These items were taken from the Sun’s editions 20, 30 and 40 years ago.
Oct. 14, 1981
Labette County commissioners approved an amendment to the 1981 budget to add $120,000 to the general fund. The additional revenue came from unexpectedly high interest earned on invested county funds The amendment gave the commission authority to spend the additional funds. Chairman Perl M. Bass said most of the funding would be used to assist with costs overruns at the Labette County Sheriff’s Office.
Oct. 14, 1991
Labette County Appraiser Chuck Ewing had two weeks to explain why the county’s 1990 property appraisal work didn’t comply with state laws. Commissioner Lonie Addis requested a report after he questioned a letter received by the commission from David Cunningham, director of the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Division of Property Valuation. The letter said Labette County was among 98 Kansas counties that did not comply with the state requirements. Ewing said the county’s major problem was having too high of a coefficient of deviation for residential and vacant lots.
Oct. 14, 2001
Lori’s Creative Cakes and Sandwich Shoppe of Oswego was named the Kansas Woman-Owned Retail Firm of the Year by the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing. The award was given during the Minority Enterprise Development week, which honored woman-owned and minority-owned businesses across the state. Lori Cossou was the owner.