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It’s no secret Register readers are every bit the newshound as our staff. And it’s your curiosity about what goes on in Allen County that helps guide our news coverage.

Over the years, our staff has learned much from our readers and their questions about Allen County. So much so, we at The Register would like to make it even easier for you to ask us questions.

Local News

If an overnight winter storm develops as expected, delivery of Saturday's Iola Register edition likely will not be made until Monday.

When listing jobs that take a toll on their respective laborers, mail carrier rarely gets a mention. It should. Jamie Hunt, who retired after 33 years with the Iola post office, walked more than 10 miles a day to deliver mail through town.

Allen County Regional Hospital Auxiliary members Ruby Davis and Alice Hood, 104 and 94, respectively, are still going strong in support of the hospital.


The 2019 Iola Mustangs live and die by the little things. But in the last two games that they’ve played — Tuesday’s eight-point loss to Yates Center and Friday’s five-point win over Leon Bluestem — the frequency at which the Mustangs (6-5) do those things has been infrequent at best. Yes, the Mustangs ended up with third place in the Wilson County Classic thanks to a five-point win, but at points in the game, they both led and trailed by nine.

Another close one fell to the wayside for Iola High’s Fillies in the third-place game of the Wilson County Classic.

Humboldt's boys pick up win in tournament finale; Lady Cubs fall to Pleasanton.

State News

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly outlined a proposed budget Thursday that would commit Kansas to higher spending on public schools, expand its Medicaid health insurance program — and cut the state’s annual funding for public pensions to help pay for her initiatives.

He’ll cringe when he reads this but, Republican U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran is part of “the resistance.”

New Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly told Kansas legislators Wednesday that the state faces an emergency in its child welfare system and is “completely unprepared” for the next national economic downturn.

National News

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday canceled her plans to travel by commercial plane to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan, saying President Donald Trump had caused a security risk by talking about the trip.

Democrats are vowing to investigate whether President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate project, calling that possibility a “concern of the greatest magnitude.” Trump’s current lawyer said the allegations sparking the inquiry are “categorically false.”

A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can provide adequate security, but Republicans cast her move as a ploy to deny Trump the stage.


As a young mother, especially, I always admired those who could make their children mind with what seemed the slightest change in the tone of their voice or look. Viewers of Laura Kelly's State of the State Address would not have been impressed with the Republicans' reaction to the governor's speech.

Tending to cattle, particularly when winter weather intrudes, demands daily attention even when it’s 25 head on 80 acres, as is Greg Kaufman’s experience these days.

There is a virus infecting the country. The Latin name for it is Medium-Animositas. Most people know it as avarice, malice, debasement, degradation, malignity, pettiness, small-mindedness, or just plain old meanness.


Chari Bauman, a third-grade teacher at Yates Center Elementary School, has been named a recipient of the 2019 Kansas Horizon Award.

For the second time in less than a month, a boil order has been issued for residents living south of Humboldt in Allen County Rural Water District 10.

It's too soon to tell if weather will affect Saturday's sexual assault seminar at the Flewharty Powell Annex of the Iola Public Library.


Ben Alan Converse was born in Wichita on Jan. 19, 1980.  Ben attended schools in the Iola district for the majority of his elementary years and graduated from Marmaton Valley High School in 1998.  

Michael D. Moyer, 68, of Ulysses, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at his home in Ulysses.  He was born Aug. 18, 1950, in Garden City, to Aubrey H. and Irene O. (Hammond) Moyer.

Dinah L. Moore, of Iola, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019.
She was born July 5, 1955, to Reuben and Helen Hill. Both parents preceded her in death.

World News

President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear program, the White House announced Friday.

The world is seeing growing resistance against the abuses of autocrats as states, civic groups and popular movements all push back against populists who are seeking to curtail freedoms, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced a no-confidence vote today, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin, unleashing a power struggle over control of Britain’s planned exit from the European Union.


The Crest boys seemed out of their league early on in their 68-35 loss at home to St.

Two Iola Boy Scouts, Desmond Quackenbush and Hunter Doolittle, were honored by the Quivira Council for their popcorn sales. 

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