These items were taken from the Sun’s editions 20, 30 and 40 years ago. Oct. 20, 1969 Doug Sevart of rural Oswego was the only Parsons-area qualifier for district competition at Kansas City in the Punt, Pass and Kick contest. Sevart and five other youths won titles at Rees Hughes Field in the mud. Only the champions of the six age divisions qualified for the district competition. Sevart won the 13-year-old division. Mike Horton of Parsons to...
Lundays celebrate 40th
Kenneth and Shirley Lunday of Parsons celebrate their 40th anniversary this weekend. The couple were married Oct. 18, 1969, at Lawndale Mission Church in Parsons by the Rev. Rhan Bowen. Kenneth Alfred Lunday, who grew up in Erie, and Shirley Jane Brooks of Parsons were married after Mr. Lunday returned from his service in Vietnam. Mr. Lunday works at Dayton Superior, and Mrs. Lunday works at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center. ...
We live in an age where everything is being remade, and most of what is being remade is being remade badly. It is the rare exception when a remake is as good as, or better, than its original source material. Such is the case with Nelson McCormick’s new remake of the 1987 cult favorite “The Stepfather.” The new version lacks some of the cheesy qualities that made the original the fan fave that is today, but it’s also a far more qualitative film...
Gero, Williams wedding
Shala Renee Gero and Derek Tyler Williams were married on July 25 at First Baptist Church in Oswego. The Rev. John Stone officiated the 4 p.m. double-ring ceremony. The bride is the duaghter of Kevin and Tammy Gero of Parsons. The groom is the son of Cindy Williams of Neodesha and Chester and Debbie Williams of rural Thayer. Nickie Bates of Altamont was the maid of honor. Alishia Waggoner of Neosdesha, cousin of the groom, was the bridesmaid...
Fleming, Fent wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Scott Fent Lee Ann Fleming and Nathan Scott Fent were married June 19 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons. The Rev. Jason Borkenhagen officiated the 7 p.m. double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rodney and Denise Fleming of Parsons. The groom is the son of Roger and Sherri Fent of Wyandotte, Okla. Grandparents of the couple are Ron and Sue Fleming and Rose Brungardt, all of Parsons, and Ramon and Gayla...
These items were taken from the Sun’s editions 20, 30 and 40 years ago. Oct. 15, 1969 Raymond Hunter of rural Parsons displayed two big pumpkins at a Parsons supermarket. The two weighed in at 103 and 100 pounds and were the largest of 36 that he harvested from seven hills of plantings on his truck garden farm on Route 2. About 100 people, the majority of them youths, marched in Parsons for peace. Their quiet, uneventful, sign-carrying mar...
News and Notes
Main Street work
Work began Wednesday on milling the road surface of Main Street from Central west to 22nd to prepare it for an overlay. The northbound lanes were to be done first, followed by the southbound lanes, with traffic restricted to one lane during the work. Work will continue today. Motorists and pedestrians should proceed with care while traveling in the area. Weather permitting, the overlay work should start on Monday.
Cramers to observe 40th
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Cramer of Parsons will observe their 40th wedding anniversary with a private family dinner today at their daughter’s home in Altamont. Their daughters will host the event.
Bobby Cramer and Linda Staton were married Sept. 27, 1969, at Mound Valley Christian Church by the Rev. Joe Brown.
Mr. Cramer works for Interstate Electric. Mrs. Cramer is a homemaker. The couple have lived in Parsons since their marriage.
The couple have ...
The McCune Alumni have awarded eight scholarships this year. Scholarship recipients are Andrew Crumpacker, Chelsea Fox, Shelby McElroy, Ethan Marshall, Tyler Mays, Nick Trayer, Toby Ulery, and Brandi Williams. All of these students will receive the McCune Alumni $500 scholarships. Andrew Crumpacker, Chelsea Fox, Shelby McElroy, Nick Trayer, Toby Ulery and Brandi Williams will each receive the Herman and Aileen Parsons Education scholarship f...
Jim and Sharon Holtzman of Thayer announce the engagement of their daughter, Tracy Holtzman of Thayer, to David Mattix of New Bloomington, Ohio. He is the son of David and Bertha Mattix of New Bloomington, Ohio. The bride-elect is employed by Thayer Christian Church as a children’s minister. The future groom is a welding engineer for Rialto Manufacturing in New Bloomington, Ohio. He also farms. The couple plan a Dec. 12 wedding at Thayer Ch...
