Reeds to celebrate 50th
Larry and Donna Reed of Grove, Okla., will be honored for their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 20 in the Coleman Conference Center Ballroom, 113 N. Main, Miami, Okla.
Larry E. Reed and Donna Rae Myers were married on Aug. 18, 1961, at the Christian Church in Cherryvale.
The Reeds lived in Altamont for 40 years.
Mr. Reed taught and coached athletics at Labette County High School from 1965 to 1968. In 1972, he we...
These new names are in the news
Anderson Belle is the name chosen by Jerod and Tammi Norris of St. Paul for their daughter born on July 5 at Labette Health. She joins a sister, Ashton, and a brother, Brec. Her grandparents are Donna and Gary Wood and Don and Kim Norris, all of Erie, and Darlene Turner of St. Paul. Great-grandparents are Ken and Helen Norris and Francis Grosdidier, all of St. Paul.
George Elliot joins a brother, Sam, and three sisters, Shelby, Allysen and...
Walnut plans 5K run
By Charlene Kirkpatrick
WALNUT — Walnut is hosting its first Labor Day 5K Fun Run.
The run, which is planned to be an annual event, will be on Sept. 3. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. at the Walnut Community Service Organization Hall. The run begins at 7:30 a.m.
The run is free, and ribbons will be awarded to the first three places in each age group. T-shirts are available to order. Those wanting a T-shirt should call in ad...
These items were taken from the Sun’s editions 20, 30 and 40 years ago.
July 23-24, 1971
An option on five acres of land as the site of a modern apartment complex in Parsons was signed by a Kansas City, Kan., development firm. Century Properties Inc. took the option on a tract in the Prairie West addition at the northwest edge of Parsons, subject to favorable action by the city on annexation and zoning for multi-residential use. Bill Williams...
Hochstein, Hambleton wedding
Amanda Marie Hochstein and Stephen Levoy Hambleton were married on May 22 at The Grove in Las Vegas. The Rev. Phil Larimore officiated at the 5 p.m. double-ring outdoor ceremony.
The bride’s parents are Robert Hochstein of Milford, Mich., and Laurene Tomczak of Ann Arbor, Mich. The groom’s parents are Steve and Marsha Hambleton of Parsons.
Jena Hochstein, aunt of the bride of White Lake, Mich., was maid of honor.
Jason Hambleton, cousin of th...
Camille Jo Fulhage and Ryan Eisenbart were married on May at the Countryside Christian Church in Shawnee Mission. Pastor Suzi Goldt officiated the 2 p.m. nuptials.
Parents of the couple are Scott and Cyndy Fulhage of Beloit and Randy and Joni Eisenbart of Grove, Okla. Grandparents are Darrell and Jocile Fulhage of Beloit and John and Frances Woelk of Rozel. Grandparents of the groom are John and Dorothy Wetzstein of Parsons, the late Ethel W...
Heimermans to celebrate 50th anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Heimerman of Chetopa will observe their 50th wedding anniversary next week.
Clarence Heimerman and Sharon Hull were married July 29, 1961, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chetopa by the Rev. Marino Caldarelli. They are members of Mother of God Catholic Church in Oswego.
They have three daughters, Therese Foster and her husband, Ken, of Edna, Dana Kabrey and her husband, J.R., of Chetopa and Rhonda Hillerman and her ...
Diskin, Helm wedding
Laura Diskin and William Helm were married June 11 at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Thomas Leland officiated at the 2 p.m. double-ring ceremony.
The bride’s parents are Terry and Suzie Diskin of St. Paul. The groom’s parents are Dave and Mary Helm of Washington, Ind.
Katie Keenan of Olathe served as her sister’s matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Melanie Smith of Lawrence, sister of the bride, and Michelle Scianna of Overl...
Garretsons to celebrate 40th anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Garretson of Parsons celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this month.
Glen Garretson and Rita Evans were married July 21, 1971, in Carson City, Nev.
Mr. Garretson is a retired heavy equipment operator at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant. Mrs. Garretson works for the Labette County Sheriff’s Department as a food service provider. The couple enjoy spending time together and with their children and working in their yard and...
