A sunny sky, 75 degrees, and gentle breeze on April 10th can tempt almost anyone to the great outdoors. For many locals, a prime destination for a weekend retreat is Crawford State Park. While this setting is familiar to many, imagine the same sunny day back in 1933,… Read More
Downtown Pittsburg’s 5th Street Bar and Grill is home to an incredible selection of local and national beer brands. With 39 to choose from (plus a mystery beer located in the upstairs beer loft), it could take a while to sample every one. Lucky for you, we’ve pulled together a… Read More
No more Friday evenings cheering from the sidelines at our son’s soccer games. No more Saturday afternoons watching our daughter’s dance recitals. Both of our kids left the nest. After a few weeks of missing the sound of their footsteps echoing through the halls and seeing their faces at the… Read More
Midwestern United States has long been known as the breadbasket of the country. Fertile land and mild weather produces healthy crops for people and animals alike. Locally, Crawford County’s history of agriculture is uniquely tied to its other primary industry, mining. In the early 1900s, local coal miners found the… Read More
“You can tell the world that Pittsburg has one of the finest theatres in [the] Southwest.” That was the Pittsburg Daily Headlight’s introduction to the newly opened Colonial Theatre in March of 1920. By all accounts, the new theatre made a dramatic impact on the local entertainment… Read More
For the first time in a nearly decade, Pittsburg Community Theatre is offering patrons more choices this year with a fourth show added to the season’s lineup. Not since 2008 has that happened, when PCT produced “Honk,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Love Rides the Rails,” and “Dinner With Friends.”… Read More
13: A show about teens, by teens, for teens. Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) Pittsburg Community Theatre’s first… Read More
In the early 1920s, Southeast Kansas’ coal mining industry was the site of volatile political statements. The largest industry in the area, coal mining had state- and nationwide consequences; the Kansas government often sought control over miner’s unions, attempting to avoid worker strikes and subsequent fuel shortages. The miners themselves… Read More
Often encompassing the spirit and uniqueness of the community, local art is something to treasure. Since last spring, downtown Pittsburg has been the home of a local art gallery created with that very mission in mind, and whose featured art is as varied as its artists. ArtForms Gallery… Read More
The Hotel Stilwell’s history runs back to 1889, when a board of trade sought funds to build a high-class, metropolitan hotel to rival those in Chicago and St. Louis. Funds for the hotel came together through the work of railroad tycoon Arthur E. Stilwell… Read More
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