Local News

Iola High School seniors, from left, Katie Weide, Dalton Kerr, Hailei Gregg and Natalie DeGrado began their first day of classes this morning for the 2018-19 school year. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

Today is a first day of many lasts for Iola High School’s Class of 2019.

As local students head back to class, most will come armed with the extra protection of being immunized.

Taylor Winegarner

Elementary school students often name PE as their favorite class.

Sports

The Pioneer League defending Mustang and Fillie cross country team get some practice in on the Lehigh Trails Tuesday.

(AP) — Football being, in many ways, the ultimate team game can make it difficult for good players to shine when the players around them are ... not so good.

Opinion

With last week’s nail-biter primary election finally decided, it’s time to take a break from politics.

Dear editor,
While walking down the sidewalk I have been assaulted by tree limbs knocking off my hat.

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Lifestyle

Aretha Franklin performs in 2007. RYAN ARROWSMITH/WIKIPEDIA.COM

DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ‘’I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a

Hi, Carolyn: Our son committed a felony two and a half years ago. It was a horrific shock and he has been receiving the best possible treatment. It was not a crime against people.

Maxine Redfearn hosted five Dirt Diggers Garden Club members at her home Tuesday.
The August Yard of the Month winners, Tim and Jodi Hoffman, were approved.

Obituaries

Darlene (Wiley) Thomas, 90, of Bartlesville died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 in Bartlesville.

Melvin E. Stierwalt Jr., 55, of Kansas City, Kan., died Aug 8, 2018. He graduated from Iola High School.

Harold Gene Mannschreck, 81, Le Roy, died at the Allen County Hospital on Aug. 9, 2018.

Harold was born on the home place at Le Roy, on Dec. 26, 1936, to Lee and Edna Geisy Mannschreck.

State and National News

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — With Kris Kobach as the Republican nominee for governor, Kansas Democrats may have the candidate they want.

French couple pay tribute to soldiers

World News

ROME (TNS) — Hopes that further survivors would be found in the rubble of a collapsed motorway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa were disappearing late Wednesday, as the official death toll was p

At least 39 people were killed and five critically injured when a highway bridge partially collapsed near Genoa, Italy on Tuesday. (La Repubblica/Ropi/Zuma Press/TNS)

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italian emergency workers pulled two more bodies out of tons of broken concrete and twisted steel today after a highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, raising the death toll in the

Tayyip Erdogan

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s central bank took action Monday to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis sparked by concerns over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s eco

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