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Billie Jo Ann (Pollock) Shaffer  Parsons Sun

Billie Jo Ann (Pollock) Shaffer, 88, a longtime resident of Altamont, passed away at 2:35 a.m. Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Parsons Good Samaritan Society, ...

New Storm Shelter at Labette County HS  KSNF/KODE -

Lessons learned from past storms is changing how one southeast Kansas school district approaches being storm ready.

Kansas soldier fights for his old job after returning from duty  KMBC Kansas City

The school district returns Capt. Ed Raschen to one position, but not another.

LCHS to present play at Black Box Theater  Parsons Sun

ALTAMONT — Labette County High School Theatre will perform a music-laced story of love, friendship and the edgiest dreams of the future, “Ada and the ...

USD 506, Raschen are waiting on Justice to review finding  Parsons Sun

Cris Leonard. Raschen Speaks at Veterans Day Program. Capt. Edward Raschen, forward support company commander of the 891st Engineering Battalion, ...

Meeting focuses on wild swine control  Parsons Sun

Ray Nolting/Sun photo. Swine Control. Curran Salter, a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection *Service's* ...

Charles James 'CJ' Wass  Parsons Sun

Charles James “CJ” Wass, 62, of rural Parsons was killed in a two-vehicle accident near Parsons early Monday morning, Jan. 21, 2019.

Pride of Altamont: Labette County's Gegg is SEK League's all-time leading scorer  Joplin Globe

Surrounded by picturesque farmland in the middle of Labette County, situated an hour's drive west of Joplin and 12 miles south of Parsons, the small community ...

James Albert Norton  Parsons Sun

ERIE — James Albert Norton, 71, of Erie passed away in the comfort of his home on Sunday, March 3, 2019, due to failing health.

Terry Phillips  Parsons Sun

Terry Phillips, 82, of Parsons died at his home Monday morning, Dec. 31, 2018.

Ruby M. Lackey  Parsons Sun

She was born Dec. 12, 1938, in Angola to William and Ora (McCartney) Phillips. As a young girl, Ruby grew up in the Angola and Edna area, where she ...

Blackwell named assistant super for USD 506  Parsons Sun

ALTAMONT — Labette County USD 506 has hired an assistant superintendent after the position has been left vacant for nine years.

Mona L. Davidson  Parsons Sun

EUREKA — Mona Lee Davidson of Eureka departed this world for Heaven on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at the Eureka Nursing Center in Eureka. She was 67.

LaDonna Sue Baldwin  Parsons Sun

LaDonna Sue Baldwin, 74, of Parsons died at 1:20 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at her home.

Richard M. 'Dick' Holroyd  Parsons Sun

Richard M. “Dick” Holroyd, 67, of Parsons passed away at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday May 22, 2018, at his home after a year-long battle with brain cancer.

Donald 'Scott' Grassl  Parsons Sun

He was born May 2, 1972, in Independence to Donald Francis and Esther Lee (McCardie) Grassl. As a young boy, he attended Independence Bible School ...

USD 506 to buy windows for gym  Parsons Sun

ALTAMONT — The USD 506 Board of Education approved a bid to replace windows in Harrison Gymnasium at Labette County High School.

Christopher Ryan von Wedell  Parsons Sun

BISMARCK, N.D. — Christopher Ryan von Wedell, 36, passed away peacefully at his home in Bismarck, North Dakota, on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. Death was ...

Labette County AD Ed Raschen to deploy to Kuwait  Parsons Sun

ALTAMONT — Ed Raschen, assistant principal and athletic director for Labette County High School, is set to deploy to Kuwait for as long as 400 days with the ...

Thomas E. Phillips  Parsons Sun

HIAWATHA — Thomas E. Phillips, 69, died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Maple Heights Nursing Home in Hiawatha.

Randy Ray Waun  Parsons Sun

LEADWOOD, Mo. — Randy Ray Waun, 37, of Leadwood, Missouri, formerly of Dennis, joined his family in heaven on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.

Carla Jane (Good) Kennedy  Parsons Sun

DENNIS — Carla Jane (Good) Kennedy, 56, of Dennis passed away at 9:43 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

LCHS to present musical  Parsons Sun

The Labette County High School theatre and music department will present the musical “Band Geeks” by Tommy Newman, an underdog tale of a high school ...

Labette County High School Commencement  Parsons Sun

Labette County High School graduates Sierra Wilson and Jonathan Brader won the Citizenship Award from the Kansas High School Activities Association ...

Micheal Owen Bevans  Parsons Sun

ST. PAUL — Micheal Owen Bevans, 52, of St. Paul passed away at 10:42 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at Girard Medical Center. Mike was born May 16, 1966, ...

Familiar face returns to Grizzly Den  Parsons Sun

ALTAMONT — Mildred Banzet looked up at the clock on the wall of the Grizzly Den restaurant and began to fill foam cups with ice and set them on the worn ...

Holtzman named area High School Principal of the Year  Parsons Sun

ALTAMONT — The Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals (KASSP) has recognized Labette County High School Principal Shane Holtzman as ...

