NEWS

Two killed in accident

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COLONY — Two people were killed and U.S. 169 was closed for several hours Friday following a two-vehicle accident near Colony.Stephen Bauer, 75, and Allison Bauer, 57, both of Baldwin City, died when their vehicle crossed the center line of U.S. 169 and collided head-on... [More]

HUMBOLDT CELEBRATES

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HUMBOLDT —  Early morning rain passed and the sun emerged as a crowd of enthusiastic celebrants of all ages gathered Saturday for Humboldt’s 160th birthday bash, which was only dampened by an injury out on the playing field. Local singing cowboy, Delbert Shields,... [More]

Mad scientists in training

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Students at Allen Community College are engaging in projects that turn mad scientists into well-rounded speakers. Biology instructor Betty Herring encourages students to use artistic thought while engaging in scientific learning. Students begin by drawing the name of a biome... [More]

TICK TALK: It’s time to get out the DEET

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The majority of tick-borne illnesses found in Kansas are not mandatorily reported and due to the inaccessibility of testing, treatment of potentially fatal diseases may be a matter of guesswork.  Lyme disease, characterized by its flu-like symptoms and a distinctive rash,... [More]

Allen Countians promote ‘Culture of Health’

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Allen Countians put their best foot forward this week to promote a “Culture of Health.”Teams of locals from across the county, from Iola to Elsmore, Humboldt to Moran, greeted representatives Thursday and Friday from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a countywide... [More]

Iola native competes in drone racing

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Iola native Michael Wilson has taken to a new technology — unmanned aircraft (drone) operations — like a duck to water.Wilson, who is studying unmanned aircraft systems at Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus, recently competed in the first-ever collegiate... [More]

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SPORTS

Allen’s Shoemaker, 4x800 relay team bring national titles back home to Iola

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HUTCHINSON — When Vinny Butera handed the baton to Anthony Glasgow to run the final leg of the 4x800-meter relay at the NJCAA Outdoor National Championships, Allen coach Vince DeGrado let everyone know what he thought about the race.“Before I even got the baton, I... [More]

RAIN AND SHINE: Iola freshmen run through rain to state

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PAOLA — Through the rain, Elysia Kunkler and Elka Billings shined on Friday in Paola. With rain projected on Friday afternoon, the events at the regional track meet were moved up to 11 a.m. to beat the weather, but rain still interrupted the meet before the finals of Elysia... [More]

Wildcat boys qualify in nine events

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HERRINGTON — The Yates Center boys will have a full slate on the track in Wichita on Friday and Saturday after qualifying for the state meet in every running event except the 4x400 relay.Sophomore Hadley Splechter led the Wildcat team with first place finishes in all four... [More]

Crest trio heads to state

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BURLINGTON — Sophomore Camryn Strickler and junior Caleb Stephens will each compete in two events at this weekend’s state track and field meet at Wichita State University.  Strickler won at regionals with a 51.51 in the 300-meter hurdles and she took third in... [More]

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OPINIONS

At Week’s End: History repeats itself

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As is its wont, history repeats itselfFor two weeks in October 1962 the world was on the brink of nuclear war.Cuba’s Castro, in power for three years, was delighted to flex his muscle with newly placed nuclear missiles, compliments of his patron, the U.S.S.R. More were... [More]

Silver linings can’t hide the ugly facts

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For the governor’s sake, let’s find the silver lining: His approval rating among Kansans has come up.Yes, it’s still in the basement, and well below that of President Trump’s, but it is up by 6 percent from the all-time low of 62 percent who last fall... [More]

Letters to the Editor - 5/18/17

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Dear editor.Marmaton Valley recently hosted the KSHSAA regional baseball tournament.Doug Desmarteau, athletic director of Allen Community College, was gracious and allowed us to use the college’s facilities so we could make this a memorable experience for the student athletes... [More]

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