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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 fate of David Toland’s candidacy to head the state’s economic development rests with 40 Kansas senators, who will bring with them a panel’s vote to reject his nomination.

Dan Willis stumbled upon an old election flyer the other day. It was an advertisement for his April 2015 run for a seat on the USD 257 school board. 

Whatever the results of an April 2 school bond vote, USD 257 and its taxpayers will still grapple with facility costs.


Next week marks the kickoff of the 2019 spring sports season and after a very successful 2018 which brought a state championship for Iola baseball, a state tournament appearance for Humboldt baseball and multiple state qualifiers in both golf and track throughout our area teams, this season aspires to something even greater.  

The Lady Devil softball team fell to Hesston in both games on Thursday 12-3 and 8-7. 

The Allen women fall to 5-18 overall and 1-3 in KJCCC play. 

Two former Chiefs have new homes.

Linebacker Justin Houston and offensive lineman Jordan Devey have signed with new teams. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Houston is signing a two-year, $24 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts, while Devey is heading to the Oakland Raiders.

State News

A modified version of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan for expanding Medicaid in Kansas has cleared the House with bipartisan support.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Supporters of expanding Medicaid in Kansas forced a debate Wednesday in the Republican-controlled Legislature on Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan and advanced an expansion bill with bipartisan support over GOP leaders’ objections.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The man believed to be the last Kansas City-area resident to survive the attack at Pearl Harbor has died.

National News

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday that recent flooding in the state has caused an estimated $1.6 billion in damage, pushing the total costs from the devastating Midwest flooding to at least $3 billion.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he believes special counsel Robert Mueller’s report should be released to the public, even as he disparaged its very existence as “ridiculous.”

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri regulators reversed course Wednesday and gave the go-ahead to one of the nation’s largest renewable energy projects — a high-voltage power line delivering wind energy from the Midwest to a power grid for eastern states.


I am appalled to read that the Senate panel recommended against the nomination of David Toland. 

As a home, business and property owner in Allen County and the City of Iola, I believe we have no choice but to vote for a new school for the children in our community.

Iola’s David Toland was deemed unfit by members of a Senate Commerce Committee as the next Secretary of Commerce.



Judge Daniel Creitz

Civil cases filed:

The Bank of New York Mellon vs. Darren L. and Andrew Northcutt, mortgage foreclosure

Members of the Happy Hearts FCE met Monday at the Community Building and heard a lesson on “Trash to Treasures.” The world is filling up with garbage, but recycling programs can help.

Avenue Q continues continues its run at the Iola Community Theatre.


Keith Shores

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.

World News

President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he has reversed his administration’s decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, with his press secretary explaining that he “likes” leader Kim Jong Un and doesn’t think they’re necessary.

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe’s antitrust regulators slapped Google with a big fine Wednesday for the third time in less than two years, ordering the tech giant to pay $1.7 billion for freezing out rivals in the online advertising business.

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.


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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