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College Republicans reforms on campus

PSU College Republicans Organization (CRO) held their first meeting Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Frisco Event Center, 210 E. Fourth St., Pittsburg. The CRO held the meeting jointly with the Crawford County Republican Party.   Republican candidate, Terry Calloway, said is important for the new CRO to be …

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Scholar brings Thomas Jefferson to life

Humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson portrayed former president Thomas Jefferson on the Bicknell stage as part of a live recording of National Public Radio’s “Thomas Jefferson Hour.”  The program, recorded Saturday, Sept. 15, began the partnership between The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts and KRPS 89.9 to provide programming directly …

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Main Street Axe Company opens in Pittsburg

Main Street Axe Company officially opened doors on Saturday, Sept. 15th  For the event, there was a grand opening ceremony and the new business invited the Pittsburg community to throw an axe for themselves. The event started at 1 p.m, and lasted until 11 p.m.   Michelle Fowler, owner and operator …

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Pittsburg man goes out of his way to help homeless

What started as a simple act of kindness Thursday, Sept. 13, ended with a presentation of gifts and thanks for Brandon Stephenson. Stephenson, Pittsburg resident and Taco Bell employee, worked a normal front-counter shift Thursday when a local homeless man walked into the restaurant, changing both their lives from there …

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Local firefighters honor fallen

Five firefighters from Pittsburg traveled to Wichita, Saturday, September 8, to take part in the 2018 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.   Local firefighters Terry Powell, Matt Stringer, Jacob Silvers, Brian Main, and fire marshal Tom Vacca took part in the climb to honor 343 first responders who lost their lives during …

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Pittsburg Makers Market showcases makers’ material 

Local artists got a chance to show off their wares at the Pittsburg Makers Market Saturday, Sept. 8.  The market took place at the Pritchett Pavillion in Immigrant Park on the corner of Broadway and Second. Patrons of the Makers Market visited more than 20 different booths, operated by both …

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Corporate politics are like Kansas weather

Nike has sparked much controversy and media attention with a recent ad campaign reading, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything,” superimposed over the face of Colin Kaepernick.  The former 49ers quarterback turned free agent became notorious in 2016 for refusing to stand for the national anthem. The …

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Mysterious Pittsburg castle releases ghosts

The Paranormal Science Lab in Carthage hosted two tours for the Graham’s Mystery Castle in Pittsburg Saturday, Sept. 1, at 7 and 10 p.m. Approximately 600 people from Pittsburg and the surrounding areas attended the castle tour and heard real life stories from owners Eric and Carry DeGruson. The castle …

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Downtown hosts Pittsburg Art Walk

Downtown Pittsburg was temporary home to artisans and performers alike at the Pittsburg Art Walk, Friday, Aug. 24.  “It brings more knowledge of what we have to offer in this community,” said Crista Cunningham, Art Walk event organizer. Cunningham was in charge of designing promotional materials for the Art Walk, …

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Downtown throwback

Pittsburg State University is located at 1701 South Broadway, but it was not always known as Pittsburg State and it was not always located on Broadway. In the very early 1900s there was a building at the corner of Fifth and Pine that was known as the Central School building. …

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