NEWS

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Iola native survives hurricane

Christy Thompson knows her son Ryan is alive and safe — and now she’s been able to talk to him. Ryan Thompson, 24, is among the hundreds of displaced Ross University School of Medicine students whose campus took a direct blow from Hurricane Maria on the small Caribbean... [More]

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Help us celebrate our 150th

The Iola Register’s connection to Iola — 150 years and counting — will be celebrated Wednesday at Allen Community College. The college will host a meet-and-greet starting at 1:30 p.m. in the ACC library. Refreshments will be served. Also on hand will be... [More]

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Nature’s balancing act

Yes, she has a medical degree. No, she doesn’t plan to practice medicine. Or at least in the conventional sense. Christine Tholen continues to diagnose and treat diseases. Just not on people. For instance, Tholen diagnosed the blossom-end rot on her Heirloom tomatoes... [More]

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Speaker talks ‘Blood, sweat and tiaras’

Fate smiled on eight high school boys Thursday morning when former Miss Kansas Adrienne Bulinski plucked them from among hundreds of students gathered at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center. She sat them in a row on stage and, after a minute of lively banter, sang a suggestive version... [More]

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Kincaid Fair — No end in sight

KINCAID — As the 1800s gave way to what soon would be the Industrial Revolution of the early 20th Century, land in these parts was a patchwork of small farms. Farmers rose early each morning, pulled on a long-sleeved cotton shirt and a pair of Key overalls, made in the... [More]

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Thrive celebrates Kress building’s revival

Thrive Allen County celebrated its revamped headquarters Tuesday afternoon with an official ribbon-cutting. The massive building on the east side of the Iola square has a storied history, opening in 1908 as the Kress Department Store, stocked with clothing and goods for men,... [More]

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Davis seeks common ground in House bid

Paul Davis came within a few percentage points in 2014 of becoming Kansas governor. With the outgoing Sam Brownback prohibited from seeking a third term in 2018 — he won’t even finish his second term, due to his appointment by President Trump as ambassador at-large... [More]

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SPORTS

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Area runners compete in Doc Stiles Invitational on Tuesday

The Mustangs and Fillies held down the fort on Tuesday as they hosted the Doc Stiles Cross Country Meet and won three out of four races. Iola took first in the boys varsity and girls junior varsity and varsity. In the boys varsity race, four of the top five runners were Mustangs... [More]

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Lady Devils fall hosting No. 18 Highland

Allen County volleyball remained winless Wednesday night as they were swept by No. 18 Highland (14-3) 22-25, 20-25, 8-25. The Lady Devils jumped out to a 5-0 lead but an 8-0 run by the Scotties put them ahead 13-10. Highland continued to pull away, leading by as much as five... [More]

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Yates Center volleyball goes .500 at Humboldt

Yates Center volleyball went 3-3 last weekend and took fourth place at the Humboldt Tournament. The Lady Wildcats struggled through the early half of the tournament losing their first three matches before closing out the tournament with three wins. They started off the day with... [More]

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FAST AND FURIOUS:

Mustangs and Fillies shine at Doc Stiles Invitational at Allen County Community College on Tuesday Area runners made their way out to Allen Community College on Tuesday to compete in the Doc Stiles Invitational cross country meet. Runners from varsity down to junior varsity ... [More]

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OPINIONS

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Thanks to you, the Register marks a milestone (Column)

It’s not often you get to celebrate your 150th birthday. On Wednesday afternoon, The Iola Register gets such an opportunity, and we hope you’ll join us at 1:30 p.m. at the library of Allen Community College for refreshments and brief remarks. The Register’s... [More]

Farming more than what is seen on surface

With ample rainfall, generous sunshine and absence of adverse weather such as hail and windstorms, the life of a Kansas farmer doesn’t get much better. Or does it? Let’s not forget prices paid for crops at harvest time, when they often drop, not only because of what... [More]

County’s big prize can be attributed to building consensus

One of the reasons Allen County was awarded the prestigious Culture of Health Prize today is that the people of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recognized our efforts to tackle problems together. Now, that’s not as easy as it sounds. Consider the dynamics. We are a collection... [More]

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