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PITTSBURG — Law enforcement is looking for two Crawford County residents alleged to have committed a series of crimes between New Year’s Eve and Sunday over several counties.

Chris and Ella Lubbers, owners of Strategic Partners of Parsons, have pledged $75,000 to support the next phase in Labette Community College Foundation’s Pathways to the Future Capital Campaign.

A child custody issue has landed a Parsons couple in legal turmoil because they are accused of removing the children from their custodial home in 2018.

A judge ordered a Parsons woman to stand trial for three felonies related to collecting public assistance when she allegedly was not entitled to it.

OSWEGO — Labette County commissioners on Friday agreed to spend up to $25,000 to have tree limbs or branches cut back from the Big Hill Lake road.

The Wildcat Extension Education Foundation kicked off 2020 with an inaugural gala Thursday evening at the Cedar Tree Barn in rural Parsons, where supporters of 4-H and district agents discussed ways to help offset the recently added membership fee that youth will need to pay in order to join…

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Parsons city commissioners on Tuesday will consider an agreement that could lead to an expansion of the fifth-generation of cellphone technology.

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While she refers to herself as a pragmatic Democrat, Dr. Barbara Bollier isn’t into partisan labels, just problem solving.

The expansion of Medicaid in Kansas could result in $1.8 billion in increased economic output.

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ST. PAUL — Chetopa-St. Paul USD 505 has announced that Lee Odell will serve as the K-12 principal of St. Paul schools beginning in the 2020-21 school year.

A Labette County judge is reviewing the law and testimony to determine if a Kansas City, Kansas, man convicted of robbery will have his case dismissed.

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A state and federal investigation into the Glenwood Resource Center in Iowa and the firing of its superintendent, Jerry Rea, has raised questions for some about what might have happened at Parsons State Hospital and Training Center prior to Rea retiring.

Parsons High School senior Alexis Harper earned her Girl Scout Gold Award last week, making her the fifth member of Girl Scout Troop 70161 to pursue the honor in the last year and a half.

CHETOPA — The Chetopa City Council approved an amendment to the city’s 2019 budget that added $100,000 in expenditures.

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Labette County commissioners, meeting as the board of health, heard reviews from 2019 from the Labette County Health Department staff in Parsons Monday afternoon.

At 3:45 a.m. Friday a citizen came to the Parsons Police Department to report someone breaking into his or her vehicle. It was reported that the witness was able to follow the suspects and gather a vehicle description and a tag number. Officers, using that information, discovered the tag bel…

Parsons police with the help from other agencies searched a hotel under construction in Parsons on Thursday night.

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TOPEKA — The 11th Judicial District Nominating Commission on Friday agreed to forward the names of three attorneys from the district to Gov. Laura Kelly, who will then choose a new judge to practice in Labette County within two months. The new judge will fill the seat left by the retirement …

Labette Community College announced a $150,000 gift from The Sunderland Foundation of Overland Park that will provide significant support for the Pathways to the Future Capital Campaign to renovate and expand the college athletic facilities.

A project valued at over $1 million for a local Freightliner shop gave a last-month boost to the total valuation of construction projects for 2019, but the final tally still fell far short of 2018’s.

An Altamont man received probation instead of prison Wednesday for choking a woman during an argument in 2017.

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The rumors spreading in area fields, coffee shops and barber shops have become true, the now former owner of the Parsons Livestock Market said in a farewell speech before Wednesday’s auction.

A Coffeyville man faces a felony and several misdemeanor charges after leading law enforcement on a long, high-speed chase on Dec. 30.

A local artist plans to display work and teach classes at a new downtown studio and gallery that will open next month.

A Parsons man in custody for rape and other serious charges did not want to give up his right to a speedy trial, so attorneys and a judge got the three trials scheduled for April before the 150-day deadline expires.

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A company that plans to make automated props for the entertainment industry will get free space in a city building for six months.

The Labette County sheriff has forwarded paperwork to the Labette County Attorney’s Office to consider charging an Edna man with drug possession.

A former high school librarian and coach charged in Labette County District Court with two counts of aggravated endangering a child, both lower level felonies, is seeking diversion.

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Outgoing City Commissioner David Larsen received a pleasant surprise as he arrived for his last meeting on Monday.

Longtime City Commissioner Bill Hogelin, who served as mayor in 2019, left public service on Monday as he welcomed two others.

OSWEGO — Labette County commissioners met Monday morning and reviewed abatements and refunds before conducting employee evaluations.

INDEPENDENCE — Bobby Dierks, who has been suspended as Montgomery County sheriff for 10 months, reached a court settlement through which he was officially removed from office on Monday.

Many students will return to school this week with stories to share about their winter break experiences and travels, but few will likely be able to say they spent time training with world champions and an Olympian.

ST. PAUL — Thanks to distance learning, St. Paul students again have family and consumer science classes and have been able to reopen their FCCLA chapter after 15 years.

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ERIE — Sitting in the corner of the Erie High School automotive shop, behind late model cars there for repairs, is a 1929 Model A truck.

Labette Health’s Board of Trustees on Thursday heard about inpatient dialysis that will be coming to the hospital around May.

OSWEGO — Labette County commissioners agreed on Tuesday to transfer nearly $1 million from the road and bridge budget into special line items for the same department to save money for projects and purchases in 2020 and thereafter.