Sears Hometown Store will       relocate in March

The local Sears Hometown Store has sold and will relocate after a remodeling project.

Ken Hutchins, who also owns Save-A-Lot in Parsons, Chanute and Joplin, said he is buying the Sears store at 2604 Main St. from Matt Grotheer and will take possession of it on Sunday.

The store will remain open at the existing location until about mid-March or late March after an empty store at 302 Main is remodeled and ready to be occupied. The new location is the former home of Aaron’s. Hutchins has owned the building that also contains his Save-A-Lot grocery store since 2007.

Hutchins said Save-A-Lot manager Richard McClleland, a longtime Parsons resident, will oversee the new Sears location. Norm Densley will be the manager in charge of the daily operations.


Bryant IT Services closes office 

Bryant IT Services has closed its office at 1906 Main, Suite 107.

Owner Greg Bryant Jr., said although the office has closed, he now is operating the business online. Customers can visit, call 717-4611 or email

Bryant said many factors played in his decision to close the shop because he was offered a job with an organization in Texas, and after much prayer and discussion with his family he accepted. He said while he enjoyed being part of the community, he took the job because it was the best move for his family.

Bryant started the business in February 2015 at the city of Parsons Business Incubator Center in Industrial Park No. 1. He relocated to the Main Street office in October 2015. 


Realtors announce Million     Dollar Club members

The Parsons Council of Realtors, formerly called the Parsons Area Board of Realtors, has announced 2016 Million Dollar Club members.

Janice Dulohery, Suzanne Wood, Carol Bush and Everett Shrum of Coldwell Banker Wood-Dulohery Real Estate and Julia Finley and Keith Maloney of Finley Maloney Real Estate have all earned this designation for 2016.

A Realtor adheres to a strict code of ethics and professionalism to help guide home-buyers and home-sellers through the complicated process.

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