These items were taken from the Sun’s editions 20, 30 and 40 years ago.


Oct. 22, 1980

Labette County commissioners agreed to give the county’s monthly ambulance subsidy for operation of an ambulance service in Chetopa to Care Ambulance Service of Oswego. Care Ambulance Service was operated by Harvey Fry of Oswego. He also operated an ambulance for the city of Oswego. Until September, the county’s $500 subsidy was used by a group of volunteers, the Chetopa Community Ambulance Service. The group had to discontinue transportation of patients on July 1 because of a lack of certified medical technicians. The volunteers continued to answer emergency calls and did what they could until the Oswego ambulance arrived. The group continued to receive the county subsidy until September. County commissioners were told that to comply with the law, Chetopa needed about 10 emergency medical technicians. The group had only two EMTs.


Oct. 22, 1990

Jennifer Treiber and the Labette County girls kept their perfect record intact. Both Treiber and her LC teammates raced to titles in the Class 5A regional high school cross country meet at Coffeyville. In both cases, it was the seventh triumph of the season without a loss. Treiber ran the distance of about 2 miles in 11 minutes, 30 seconds. Teammate Tonya Seyfert was second in 11:36. Geri Gordon finished in 11th for LC, Tara Henry 13th, Tina Allen 15th, Robyn Kress 29th and Amy Alloway 42nd.


Oct. 22, 2000

Riggs Rexall Drug in Chetopa, which had been in Rodney Riggs’ family since the early 1920s, was under new ownership. David Carter bought the pharmacy. He had worked for 1 1/2 years at Osborne Drug in Miami, Oklahoma, after completing pharmacy school at Southwest Oklahoma State University. Carter and his wife, Dale, wanted to raise their four children in a smaller town. Riggs planned to work for Carter for three months and then part time after that. His wife, Dorothy, who helped operate the business, also planned to help when needed.

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