Eight convenience stores in southeast Kansas, including two in Coffeyville and two Independence were seized by the Kansas Department of Revenue on Tuesday after tax officials were unable to reach an acceptable agreement with the stores’ owners for failing to remit sales taxes to the State of Kansas
BY ANDY TAYLOR
Cherryvale city residents will want to take note of a street improvement program that is expected to begin today (Thursday) and continue through Thursday.
The street overlay program involves milling of the existing surface layer and application of an asphalt layer on North Montgomery, from Third Street north to the SKO Railroad tracks, and Fourth Street, from Galveston to Olive streets.
BY KATHY TAYLOR
One of the largest entertainment events in Caney will be held on Saturday night, Nov. 10, when the Lincoln Memorial Elementary School Carnival takes place. The cafeteria will open its doors at 5:30 p.m. to sell a variety of food items and the booths and games will be open from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
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.