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Pittsburg State office of Academic Affairs offers grant writing seminars

The Pittsburg State University Office of Academic Affairs presented grant writing seminars to faculty, staff, and graduate students, Tuesday, March 2, in the Jack Overman Student Center. The seminars introduced the essential elements of writing proposals and grants.  Cindy Johnson, executive director of Academic Affairs Support at Pittsburg State University, said the …

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Affordable housing becomes topic at Pittsburg City Commission meeting

Pittsburg city officials met Tuesday, February 23, 2021 for the regularly scheduled City Commissioners meeting, held at the Beard-Shanks Law Enforcement Center. The need for the availability of affordable housing in Pittsburg dominated the session, as numerous concerned citizens addressed the commission with their thoughts on the subject.  Mayor Chuck …

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Pittsburg places drive-through kiosk at city hall

Pittsburg city officials met Tuesday, February 9, 2021 for the regularly scheduled City Commissioners meeting, held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Beard-Shanks Law Enforcement Center, 201 N. Pine St., Pittsburg.   Commissioner Larry Fields took off his commissioner-hat to participate in the public input period of the meeting …

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Area students get internet access through DragonNet

As school districts across the country struggle to provide students safe learning environments amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many are looking for broadband solutions that can bridge the digital divide and support new remote and hybrid learning models. To meet those challenges, the city of Pittsburg has partnered with USD 250 and Motorola …

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Extreme temperatures prompt local volunteers to open temporary shelters

On Monday, February 15, a temporary warming shelter was established at Lincoln Center, 710 W. 9th St., next to the Pittsburg Aquatic Center. Headed by Joseph Shane Adcock, the Progressive Lateral Aid Network (PLAN) of Pittsburg coordinated the effort in collaboration with the City of Pittsburg. Adcock, Pittsburg State University …

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Downtown Pittsburg gets a facelift

In their efforts to enrich the downtown environment and boost the local economy, the Pittsburg Downtown Advisory Board (DAB) approved funds for local artist and Pittsburg State University alumna Jenna Spencer to paint four new murals on downtown businesses. Spencer will start the projects this spring.   “I was approached by the …

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Pittsburg State University and Pittsburg work together for economic growth

The last year presented numerous economic challenges for communities throughout the country as COVID-19 restrictions stifled businesses. Unemployment rates spiked when businesses closed their doors and laid off employees. Pittsburg has been able to overcome many of those challenges because of a unique partnership the City shares with Pittsburg State …

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Pittsburg City Commission meets to address economic development.

Pittsburg city officials met Tuesday, January 26, 2021 for the regularly scheduled City Commissioners meeting, held at the Beard-Shanks Law Enforcement Center. On the agenda were many items aimed toward the economic development of the city. Pittsburg has multiple projects in the works to attract more residents and retailers to the area.   …

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