Sept. 27, 1972
Dr. Charles Miller, Parsons surgeon, was elected chairman of a Southeast Kansas comprehensive health planning council at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center. The council’s area covered Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Neosho, Montgomery and Wilson counties.
Labette County 4-H club members won four state judging championships at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. All the winners were students at Labette County High School. Carol Hunter, Carl Chapman and Helen Willems were members of the dairy team that placed first. Gloria Gudde was an alternate on the team. The meats team composed of Cheryl Hiatt, Melanie Landrith, Kristi Maxson and Willems also took first. The first-place horse judging team members were Steve McKinzie, Maxson, Doug Higginson and Landrith. State winners in the identification and seed analysis contest were Bob Hunter, Jack Keltz, Randy Waggoner and Mike Stottmann.
Sept. 27, 1982
Cliff Wood was named energy use consultant of the year for Kansas Power and Light Co. Wood had held the position since 1964. It was the second time he had been so honored. He also won the award in 1981. Wood joined KPL in 1945 as a meter reader, advancing to service department clerk in 1948 and storekeeper in 1952. He took on the additional responsibilities of consultant in 1964 and became a full-time consultant in 1981.
Sept. 27, 1992
Doug Jefferson scored on a 14-yard run late in the first half, and the Labette County Grizzlies made it stand up for an 8-3 victory over the Parsons Vikings at Marvel Park. The visitors thwarted Parsons bids in the closing minutes that reached the LC 15, then the 10. Parsons took a 3-0 lead late in the first period when Mike Bennett booted a 26-yard field goal.
Oswego’s Billy Johnston, a senior speedster, ran for 219 yards, five touchdowns and two conversions to lead Oswego’s offensive attack as the Indians shut out Diamond, Mo., 44-0 in a non-league high school football game. Senior Ty Lewis added the finishing touch with the final touchdown of the night, a 44-yard punt return. Oswego’s Pat Makovec had 77 yards rushing for the night. Those who netted sacks for the Indians included Lewis, J.R. Nading and Shawn Dodson. Defensive tackle Brad Watts had a pass interception for Oswego.