Month: August 2011

Summers have been packed with basketball for Kelsey Larson. She’s played the Lady Nets, an 18-and-under traveling basketball team, over the summers.Larson, a senior at Iola High School, was afforded an opportunity she couldn’t pass…

Iola City Administrator Judy Brigham — two weeks away from celebrating her retirement after 32 years as an Iola employee — was fired Tuesday evening.Iola City Council members, in an adjourned meeting purportedly to discuss…

Uniontown High’s Eagles split matches on the road Tuesday at Erie. The Eagles defeated host Erie 25-22, 25-21 then dropped a 25-22, 25-20 decision to Girard.The Eagles were led by Hannah Travis with eight service…

Gladys Thompson Brandt, 91, of Topeka, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. She is survived by her sister, Nina Johnson, Elsmore; a granddaughter, Jamie (John) Anderson; three great-granddaughters; and one great-grandson. She was preceded by her…

Allen County commissioners will consider a request from USD 257 to use a portion of the old James Implement building, 510 N. State St., for a bus barn. A compound for parking the district’s 26…

In what many had thought would be a night to finally wrestle the city budget, Tuesday night city council members instead took down one of their own — City Administrator Judy Brigham.Oh, yes, they passed…

Pamela “Pam” Jane Weatherbie, age 64, of Independence, Mo., died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at Odyssey Hospice in Independence.She was born Oct. 17, 1946, in Fort Scott, to Russell “Bill” Kent and Dorothy Elaine (Harris)…

Cutting the payroll tax puts more money in the pockets of wage-earners which stimulates the economy. Right? In theory, yes; in practice the verdict is not yet in, but doubts abound.In an insightful column in…

INDEPENDENCE — Iola High’s junior varsity volleyball team kept the momentum rolling. The Fillies came off the championship of their own tournament Saturday to collect three match wins on the road Tuesday.The Fillies pushed past…