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Theatrical production challenges cast, crew in new ways

An upcoming production by Pittsburg State University Theatre is challenging cast and crew in new ways.  Directed by Gil Cooper, “Noises Off” runs Feb. 22-25 in the Miller Theatre at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.  Cooper is known to his students for choosing challenging material; his last show, “Frankenstein,” required his cast and crew to take lessons in stage combat and heavy-duty prosthetic makeup techniques.  This prod…

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Eight track and field events in eight weeks significant for local economy

It doesn’t appear on any calendar, but in Pittsburg, Kansas, the first quarter of each year now has an unofficial moniker: Track and Field Season. And for good reason. Pittsburg State University’s Robert W. Plaster Center, which opened in 2015, already has been the site of conference and national championships from the MIAA, NJCAA and NCAA. This weekend, the Plaster Center will host the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships, the third of eight straight weeke…

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Monett Sex Offender Sentenced To 21 Years For Child Pornography

Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced a convicted sex offender in Monett, Mo., was sentenced in federal court today for receiving child pornography over the Internet. Carl Donald Greiner, 32, of Monett, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 21 years and 10 months in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Greiner to spend the rest of his life on supervised release following incarceration. Grei…