Parsons Celebrates Its History With Katy Days

Parsons, KS celebrates its history with the annual Katy Days Festival. The event at Forest Park honors the railroad heritage of Parsons, a town which grew around the Katy Railroad. Folks came out for a variety of fun activities including rides, vendors, live entertainment and traditional craft demonstrations. Katy Days draws thousands of people to parsons,which organizers say makes a big impact on the town’s economy. Tomorrow at 11 a.m. the Parsons Ministerial Associati…

Church Holds Color Run To Help European Orphans

Some folks in Pittsburg braved today’s hot weather to participate in a charity run this morning. The Pitt Chapel hosted its annual Color Run. 65 participants ran through the streets of Pittsburg as volunteers sprayed them with colored powder. All the funds raised from the run will be donated to orphanages in Romania and Amsterdam. The point of the event is to get kids to look beyond just Southeast Kansas when helping others. Last year the church donated the money raised to an orphanag…

Kids get free meals at Farmers Market

Families in Webb City now have a new opportunity to get free food for their kids.  The Webb City Farmers Market announced today that they will start serving free lunch to kids under 19 on Saturdays, during the Farmers Market.  The Market already provides free breakfast, but they say they wanted to try something new.. so that kids might try something new too. 

Webb City Police Help Parents Make Important Records

Parents in Webb City receive important information to help if their children get lost or kidnapped.  The Webb City Police Department was at the farmers market making finger print ID cards for kids.  Cards are filled with their finger prints and given to their parents – who then fill in other information like their child’s description and picture.  Officers say having this kind of information can help find children if they go missing.