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60 Years Ago June 1958 19 — HUMBOLDT — Charles L. Fussman has been named superintendent of Monarch Cement Co., succeeding Harris Fegely, the company president, Walter H. Wulf, said today. Fussman has been employed…

A bit of breaking news kicked off a voter registration training event Monday evening at the Bass Community Building. News came that a federal judge ruled Kansas cannot require proof of U.S. citizenship to vote,…

PARSONS — Southeast Kansas’s GOP faithful poured into the Parsons Municipal Auditorium on Saturday for a forum featuring four of the top Republican candidates for governor. Current front-runners, incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer and Kansas Secretary…

70 Years Ago June 1948 9 — Next Saturday the Old Carlyle School will be put up on the auction block and sold to the highest bidder. The sale will bring to a close the…

A two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon killed a Chanute man. Clayton C. Leach, 29, Chanute, was killed when the motorcycle he was riding collided head-on with a southbound car driven by Matthew J. Kunzie, 26, Tulsa,…

Nine Iola Amateur Radio Club members and a guest discussed Thursday plans for their next field day activities Saturday and Sunday at Gale Jeffers’ home at 412 S. Broadway St. in LaHarpe. Field day is…

A rash of cattle theft reports recently has the Woodson County Sheriff’s Department on alert. The department encouraged residents Saturday to speak out if they’ve seen any activity that seems suspicious. The department also urged…

Arrests reported Allen County sheriff’s deputies arrested Kaleb W. Sellers, 24, LaHarpe, Sunday for suspicion of disorderly conduct. Justin W. Houk, 41, Humboldt, was arrested by deputies Saturday for suspicion of driving while impaired. Iola…

Areas parks get recycled tire grants Two parks in Labette County and the Yates Center Reservoir will get new tables made from recycled tires, The Parsons Sun and The Yates Center News reported. The cities of…

Kansas farmers are harvesting a smaller winter wheat crop amid an ongoing drought, but the size of the crop is offset some by higher-quality wheat and rising prices. The government forecast U.S. winter wheat production…