Month: May 2011

U.S. flags lining the drive into Highland Cemetery were never more spectacular. A stiff south wind kept them unfurled throughout Memorial Day services Monday morning.The Iola Municipal Band played, wreaths were laid, a firing squad…

WICHITA — Black and orange came roaring down the track to the finish line in Saturday’s Kansas Class 2A boys’ 400-meter dash final. The top three finishers in the race wore those school colors.On the…

WICHITA — For five of her six years competing in track and field, Emily Aikins had Jackie Hall as her head coach. A year ago Aikins competed at the 2010 Kansas state track meet for…

Loyd Eugene “Gene” Wilson, 88, Bronson, died Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Tara Gardens Assisted Living in Iola.  He was born Dec. 22, 1922, on the family farm home north of Bronson where he still…

Our new city council has approved the development of a dog park on the half block of green space located at South State Street and Irwin Street. But this is contingent on public financial assistance…

EMPORIA — Down 4-0, Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs were not going away easily. They struck for four runs in the top of the fourth to tie their first-round game at the 2011 Kansas Class 2-1A…

Well, he did it. Despite the expressed will of the Kansas Legislature and repeated, earnest requests from thousands of individual Kansans, Gov. Sam Brownback eliminated funding for the Kansas Arts Commission with a line-item veto…

Neva Leah Stouth, Wichita, formerly of Humboldt, died Saturday, May 28, 2011. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Mortuary in Wichita. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8.In…

WICHITA — Finishing his track career with two state meet medals is all right with Southern Coffey County High senior Colin Kraft.Kraft got the job done Friday morning in the preliminaries of the Kansas Class…

The dust Dan Oswalt saw boiling around the edge of the big brick building he owns at 508 West St. got his attention Sunday morning. With a closer look he saw most of the building’s…