A look back in time — June, 1981

40 Years Ago

Around Town

June 15, 2021 - 9:22 AM

Keith King

Keith King, principal at Howard-West Elk in deep southeast Kansas, was hired as principal of Iola High School last night by the USD 257 board. Kenneth Groves, new assistant principal, also came from Howard-West Elk, keeping the two together in their new jobs.


Allen County 4-Her Cole Herder is the 1981 Kansas award winner for his meat utilization project. Herder is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Herder, rural Humboldt. He won an all-expenses-paid trip to Chicago with the National Livestock and Meat Board as the Chicago host. Herder has been Allen County champion in meat utilization the past two years. This year he also won the east central Kansas district award.


The first employee hired for the Klein Tool plant left this week after six years at the Moran plant to take a management position with Klein in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Jean Ashford, former personnel director, was recently named assistant plant manager of the international shipping facility at Cedar Rapids. The plant there opened six months ago and Ashford will be the first to assume the position there. The 100,000 square foot tool plant at Moran was built in 1975 and now employs 138.


Area rabbit producers are looking for a buyer again. Paul Boyd who operates a modest rabbit ranch in Gas, told the Register he was notified that Jim Stoner, Nevada, Mo., will no longer buy rabbits in eastern Kansas. The Hill City processing plant had told him the market for rabbits had dropped and it was cutting back on the number of animals it bought. Stoner had been buying from 300 to 660 rabbits every two weeks in this area, paying 54 cents a pound. Boyd said a meeting of rabbit growers would be held to see if another buyer could be found.


John Becannon and his wife, Lynn, have constructed a new hair center on the highway between Gas and LaHarpe. All work will be handled by appointments.