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County reports 2nd case recovers from virus

The Cherokee County Health Department reported Friday a second recovery from COVID-19.  Read more

Crawford County has six cases of COVID-19

The Crawford County Health Department confirmed a sixth case of COVID-19 within the county on Thursday evening. Read more

State lifts 2 water boil advisories

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Ray Products wins awards

Ray Products of Parsons earned several awards at the recent AICC The Independent Packaging Association competition. Read more


Helt receives credential

Labette Health announced that Jessica Helt, human resources compensation and benefits manager, passed the certification examination to beco… Read more


Smith, Dean open Precision Auto on South U.S. 59

The opening of a new auto repair shop that specializes in everything from cars and trucks to motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, lawnmowers … Read more



Labette County among area schools fighting to keep student-athletes active amid COVID-19 sports shutdown

ALTAMONT — As high school athletic departments hunker down for a spring without athletics, Labette County has jumped head first into settin… Read more


Labette baseball, softball left in limbo following NJCAA's cancellation of spring sports amid COVID-19 pandemic

Labette Cardinals softball head coach Ryan Phillips ripped into his team, huddled up in left field, after splitting a doubleheader against … Read more


Labette's chance at a NJCAA crown stolen by COVID-19

One of the most gut-wrenching costs of sports coming to a halt as a result of the coronavirus pandemic was paid by the Labette women’s bask… Read more


Project wants to put faces to soldiers killed in WWII in The Netherlands

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‘My Fellow Kansans’: Public Radio’s gift to Kansas

In this holiday season, gifts take center stage, for better or worse. We often give and receive gifts that are curious, strange, or useless… Read more

Facebook’s disregard for the truth

Try to imagine Walter Cronkite telling his viewers that he wouldn’t want to live in a world where television journalists could only report … Read more


William Alexander Treiber

William Alexander Treiber, 30, of St. Paul passed away at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Parsons. Read more


M. Leanne ‘LeLe’ Shaughnessy

TOPEKA — Michelle Leanne “LeLe” Shaughnessy, 41, of Topeka passed away in the early morning of Sunday, March 29, 2020. Read more

Wayne Harrison

Wayne Harrison, 78, of Parsons passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020, at his home. Read more


Our Past: April 4-5

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

Our Past: April 3

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

Our Past: April 2

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


Weather Today

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