Month: July 2010

In a move atypical in today’s political environment, USD 257 board members Monday night voted to cut the property tax levy for the 2010-11 budget to less than last year’s.Dr. Craig Neuenswander proposed a budget…

America needn’t be first in everything. It was OK to lose the World Cup in soccer. Some competitions, on the other hand, must be won. Being number one in essential things is critical.For a good…

Todd and Stacey Lhuillier, Elsmore, announce the birth of a son, Teagan Kade, born July 16, 2010, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. He joins…

I have been busy out campaigning across District 9 the last month, and I want to say that I have met so many nice people who really care about our Kansas. The one thing I…

With about two hours of competition remaining Saturday, the call was made to halt the 2010 SEK Swim League Championship meet here in Iola. A thunderstorm was moving in and consistent lightning could be seen…

Iolan Reinhold Blomquest III, 62, was killed Monday morning in a road construction accident in rural Montgomery County.According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Blomquest was working on a road just east of U.S. 169 about…

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt City Council members said Monday that cuts are necessary to the city’s 2011 spending plan.The city’s proposed budget was discussed at a special meeting, in which council members also toured the new…

Robert Daniel “Bob” Lancaster, 72, of Iola died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Kansas City Hospice House.He was born June 15, 1938, in St. Paul, to Cyril Robert and Ellen Marie (Kennedy) Lancaster. He moved…

After twice defeating cancer, Iolan Donna Rourk was able to celebrate double Friday evening.Rourk was one of the many who participated in the 14th annual Allen County Relay For Life, a fundraiser for the American…

Throw out the excessive heat and the thunderstorm, and the 2010 SEK Swim League Championships went smoothly Saturday.With about two hours of competition left, Iola had to send everyone home Saturday evening because of the…