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Pittsburg to gain new entertainment venue The Fun Depot

Pittsburg residents can look forward to a new kind of entertainment choice with the opening of The Fun Depot, located in the historic Pittsburg Foundry and Machine Company building, 104 N. Locust, Pittsburg.    Local business owner Larry Fields purchased the building in 2018. Fields said that he received a lot of ideas on what to do with the space, but he wanted …

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Pittsburg hosts September City Commission meetings

Regular sessions of the Pittsburg City Board of Commissioners were held on September 8 and September 22. The Pittsburg City Commission meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., inside the Beard-Shanks Law Enforcement Center courtroom, 201 N. Pine, Pittsburg. Due to COVID restrictions, the City …

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Senate candidate Barbara Bollier hosts ‘Chat in the Park’

Kansas senator Barbara Bollier hosted a ‘Chat in the Park’ for Crawford County residents on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Lincoln Park, in Pittsburg. Bollier, a physician and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, used the opportunity to answer voters’ questions about topics such as health care, climate change, reducing deficits and debt, college affordability and defunding the police. Bollier is running against Republican Roger Marshall for …

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Pittsburg State asks students to take COVID-19 Pledge

In these unprecedented times, while the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, all of America is in a struggle to reopen businesses and schools while also maintaining safe environments for people to work and learn in—Pittsburg State University included. Pitt State wants the public to know that it is committed to the health and …

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Student nurses administer COVID testing for incoming Pitt State residents

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept across America in the past months, public health guidelines have brought challenges and, in some cases, opportunities to the Pitt State campus. On Friday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Aug. 20, student nurses in attendance at the Irene Randsom Bradley School of Nursing gained hands on experience as part of the medical teams …

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PSU honors veterans in virtual event

Honoring those who served in the military looked a little different at Pittsburg State University this year due to CDC stay-at-home orders and recommendations for social distancing. On Monday, May 25, the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the PSU Veterans Memorial was reimagined into a virtual ceremony which was aired on several different platforms, so viewers could watch and pay their respects.       The university typically holds a large Memorial Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial, located at …

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Pittsburg City Commissioners convene for special meeting

The Pittsburg City Commission held a special meeting Tuesday, May 19, 2020, to address the application processes necessary to access funds for local businesses and meal programs in the city. The funds are allocated from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The City intends to apply for assistance from the CARES Act under the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG-CV). More than $9 million in federal funding has been made available to …

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Pittsburg State plans for distribution of CARES Act funds

As the Pittsburg community weathers the pandemic and prepares for another semester at Pitt State, the federal government has passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide financial relief to states, workers, and small businesses. In addition, the CARES Act includes the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund which enables universities to provide direct financial assistance to their students.       Pittsburg State University has received approximately $2.6 …

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Pittsburg City Commission moves forward with economic development strategies

In their efforts to reach economic goals set for Pittsburg, City Commissioners approved multiple agenda items during the regularly scheduled City Commission meeting, April 28, 2020. In order to meet guidelines, set by health officials because of Coronavirus, the City is streaming the meetings live until further notice.       As part of the Imagine Pittsburg 2030 economic development strategy, the Commission approved the recommendation of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) …

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