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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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Volunteers take the plunge for Special Olympics

With a total of fourteen teams and ninety-six plungers, the annual polar plunge raised money for the Special Olympics.   The event was held Saturday Feb. 9th. Registration started at 9 a.m. and the Polar Strut, the annual 5k, began at 10 a.m. At 11:30 a.m. they recognized the winners of different contests during …

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Track and Field teams wrap up Gorilla Classic, prepare for MIAA Championships

The Pitt State men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Fourth Annual Indoor Gorilla Classic Friday Feb. 8 to Saturday Feb. 9 in the Robert W. Plaster Center.   Head coach Russ Jewett said there were good performances on both the men’s and women’s teams.   “… (There were) some really good (performances) and some minor disappointments,” Jewett said.  “We are still not hitting on all …

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Nursing student balances life and school

The average nursing student is not a mother of three, but Stormy Carter proves that school and life can be balanced.   “You can do it,” Carter said. “Everyone thinks they can’t, that they don’t have enough time, but you will be surprised how much you can manage in a day if you …

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PSU students interview for teaching positions

PSU College of Education students gathered in the Weede Physical Education Building’s John Lance Arena for Teacher Interview Day in search of potential teaching positions.  On Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, students were interviewed by school administrators from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma looking to fill vacancies. With student teaching duties preventing attendance to …

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Playing with non-traditional colors for Valentine’s Day

You can always tell when Valentine’s Day is approaching. The stores begin to change their decor with bright red and pink products, YouTubers put out their annual “Red Lip Look”, and the season for chocolate and flowers has arrived. The season is always so beautiful, but sometimes the same colors and makeup looks can …

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‘The Prodigy’ falls flat as a failure for horror

“The Prodigy” is affront to the modern horror genre with absolutely no care to the great horror masterpieces that came before.  The film, directed by Nicholas McCarthy, stars Taylor Schilling, of “Orange is the New Black” fame, and Jackson Robert Scott, recognizable from his role as Georgie in 2017’s “It.” Schilling and …

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Baseball exits weekend with three wins against CSU

The Pitt State University baseball team played three home games this past weekend at the Al Ortolani Field against the Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunder Wolves from Saturday Feb. 9 to Sunday, Feb. 10. Game one against CSU was Saturday, Feb. 9, and the Gorillas won 6-3. The second game was also Saturday, and the Gorillas won again 2-1. The third and final game …

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PSU interior design students propose “family fun center” design

A historic Pittsburg building is expecting a family oriented revamp thanks in part to a group of interior design students at PSU.  Denise Bertoncino’s Interior Design program has worked closely with Larry Fields to propose the design of a “family fun center” in Pittsburg. The family fun center will be a second life for the historic …

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