Month: May 2010

WICHITA — Ethan Fulton added to his state track meet hardware Friday by winning the Class 4A boys long jump.The Iola High senior, competing in the long jump with twin brother, Aaron, captured gold with…

A family vacation to an upscale island resort impressed a youthful Dylan Porter.“I was probably 11 or 12 at the time,” he said. “And I saw this extreme poverty as we were making our way…

Iola Municipal Band Concert, today, 4 p.m. courthouse bandstandMemorial Day services, Monday 11 a.m., Highland CemeteryIola Municipal Pool opens, Monday, 1 p.m., Riverside Park

Two years ago, Iola was advertising parcels of land acquired during the 2007 flood buyout. Donna Culver, at the corner of Rock and South Washington, took advantage to obtain a lease on a nearby plot…

Kenneth and Lucile Bacon, Moran, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on June 6.Kenneth Bacon and Lucile Deer were married June 6, 1945, by a justice of the peace in Iola. He is a retired…

How great was that list of state track champions?I’m in Wichita today and tomorrow looking to add a couple more names to the list.The state meet this weekend at Cessna Stadium on the campus of…

Kyler Thompson, Chris Heffern and Connor Frazell will play one more football game together. The three 2010 Iola High School graduates have accepted invitations to play in the 2010 U.S. Army Friendship All-Star Bowl June…

Iolans were given a glimpse Thursday at how the city’s parks system could be enhanced.Thursday’s Vision Iola meeting led a group of 15 on a tour aboard the Iola Area Chamber of Commerce’s Molly Trolley…

A Verona, Mo., teenager was killed in a single-vehicle accident north of Colony Thursday morning.According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Mary Robertson, 13, died after she was ejected out the back of a utility vehicle…

Gerald Welsh, 74, of Selma died Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at his home.He was born Aug. 26, 1935, in Garnett, to Olin and Marjorie (Steele) Welsh. He graduated from Kincaid High School.   He made his…