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Matt Godinez grew up “on the wrong side of town” in Chanute. Now, as executive director of the Chanute Regional Development Authority, Godinez understands how school facilities impact a community. 

Think of soil remediation at the proposed elementary site as a five-pronged approach, says USD 257 Board of Education president Dan Willis.

To answer Humboldt resident Larry Mendoza’s question, “Why weren’t there any updates or maintenance on local two-lane roads before closing portions of 169?” the short answer is: Don’t know, but hindsight is 20-20.

Local News

Educators can get reasonably close to figuring out which of their high school seniors are serious about college by counting who takes the American College Test.

BMX specalists dazzle students at Bowlus Fine Arts Center Wednesday

The skeletal remains found in a rural Neosho County soybean field last August have been identified as those of a Chanute woman missing since December 2017, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday.

Sports

The Red Devil track and field team has been ramping up to something new. For the first time in several years, the program is attempting to be the most balanced that it has been in years. 

In their final road game of the regular season, the Allen men fought hard and came away with a 101-98 overtime win over Independence. 

Last Saturday, the Iola junior varsity boys took on Humboldt in a tournament in Waverly and walked away with a 64-55 win. 

State News

(Editor’s note: This is part two in a Kansas News Service series on college and careers)

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s election created a national buzz about a possible shift to the left in Kansas politics, but many Republicans remain unimpressed and feel little pressure to take up her big initiatives.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears to be ruling out a Kansas Senate race in 2020.

National News

PHILADELPHIA — Doctors need no special training to prescribe the opioid pain pills widely blamed for fueling a national addiction crisis.

Lawyers for 16-year-old Nicholas Sandmann, the Kentucky high school junior who faced off with Omaha Nation elder Nathan Phillips on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial last month, have filed a $250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post, one of many newspapers to report on viral video of the incident.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department he’d wanted.

Opinion

When a parent is called into the principal’s office for an “emergency,” it’s usually trouble. 

President Trump’s recently announced artificial intelligence initiative does not include the word “China.” 

Judging from the dire warnings emanating from Republicans, the Cold War didn’t end when the Berlin Wall fell. Boy, will historians be surprised.

Community

Crest High School has announced its first semester honor rolls for the 2018-19 school year.

Hope Unlimited is sponsoring a safety and self defense training course March 2 at Allen County Regional Hospital.

The South Logan FCE met Tuesday at Humboldt Public Library.

Obituaries

Bob Hamm was studying agriculture at Iola Community College in 1939 when he traveled from his home in Humboldt to New York City with friends to attend the World’s Fair.

Robert L. “Bob” Garver, age 90, of Iola, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at his home. 

He was born April 8, 1928, in rural Moran, to Samuel Lester Garver and Cora Victoria (Hufferd) Garver.

Greta Renee Hansell, age 60, Iola, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at the home of her sister in rural Iola. 

World News

Pope Francis opened a landmark sex abuse prevention summit today by warning senior Catholic figures that the faithful are demanding concrete action against predator priests and not just words of condemnation.

The World Health Organization says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths.

Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies.

Photos

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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