Scavenger hunt returns to Katy Days
By Colleen Surridge
This year’s Katy Days History Zone is bringing to the public two new treats and a favorite activity from last year, brought back by popular demand.
This year the annual display created by the Parsons Historical Museum will be “Mapping Memories: Where It Was in Parsons.” It will feature maps of Parsons — including a large map of downtown created especially for this year’s Katy Days, which will run F...
Unemployment drops in Labette
The unemployment rate in Kansas fell slightly last month, while the rate in Labette County fell by more than half of a percent.
The Kansas Department of Labor reported recently the unemployment rate for April declined from 5.8 percent in March to 5.3 percent in April, while the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate saw a slight decline from 5.6 to 5.5 percent. The unemployment rate in April 2012 was 5.4 percent.
In Labette, the jobless rate fe...
Local group plans Boys & Girls Club
A steering committee is making plans to establish a Boys & Girls Club in Parsons.
The committee was organized in February to assess the need and the possibility of establishing the club. The committee is made up of individuals who have a genuine concern about the issues that face the community’s youth and includes staff from USD 503, Parsons Housing Authority, Downtown Parsons Inc., Labette Community College, Public Health of Labette County, Y...
Library plans lots of activities for summer
By Colleen Surridge
Boredom is considered by some an unwarranted state of existence if one knows how to read because even when a person doesn’t have the means or opportunity to physically travel someplace, books allow the imagination to travel anywhere.
The Parsons Public Library’s summer reading program offers area residents not only the opportunity to read great books to feed their imaginations, but also to particip...
Republicans choose clerk’s replacement
OSWEGO — The Labette County Republican Central Committee on Friday nominated Deputy Clerk Peggy Minor to take over as county clerk when Linda Schreppel retires at the end of June.
Schreppel announced that she would retire recently and was re-elected to her eighth term in November. She has been county clerk since December 1981.
Minor has been with the clerk’s office since August 1986. She has performed many of the different functions of the off...