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


Oct. 30, 1980

The McCune High School patrons suing Cherokee USD 247 for the closing of their school presented their case in an 11-hour hearing in Crawford County District Court. C. Fred Lorentz, Neosho County district judge, said he would render his decision within five to seven days.

Dr. Roy Kishore, Parsons’ first modern-day ear, nose and throat specialist, opened his doors to patients. He said that since the opening, he had seen an average of 20 patients a day. Kishore’s wife, Sheela, who was an anesthesiologist, was set to begin work at Labette County Medical Center on the first of the month. 


Oct. 30, 1990

The Parsons City Commission held off on raising sanitation rates from $4.75 to $6.50 per month. The delay came in the wake of a petition signed by 77 residents that stated the increase was unfair, specifically for senior citizens who didn’t need the twice-a-week trash pickup schedule. To impose an increased rate meant those residents would be paying an excessive amount for small usage, the petition stated. City Manager Dick Combs said even if the number of trash pickups was reduced to one, a rate increase would still be needed. The commission decided to gather more information and consider the ordinance later.


Oct. 30, 2000

After the completion of roof work and tuck pointing at the Labette Community College Main Building, college officials began looking at other problems. Parking had long been an issue. LCC began construction on a new lot in the 1200 block of Main. The lots at the Fine Arts Building and the Continuing Education Building were being paved. Elsewhere on campus, LCC President Ron Fundis said the college was beginning a remodeling project of the Student Success Center, formerly called the Learning Center.

Parsons junior Jamie Lyle claimed fifth place in the state Class 4A girls high school cross country race. Lyle, eighth the previous year in her first state attempt, covered the hilly, rain-softened, 2-mile course at Wamego in 12 minutes, 20.10 seconds, only 4.1 seconds above the school-record mark she set the previous week in taking fifth at the El Dorado regional.

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