Local News

For 45 years Craig Mentzer has been farming his land in Geneva, an unincorporated town in northwestern Allen County.

Gene Meiwes can’t help but keep a sunny disposition, regardless of the weather.

This is the final article in a four-part series about the properties on Jackson Avenue sold to USD 257 to build a new science and technology building at the Iola High School campus.


New scenery usually means uncertainty, just ask Colony native Zach Beckmon. The Lancer’s ace was unaware how this summer would pan out after agreeing to join the AA Iola Indians for the summer.

HUMBOLDT — With state on the horizon, the A Iola Indians participated in a scrimmage Thursday evening against the AA Indians.

At last week’s MLB All-Star game, Houston Astros ace Gerrit Cole called out 50 percent of Major League for purposely losing.

State News

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Students in certain grades at Kansas public and private schools will be required to have two new vaccinations this year.

Three years ago, rancher and farmer Jay Young got intrigued by a YouTube video.

A man who was permanently banished from Kansas as a condition of his plea deal in a criminal case is seeking to return to the state with the help of an organization that says the punishment harkens back to “draconian penalties of Ancient Greece or the vigilante justice of the Old American West.”

National News

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man scaled several floors down the side of a 19-story building in Philadelphia to escape a fire that injured four residents and three police officers.

The Apollo 11 landed on the moon July, 20, 1969. The three-part spacecraft was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 16, 1969.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing an ambitious plan to slow Western wildfires by bulldozing, mowing or revegetating large swaths of land along 11,000 miles of terrain in t


Our stories this week by Reporter Vickie Moss about the four owners who have sold their homes to make way for a new science and technology center at Iola High School, seem to have touched a few nerves, evidenced by the response on the Register’s Facebook page.

Before his resignation last year, Greitens’ brief tenure as governor featured a strong tendency toward secrecy.

With Democrats planning a vote this week on a bill more than doubling the federal minimum wage, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has weighed in with a timely estimate of the potential benefits — and costs.

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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. 

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

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.


Carlyle Presbyterian Church 

Pastor Steve Traw’s message Sunday, “The Persecuted Church,” was taken from Revelation 2:8-11.   

Iolan arrested


Judge Daniel Creitz

Civil cases filed:

Kerr Oil LLC vs. RL Oil & Gas LLC and Randy Paul, other contract


Judy Jones, 70, of Le Roy, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. She was born to Harold Puckett and Doris Wootten Puckett on March 30, 1949 in Iola.

Frank James Goudy, Sr., age 83, Iola, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Yates Center Health & Rehabilitation. He was born Nov. 17, 1935, in Cherokee, to Virgil W. Goudy and Clara R.

John Jay Baker, age 63, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Allen County Regional Hospital. He was born July 16, 1956, in Iola to Ernest and Betty (Christie) Barker.

World News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran said Friday it seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, a fresh escalation in confrontations in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint in tensions be

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S.

Tracking data shows an oil tanker based in the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz drifted off into Iranian waters and stopped transmitting its location over two days ago, raising concerns today about its status amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S.


The A Iola Indians earned a split against Garnett.

The 54th annual Little Oscars celebration — themed “An Evening on Broadway” — highlighted another banner year for the Iola High School Drama Department, and its two main productions, “She Kills Mon

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