Month: June 2011

The City of Iola, in an effort to prevent more power outages like the one experienced Monday morning, has paid a tree trimming company to remove tree branches that are encroaching on the city’s power…

George Junior Covey, 96, of Elsmore died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at his home.  He was born March 30, 1915, in Wichita, to George and Golda Faye (Botkin) Covey. He attended East High at Wichita…

Kansas may soon have another “first” to nail on the barn door.When Gov. Sam Brownback vetoed the appropriation the Legislature made for the Kansas Arts Commission, that made Kansas number one: The first of the…

CHANUTE — Iola Swim Team’s Seahorses ventured into away waters for the first time in three weeks. They found it a tough go Wednesday night.“We had a rough night due to Chanute Country Club having…

As the humidity and temperatures soar to near triple digits, pets are feeling the discomfort of the dog days of summer as much or more than their human families.Heat exhaustion is more common in dogs…

A foundation had been set. Aaron Sweazy watched from the other side of the wrestling mat as Iola High’s Mustangs worked through a third year of competition last season.“I was impressed with what I saw…

Tom Bevard’s looking for a few good people.Actually, several hundred of the 5,000 needed statewide to mentor Kansas inmates scheduled to be freed in the next year to 18 months.Bevard, whose Freedom Ministries has been…

The Douglas Street bridge spanning Coon Creek in Iola is off limits to traffic while the city determines the bridge’s fate.The bridge failed a recent Kansas Department of Transportation inspection, citing the structure’s deteriorating pier…

Allen County was asked to join QUAD, a consortium of counties whose original mission was to nurture fledgling and expanding small businesses.Woodson and Chautauqua counties are charter members of the foursome and remain in the…

Sheriff Tom Williams requested an additional $214,000 for next year’s budget at Tuesday’s meeting of Allen County commissioners. That brings the budget for the law enforcement center to $1.725 million.Williams said the increase is due…