NEWS

Ordinance ups age to buy cigarettes in Iola

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Starting June 1, tobacco products will not be sold to anyone under 21 in Iola. City Council members on Monday voted, 6-1, to support a Tobacco 21 ordinance, making Iola the third such community in the state with such a law. Kansas City adopted a similar ordinance in November;... [More]

Blood drive Wednesday

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A local blood drive is from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Bass Community Hall, 505 N. Buckeye St.  The drive is conducted by the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City. The KC center is the source for blood used at Allen County Regional Hospital.   Future blood... [More]

Search begins for new city administrator

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Iola should have a new city administrator selected by the end of April, City Council members were told Monday. The Council discussed the city administrator search with Anna Keena, representative of the League of Kansas Municipalities, which is assisting the city with the search. Keena’s... [More]

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SPORTS

Ponies swept by Pittsburg

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Iola A-team seventh-grader Issac Badders went off for another big game on Monday putting up 12 points and slicing apart the Pittsburg defense with his driving and press-breaking ability.  Unfortunately for the Ponies, Badders scored more points than the rest of the team... [More]

Allen spreads scoring load in big win against Cottey

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Balance was the key for Allen Community College in Monday’s 78-59 win over Cottey College. The Red Devil women had four players score 14 or more points and despite leading by only two at the half, were able to pull away in the second half thanks to their ball movement... [More]

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OPINIONS

Castigating young women for backing Bernie backfires

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When Hillary Clinton lost the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama in 2008, it was a setback, to be sure, but considering the times and the differences between the two candidates, not a surprise.   Obama, after all, was a fresh face with an unparalled personal narrative.  With... [More]

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