Ask the Register

Mammography services at Allen County Regional Hospital could return this fall, CEO Tony Thompson said. The hospital lost accreditation of its mammography services in May 2017. 

The answer to the next “Ask the Register” question will be reported March 20.

Iola’s ability to attract and retain a strong business community and potential outcomes of a successful school bond vote in April form the centerpiece of this week’s Ask the Register question.

Local News

The Allen County Fair Association is asking commissioners to fund a $9,000 increase in the group’s annual operating budget. 

Iola is 8,000 miles from Christchurch, New Zealand, the site of a pair attacks Friday that killed 50 and left another 50 injured, but the incident hit agonizingly close to home for Thandinkosi Mnqathu, who has lived in New Zealand for the past 10 years, and is now a freshman at Allen Community College.

Someone once told Corbin Manbeck the key to success is to surround yourself with people whose skills fill your voids. 


Multiple area players were picked as All-State basketball selections this week. 

Allen Community College sophomore middlefielder Jose Trejo signs his national letter of intent to play soccer at Upper Iowa University, a MIAA school in the Great Lakes Athletic Conference in Fayette, Iowa on Monday. 

Mike Trout is on the verge of becoming baseball’s first half-billion dollar man.

Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

State News

Posts on a Kansas judge’s Twitter feed that included vulgar language and criticism of President Donald Trump prompted Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly to withdraw his nomination Tuesday for the state’s second-highest court and raised concerns about her vetting process.

LAWRENCE — Lawrence city leaders are moving forward with changes that would decrease the city’s fine for possessing small amounts of marijuana to $1.

Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man’s cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in the first phase of a trial that attorneys said could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits.

National News

Federal prosecutors are seeking potential deals with some of the wealthy parents charged in the sweeping college admissions scandal as investigators continue to broaden the case, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.

President Donald Trump stepped up his pressure on General Motors to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant.

The Missouri is expected to crest Thursday in St. Joseph.


Health and wellness indicators skyrocketed for Allen County in 2018, according to Tuesday’s release of the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, a national study.

We encourage you to vote yes on the school bond issue on April 2. 

The Kansas Legislature is considering a new school finance bill that’s deeply problematic for several reasons, including this: It would establish a private school tuition program for students victimized by bullying.


A pair of special awards were presented at Saturday’s Allen Community College Red Scholarship Athletic Gala.

55 Years Ago

Dear Dr. Roach: I used a local orthopedic surgeon to replace my knee. He said my hip was bone on bone, and treated it with cortisone shots, which did not help. I finally had an appointment to talk about a hip replacement. The first available surgery date was seven months away. I signed up for that date. 


Darrel Lee Becker, 74, of Alice-ville, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

Guitars. George Jones. Donna Rourk. Three things Jim Rourk loved with a passion. And not in that order, because we all know Donna was number one.

Carolyn Murphey

World News

Prime Minister Theresa May formally asked the European Union today to postpone Britain’s departure from the bloc — due in nine days — until June 30. But an exasperated EU said Britain would have to accept either a shorter delay or a much longer one.

Mozambique today began three days of national mourning for more than 200 victims of Cyclone Idai, while the death toll rose over 100 in neighboring Zimbabwe from one of the most destructive storms to strike southern Africa in decades.

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers in an attack broadcast in horrifying, live video by an


Iola High School’s Ashley Crane and Tavon Bass were crowned 2019 Winter Homecoming Queen and King Friday, following the IHS basketball games with Chanute.

Humboldt High School’s Reid Barnett and Maggie Johnson were crowned 2019 Winter Homecoming King and Queen during Friday’s home basketball games against Erie.

The Crest boys seemed out of their league early on in their 68-35 loss at home to St.

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