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Parsons city commissioners Monday listened to a presentation on the 2021 audit report for the city.

Following a long discussion Monday, the Parsons USD 503 Board of Education approved waiving the technology fee for the 2022-2023 school year.

On May 10, the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) upheld its previous decision to withdraw accreditation from the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education program at Labette Community College.

Music in the Park will feature nine concerts this year, showcasing some bands with classic rock, country and blues influences, among others.

ERIE — Erie City Public Library’s Director Julie Kent believes wholeheartedly in the quote, “Never underestimate the power of a planted seed.”

Kevin Lahey, a longtime law enforcement officer, has filed for the 2nd District seat on the Labette County Commission. The seat is currently occupied by Commissioner Terry Weidert, who has not yet filed for re-election.

The 77 students in the Parsons High School Class of 2022 walked across the stage and received their diplomas Saturday at the high school commencement ceremony in the high school gymnasium.

ALTAMONT — Labette County High School graduated 114 seniors during commencement on Sunday afternoon at Harrison Auditorium.

OSWEGO — Labette County Commissioner Lonie Addis announced Monday that he would definitely not seek re-election to his 11th term in office.

Inspiration leads to aspiration and aspiration led to success for Dr. Etta Hollins, the 2022 Labette Community College Cardinal citee who spoke Friday night to graduates during the 98th commencement.

Jill Coomes, Labette Community College professor of nursing, picked up a replica of a wound from the counter in her work room in the simulation lab.

The operators of the trash transfer station south of Parsons are asking for a price increase outside of the negotiated 10-year contract citing increased costs for operations and fuel.

David Beach doesn’t want to be like the baseball pitcher with the worn out elbow trying to stay in the game when he knows he is done.

Seeing the healing power of equine therapy first hand but finding it financially out of reach for many, Kristin Harlan’s dream was to provide free equine therapy for people of all ages.

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A Southeast Kansas man jailed since 2020 has been found incompetent to stand trial. He’s been ordered to get treatment at a state hospital so he can help in his defense but reported backlogs at these facilities make that impossible for up to a year.

ST. PAUL — The St. Paul public school reunion will begin at noon Sunday, June 5, at the Osage Mission Museum, 203 Washington St., St. Paul. 

In the parking lot at the corner of Main and South 10th in Parsons, L.T. Tierney hoisted a 40-pound, camo-colored rucksack from the picnic table, slipped his arms through the straps and adjusted the weight-filled bag on his back.

OSWEGO — Labette County sanitation officer Charlie Morse will help prepare bid specifications for work to be done in Sewer District No. 1 to improve longstanding issues.

Relay races, ladder golf and cornhole are among the activities children can take part in at this year’s annual Day of Play.

LA HARPE — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Allen County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man connected to the death of Richard Diehl.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Allen County Sheriff’s Office are investigating after a man was found dead in a shop outside of his home in rural La Harpe.

 J.J. Loss and JKL Racing of Parsons put it all together on Saturday night during a visit to Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma, ultimately bettering the 36-car field and scoring their first winged A-class feature victory of the 2022 season.