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Kansas man indicted in Missouri for fentanyl trafficking

A Pittsburg, Kansas, man who led Kansas authorities on a motorcycle chase before being apprehended in Missouri has been indicted by a federal grand jury for possessing fentanyl to distribute. Justin T. Lapping, 47, was charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield on Tuesday, Aug....
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LIVE BLOG: Residents fight for elderly care facility

NEVADA, Mo. — Vernon County Residents gather at a packed Nevada City Council Meeting tonight (8/16). The City Council is holding an open session starting tonight at 7:00 p.m. Residents are upset because Alzheimer’s patients living at “Barone Care Center” received a letter on August 9th from Gene Vestal, the Interim CEO of Barone Care […]
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Residents upset over possible closing of Alzheimer’s facility

NEVADA, Mo. — The future of Alzheimer’s care facility was front and center at tonight’s city council meeting in Nevada (8/16). Dozens of loved ones whose family members are residents of “Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center” protested tonight. After receiving a letter from Long Term Care Interim CEO, Gene Vestal, stating that the facility is going […]

CHC Update From Krista Postai

Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas is moving forward on the renovation of the former Price Chopper building on South Main. “We are waiting on (City of Fort Scott) building permits before moving forward on the Price Chopper building, so there is nothing major to report,” CEO and President of CHC/SEK Krista Postai, said. “Apparently, the engineer is on vacation.”

“You Drink. You Drive. You Lose” campaign Pittsburg Kansas

Pittsburg Police participating in the “You Drink. You Drive. You Lose” campaign August 20th through the Labor Day holiday September 7th. According to Pittsburg Police Chief Brent Narges, the campaign is intended to remind you what could happen if you drink and drive.
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Sheriff’s ammo costs explained

The Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office has responded to a citizen’s concerns regarding figures presented by Sheriff Bill Martin during a budget work session in July. On July 26, citizen Brian Wade said he asked in a Kansas Open Records Act request about costs of ammunition in the sheriff’s department. He also questioned whether certain types of ammunition were needed for law enforcement purposes.

New Exterior Building Cleaning Service Is Offered

Local resident Jake Province, started Influx Services, a building exterior cleaning service in late May of this year. “We provide house washing, pressure washing, exterior cleaning, and restoration services,” Province said. “We provide … driveway and concrete cleaning, deck and fence cleaning, and restoration services such as oil and rust stain removal.”

MEDIA RELEASE: You Drink, You Drive, You Lose

The Pittsburg Police Department will be joining other law enforcement agencies across the State of Kansas in a campaign aimed at removing drunk and otherwise impaired drivers from the roadways. The “You Drink. You Drive. You Lose” campaign is supported by a federal grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation, which begins on August 20, 2022 and extends through Labor Day, September 7, 2022.
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Action tabled again on ordinance to fill commission vacancy

On Tuesday, Fort Scott City Commissioners once again were presented with a proposed amendment to the ordinance regarding filling a vacancy on the commission. Once again, action on the amendment was tabled. See the print or online edition of the Tribune for complete story.

Jasper looks for another strong offensive season this fall

The Jasper Eagles had a strong season last year where they went 7-4 overall and finished third in the Western Missouri Conference. Last season was Jasper Head Coach Mark McFarland’s first year with the team. The Eagles return several starters from last year’s team on the offensive end where they put up over 3,000 rushing […]
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Ballot recount does not include Bourbon County

Bourbon County is not involved in statewide recounts for votes in the state treasurer’s race and the Constitutional amendment question, Bourbon County Clerk Ashley Shelton said Tuesday. Shelton said the following counties will be recounting votes in the close state treasurer’s race between Republican candidates Steven Johnson and Caryn...

750 local kids receive free backpacks and haircuts

PITTSBURG, Kans. — You could call it the last bit of “fun in the summer sun” for kids in Pittsburg. This evening (8/15), Victory Life Church held a back-to-school event at Pittsburg’s Lincoln Park. Over 750 parents pre-registered their kids for a free backpack, complete with school supplies. They also received a free hair cut […]

FSHS Red/White Scrimmage is August 20

Fort Scott Tiger Football Red/White Scrimmage – Saturday August 20th at 8 am at Frary Field. Freshmen first followed by JV/Varsity. Football, Cheer, and Dance teams will be introduced. Admission is free will donation. GO TIGERS!!!. — Submitted by:. Jeff DeLaTorre. Athletic/Activities Director. Fort Scott High School.

Uniontown City Council Minutes of August 9

The unofficial minutes of the Uniontown City Council. The Regular Council Meeting on August 9, 2022 at Uniontown City Hall, was called to order at 7:00 PM by Mayor Jurgensen. Council members present were Jess Ervin, Danea Esslinger (7:04), Josh Hartman, and Bradley Stewart. Also in attendance for all or part of the meeting were Raymond George and Randy Rathbun (Uniontown Ruritan), Bill Delich, Bettis Asphalt & Construction, Jason Thompson and Josh Bales (Green Environmental Services), Mary Pemberton, Carey Spoon, SEK Regional Planning Commission, and Amanda Lancaster, Diehl Banwart Bolton, CPA, City Superintendent Bobby Rich, City Codes Enforcement Officer Doug Coyan, City Treasurer Charlene Bolinger, and City Clerk Sally Johnson.

The Pittsburg Aquatic Center goes to the dogs

PITTSBURG, Kans. — The Pittsburg Aquatic Center is going to the dogs. The Aquatic Center opened up to canines and their families this evening (8/15). The Pittsburg Parks and Recreation hosts this event every year. It’s the last night the pool will be open, before it’s all drained tomorrow (8/16). But, before being emptied, nearly […]