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Pvt. Leonard Kittle to be buried with full honors

Full military honors set for Saturday CANEY — A Caney soldier, whose body lay on an ice-covered mountainside in Alaska for over 60 years, will finally be laid to rest in his hometown on Saturday, June 21. Pvt. Leonard Kittle, … Continue reading

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Caney Valley, Indy, Field Kindley track athletes post strong showing at state

In a rewarding weekend at the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s state track and field championships in Wichita, Montgomery County track athletes brought home medals and several state titles. Here is a brief rundown of the medalists from Montgomery … Continue reading

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Independence teenager runs into traffic, hit by motorist

INDEPENDENCE — An Independence teenager suffered severe injuries when struck by a vehicle near 14th and Main streets on Tuesday afternoon. The Kansas Highway Patrol said Jewel Houk, age 14, of Independence was crossing Main Street from the south side of … Continue reading

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The story of Lt. Lester J. Pearsall Jr.

(Originally published for Memorial Day 2005) BY ANDY TAYLOR For weeks upon weeks, Lester Pearsall Sr., would buy a daily newspaper and sit in a booth of a downtown Caney, Kan., coffee shop, reading every name of U.S. servicemen and … Continue reading

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Leonard Kittle’s family reliving heartbreak once again

BY RUDY TAYLOR
 rudy@taylornews.org Family members of Pvt. Leonard Kittle hope to bring his remains back to Caney for a military service, as soon as DNA tests are finished. DNA test kits have been sent to family members in hopes … Continue reading

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Two arrested following drug search in Dearing

One Dearing man was arrested and a Coffeyville man with a previous arrest on narcotics charges was subsequently detained following a search of a home in Dearing on May 1. Detective Chris Williams said the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and … Continue reading

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Casey’s General Store robbed in Coffeyville

BREAKING NEWS FROM COFFEYVILLE: The Coffeyville Police Department is seeking two black males who robbed the Casey’s General Store at gunpoint tonight (April 29) at 102 N. Cline in Coffeyville. According to a text message from the police department, one … Continue reading

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Contractor inadvertently severs Coffeyville school’s power line

COFFEYVILLE — A contractor on Monday inadvertently struck a power line serving Roosevelt Middle School, causing smoke to fill the middle school building.   No injuries were reported, and all RMS teachers and staff were led out of the building … Continue reading

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Former Havana city clerk receives supervised released

WICHITA, KAN. – A former city clerk for the city of Havana, Kan., was sentenced Wednesday to two years supervised release, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. She also was ordered to pay a total of more than $59,000 in restitution … Continue reading

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Whooping cough case reported in Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Health Department is reporting a case of pertussis (whooping cough) in the county.   “It is critical that children, as well as their parents, get vaccinated for pertussis to prevent this difficult and highly contagious illness, which … Continue reading

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