Month: June 2010

By a majority of one, the Supreme Court decided Monday that the Second Amendment trumped state and local gun control laws. The 5-4 decision apparently struck down a Chicago ordinance banning handguns in the city.…

Register/Jocelyn Sheets Taylor Heslop of Sigg Motors keeps her toes on third base after going past the bag on the play as The Family Physicians’ third baseman Katie Shields (10) puts the tag on Heslop’s…

Allen County commissioners were asked Tuesday morning to consider a place for county employees to excuse themselves for smoke breaks.Starting Thursday more stringent rules regulating smoking in Kansas take effect. Among them is one that…

Iolans now may complete applications for no-interest loans to make homes and small businesses more energy efficient. City Administrator Judy Brigham said forms were available in the city clerk’s office or online at www.energy-trax.com. Iola…

Cinda Sue Croley, 59, of Iola died Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at her home.She was born Sept. 26, 1950, in Colony, to Lawrence Eldon and Donna Lorene (Tippie) West. She grew up on the family…

Two prominent traffic laws — one strengthening enforcement for seat belt violations, the other banning texting while driving — will get a bit tougher Thursday.The state’s new primary seat belt law actually has been on…

It didn’t matter if they used aluminum or wooden bats Tuesday night. Iola American Legion Post 15’s Indians had enough hits to sweep a doubleheader.The Indians defeated Mound City 11-3 and 13-0, which only went…

It could be said that Ryan Moran already is an international artist, his mother Lori observed. The 19-year-old Allen County Community College sophomore has works hanging in private collections in both Panama and Rome.Now, he…

Four Allen County bankers told county commissioners Tuesday morning they supported efforts for “preserving a viable and well-run hospital.”While they are not yet aware of how financing will be arranged for whatever is done —…

Beatrice M. (Freeman) Shaffer, 82, of Yates Center died Monday, June 28, 2010, in Yates Center.She was born Jan. 23, 1928, to Eli and Estella Freeman in Le Roy.On Dec. 11, 1945, she married Leonard…