News & Notes
Union Avenue closure
The city of Parsons plans to keep Union Avenue from North 16th (U.S. 59) to North 21st (Ottawa Road) closed to through traffic until 5 p.m. June 21 for a street reconstruction project. A temporary access road will be provided to Aaron’s, 2826 N. 16th. All traffic to and from Flynn Industrial Park should use the north drive off of 16th.
The public is invited to a 90th birthday celebration for Ruby Redmond fr...
Floor of judicial center needs work
OSWEGO — Labette County commissioners on Monday received an update on a recent visit to the Labette County Judicial Center in Parsons by an engineer.
Kenny Blair of Cook, Flatt and Strobel Engineers, Topeka, toured the judicial center last week and told Commission Chairman Lonie Addis and County Counselor Fred Johnson of some of his concerns about the building.
Staff have reported problems with the floor settling on the north side of the build...
Church organ catches on fire
An early morning fire Saturday damaged the electric organ at First Christian Church, 1500 S. 29th, and Sunday services were moved to another church.
Parsons firefighters were called at 2:42 a.m. Saturday to the church. An automatic alarm made the notification to authorities.
Firefighters found the organ in the sanctuary on fire when they arrived. Firefighters extinguished the flames and used fans to remove the smoke, Fire Chief Larry Steeby sa...
Valedictorian tells PHS grads to seek, pursue purpose in life
By Colleen Surridge
In his speech to the Class of 2013, Parsons High School valedictorian Gabriel Nehrbass acknowledged all those who helped the graduates achieve their goal.
He also acknowledged that despite all the encouragement received, the 94 seniors of the graduating class had also felt the weight of doubt throughout high school that they would ever be successful and achieve those goals.
“Many can easily point o...
CST Storage, 2101 S. 21st, recognized employees with a ceremony to honor the company’s achievement of five years without a lost-time accident.
“Reaching five years without a lost-time accident is a highly elusive accomplishment for any company, but for companies in heavy manufacturing, our safety record is nothing short of incredible. It boils down to the dedication of our employees who work every day with a focus on safety, quality and effic...