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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.



Whodunit?  Parsons Sun

ALTAMONT — Labette County High School Theatre will present the classic murder mystery, “CLUE: On Stage,” by Jonathan Lynn, Hunter Foster, Eric Price and ...



New Storm Shelter at Labette County HS  KSNF/KODE - FourStatesHomepage.com

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



LCHS Class of 2019 reflects on past, embraces future  Parsons Sun

ALTAMONT — There were excited smiles and parting tears shed by Labette County High School's 2019 class as they bid LCHS farewell but eagerly welcomed ...



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* ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Michael T. 'Mike' Walker  Parsons Sun

Michael T. “Mike” Walker, 53, of rural Parsons passed away at Freeman West in Joplin on the evening of Thursday, April 25, 2019.



Terry Phillips  Parsons Sun

He was born near Bartlett on July 30, 1936, to Homer and Marchie (Payton) Phillips. He was next to the youngest of 11 children. His family farmed around and in ...



Kevin Lee Boone  Parsons Sun

LOUISBURG — Kevin Lee Boone, 57, of Louisburg, a former Parsons resident, died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the University of Kansas Hospital in ...



LaDonna Sue Baldwin  Parsons Sun

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



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 ...



Lori R. (Gatton) LaForge  Parsons Sun

Lori R. (Gatton) LaForge, 55, of Parsons passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at her home.



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Thomas E. Phillips  Parsons Sun

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



Mildred Harshaw  Parsons Sun

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Mildred Harshaw, 99, died peacefully in her sleep early the morning of Tuesday, March 26, 2019. At the time of her death, she had been ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Bradley Dale Myers  Parsons Sun

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



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 ...



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 ...



Pitt State hosts Missouri Southern in a rivalry weekend  KoamNewsNow.com

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 ...



Jerry Ann McDowell  Parsons Sun

WATTS, Okla. — Jerry Ann McDowell of rural Watts, Oklahoma, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, April 28, 2019.



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.



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

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



Bethel Threshers vs. Sterling Warriors - News  Newton Kansan

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



Gegg drops 31, Labette County routs Purple Dragons  Parsons Sun

ALTAMONT — The Labette County High School girls basketball team ran off to a 30-point win, 63-33, over Pittsburg on Tuesday.



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 ...



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 ...



Daniel W. 'Dan' Baker  Parsons Sun

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Joshua F. Hilderbrand  Parsons Sun

ALTAMONT — Joshua F. Hilderbrand, 23, of Altamont passed away at 3:54 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, at the Oklahoma University Medical Center in ...



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 ...



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 ...



Zachary Scott 'Zach' Burke  Parsons Sun

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



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.



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, ...



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. He was born on March 31, 1954, at Coffeyville ...



McKee shares secrets to success  Parsons Sun

ALTAMONT — Rodeo announcer Justin McKee shared a secret to his success with his alma mater Friday morning: Hard work.



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 ...



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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