittsburg Police and Pittsburg Fire responded to a reported hit and run Tuesday evening at approximately 5:15 p.m., located at the intersection of N. Joplin and E. 10th St. more
WEBB CITY, Mo. — The Route 66 Coin, Gold and Silver Show, Joplin’s oldest local coin show, is returning to the Continental Banquet Center, 2802 N. Range Line Road on the last Saturday in … more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Kansas Historical Society is hosting a Kansas Heritage Trust Fund Grant Workshop in Pittsburg on Friday, Sept. 8. This state program provides matching funds for the … more
Rob Spencer, who was born and raised in the Barton and Vernon County areas of Missouri and has local family ties, was named one of 32 Global Medical Response (GMR) Stars of Life. The Stars of … more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Members Only, a premier ‘80s tribute act, closed out this year’s Little Balkans Days at Lincoln Park on Sunday.   Residents from across the Pittsburg … more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Ben Haggard, son of country music legend Merle Haggard, was the headline musical performance at this year's Little Balkans Days Festival, playing a gig on Saturday, Sept. 2 at … more
The last days of summer
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Summer vacation is officially over. Although students returned to school last week, summer break wasn’t officially over until Little Balkans Days during Labor Day … more
CCHM hosts Border Wars for local students
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — The Crawford County Historical Museum opened to area students on Friday for the 7th Annual Border Wars, to coincide with Little Balkans Days over Labor Day Weekend. Students … more
Proffitt unveils new look of PCMS
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Superintendent Rich Proffitt unveiled the completed renovations to the Pittsburg Community Middle School on Friday. The building was officially opened with a ribbon cutting in the newly rebuilt … more
Behind the scenes of the LBQG quilt show 
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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Every year, the Little Balkans Quilt Guild (LBQG) sponsors the quilt show at Memorial Auditorium, a hidden gem of the annual Little Balkans Days celebration. This year 165 … more
A full house
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Traffic advisory
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According to a social media post on Friday from the City of Pittsburg, a section of Jefferson Street — between Joplin and Elm Street — will be closed starting Friday, Sept. 8, through Monday, Sept. 11, to allow the railroad contractor to make improvements to the railroad crossing. more
GIRARD, Kan. — Announced on Thursday in Dodge City by Governor Laura Kelly and Kansas Transportation Secretary Calvin Reed, 35 local and off-system bridge projects across the state have … more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — At 10:19 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, officers with the Pittsburg Police Department (PPD), the Pittsburg Fire Department and Crawford County EMS were dispatched to 505 N … more
PITTSBURG, Kan. — During the month of August, 660 meals were delivered to the elderly and disabled in Pittsburg. Ascension Via Christi Hospital Nutritional Services prepares the meals. Special … more
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