Local News

While traveling through northern Missouri a few months ago, Terry Sparks made an impromptu visit to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton.

It’s not a stretch to say the most important vote for Iolans on Election Day may have nothing to do with who becomes the state’s next governor, our next representative in Congress or who gets a sea

Iola City Council members will learn Monday whether the city can afford to add solar power to its electric portfolio.


High School Football: Prairie View 42, Iola 14

High School Football: Humboldt 54, Southeast-Cherokee 12

High School Football: Marmaton Valley 58, Chetopa 12

State News

WASHINGTON — In three states, the referee for the midterm elections is also on the field as a player.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors are crediting data from a license plate reader for narrowing the search for the suspect in the robbery of a Walgreens store in Topeka.

National News


HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California are looking for a hammer. A really, really big one.


Dear editor,

A belated thank you to the Farm City Days Committee. They did a good job of salvaging a good share of the activities.

Greg Orman would seem to be the definition of a self-made millionaire and successful businessman.

Orman would like to add governor of Kansas to that resumé.


Alice Hood was presented with a Dedicated Life certificate during an Iola United Methodist Women meeting Sept. 27 at Calvary United Methodist Church.

Glen Cunningham played “Softly and Tenderly” for the prelude and “Jesus Paid It All” for the offertory Sunday.

Royce Mathis

Royce Andrew Mathis, son of Iolans Joshua and Laura Mathis, was born Aug. 15, 2018, in Chanute.

Royce weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 21.5 inches long.


Mary Margaret Grant, age 101, of Iola, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at Windsor Place, Iola. Margaret was born Oct.

Marilyn Sue Hemminger, 74, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 17, 2018 at her home with her family by her side under the care of the Iowa River Hospice.

Wilma Goodell, age 92, of Colony, passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe.

World News

MONTREAL (AP) — Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada’s biggest marijuana companies, but he isn’t sticking around to savor the country’s historic pot legalization.

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities in Crimea were searching today for a possible accomplice of the student whose shooting-and-bomb attack on his vocational school killed 20 people and wounded more t

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said today he had spoken with Saudi Arabia’s king, who “denies any knowledge” of what happened to the Saudi journalist who disappeared after entering the ki

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