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By Chance Hoener/
GIRARD — Eldon Bedene will put on his Crawford County Emergency Management polo shirt and go to work for the last time Thursday after serving as director for 32 years.
Current Crawford County Emergency Manager Jason VanBecelaere and other county employees celebrated Bedene’s retirement Monday at the emergency management offices in Girard. Read More.
Adamson appointed county health officer
By Chance Hoener / firstname.lastname@example.org
PITTSBURG — Family Nurse Practitioner Rebecca Adamson will be sworn in as the Crawford County Health Officer Friday, but she is already transitioning into her new role. Read More
By Jordan Larimore email@example.com - Posted 4/27/2017
GIRARD, Kan. — Cycling advocates were joined by public officials from Pittsburg and Crawford County for a ride around Pittsburg on Tuesday in an effort to understand some of the challenges faced by people who use or need alternative transportation. Read more
Crawford County has lifted the Burn Ban effective March 28, 2017.
Before Burning, follow the Burning Guidelines found here: Burning Guidelines PDF Posted 3/28/2017
By Stephanie Potter / firstname.lastname@example.org - Posted 4/27/2017
PITTSBURG — After life-threatening storms, lost or injured animals have a rescue team to help bring them back to their owners and take care of their injuries. Read more
By Chance Hoener / email@example.com - Posted 4/27/2017
PITTSBURG — Students from five area high schools converged on Memorial Auditorium before heading out to several different government entities Wednesday. Read more
GIRARD — A county-wide burn ban — which had been in effect over a month — was lifted by the Crawford County Commission at its regular meeting Tuesday.
The ban was put into effect by the commissioners at their February 24 meeting, based on the recommendation of the Crawford County Firefighters Association.
CCFA President Rod Pulliam said the ban was recommended after many county fire districts reported battling out-of-control grass fires. The fires were attributed to dry conditions and high winds. (Read More)
By Chance Hoenerchoener@morningsun.net Posted 3/29/2017
Crawford County Sheriff's Office
Sgt Doug Morrison, Sgt Chris Wilson and Undersheriff Steve Geier represented CRSO at yesterday's Crawford County Commission meeting where they accepted the AAA of Kansas Platinum Award. Jim Hanni from AAA of Kansas was on hand to present the award. The award was in recognition of CRSO's efforts to promote driver and passenger automobile safety. Congrats to our deputies who work hard every day to encourage safe driving habits!
Crawford County Sheriff's Facebook
Crawford County Personal Property Assessment
A reminder from the Crawford County Appraiser’s office: Personal Property Assessment forms were sent out the last week of December 2016 are due back to the Appraiser’s office by Thursday March 16, 2017. To avoid late penalties the forms need to be clearly postmarked on or before March 16. Please call the Appraiser’s office at, 620-724-6431 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Monday-Friday, with any questions or concerns regarding the Personal Property Assessment Forms.
Crawford County Emergency Management announcement-
When damage occurs from an event such as a tornado or severe weather outbreak, information is gathered by the Emergency Management from a variety of sources to determine the magnitude of damage. This includes information from local governments, county departments and agencies, public safety entities and telephone reports that are made directly to the Crawford County EM. This web-based damage reporting page is another way for the public to report damage within Crawford County 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. (Read More)
The Kansas Roofing Registration Act was enacted by the Kansas Legislature and signed by the Governor on April 22, 2013. Under the provisions of this law, on and after July 1, 2013, every "roofing contractor" must obtain a roofing contractor registration certificate from the Kansas Attorney General in order to legally provide commercial or residential roofing services for a fee in Kansas.
Please see the information below on how to apply for a roofing contractor registration certificate, as well as some frequently asked questions about roofing registration. (Read More)
PITTSBURG — Community and emergency personnel gathered Monday night to learn how to spot a tornado and stay safe.
Crawford County Emergency Management hosted the spotter training along with the National Weather Service. NWS Meteorologist Steven Runnels explained how to prepare for and report a tornado at Memorial Auditorium. (Read More)
By Stephanie Potterspotter@morningsun.net Posted 2/28/2017
Crawford County Health Department is sponsoring a FREE Worksite Wellness Workshop March 7 in Pittsburg! There are a number of health issues that impact the well - being of a workforce and a worksite's bottom line. WWKS offers workshops to help employers develop strong foundations for wellness and comprehensive worksite wellness plans to tackle the issues impacting their business. Participants are asked to participate as wellness committees/teams. Enroll on line at: http://workwellks.com/events/ or give us a call for more info: 620-231-3200
2017 Real Estate Valuation Notices
The 2017 Real Estate Valuation Notices will be sent on or before March 15th. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions please call the Appraiser’s office at 620-724-6431
April 11th, 2017 8:00-5:30 pm
Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care. Anyone age 18 or older can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course — first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens. (Read More)
PITTSBURG — Thousands of informational brochures on the Pittsburg school district's $31 million bond proposal found its way into mailboxes around town this week.
Since the district announced its bond election in December 2016, the district has been holding meetings at district buildings to inform the potential voters what the March 14 proposal entails.
By Michael Stavolamstavola@morningsun.net
Celebrating 150 Years
150 years ago today, on February 13, 1867, Crawford County was created by an act of Kansas legislature. Crawford County was named in honor of Governor Samuel J. Crawford.
Happy Sesquicentennial Day, Crawford County!
By Kheslleen Dimanche | firstname.lastname@example.org • Posted 2/7/17
The purpose of this newsletter is providing communication and public awareness for the Crawford County Road and Bridge Department.
The Crawford County Road and Bridge Department road crew comprises of 42 personnel total: 10 road grader operators, 3 road foremen, 19 equipment operators/truck drivers, 3 seasonal mower operators, 4 mechanics, 2 sign personnel, and 1 asphalt foreman. The crew is responsible for maintenance the county’s 802 miles of gravel road and 283 miles of paved road. (Read More PDF) • Posted 2/3/17
By Kheslleen Dimanche email@example.com • Posted 1/30/17
Commissioners discuss plans for county • By From Staff Reportsnews@morningsun.net • Posted 1/18/17
GIRARD - Newly-elected county officials took the oath of office Monday at the Crawford County Courthouse.
Sandy Casey was sworn in as Crawford County Register of Deeds and was the only official who had not held the position previously.
Casey previously worked at the Crawford County Sheriff's Office and during her campaign said she plans to provide excellent public service to the citizens of Crawford County. (Read More) By Chance Hoenerchoener@morningsun.net • Posted 1/10/17
Crawford County is getting a digital facelift.
Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director B.J. Harris said he made it his New Year's resolution to better promote the county to outsiders and even residents.
He's off to a good start.
The CVB launched CrawfordCounty365.com earlier this year. The website and new logo are part of a campaign to promote events and the history of the county 365 days a year - 366 days on a leap year. (Read More) By Michael Stavolamstavola@morningsun.net • Posted 1/09/17
PITTSBURG - Janis Goedeke has dedicated her life to public health, and served Crawford County for nearly 30 years.
Goedeke is being honored as a Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce 2017 Woman of Distinction for her work with the Crawford County Health Department and her continued commitment to public health throughout the state. (Read more). By Chance Hoenerchoener@morningsun.net • Posted 12/29/2016
I read the letter from Kathy White published Friday, November 18, and since my office is responsible for the Titling and Registration of motor vehicles I will try to explain the fees for vehicle registration. First of all, Ms. White had a great question and everyone should know what fees are collected and how they are distributed.
by Joe Grisolano, Crawford County Treasurer
Credit: Moringsun.net • Posted 12/02/2016