Dec. 15, 1980

Grain and soybean futures price continued to recover from the previous week’s sharp declines on the Chicago Board of Trade, but few farmers in Southeast Kansas showed an inclination to sell cash grain at the existing prices. Junior Braman, owner and manager of Pioneer Commodities Inc. of Parsons, said he was advising customers to stay out of the market. It was normal for a first rally to fail, but then it was likely to recover, he said. Most of the public had been washed out of the market, and contract holders were mostly commercial buyers, Braman said. A check around Southeast Kansas indicated farmers had done little cash grain selling since the price plunge began. At the open of the day, soybeans were 14 cents to 25.5 cents higher at $7.60 a bushel for January. Wheat was 12 cents to the 20-cent daily allowable limit higher at $4.60 per bushel for December.


Dec. 15, 1990

The Parsons Vikings returned to their 90-point form. Flashing their speed and quickness, the Norsemen overcame Chanute free throws to build a 10-point halftime lead and then pulled away in the second half for a 91-53 victory. The triumph in the home opener lifted the hosts to a record of 4-1. It was their third time to crack the 90-point barrier and followed a loss earlier in the week to Columbus. Junior guard Mike Ford led a balanced attack with 15 points. Frontliner Corey Dodd added 12 points, including eight free throws without a miss. Reserve Monte White had 11 points and guard Joe Redmond 10. Ford had five rebounds, Redmond five assists, White six steals, Aaron Bahney five and Erik Lyons four assists.


Dec. 15, 2000

Snow-packed roads were allowing for extra final exam study time for some Labette Community College students. The college postponed the final exams that were scheduled for Dec. 13 after 11 inches of snow fell on Parsons. The finals were rescheduled for Dec. 19.

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