Local News

In today’s busy society, it can be difficult to get to know your neighbors.

After a seven-year hiatus, LaHarpe residents are ready to celebrate once again.

Scores of youngsters take part in local fishing derby.

Sports

OTTAWA — Monday evening saw the AA Iola Indians head to Ottawa as a neutral site for a matchup with the Eagles from Lawrence.

Kansas City — The Big Train, a local 14u AA traveling baseball team, competed two weekends ago in the Kansas City Cowtown Showdown.

Monday’s Results

Jr. Bitty Ball

Emprise Bank 12,

Iola Masonic Lodge 3

State News

Vaping at Kansas schools is reaching epidemic proportions, prompting the Kansas State Board of Education to launch a concerted campaign against it.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 15-year-old Kansas boy got a large knife to the face, and doctors say he’s extremely lucky.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police have apologized for a Father’s Day tweet that encouraged people to turn in dads who have outstanding warrants.

National News

The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East as tensions in the Persian Gulf mounted today over Iran’s announcement it will not comply with the international agreement that keeps it from making nuclear weapons. At the same time, Iran insisted it was not seeking war.

The Supreme Court decided Monday against a high-stakes, election-year case about the competing rights of gay and lesbian couples and merchants who refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.

The Supreme Court is upholding a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime, a closely watched case because of its potential implications for people prosecuted in the Russia investigation.

Opinion

Trade wars between the United States and much of the world are expected to inflict more pain on Kansas businesses and consumers in coming months, especially if President Donald Trump adds to his list of taxes on imports.

In next year’s presidential primary, Kansas Democrats will be test-driving a balloting process called ranked-choice voting that should increase turnout and be plain old good for our democracy.

It was known as the “tanker war.” In 1987, Iran wreaked havoc on global energy supplies moving through the Strait of Hormuz, using mines to attack Kuwaiti oil tankers and eventually triggering direct conflict between U.S. naval forces and Iranian vessels. 

Ask the Register

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.

Community

The fish were biting early and often at Saturday’s Hooked On Fishing, Not On Drugs (HOFNOD) fishing derby, sponsored by the Iola Police Department.

Driver injured

Lora B. Prock, 70, was treated for injuries following a one-vehicle accident in a parking lot in the 1700 block of East Street June 8. 

Iola and Colony youths were among 405 young men from across the state who participated in the 2019 American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy. 

Obituaries

Suzi Robie

Joan Dunlap

Shawn Koester

World News

The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East as tensions in the Persian Gulf mounted today over Iran’s announcement it will not comply with the international agreement that keeps it from making nuclear weapons. At the same time, Iran insisted it was not seeking war.

(AP) — Facebook is unveiling plans to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-commerce on its services and boost ads on its platforms.

Diplomats and climate experts gathered Monday in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing public pressure for governments to act faster against global warming.

Photos

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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