These items were taken from the Sun’s editions 20, 30 and 40 years ago.
May 22, 1980
Members of the Wesley United Methodist Church overwhelmingly voted to proceed with plans for construction of a new church. About 300 of the church’s 950 members attended the meeting. The Rev. Paul Mitchell said a building committee would be selected by church members to explore possible sites and designs. The building at 1801 Belmont had a lack of space for educational services.
Edna residents were asked to participate in a dog and cat roundup at the Edna Fire Station. Roy Fisk, city council president, said any dog or cat running loose would be picked up. Pet owners who hadn’t bought licenses for their dogs or cats were subject to a fine. The roundup was organized because area farmers were complaining about packs of dogs attacking their cattle.
May 22, 1990
Timothy Ren, former Parsons mayor and an unsuccessful city commission candidate in 1989, was appointed to the seat left open when Mary Kay Ramsey resigned. Ramsey resigned effective May 1 because her employer was transferring her to Wichita.
About 50 memberships had been sold since Dhooghe’s Gym opened at 1 Katy Drive. Max Dhooghe, a brakeman/conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad, opened the gym in the former Job Service Center building on March 1.
May 22, 2000
Five valedictorians and two salutatorians were honored from among the 130 graduating seniors at the Labette County High School graduation ceremony. Rebecca Hastings, Kristin Hembree, Autumn Shields, Robyn Waits and Ian Ybarra were named valedictorians and Sarah Littrell and Ruthie Moore were salutatorians.