Archive for Friday, September 14, 2001

State briefs

September 14, 2001



Refinery, unions agree on contract

Farmland refinery has signed off on a contract agreement with the six unions representing workers, plant manager Keith Osborn said Wednesday.

Workers on Monday approved the contract proposal, a two-year deal with a wage increase in each year. It also resolves disagreement the two sides had regarding medical insurance coverage for the workers.

The refinery is a key supplier in the Midwest, especially for the Kansas City area. The facility processes 90,000 barrels of crude oil per day.


Teen pleads guilty to sister's death

A teen-ager accused of killing her older sister has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

The Labette County Attorney's Office said Dawn Greenwood, who was 15 at the time of the March 14 death of her sister, was sentenced Tuesday to a juvenile facility.

Greenwood, of Parsons, had been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Rochelle Cronick, 23.

Greenwood's sentence calls for her to be in a juvenile detention facility until she reaches the age of 22 years and six months.


City trail to celebrate Lewis and Clark

Atchison County commissioners have approved a plan to build a campsite and trail in honor of the Lewis and Clark bicentennial.

The commission on Wednesday voted to allow Lewis and Clark Bicentennial State Commission Chairman Ladd Seaberg to seek state and federal funds for about 20 miles of bicycling and riding trail and six miles of paved road. The campsite would be near Independence Creek, where Meriwether Lewis and William Clark camped July 4, 1804.

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