Category Archives: Breaking News

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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Cherryvale man charged in federal court on child porn

WICHITA, KAN. – A Cherryvale has been charged in federal court in Wichita on two charges dealing with child pornography.   U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today (Friday) that Daniel Hosier, age 34, of Cherryvale is charged with one count … Continue reading

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Wahl, Anthony to be newest faces on Caney City Council

CANEY — Ralph Anthony and Zoe Wahl were the winners in the contested city council elections in Caney on Tuesday.   Anthony garnered the most votes in the ward 2 council race. Anthony received 15 votes compared to incumbent city councilor … Continue reading

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Southwire to close Coffeyville plant; 200 jobs affected

March 25, 2014 COFFEYVILLE — Coffeyville and Montgomery County were dealt a major blow with Tuesday’s announcement that Southwire Company will phase out its Coffeyville plant by March 2015. Some 200 jobs will be impacted at the Coffeyville wire manufacturing … Continue reading

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Independent study being offered in 911 consolidation talks

(UPDATED STORY from version that was printed in the March 13th issue)   BY ANDY TAYLOR chronicle@taylornews.org Separate city commissions  in Montgomery County on Tuesday addressed plans by the Montgomery County Commission to pursue consolidation of 911 dispatching services in … Continue reading

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Collision near Caney injures two Tulsa men

(Monday, March 10)   CANEY — A rear-end collision on U.S. 166 highway east of Caney on Monday afternoon injured two Tulsa, Okla., men.   The Kansas Highway Patrol said a car driven by Phillip Todd, age 38, of Tulsa, Okla., … Continue reading

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Former Caney woman killed, young son injured in stabbing attack

SATURDAY, FEB. 15, 2014 CANEY —The Caney community is in shock today (Feb. 15) upon hearing of the murder of former Caney woman and a savage attack on her 8-year-old son.   News outlets in the St. Louis, Mo., area … Continue reading

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Former Havana city clerk pleads guilty to embezzlement

WICHITA – A former city clerk for the city of Havana pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling funds from the city and from her church, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. She agreed to pay restitution of approximately $14,658 to the city … Continue reading

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