Dedicated tax urged for economic development, more jobs

BY ANDY TAYLOR

chronicle@taylornews.org

 

INDEPENDENCE — A delegation of business leaders asked Montgomery County commissioners about development of a referendum question whereby county voters would be asked to dedicate a sales tax or a property tax — the exact details and amount of the proposed tax have yet to be decided — for economic development purposes.

 

Three officers from the Montgomery County Action Council told commissioners that a dedicated and permanent funding source would allow Montgomery County to compete with other counties that attempt to lure industries and businesses to their cities. Currently, Montgomery County does not have a dedicated funding source for business and industry recruitment incentives. Montgomery County and the cities of Independence, Coffeyville, Caney and Cherryvale provide a portion of their monies each year to fund the Montgomery County Action Council, which is the county’s lead agency on economic development. The money provided by the county and city governments is used to fund the salaries of the MCAC director and assistant director/secretary. Presenting their argument to the commission were Ron McVey of Decker Construction, MCAC president; Chuck Goad of Community National Bank & Trust in Independence; and John Schmid of Perl Auto Center in Coffeyville.

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Five in a row for Caney Valley debate program

Winning first-place trophies is becoming old hat for the Caney Valley High School debaters, who brought home more gold from last weekend’s meet in Pittsburg.

 

Caney Valley made the tournament a royal flush of sorts with not only a first-place sweepstakes victory but also claiming first place teams in the open and novice divisions.

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Constitutional amendment question explained

On Nov. 6, Kansans will have an opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment that would allow the Kansas Legislature to change the way watercraft are taxed.

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Incorrect Page A2 printed in this week’s Montgomery County Chronicle

Due to an error on the part of the printing firm that prints the Montgomery County Chronicle, this week’s Page A2 was not published. Instead, a Page A2 from a previous publication is in its place. We apologize for this error. There were several obituaries that were on this week’s Page A2. Those obituaries now appear on the Chronicle’s website at www.taylornews.org and will be published in the Oct. 25 edition. And, the Pages A2 that was to have been included this week’s issue can be seen on the Chronicle’s Facebook page.

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Montgomery County Chronicle death notices (October 2012)

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Surveillance leads to discovery of large shipment of drugs; 3 arrested

COFFEYVILLE — Three Oklahoma people were arrested Tuesday following a shipment of methamphetamine and narcotic drugs from an Oklahoma City address to the west side of Coffeyville.

 

Detective Christopher V. Williams said Robert E. Bullard, Jr., age 37, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Haley E. Jones, age 20, of Edmond, Okla., and Cassandra J. Vanhorn, age 23, of Tulsa, Okla., were all arrested following the investigation. The three pope were transported to the Montgomery County Jail where they await first formal appearance in Montgomery County District Court.

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Suspect sought in Coffeyville double homicide

COFFEYVILLE — The Coffeyville Police Department continues to investigate a shooting incident which occurred near 303 S.Linden late Saturday night, Sept. 28. During this incident two individuals were fatally shot, and a third shooting victim was treated and released from the hospital. 

The two deceased victims have been identified as James D. Logan, age 32, of Coffeyville, and Latrell D. Boyd, age 31, of Pine Bluff, Ark. The third victim who received non-life threatening injuries was identified as Jeremy T. Jordan, age 20, of Coffeyville.

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Two dead, two others wounded in Coffeyville; investigation continues

UPDATED AT 4:35 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29.

 

COFFEYVILLE — The Coffeyville Police Department is continuing to investigate a shooting incident which occurred near 303 S. Linden at approximately 11:45 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 28. During this incident two individuals were fatally shot, and a third shooting victim was treated and released from the hospital.

 

The two deceased victims have been identified as James D. Logan, age 32, of Coffeyville, and Latrell D. Boyd, age 31, of Pine Bluff, Ark. The third victim who received non-life threatening injuries was identified as Jeremy T. Jordan, age 20, of Coffeyville.

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Labette Avenue area deaths – September

For more information, see the current issue of the Labette Avenue. To locate previously posted death notices, enter the decedent’s last name in the archive search. Labette Avenue publishes death notices free of charge. Paid obituaries ($20) are printed in their entirety in the Labette Avenue and online at www.taylornews.org.

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‘Celebrate Coffeyville’ to bring together old friends, FKHS grads

COFFEYVILLE — The Field Kindley High School class of 1965 is hosting “Celebrate Coffeyville” with the backing of the City of Coffeyville and the Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 14-15.

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