A gift from Kinsey
By Colleen Surridge
ALTAMONT — Following her older sister Riley's example, Kinsey Bebb decided that instead of presents for her birthday, she wanted people to donate money for a good cause.
"I'm 4," Kinsey said. "I'll turn 5 May 6th."
The girls' mother, Jennifer Bebb of Altamont, explained how her daughters had reached their decisions to forfeit their birthday presents this year.
Riley had been watching television one...
Woman to stand trial for battering officers
A Parsons woman will stand trial for battering two Parsons police officers last year.
Peggy L. Pickard, 41, 2023 Morgan, will be tried in Labette County District Court for two counts of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer. One charge is a level three felony and the other is a level seven felony. She also will be tried for obstructing the official duty of an officer, a level 10 felony, and misdemeanor battery of a law officer.
New gun law to be studied
From Staff and Wire Reports
Labette County commissioners don't know what to think yet of a gun law signed this month by Gov. Sam Brownback.
The law allows citizens licensed to carry concealed weapons the ability to take them into public buildings in Kansas. The law takes effect July 1 but it allows state and local government agencies, and schools and universities, to exempt themselves from provisions of the law until 2017.
Commission Chairman ...
PSU leader says state is at crossroads
PITTSBURG — “Kansas is at a crossroads,” Pittsburg State University president Steve Scott told faculty and staff Tuesday. “The question is, ‘Are we going to see higher education as an investment in the future or a drain on the resources of the state of Kansas.”
Scott, speaking to a campus forum on the legislative session, said decisions the Legislature makes in its waning days could be damaging to PSU and all of higher education.
Scott and Sha...