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Of the 125 active COVID-19 cases in Labette County, 39% of those are kindergarten through 12th grade school-aged children, said Lisa Hoppock, administrator of the Labette County Health Department. 

OSWEGO — Second District Labette County Commissioner Brian Kinzie, who challenged a recall petition in court and lost, now faces the electorate to determine if he will be removed from office. Kinzie wants to stay and hopes voters will support him.

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OSWEGO — In October, Labette County Counselor Brian Johnson told county commissioners that they may have to abate $175,703 in property taxes owed by the former owners of the Oswego Community Hospital and a clinic in Chetopa.

FRONTENAC — A substitute teacher in Frontenac has been arrested for attempting to solicit a sex act from a student, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office reports.

United States Department of Agriculture Acting State Director for Rural Development Kansas Dan Fischer announced Friday that USDA is investing $803,700 for 11 community facility projects serving 29,333 Kansans.

Parsons Police Department Detective Kyle Wiford on Friday arrested Christopher Harold Hilton, 36, of Parsons on a Neosho County warrant and for connection with a Nov. 16 burglary.

The Great Plains Development Authority board Thursday authorized signing a contract with a company on a solar project at Great Plains Industrial Park.

Parsons police arrested one man and are seeking a second for breaking into a storage shed Tuesday morning.

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The Parsons Area Community Foundation is entering its sixth year of hosting the match day Giving Tuesday event. It is planned for Nov. 30.

Cherie Schenker and her family appeared before the Parsons USD 503 Board of Education again Monday, requesting the board allow district buses to travel past the eastern boundary bus stop at Neosho Township Fire Department and enter McCune to pick up students who already attend USD 503 schools.

Parsons city commissioners Monday looked at preliminary renderings of the incoming splash pad at Forest Park. 

OSWEGO — After two closed sessions for discussions with their attorney, Labette County commissioners on Monday voted to rescind an April 30 resolution that set negotiating terms with a German utility.

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Kansas Rep. Steven Johnson says his financial expertise and background make him an ideal person to be the next state treasurer.

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Parsons city commissioners plan to revoke the city’s ban on pit bulls.

OSWEGO — After Labette County commissioners counted or discounted provisional ballots from the Nov. 2 general election on Monday, there were two ties to be resolved and one other race had been decided by one vote. Commissioners, acting as the board of canvassers, also resolved an election ir…

Parsons city commissioners Monday will discuss the city’s animal ordinance. 

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The Proud Animal Lovers Shelter is giving thanks this month for the ongoing support from the community that keeps the state-licensed, non-profit shelter open for providing safe, temporary care for animals until responsible homes can be found for them.

The Labette Community College Alumni Association has named Ben McKenzie as the winner of the  21st annual William and Allene Guthrie Van Meter Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award.

Great Plains Industrial Park has become the first industrial park in North America and one of three sites in the world to become 100% carbon-neutral, a park official announced.

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It only took Parsons USD 503 one week of going without masks to reach the 1% COVID-19 positive rate districtwide, requiring a return to wearing masks on Wednesday.

OSWEGO — Labette County commissioners on Monday discussed how to spend the $3.9 million the county received from the American Rescue Plan Act but wanted more details on water projects.