Dodds, Green engagement
Staci Dodds of Parsons and Gary Dodds II of Parsons announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla M. Dodds of The Colony, Texas, to Joshua L. Green of The Colony, Texas. He is the son of the late Lesa Green.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Parsons High School and a 2008 graduate of Labette Community College, where she studied nursing. She is a registered nurse for Texas Health in Denton, Texas.
The future groom is a 2004 graduate o...
FORT SCOTT — Arin Billingsly of Oswego has been selected as an Ellis Scholar. Billingsly, a 2011 graduate of Labette County High School, is pursuing an undergraduate degree toward a career in dentistry through a partnership with The Ellis Foundation and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Oral Health. Ellis Scholars are chosen based on academic performance, community involvement and the determination to beco...
News and Notes
DENNIS — The 57th annual Good family reunion will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Osage Township Community Center in Dennis. Those attending should bring potluck dishes to share for the noon meal as well as photos, interesting family items and updates for family history. Table service and drinks will be provided. For more information, call Leroy Hamilton at (620) 784-2458, or Ellen Titus at 421-4109.
Ladies night out
MOUND VALLEY — The First Baptist Church of Mound Valley will host its annual "Ladies Night Out" from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mound Valley Community Center. The event is free and open to all women 18 years and older. Several vendors will be present. There will be games, crafts and ice cream. A free gift bag to the first 50 women attending.
SCAMMON — St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Scammon is hosting a ...
These items were taken from the Sun’s editions 20, 30 and 40 years ago.
July 22, 1971
Bond for a juvenile was arranged in Labette County for the first time by Charles Sell, juvenile court judge. The 16-year-old youth was arrested in Parsons during a drug raid which was part of a statewide effort. He was charged with selling MDA, a hallucinatory drug, and with delivering librium, a somnifacient or hypnotic drug. He was released after posting $...
Kathy Mohney and Sam Lenati of Parsons announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaela Mohney of Parsons, to Brian Downey of Parsons. He is the son of Donald and Patricia Downey of Parsons.
The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Parsons High School and attended Labette Community College where she studied nursing. She is a certified nurse’s assistant at Elmhaven West.
The future groom is a 2004 graduate of PHS and attended LCC, where he studied...
Brenda and Scott Gofourth of rural Parsons announce the engagement of their daughter, Vanessa Cohen of Erie, to Thomas Corwin of Erie. She also is the daughter of the late Lee Cohen. Corwin is the son of Richard and Iris Corwin of Erie and Deborah Myers of Cherryvale.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Labette County High School in Altamont. She is attending Labette Community College and studying accounting and business management.
Charley and Kim Root of Parsons and Sharon and Bill Gray of Screven, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather L. Lawrence of Parsons, to Zachariah N. Cook of Parsons. He is the son of Randy and Regina Cook of Parsons.
The bride-elect received her general educational development diploma from Labette Community College in 2009.
The future groom is a 2005 graduate of Labette County High School. He is a die cutter operator at Ray Pro...
Gerald and Trish Bennett of Parsons announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Bennett of Parsons, to Jarod Stice of Parsons. He is the son of Greg and Lanette Stice of Parsons.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Labette County High School in Altamont and is a senior at Pittsburg State University, where she is studying marketing. She is planning on graduating this year.
The future groom is a 2001 graduate of LCHS. He graduated this ...
Jessica Dilldine and David Cosby were married June 25 in the Altamont City Park building. Lisa LaFalier officiated at the 1 p.m. double-ring ceremony.
Parents of the bride are Donald and Carol Johnson of Mound Valley. Parents of the groom are Wesley Cosby Jr. of Parsons and the late Mary Cosby.
Jenna Sioux Lira of Alva, Okla., served as her mother’s matron of honor.
Jordan Cosby of Knoxville, Iowa, served as his father’s best man.
Ushers were ...
Tuckers to observe 40th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tucker of rural Parsons will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a reception from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at Parsons First Assembly of God Church, 16th and Dirr.
Richard Tucker and Jane McDermed were married July 17, 1971, at the Christian Church in Erie.
The Tuckers have three children, Jonathan Tucker of Haysville, Justin Tucker of Girard and Janell Houk of Parsons; and eight grandchildren.