NEWS

Empty warehouse sparks interest

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Jeff Richards’ business has outgrown its quarters —  his garage at 301 S. Elm St.Richards owns Rebel Works metal manufacturing, a business that makes signs out of metal.Richards approached Allen County commissioners several weeks ago about a county property,... [More]

New owner takes on liquor store

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Chris Richards worked for more than 30 years at Iola’s largest employer, Gates Corporation.As such, he became familiar with scores of coworkers, past and present, through the years until he retired from the hose manufacturing plant earlier this summer.“But I’ve... [More]

Teacher uses recreation for math lessons

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As young children we carefully watch our parents’ actions. Monkey see, monkey do.When Aubrey Creitz was a child growing up in Erie she knew she would follow her mother Shaila’s footsteps into education.“I enjoyed watching her teach and always dreamed of doing... [More]

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SPORTS

Ambush to host car wash

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On Saturday, ISC Ambush soccer club will have a car wash from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at El Jimador Restaurant. The car wash will cost $10 for cars and $15 for sport utility vehicles, while donations will be accepted. The team will use the money to pay for uniform expenses, tournament... [More]

JV tennis competes

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FORT SCOTT — Iola’s junior varsity girls tennis team had its first match of the season at Fort Scott Monday afternoon. In singles, freshman Erin Klubek lost to Chania Stewart of Pittsburg, 6-0, Brianna William of Fort Scott, 6-3, and Emily Wilson of Independence,... [More]

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OPINIONS

Poverty affects us all; we just don’t seem to realize it

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An article came the Register’s way Tuesday morning titled “Why Poor People’s Bad Decision Make Perfect Sense,” by Linda Tirado, a freelance writer whose blog appears in the Huffington Post, an online publication.Tirado and her husband, a Marine who served... [More]

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