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Axe Library offers Earth Day Virtual Challenge

 Nationally observed on April 22, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. To raise awareness and get the community involved, Pittsburg State University’s Library Services has issued the “2020 Earth Week Virtual Challenge.” The challenge started Saturday, April 18, and will run through Saturday, April 25.  …

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Imagine Pittsburg 2030: Envisioning a Better Pittsburg

It was standing room only as community leaders, educators, and businesses came together with the public to share their visions for the future. Education and housing were the main topics of discussion at the Imagine Pittsburg 2030 Community Conversation, held Thursday, Feb. 27, at Butler’s Quarters.       Imagine Pittsburg 2030 (IP2030) is …

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City fills positions on city advisory boards

Pittsburg City Commissioners filled volunteer positions on the Active Transportation and Airport Citizen Advisory Boards during the regularly scheduled Commission meeting, Feb. 25, 2020.        For the Active Transportation Board, Commissioners appointed Erin Fletcher to represent the disability community, and Reno Cecora to represent residents in the Northeast quadrant of Pittsburg. The Active Transportation Advisory Board has seven members whom each serve a four-year term. Four of the appointees represent each quadrant of the city, which is divided by the intersection of Fourth Street and Broadway. Two additional appointees represent the local healthcare industries and non-profit organizations, …

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PSU Opera and SEK Symphony present Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte”

Audiences welcomed the the Pitt State Opera Theater and the Southeast Kansas Symphony to Bicknell Family Center for the Arts for their performance of the historic opera “Cosi fan tutte,” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Friday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 16, 3 p.m.       The Pittsburg State University Music Department sponsored the presentation—a comedic …

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Pittsburg City Commission Discusses Partnerships with PSU

Pittsburg city officials met Tuesday, February 11, 2020, for the bi-monthly City Commissioners meeting, held at the Beard-Shanks Law Enforcement Center, 201 N. Pine St., Pittsburg. On the agenda were many items aimed toward the economic development of the city. Pittsburg has multiple projects in the works to attract more …

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Kansas Crossing Casino hosts ‘Rock to Bach’

An orchestra is often associated with symphony halls and black tie-events and can take music to the next level.  The Kansas Crossing Casino, the Southeast Kansas (SEK) Symphony, and local rock bands, J3 and The Momma’s Boyz, came together to present Rock to Bach, March 29th and 30th, at The Corral located inside the casino. The …

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County commissioners move ahead with plans for bike trails

Crawford County officials are moving forward with an initiative to include several walking and biking trails in Crawford County.   County commissioners from Allen, Bourbon, and Crawford counties met together Feb. 12, 2019, in Fort Scott, Kansas, to unveil the “ABC Trails Active Transportation Plan.” The ABC Trails Plan is a cooperative project between Allen, Bourbon, and Crawford counties, aimed …

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Pitt State partners with community to bring awareness on human trafficking

While the world of international human trafficking has become more well known, many people remain unaware that it isn’t just an international problem.  January is National Human Trafficking Awareness month. In response, the Safe-House Crisis Center in Pittsburg partnered with Students for Violence Prevention (SVP), along with various other student and community organizations, to …

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SEK Humane Society hosts chili feed fundraiser

Local community members attended the 43rd Annual Southeast Kansas (SEK) Humane Society Chili Feed Dinner on Feb. 3.  The event was held at Memorial Auditorium & Convention Center. The chili feed marked the beginning of the fundraising year for the non-profit organization.   The event offered three kinds of chili, an …

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