Arcadia, KS

Obituary of Leona Garrett

Leona Maxine Garrett, 91, of Fort Scott, Kansas, passed away early Thursday morning June 30, 2022, at the Oak Pointe Nursing Home in Carthage, Missouri. She was born March 2, 1931, in Cato, Kansas, the daughter of Wesley Curtis and Leona Florence (Coonrod) James. She married Jack Herbert Garrett August 26, 1950, in Arcadia, Kansas, and he preceded her in death January 7, 2001.
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Pittsburg Knights of Columbus building sold

PITTSBURG, Kans. — The sale of an apartment complex in Pittsburg has resulted in thousands of dollars for nonprofits in Crawford County. The sale of the Knights of Columbus Tower Apartments last year led to the Pittsburg Broadway Tower Corporation establishing the Knights Of Columbus Endowment Fund with The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas.

City-wide bulky item pick up scheduled for July 18

PITTSBURG, KS – The City of Pittsburg will conduct a bulky item pick up on Monday, July 18. Residents inside the Pittsburg city limits can register to participate. City staff will disperse across eight zones in the city and collect bulky items. Residents must sign up by before 5:00 pm Thursday, July 14 in order to participate. This event is limited to box springs and mattresses, household furniture (couches, recliners, wooden furniture).

Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – June 28

PITTSBURG, KS – The following actions were taken at the Pittsburg City Commission meeting held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022:. Father Jerome Spexarth with Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church shared a prayer of invocation. Pittsburg resident Alissa Dungan and her husband Justin Dungan spoke against the proposed cell...
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Suspect arrested Wednesday in 2007 Texas County murder

A suspect was arrested Wednesday in a 14-year-old Tyrone murder, Texas County Sheriff Scott Lindsey said. Tommy K. Whetzell, 63, of Liberal, is charged in the death of Ricky Luebbert, 42, whose body was discovered on Nov. 10, 2007, at a residence on Highway H. He had been shot. Whetzell...

Nevada business expansion will bring more jobs

NEVADA, Mo. — A local window and door manufacturing company just announced its expansion. Peerless Products broke ground in Nevada in 2019 and has employed more than 40 people. Now, the company is investing $3.5 million to increase production capacity and upgrade warehousing and manufacturing spaces. This investment will...

End of an era at Cottey College

NEVADA, Mo. — Today marked the end of an era for Cottey College. It was the last day for two Cottey College faculty members. Dr. Jann Weitzel is retiring after serving as president for 7 years. Also retiring, Director of Public Information Steve Reed who’s been with the school for 30 years.

Fort Scott Fireworks Ordinances Explained

PRESS RELEASE – CITY OF FORT SCOTT. The City of Fort Scott adopted an ordinance that states that inside the Fort Scott city limits, only Class C (common) fireworks are permitted to be discharged without a Special Events Permit. Class C fireworks are not permitted to be discharged except for the days they are allowed for retail sales.

Union State Bank Expands

Union State Bank, the Fort Scott Branch, is in the final stages of an addition of 1,200 square feet to its building. “We were running into problems with space,” CEO and President Bryan Holt said. “We looked at every way possible to not expand the foot print.”. But...

CVB Attends Jefferson Highway Association Conference

Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Arlene Gould and Groups & Tourism Sales Manager Leanna Coy recently attended the Jefferson Highway Association Conference in Pittsburg, Kansas. The Jefferson Highway, originally created in 1915, traverses 17 parishes in Louisiana on its route from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans and was...

Could vegetables be the next source of fuel?

PITTSBURG, Kans. — What started as a passion in high school could soon lead to a major change in the construction industry. “Dr. Gupta, he specifically told me, ‘ok we can do something like that,’ so he basically narrowed down my idea,” said Prasadi Abeysinghe, PSU Graduate Student.

Obituary of Alfred Basel

Alfred Heinrich Basel, 86, of Fort Scott, Kansas, passed away early Monday morning, June 27, 2022, at the Girard Medical Center. He was born June 3, 1936, in Hanau, Germany, the son of Otto and Elisabeth (Froschhauser) Basel. After moving to the United States as a young man, Alfred married...

SW Missouri man charged with 15-year-old Texas County cold case murder

A southwest Missouri man is arrested in a cold case murder out of Texas County. Tommie Whetzell, 63, of Liberal, was taken into custody Wednesday on charges of first-degree murder, armed criminal action, and discharging a firearm from a moving vehicle. The victim, Ricky Leubbert, was discovered November 10, 2007...

Agenda for Fort Scott City Commission for July 5

The complete packet is online at J. Jones T. Van Hoecke S. Walker M. Wells K. Harrington. A. Approval of minutes of the regular meeting of June 21st, 2022. B. Approval of Appropriation Ordinance 1315–A totaling $405,044.03. C. Request to pay – Insituform – CIPP Sanitary Lining Project...

Bourbon County Commission Agenda for July 5

1st District-Lynne Oharah Minutes: Approved: _______________. 2nd District-Jim Harris Corrected: _______________________. 3rd District-Clifton Beth Adjourned at: _______________. County Clerk-Ashley Shelton. MEETING HELD IN THE COMMISSION ROOM. Call to Order. Flag Salute. Approval of Minutes from previous meeting. Eric Bailey – Road & Bridge Report. Bob Reed – Fair Board...