Local News

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While Allen County’s new wind farm is up and going, the fate of more wind energy development in neighboring counties is decidedly murkier.

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Could lightning striking the fuel station at the Allen County airport be a blessing in disguise? According to public works director Mitch Garner, maybe so.

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A “community play group” filled with games, stories, educational activities and free dental screenings, is open to any child 6 years and younger Friday morning on the Allen County Courthouse lawn.

Sports

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Tuesday may have resulted in two Pioneer League defeats for the Iola High volleyball team, but the Fillies were in contention for every set. 

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The Cubs were scheduled to run in Girard last Thursday, but those events were postponed due to inclement weather.

State News

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TOPEKA —This was supposed to be the year Medicaid expansion finally happened in Kansas.

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly, elected in November, had run on the issue. She triumphed in a state that had gone for Trump in 2016 by more than 20 percentage points and replaced a Republican governor who had vetoed a previous expansion bill.

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Kansas law sets some rules for inevitable disputes between renters and property owners.

The Nebraska trial of a Kansas man charged with the collision deaths of four Iowa motorcyclists has been delayed again.

National News

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WASHINGTON — The push by some Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump has been marked by false starts, semantic debates and legal roadblocks. Not surprisingly, perhaps, the first House Judiciary Committee hearing in the hotly contested process featured much of the same Tuesday.

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Researchers (secretly) bred sick dogs to search for a cure for muscular dystrophy.

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Purdue Pharma gets its day in court today after the OxyContin maker filed for bankruptcy and negotiated a potential multi-billion dollar settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits.

Opinion

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Gun violence should be treated as a national health emergency.

Despite a 50% tariff on pork, US sales to China are soaring because of an outbreak there of African swine fever.

 Kansas is on a long-term trend of losing jobs. And increasingly, those are jobs held by physicians, scientists and engineers. 

Ask the Register

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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. 

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If all goes well, Iola’s Recreation Community Building at Riverside Park will be ready for the public by early summer.

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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

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58 Years Ago

Dear Carolyn: My friend “Kathy” is like a sister to me and would do anything for me. Her only problem is that she is really impulsive and has a bad temper.

Dear Dr. Roach: I’m an 81-year-old man. About two years ago, I began to realize that my testicles were shrinking, and they are now about the size of a marble. I have asked my primary care doctor and urologist about this, and the reply is that nothing can be done about it.

Obituaries

Dora Lou Clements, 87, Humboldt, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at her home. Dora was born Sept. 28, 1931, in Iola, to Frank V. and Helen I. (Demoret) Folkner. 

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Sandra D. Spillman, 77, Iola, formerly of Colony, passed away at her home on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. 

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Leah Winona Tomson, 87, Iola, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at Allen County Regional Hospital. 

Leah was born May 5, 1932, in Iola to Bithel and Mary (Kramer) Lorance.

World News

BEIJING (AP) — China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations.

LONDON (AP) — The British government insisted today that its forecast of food and medicine shortages, gridlock at ports and riots in the streets after a no-deal Brexit is an avoidable worst-case sc

Britain’s political opposition demanded today that Prime Minister Boris Johnson reverse his suspension of Parliament, after a court ruled that his decision to send lawmakers home less than two months before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union was unlawful.

Photos

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The Mustangs moved to 0-2 on the season after losing their home opener to Wellsville. 

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The girls tennis team hosts their only home meet of the season. 

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Iola, Humboldt, and Crest opened up the XC season in Garnett.

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