Month: July 2010

The Bush tax cuts of 2001 will expire at the end of the year. The cuts came with a 10-year sunset provision to gain the votes needed to pass them. Republicans in Congress have regularly…

Hurray for Emerson Lynn, jr. His view of global business practice is correct. I wish to add my complimentary view from having been intimately associated with American manufacturing for 38 years with four different companies.…

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…

Velma Lorene Ashlock, 96, of Carlyle died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Allen County Hospital in Iola.She was born Dec. 24, 1913, in Yuma County, Colo., to James A. and Mary Ella (Schroyer) Fuller. When…

Area farmer harvests blackberries Long before the term was coined, Jim Smith believed in multitasking.The former barber, who retired after 46 years in the business, also was a full-time farmer. Now, he’s a budding berry…

Rep. Bill Otto deserves the support of district Republicans in the Aug. 3 primary.His vote for the one-penny sales tax increase restored some of the money cut from school funding, which was critically important in…

Iola Community Theatre“One Night Stand”Free performance by Jared EllisICT Warehouse, 7 p.m. Ball Brothers concertFree performanceFirst Christian Church, 7 p.m. Relay For LifeBenefit for the American Cancer SocietyEvents start at 5 p.m.12-hour relay starts at…

Midway through the season, the Allen County Farmers Market is in full swing Thursday evenings along the west side of the square.“We now have 40 vendors registered,” reported Debbie Bearden, secretary of the organization and…

CHANUTE — The Kansas American Legion AA Zone 4 baseball tournament got under way Thursday at Chanute’s Lindbald Field in Katy Park.Sedan outlasted Halstead 7-6 in nine innings. Sedan plays Iola Post 15’s Indians tonight…

Judith “Judy” Elaine Petty, 68, Chanute, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Chanute Health Care Center.She was born in Waverly on Oct. 13, 1942, the daughter of William Houston and Edna (Bonner) Houston. She was…