Couple to celebrate 40th
The Rev. Joe and Nancy Hyde will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday.
The couple were married at Lindenwald United Methodist Church in Hamilton, Ohio, on Aug. 23, 1969.
The Rev. Hyde is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Parsons. Mrs. Hyde is owner of Follow the Master Now, which offers a variety of gifts, books and other Christian products in the Parsons area.
The couple have three children, Jeremiah Hyde of Jacksonvi...
These items were taken from the Sun’s editions 20, 30 and 40 years ago. Aug. 19, 1969 Stricter school attendance regulations were announced by Parsons District Schools Superintendent Henry Norris. They would become effective with the start of the new school year on Aug. 25. Closer checks of student absences would be made by various school and juvenile officials, with prosecution of parents the ultimate step if lapses in school attendance con...
Brees, Mathis engagement
Robert Brees of Salina and Cheryl Brees of Parsons announce the engagement of their daughter, Mallory Lynn Brees of Parsons, to Blakely Leon Mathis of Parsons, the son of Matthew and Pamela Atteberry of Parsons. The bride-elect graduated from Parsons High School in 2006. She graduated from the esthetics program at Vatterott College in 2007. She is employed by Labette Health as a clinic coordinator and by Radius Salon as an esthetician. The f...
Dana and Julie Watson of Independence announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Marie Watson of Lawrence, to Joel Benjamin Grillot of Lawrence. He is the son of Timothy and Janette Grillot of Parsons. The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Independence Community College, where she received an associate’s degree of general studies in accounting. She graduated in 2007 from the University of Phoenix with a bachelor of science degree in...
Parsons Middle School honor roll
Parsons Middle School has announced the names of its students listed on the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2008-2009 school year.
Those students named to the all A honor roll were:
Eighth grade — Craig Beachner, Tyler Beardmore, Dustin Dishman, Bailey Foster, Allan Gray, Payton Hays, Gabriel Nehrbass, Ry’Eshna Webber and Troy Williamson.
Seventh grade — Nathan Alloway, Sierra Goddard, Marleigh Head, C...
Couple to celebrate 50th
Dean and Mary Alice (Jordan) Knewtson, 884 9000 Road, Altamont, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Wednesday with a music program at 3 p.m. and a come and go reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Edna United Methodist Church. The church sits on the corner of Delaware and Miami in Edna. The Knewtsons dated five years before they married. They started dating at Labette County Community High School, from which they graduated in 1956. ...
Couple to honor 50th
Joe and Kay (Widup) Vacca will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 30 with a reception from noon to 2 p.m. at Holy Name’s gymnasium in Coffeyville.
Joe Vacca and Kay Widup were married in Frontenac on May 30, 1959.
They have six children and four grandchildren. There children are Catherine (Tom) of Palm Springs, Calif., Joey (Jenny) of Stilwell, Tony (Debbie) of Coffeyville, the Rev. Daniel of Independence, Patty of Coffeyville and...
Westons to observe 60th
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Weston of Walnut will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 1. Thomas Weston and Claire Kennedy were married June 1, 1949, at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. They have lived all their married life on a farm north of Walnut until 2005, when they moved to Girard. The couple have four children, Wayne Weston, Sharon Burns, Joyce Weston and Donna McDaniels. They also have 10 grandchildren and a great-gran...
Mary A. Perigo of Parsons and James L. Pontious of Pittsburg were married on May 2 at First Christian Church in Parsons. Pastor John Bain officiated at the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rutheen D. Hammack of Parsons and the late Allen G. Hammack. The groom is the son of the late Nillie M. and Ira D. Pontious. Eilleen Surridge, sister of the groom, and David Hammack, brother of the bride, stood up as witnesses, as did abo...
Robert L. Finley Jr. and Cheryl A. Church of Carthage, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Church of Overland Park, to Mathew Alan Colston of Chanute, the son of Sheryl Gormley of Chanute and the late Larry Deweese. Ashley is the granddaughter of Jerry and Rosie Church of St. Paul and Robert and Virginia Finley of Walnut.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Cambridge High School in Cambridge, Ohio. She is a 2007 gra...