A Closer Look: Representative Lynn Jenkins Visits Pittsburg Constituents

“What’s one vote you’d go back and change?” This was the first question posed to Representative Lynn Jenkins at her “Coffee with Your Congresswoman” event at Pittsburg Public Library last Wednesday morning. “I rarely look back,” Jenkins replied. “We vote on thousands of bills, so I don’t have time to look back and relitigate past mistakes.” However, we at the Appeal feel that a properly … Continue reading A Closer Look: Representative Lynn Jenkins Visits Pittsburg Constituents

Local Cafes Gain Customers During Starbucks Renovation

While under construction, Starbucks serves customers by drive thru only.  Photo by Megan Stoneberger Johnson. If you pull up to Starbucks on the north end of town expecting to sit down and enjoy a cup of joe, you may be disappointed.  While the drive thru has reopened, the inside of Starbucks is currently closed for renovations, and Starbucks’ customers have ventured south to fulfill their … Continue reading Local Cafes Gain Customers During Starbucks Renovation

Tour Reveals Issues at PCMS

USD 250 staff await tour attendees at the Bond Information Fair and Tour Wednesday evening.  Photos by Rhonda White Approximately 120 people attended the USD 250 Bond Information Fair and Tour at Pittsburg Community Middle School on the evening of January 6, 2016.  I was one of them. As attendees gathered in the cafeteria, I picked up a brochure presented by the “Vote No” campaign, … Continue reading Tour Reveals Issues at PCMS

Ballots Mailed Today

Photo credit: Gene Rountree-Garcia The Crawford County Clerk’s office will mail nearly 11,000 ballots to registered voters in USD 250 today.  This special question election was requested by USD 250 Board of Eduction and asks voters to accept or reject the $67. 6 million school bond proposed by the district. Destry Brown, USD 250 Superintendent, said the school board requested an all mail election to … Continue reading Ballots Mailed Today

Will School Bond Raise Rent?

Photo credit: Megan Stoneberger Johnson Note: A condensed version of this article ran as a Letter to the Editor in The Morning Sun.  “What is the deal with all these ‘Vote No’ signs?” A friend asked me this at recent holiday party.  He recounted to me how his landlord had stuck such a sign in his yard (with no discussion, of course). Before moving on … Continue reading Will School Bond Raise Rent?