Ask the Register

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

New Year’s Day could have been even more of a nightmare for Staci Hurley, Spring Hill, than a several-hour delay in Iola.

Sunday night’s lunar eclipse — dubbed a super blood wolf moon — gave the moon a reddish hue as it slipped in the earth’s shadow, giving folks a pristine show.

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


Prime Minister Theresa May was set to unveil her new plan to break Britain’s Brexit deadlock today — one expected to look a lot like the old plan that was decisively rejected by Parliament last week.

Iola and Humboldt wrestling teams braved the unfavorable weather Saturday morning to compete in Erie’s 25th Wrestling Invitational. 

The Humboldt Cubs wrapped up the Pleasanton Blu-Jay Midseason Tournament Friday evening with a 65-58 win over Olathe-Heritage Christian Academy in the third-place game. 

State News

A key part of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s proposed budget dealing with pensions appears doomed, creating potential trouble for her efforts to boost spending on public schools and expand the state’s Medicaid health insurance program without raising taxes.

A Marion County judge on Friday appointed a receiver to run Hillsboro Community Hospital after its lender moved to foreclose on the 15-bed facility earlier this month.

National News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he’d billed as a compromise.

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.”


In offering a compromise of sorts to end the partial government shutdown, President Trump invited the American public to join him Saturday in an exercise of blame-shifting.

Recent data show teenagers now are more stressed, depressed, and anxious than at almost any point in recent history.

The last two elections in Kansas have mandated a change in direction from the Brownback years.




Dear Dr. Roach: In a recent column on screening tools, you made a brief statement about ovarian cancer. As a cancer survivor with metastasis to the ovary I was hoping to have read something within the response on screening for ovarian cancer. What is your response to someone in regard to screening for ovarian cancer if she presents with symptoms? — M.L.

Dear Carolyn: My sister is 18. She got homesick at college this year and is definitely depressed. I think she recently started antidepressants. She had a brief relationship there and has reacted poorly to the breakup. She has told the guy, several times, that she’s going to kill herself. Even saying it was “in progress,” which hasn’t been true. She’s told him she’s pregnant, then says she had an abortion, then says she’s pregnant again. This has been going on for a couple of months.

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


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

Protesters clashed with police outside Greece’s parliament during a rally that drew tens of thousands of people Sunday against the Greek-Macedonia name deal. At least 25 police officers were injured and seven people arrested, police said.

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.


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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