NEWS

How we got here; Building new would be a first since 1950

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The first school to be built in Iola was in 1868. Jumping ahead to 1916, here’s a record of the success and defeat of bond elections to either renovate or build new schools. 1916 — Iola High School built ($100,000)1939 — Jefferson and Lincoln elementary schools... [More]

Continued maintenance of old buildings robs funds for students, teachers

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In a season long on meetings, but never short on patience, USD 257 Superintendent of Schools Jack Koehn hosted what was the final community forum before Tuesday’s election that will determine the direction of Iola schools.A sedate crowd of about 30 gathered in the gymnasium... [More]

Dole wraps up tour with stop in Iola

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Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole marked off Allen County as his 104th county stop in his Coming Home Tour Thursday afternoon. Dole appeared at St. John’s Parish Hall to visit with Allen Countains and endorse Lynn Jenkins and Pat Roberts in the upcoming election.“I’m... [More]

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SPORTS

Despite losses, Fillies advance at state volleyball tourney

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SALINA — The Iola High Fillies volleyball team advanced to today’s final four at the state tournament.It was anything but easy.On Friday, Iola finished in a three-way tie with Girard and Nickerson at 1-2 in pool play at the Class 4A-II Tournament at Salina’s... [More]

Mustang miscues costly as season ends

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A series of early miscues put Iola High’s Mustangs behind the 8-ball early on Thursday evening.They never could escape.The Mustangs turned the ball over four times, all at critical junctures, as visiting Girard took a 20-0 lead into halftime.Iola began to establish control... [More]

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OPINIONS

The other side of the story

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“Will call tonight,” was the last I heard from Richard Zahn, on Oct. 13.He never did. So I sat on his letters. The first came from an unfamiliar email. Turns out it was his secretary’s. And his signature was photocopied onto it.I emailed Richard, asking if the... [More]

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