Month: August 2010

The latest game of one-upmanship has to do with whether President Obama is a Christian. The Internet is laced with stories from self-proclaimed experts.It is handy for President Obama’s detractors to talk about his upbringing,…

Private aviation is important to Iola and Allen County. Allen County Airport has 50 to 55 airplanes using it weekly, including several that carry people to town because of Gates Corporation, Russell Stover Candies or…

HUMBOLDT —  As Tim VanGotten put the pressure on race leader Jay Lamons Jr., Riley Whitworth was staying in striking distance.Strike he did. Taking the high groove of Humboldt Speedway’s dirt track, Whitworth found the…

People today ought to be thankful they have seat belts to put on in their cars and trucks.In 1955, about his time, I wasn’t so lucky when hitting a surprise slick spot on the highway…

A dozen people came to the Allen County Courthouse Monday evening to learn about an effort to help others. Most indicated an interest to become volunteer members of a community emergency response team (CERT). Team…

Taking care of business in front of a home crowd, Allen County Community College’s Red Devils captured their home opening volleyball match of 2010.Led by sophomore Nicole Rockhold, the Red Devils defeated visiting Longview Community…

Virgie Corine Martens, 78, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. She is survived by her husband, Albert Martens, Coldwater; four children, Beth Ringwald and her husband,…

Turkey habitat is wildlife habitat.Bob Walden and Don Erbert are members of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Neither Allen County land owner was interested in developing a local chapter of NWTF.But a new idea developed…

INDEPENDENCE — Rob Carlson and Tim Stinnett combined in championship form to win the Dave Dennis Best Ball Golf Tournament Monday. The tournament hosted by Independence Community College was played on the Independence Country Club…

Hot, humid weather had a role in keeping the crowd small on Aug. 21 for the annual LaHarpe Day celebration. Apathy also probably was to blame.Surely those who put forth no small effort to plan…