You’ll enjoy reading the June 21 edition of the Montgomery County Chronicle — filled with informative stories and inspirational accounts of some of Montgomery County’s unique citizens. Among the stories you will find in this 18-page issue:
• Jessica Wells of Caney Valley High School finished in the top 14 in the Congress competition at the National Forensics League’s national tournament last week.
• The Alban family of rural Coffeyville will congregate at the Relay For Life event in Coffeyville on Friday and Saturday as a memorial for Tracy Alban, who lost a battle to colon cancer in 2010. Prior to his passing, Tracy started constructing a grandfather clock to be used as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The clock project was assumed by two family friends, and the clock will be raffled as one of the many activities at the 12-hour Relay For Life this weekend in Coffeyville.
• USD 447 faculty, administrators and support staff will receive larger paychecks, courtesy of a pay increase that was approved by school board members on Monday. You’ll find full details on page A1.
• Coffeyville will have a new police chief. Anthony Celeste of Lawrence, Kan., will assume full-time police chief duties in July 9.
• Two Coffeyville women — Purley Wilson and LaKisha Myrie — have returned from a two-week mission trip to Uganda. The admit to being forever changed after spending time in two orphanages where amenities are few but the heart is great.
• Should Montgomery County retain a member of the Montgomery County Rural Fire Department for being a registered sexual offender? County commissioners debated that question at a meeting on Monday. Read about those discussions on page A1.
• The Caney City Council gave the boot to Retail Attractions, an Owasso-based retail recruitment firm, for failing to land a grocer store in the Caney community during the past year. The Montgomery County Action Council will now be used to recruit grocery prospects to the community.
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