Daniel W. 'Dan' Baker  Parsons Sun

EDNA — Daniel W. “Dan” Baker, 59, of Edna passed away early Friday, March 30, 2018, at his home.

Business News: Two USD 503 teachers receive honored credential  Parsons Sun

Two teachers from Parsons USD 503 recently found out they had again achieved the highest credential available to American educators as a national ...

Area schools JAG-K programs earn top national honor  The Hutchinson News

TOPEKA – Several area schools in the Jobs for America's Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) program have earned the prestigious “5 of 5 Award” for 2017.The 5 of 5 ...

Bradley Dale Myers  Parsons Sun

ALTAMONT — Bradley Dale Myers, 19, of Altamont passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017, near Altamont.

Bethel Threshers vs. Sterling Warriors - News  Newton Kansan

1:30 p.m. SaturdayJoe W. Goering Fiekd,North Newton.

Margaret V. Bamberry  Parsons Sun

ALTAMONT — Margaret V. Bamberry, 96, of Brentwood, Tennessee, formerly of Altamont, passed away at 6:48 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at the Williamson ...

James W. Hill  Parsons Sun

CHERRYVALE — James W. Hill, 39, of Cherryvale passed away at 2:40 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, near Leon from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Pitt State hosts Missouri Southern in a rivalry weekend

The Pittsburg State University women's basketball team will return to the friendly confines of John Lance Arena/Whetzel Court for its final regular season home ...

Darin Kyle Surridge  Parsons Sun

Darin Kyle Surridge, 35, of Parsons died Thursday morning, Dec. 28, 2017, in a two-vehicle accident near Beaumont. He was born April 21, 1982, in Parsons to ...

Joe Renfro inducted into LCHS Hall of Fame  Parsons Sun

ALTAMONT — Northeastern Oklahoma A&M wrestling head coach and Labette County High School alumnus Joe Renfro became the Grizzlies' first inductee ...

Edna, Altamont, Chetopa, Oswego plan July 4 events  Parsons Sun

Besides Parsons, other Labette County cities also will have Fourth of July fireworks displays.

Robert B. 'Bobby' Jones  Parsons Sun

COFFEYVILLE — Robert B. “Bobby” Jones, 89, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family.

Non-profit clothing store expands  Parsons Sun

ALTAMONT — Since 2008, New Life Clothing & More has served the needs of the Altamont community, and its recent expansion will now allow for even greater ...

Evan T. Hamilton  Parsons Sun

JOPLIN — Evan T. Hamilton, 24, of Joplin, a former Altamont resident, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016, in the emergency room of Mercy Hospital in Bella ...

Jack L. Groff  Parsons Sun

He was born Nov. 26, 1950, in Parsons to Fred C. and Myra M. (McLane) Groff. As a young boy, he grew up and attended Parsons schools. In 1968, he ...

Helen F. Carter  Parsons Sun

After a long and fruitful life, Helen F. Carter, 100, went home to her Lord at the Parsons Presbyterian Manor at 9:40 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

Darrell L. Nelson  Parsons Sun

He was born Jan. 28, 1950, in Mound Valley to Andy J. and Regena (Hoppock) Nelson. He grew up and attended Union 1 Elementary School in Mound Valley ...

Jimmy Lee Davis  Parsons Sun

CHETOPA — Jimmy Lee Davis, 75, of Chetopa passed away at 5:49 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin surrounded by his ...

Gerald Richard 'Dick' Fouts  Parsons Sun

DULUTH, Ga. — Gerald Richard “Dick” Fouts, 65, of Duluth, Georgia, formerly of Mound Valley, passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at his home. He was born ...

Zachary Scott 'Zach' Burke  Parsons Sun

Zachary Scott “Zach” Burke, 22, of Parsons passed away early Friday morning, July 1, 2016, at his home.

Beasley, Steeby  Parsons Sun

David and Denise Beasley of Altamont announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Beasley of Altamont, to Heath Steeby of Parsons.

Norma Jean Seaton  Parsons Sun

Norma Jean Seaton, 93, a longtime Parsons music educator, died at 1:07 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at a hospice residence in Clarkstown, New York.

Diamond T Auctions offering consignment sales in Whitewater  Butler County Times Gazette

Auctioneer Tony Barber and Diamond T Auctions has brought some business back to downtown Whitewater.On Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. in part of the old ...

Robert W. 'Bill' Gentry II  Parsons Sun

Robert W. “Bill” Gentry II, 61, of Parsons passed away unexpectedly at his home Saturday morning, Feb. 27, 2016.

William Paul 'Bill' Hunter  Parsons Sun

He was born Oct. 18, 1952, in Parsons to Paul W. and Helen R. Hunter. He graduated from Labette County High School in Altamont and was a proud Wildcat, ...

Kenneth Levi Waun  Parsons Sun

Kenneth Levi Waun, 22, of Dennis was pronounced dead Sunday morning, June 28, 2015, three miles south of the KG&E dam on the Neosho River north of ...

Christopher Benjamin Cochran  Parsons Sun

CLAREMORE, Okla. — Christopher Benjamin Cochran, 41, a warrior for both family and faith, received his heavenly healing at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dec.

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