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Since he left Kansas to serve as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, former Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has kept a busy schedule while traveling the world. 

If all goes well, Iola’s Recreation Community Building at Riverside Park will be ready for the public by early summer.

A long-range master plan for USD 257 eventually could shift the Iola High School campus to the east side of Cottonwood Street, though that could be years away.

Local News

Supernova Dance Authority members, from left, Ainslee Glasgow, Mia Aronson, Kyndellin Church and Chloe Hageman do a pom routine prior to tonight’s fifth annual showcase “That’s Showbiz, Folks!” at

A year after a seven-mile highway replacement project began on U.S. 169 between Iola and Chanute, motorists can drive a few miles on fresh, smooth pavement. 


Several familiar faces have left the Iola post office recently


Iola High School track students competed at the Class 4A Regional Track Meet in Chanute Friday.

The Humboldt Cubs will four-seed next week when they travel to Great Bend to compete in the 2-1A State Baseball Championship on Thursday and Friday. 

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas community college agreed under mounting pressure to an independent investigation into the heatstroke death last year of a football player who collapsed after the first day of conditioning practice.

State News

Solar panel users in Kansas continue to pay higher electricity bills as they wait for utility company Evergy to keep a promise made during this year’s legislative session to remove a recently added fee.

Abused and neglected children are again sleeping overnight in the offices of Kansas foster care contractors because homes cannot be found for them quickly enough.

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday vetoed a tax relief plan from the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature for the second time in two months, arguing that even the new, smaller measure would “decimate” the state’s finances.

National News

The American diet has changed drastically over the past century.

America’s baby bust isn’t over. The nation’s birth rates last year reached record lows for women in their teens and 20s, a government report shows, leading to the fewest babies in 32 years.

Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was “lawful and appropriate,” according to a person familiar with the issue.


Seems a handshake isn’t what it used to be.

Family is a big part of Gloria Tilman’s life, including the 250 or so kids at Humboldt Elementary School.

Julie Rosenquist’s complaints of unequal pay fell on deaf ears.



Judge Daniel Creitz

Civil cases filed:

Tai Lee vs. Christian Nelson, paternity

Leslie K. Holland vs. Andrew Johnson, divorce

Humboldt Elementary School has listed its fourth-quarter honor rolls for the 2018-19 school year.

Juvenile arrested

Iola police officers arrested a juvenile Monday afternoon following a reported battery at Iola Middle School. The juvenile was not identified.



Yvonne Marie Ohmes, 83, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019. She was a retired registered nurse volunteering her talents with her husband, who was in the U.S.

Former Iolan Joel Christian Huskey, 45, Houston, Texas, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019, after a long battle with an illness.

Steven McCully

World News

After two weeks of mixed signals on Iran, from high-profile U.S. military moves to administration assertions that it’s not angling for war, President Donald Trump said Friday that even the Iranians may be confused about what comes next.

The State Department ordered several hundred U.S. diplomatic personnel to leave Iraq on Wednesday, citing heightened threats from neighboring Iran amid a buildup of U.S. military forces in the volatile region and growing concerns of a potential conflict with Tehran.

In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls.


The 54th annual Little Oscars celebration — themed “An Evening on Broadway” — highlighted another banner year for the Iola High School Drama Department, and its two main productions, “She Kills Mon

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