Month: April 2010

Iola commissioners have begun the paperwork that will set the city’s next commission at five members.Commissioners directed City Attorney Chuck Apt Tuesday to write up charter ordinances that will put the new governing body in…

BURLINGTON — Yates Center High’s softball team lost 6-5 and 11-0 to host Burlington High Monday.Maggie German, Drew Spencer and Sierra Leonard had two singles each. Kassy Reynolds doubled and drove in two runs. Autumn…

Michael J. Freshour, 35, of Topeka was found dead at his home on Monday, April 26, 2010.He is survived by his parents, Ralph and Connie Freshour, and two brothers, Adam and Joshua, all of Le…

PITTSBURG — Molly Riebel and Shelby Greenwood, two seniors, “smoked” the softball Tuesday for Iola High’s Fillies.Riebel was 4-for-4, scored three runs and drove in a run in Iola’s 11-1 win over host Pittsburg High’s…

HUMBOLDT — Joe Works’ philanthropy was recognized Tuesday by the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City with its Healthy Allen Award.A $5,000 grant was attached. Works designated the money to benefit Hope Unlimited, an…

As the Kansas Legislature tackles the state budget, Gov. Mark Park-inson’s proposed three-year one-penny increase in the state sales tax will be on the table. The budget is out of balance by $400 million, or…

BRONSON — Uniontown High’s Eagle boys turned a 7-2 game into a 12-2 runaway victory Tuesday over visiting Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcats.The Eagles got out to a 4-0 lead by the second inning. The Wildcats…

PITTSBURG — First it was ineffective pitching and defensive errors then it was ineffective hitting and defensive errors leading to a double loss for Iola High’s Mustangs.There was no margin for error in any phase…

Allen County Community College’s Red Devils dropped an 8-4 decision to visiting Labette Community College Tuesday. They came back to win 3-1 in the nine-inning contest.The Red Devils are 17-15 in Jayhawk Eastern Division play,…

FORT SCOTT — Marmaton Valley High sent several athletes to the Fort Scott High JV Invitational track meet Tuesday.Kurtis LaRue went because he missed a varsity meet earlier this season. LaRue won the 110-meter high…