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What to know about Pittsburg City Commission Meeting

Pittsburg city officials met Tuesday, March 23, 2021, for the regularly scheduled City Commission Meeting. The Commission meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.  During the Public Input segment, resident of Pittsburg Virginia Darling expressed her concern about the lack of storm shelters in the city. The city officials addressed her inquiries at the end of the meeting, as is policy.  City manager Daron Hall said …

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Crawford County offers trails for the “healthy-minded”

Live Well Crawford County has worked in collaboration with the Active Transportation Advisory Board and other community partners to develop healthy-living and active-transportation initiatives that would “make it easy to make the healthy choice” with the creation of several plans for walking and biking trails.   The COVID-19 pandemic caused many to change their routines …

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Little Balkans Days 2021 scheduled for Labor Day weekend

The rollout of safe and effective vaccines that combat COVID-19 has prompted Crawford County officials to ease back on the safety measures put in place to slow the spread. The annual Little Balkans Day Festival was just another canceled event last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival has been held annually on Labor …

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Crawford County Commissioners cast unanimous votes to rescind COVID-19 safety measures

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the coronavirus has killed 500,000 Americans. However, the success of the recent vaccine roll-out has prompted many state and local officials to ease up on the safety measures which were set in place to slow the spread.   On March 5, Crawford County Commissioners cast unanimous votes to rescind Public Health Order #3, which lifted many …

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Pitsco idea shop and PSU partner to offer drone competitions

Pittsburg State University and the Pitsco Education Corporation have partnered to host Pittsburg’s first ever drone competition. The competition will be held at the Pitsco Idea Shop in Block 22 at the Foundry in downtown Pittsburg. Registration for area middle, high-school, and college students ends March 17. Preliminary, semi-final, and final rounds will be …

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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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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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