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


Nov. 19, 1980

Galesburg’s water shortage ended for the year, Mayor Ted Hizey said. Volunteer workers from the town had laid 1 1/2 miles of pipeline to Lake Parsons to add 3 to 4 feet of water to the town’s pump house. The water level was back to normal, and Hizey said it should last the town until the spring rains.


Nov. 19, 1990

The Parsons detachment of the 1011th Supply and Support Company of the Army Reserves was shipping out for possible deployment to Saudi Arabia. Members of the detachment were given a public sendoff in downtown Parsons with a brief ceremony on the steps of the Parsons Municipal Building. Unit members expected to be at their training station at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, for Thanksgiving and fully expected to spend Christmas in the Saudi Arabian desert.


Nov. 19, 2000

Audrey Miller and Eli Fuentez played the parts of bride and groom in a mock wedding at Labette County High School. Video productions teacher Dale Skolaut said he thought it would be a good experience for students to see what they needed to photograph and what it took to videotape a wedding, edit it and set the video to music. With no one in the area performing such a service, he said it could provide students with a prime opportunity to make extra money if they reasonably priced their services. Leanda Standridge took on the challenge for her class project.

Benecor Inc., an aerospace manufacturing concern that had relocated to Wichita in early September, was seeking to restructure its Community Development Block Grant revolving loan form the city of Parsons. The city staff had recommended to deny the request. City Manager Glen Welden said that would cause Benecor to have to repay the loan to the city immediately.

Neosho County Sheriff Jim Keath told the county commission that a letter from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation regarding an investigation of County Attorney Linus Thuston’s billing matters was not a criminal matter. Special counsel Dan Creitz said he had turned the matter over to the ethics committee of the Kansas Bar Association.

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