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A few years ago, first grade teacher Matthew Peak brought Google cardboard virtual reality goggles into his classroom, and using a free app on his cellphone, helped his students experience things like a roller coaster ride while sitting in their own classroom.

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Parsons Fire Department responded to a call at 12:21 a.m. Sunday reporting the building near the southwest corner of 18th and Broadway was on fire.

Labette Community College will be the host site for a Manufacturing Day, an annual nationwide event to showcase the potential or modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers. The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 25.

The Labette County Republican Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the basement of the Parsons Municipal Building to nominate a replacement for Peggy Minor, Labette County clerk, who has announced her plans to retire at the end of November.  The general public may attend but only…

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Parsons city commissioners on Monday discussed the proposed purchase of a vacuum truck that was built for the city of Chanute.

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“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” — John 3-16

The Labette Community College Board of Trustees heard this week during a special meeting that the college’s two newest building acquisitions have been remodeled and will open for public viewing this month.

Parsons Detective Kyle Wiford has taken over as acting commander of the Kansas Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (K-CAT) and will also oversee investigations at Parsons Police Department following the resignation of former Commander Michael Powell effective Monday. Powell’s resignation is a pers…

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A communitywide celebration of life memorial service is planned for 5 to 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Seaton Family Pavilion in Forest Park for Lizzy Castorena, 7, who died on Monday.

Overdue fines are a thing of the past for Parsons Public Library patrons as of Sept. 1. The library’s trustees voted in August to join a growing number of libraries and eliminate overdue fines on materials. 

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Cynthia Haynes, professor of English and director of first-year composition at Clemson University, will be the speaker for the 36th annual Jack and Ruth Gribben English Lecture Series at Labette Community College on Friday. Haynes’ topic will be “An Imperfect Vision of Teaching Writing: 2020…