COFFEYVILLE — A Cherryvale man who was sought for allegedly committing a variety of crimes, including stabbing a person on Nov. 4, was apprehended early Tuesday morning following a foot race with local police.
Police chief Anthony Celeste said Lawrence Antonio Hayes, age 35, was arrested in Coffeyville early Tuesday after a vehicle chase with Coffeyville police that began on U.S. 166 highway. Hayes eventually abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot with local police in pursuit. He was eventually arrested in the 600 block of West First in Coffeyville.
CHERRYVALE — An Indiana woman was injured in a car-semi collision on U.S. 400 highway west of county road 4900 (or about seven miles northwest of Cherryvale) on Monday night.
The Kansas Highway Patrol said Lora M. Fleek, age 39, of North Vernon, Ind., was eastbound on U.S. 400 in a 2003 Cadillac when she drove left of center and struck a semi tractor trailer driven by Terrance Lee Wright, age 59, of Osawatomie, Kan.
INDEPENDENCE — The 312th Army Band will perform in concert in a free Veterans Day Concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov 9 at Independence Memorial Hall.
Admission to the concert is free, but tickets are required due to limited seating. Tickets are limited to six per requested. Tickets can be picked up at the Independence Chamber of Commerce office at 322 N. Penn.
The 312th Army Band, which is based in Lawrence, Kan., is part of the 88th Regional Support Command based at Fort McCoy, Wis. The current band features a marching band, concert band, rock band, jazz combo, brass ensemble, woodwind quintet, and ceremonial detail.
HAVANA — Havana will recognize military veterans and their contributions to the nation during a Veterans Days parade set for 10 a.m.
Floats and parade entries are encouraged to line up at 9 a.m., on the east side of town.
Concessions will be served during the day, and motorcycles will be on display at the Havana City Park.
CHERRYVALE — Military veterans will be recognized and saluted in Cherryvale’s annual Veterans Day parade set for 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 in downtown Cherryvale.
BY ANDY TAYLOR
CANEY — Caney Valley Bullpup football fans are clearing their schedules so that they can attend what arguably could be the biggest home football game in the history of Caney Valley sports.
On Friday night, Caney Valley will be host to the class 3A state playoff sectional game where the Bullpups, now 10-1 overall, will lock horns with the Silver Lake Eagles, a much-ballyhooed squad that has appeared in nine of the past 10 class 3A state championship games.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., at the CVHS Stadium. The game will be broadcast on KGGF (104.1 FM).
In the modern history of Bullpup football, Caney Valley has never hosted a state playoff game at the sectional level, which is the final eight of the state football tournament. That makes this Friday’s game a significant milestone for Caney Valley — a feat that isn’t being missed in the Bullpup lockerroom.
BY ANDY TAYLOR
The eyes of the nation focused their collective gaze on Montgomery County more than 75 years ago when an Independence man was one step away from being elected U.S. president.
It was a bitterly cold morning of Nov. 3, 1936, when Alfred Landon — the Kansas governor and Republican nominee for president — rode into Independence aboard the “Sunflower Special” train and cast his ballot in the presidential general election. News reporters followed Landon’s every step in his brief appearance in his hometown — just as they did when President Franklin D. Roosevelt cast his ballot in his hometown of Hyde Park, N.Y., that same day.
Landon had largely been absent from Independence since his election as Kansas governor in 1932. However, he maintained a residence at the corner of Ninth and Maple streets — and he visited his home on the day he came to Independence to cast his election ballot.
Landon’s trip to his hometown came after completing an arduous multi-state, multi-month campaign that began after his nomination as the Republican presidential candidate in July. The Kansas governor concluded the campaign late Monday night, Nov. 2, by delivering a nationwide radio address from his residence in Topeka. All radio networks carried Landon’s election-eve address, just as they carried a similar address given by Roosevelt from the White House.
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A statement from the Coffeyville Police Department issued on Friday afternoon . . .
The Coffeyville Police Department has identified and contacted the suspect of a hit and run accident which occurred on Oct. 24 at the intersection of Ohio and First streets near Coffeyville Community Elementary School.
No arrest has been made at this time and officers are continuing the investigation.
The police department would like to thank the public for their assistance in this investigation.
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The Coffeyville Police Department is investigating a hit and run motor vehicle incident which occurred Wednesday morning at the intersection of Ohio and First streets near Coffeyville Community Elementary School.
THAYER — A former city clerk of the City of Thayer in Neosho County has been sentenced to 12 months and a day for embezzling $120,000, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. She was ordered to pay $120,000 in restitution. At sentencing, the mayor of Thayer told the court the small city has had to raise taxes because of the theft.