News to Know (9/1/21)

The news you need to know before you head out the door

GALENA, Kan. – 30 years have passed since a woman disappeared from the Galena, Kansas nightclub where she worked. Karole Sullens was 18-years-old when she was last seen on August 31st, 1991. In 2002, Donald Kidwell pled guilty to battery and interference with law enforcement for his role in Sullens’ disappearance. Another suspect has since died. But still much of the case remains a mystery. A $30,000 reward is offered for information that leads to the discovery of Sullens’ remains. Families, authorities continue searching for answers in Sullens’ disappearance

JOPLIN, Mo. – Air ambulance crews see an increase in calls and the need to take patients longer distances. In the first three months of the year, Medflight saw a 40 percent increase in calls compared to the same time last year. Over the last four months the average length of their flights has gone up by 44 minutes, because local and regional hospitals haven’t had as many open beds due to an influx in covid patients. Medflight transports more patients longer distances

NEOSHO, Mo. – The search for a new president at Neosho’s Crowder College is underway. Today, the school is hosting public forums to help the board better understand what residents are looking for in a new president. The forums are at 9:00am and 11:00am and 4:00pm at the Wright Conference Center on the Neosho Campus.

FRANKLIN, Kan. – Little Balkans Days makes a stop at the Miners Hall museum in Franklin, Kansas. The annual festival celebrates the history and culture of Southeast Kansas. Tuesday night the museum hosted tours of its newly renovated miners house. There was also some food and fun including live accordion music, and old-fashioned croquet and bocce ball.

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