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Briefs: Yates Center couple claims $20,000 prize

TOPEKA - Sharon Douglas of Yates Center made the trip to Topeka this week to claim her $20,000 top prize on a $2 Double Bonus Crossword instant scratch ticket. She was still in a state of disbelief when she arrived with her husband, Leland. "I bought ten $2 crossword tickets, and the seventh one was


Young faces six years in prison for 2017 kidnapping

A Parsons woman faces six years in prison after pleading no contest to kidnapping a Parsons woman. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety. Thank you for reading 5 free articles on our site. You can come bac

PARSONS SUN - 2018-03-23 05:26:00

Parsons woman gets life sentence

Lisa R. Berentz was sentenced Monday to prison for the remainder of her life, not eligible for parole until she serves a minimum of 25 years. Coy V. Murnan, his girlfriend Berentz and her son Josh Berentz were charged in Labette County District Court with numerous off-grid felonies involving molesti


Man pleads in residential burglary case

A Parsons man Monday pled no contest to residential burglary with intent to steal a firearm and theft. Shawn T. Blackburn, born in 1993, 3310 Mosher Road, was originally charged with residential burglary (intent to steal a firearm) and theft, both felonies, and theft and criminal damage, both misdem


Let's Confirm You're In Our Delivery Area

Q: Whatever happened to the rocket slides in City Park? I used to love those things as a kid. Do you know why they took them out? A: Yes, I know very well exactly why they took them out. You're hitting a little close to home, amigo. Back to that in just a sec. The rocket slides you're asking about w

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

One block area of Gabriel closed through Friday

The city of Parsons Public Works will be working on all lanes of one block of Gabriel Avenue, between 16th and 17th streets, starting today until 5 p.m. on Friday. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety. Th


PHS principal takes superintendent job

Parsons High School Principal Matthew Rogers has been hired as the new superintendent for Vermillion USD 380. "It's a new chapter in our lives," Rogers said of his family. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entir


Center to host jobs program workshop

Labette Assistance Center, 301 N. 30th St., will host another Southeast KANSASWORKS Inc. visitor site for those seeking employment, training, resume-writing assistance and other services from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. "This is an opportunity to access all the employment services available in the I


City ranks middle in tax rate among first-class Kansas cities

Manhattan ranks in the middle of the pack when it comes to combined city, county and school district property tax rates among the state's 25 first-class cities. This is based on information from the League of Kansas Municipalities' 2018 edition of the Kansas Tax Rate and Fiscal Data Book. Manhattan

MANHATTAN MERCURY - 2018-03-23 21:00:00

Parsons named Opportunity Zone by governor

TOPEKA - Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and officials from state government agencies completed a review of letters of interest submitted from communities across the state to be considered for designation as Opportunity Zones. Parsons was chosen, as were other Southeast Kansas communities. Opportunity Zones


Chanute JV roundup - The Chanute Tribune: Sports

PITTSBURG - The Chanute High School junior varsity tennis team scored 14 of a possible 16 wins in Pittsburg on Thursday. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety. Thank you for reading 5 free articles on our


Man gets prison term for attempted burglary

Bradley E. Bennett, 33, of Oswego was sentenced to 49 months in prison Tuesday for two counts of attempted aggravated burglary and one count of attempted theft, all felonies. The sentencing followed a plea agreement reached in January in which in exchange for pleading no contest to the amended charg


Small Town Studio Brought Mural To Life For Eurekans

Over the weekend, students associated with the Small Town Studio brought a mural to life in downtown Eureka. Although the mural isn't complete, many took to social media with how excited they were to see the progress. Small Town Studio, a group made up of APDesign architecture graduate students f


Parsons City Leaders Considering Raising Age to Purchase Tobacco Products

PARSONS, Kan. - Parsons city commissioners are hoping to spark change in the community to impact its residents health. They have been discussing enforcing an ordinance that will prohibit the sale of tobacco products in the city of people under the age of 21. "I don't really like the idea of that bec


Braum's Comes to Chanute, KS - FOX 14 TV Joplin and Pittsburg News Weather Sports |

A new Braum's Ice Cream Shop and Burger Restaurant will be built in Chanute. "We are very excited to complete the recruitment process, and to move into the next phase of new building construction" says Matt Godinez, Executive Director of the Chanute Regional Development Authority. "The Braum's famil


Accidents, fatalities on K-18 down since renovation

Fatalities and injuries on Kansas Highway 18 have dropped significantly since the road was revamped. Jared Tremblay, transportation planning analyst for the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization, shared crash data Thursday during a joint meeting with Manhattan, Pottawatomie County and Riley


Friends of Tri-Valley Cruise Night to leave port soon

The Friends of Tri-Valley Foundation is getting ready to set sail once again. The fifth annual Cruise Night, sponsored by the Foundation, will be held on Tuesday, April 10 at Chanute's Central Park Pavilion. Proceeds from the event will help the Friends of Tri-Valley Foundation continue its mission


Guthridge teacher takes Erie principal position

A Parsons USD 503 teacher has been hired as the new principal for Erie Elementary School for the 2018-19 school year. Barney Pontious, a fifth-grade teacher at Guthridge School, has accepted the position being vacated by Ronnie Williams. An online service is needed to view this article in its entir


City to consider raising legal age for tobacco sales

Parsons could become the latest city in Kansas to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. The Parsons City Commission discussed an ordinance during a Thursday afternoon work session that would ban the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. The city staff will prep


Charge brought against student accused of making threat

A student who was interviewed about a threatening comment he was accused of making at Uniontown High School has officially been charged in the District Court of Bourbon County. Seth Alexander Shore, 19, was arrested at 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, on charges of criminal threat, cause terror, evacuati