Month: November 2011

Dear Editor, I would like to comment on recent events. Unemployment, health care, the deficit and others pale to our most precious asset — our children.A very smart person once said, and I paraphrase, A…

Some retail business outlets may rely on research and market trends to predict how the Christmas shopping season will go.Glen Coffield has a simpler, yet just as accurate, predictor.He watches as customers enter his store,…

Bob Dole of Kansas was Mr. Conservative in national politics in the early 1980s when the nation struggled through one of the periodic recessions which have tormented the rich and tortured the poor over all…

Local insurance agents say interest in earthquake coverage is way up since the rash of tremors started in Oklahoma earlier this month.Since Nov. 5, when 4.7 and 5.6 magnitude quakes shook Kansas’ neighbor to the…

Patricia “Patty” Patterson, 48, of rural Iola died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at Allen County Hospital in Iola.She was born Jan. 14, 1963, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Steve and Adelina (Perez) Holloway. She grew…

The owners of Iola Pharmacy appealed to Allen County commissioners Tuesday to be included in an Iola-sponsored neighborhood revitalization plan.Bill Walden, one of the pharmacy’s owners, said the pharmacy’s satellite office — part of The…

Travis and Kayla Bearden had a spirited debate about how many Christmas lights to put up outside their house this year.Kayla wanted an elaborate display. Travis did not.They reached a happy compromise — one that’s…

Here is a link to our 2011 Winter Sports Tab.

PARSONS — Brice Aiello won his third consecutive gold medal for Iola Middle School’s wrestling team in Tuesday’s Parsons Middle School tournament. The tournament was held at Labette Community College.Aiello claimed the championship in his…

MORAN — Ken and Connie McWhirter, Bob and Karen Sager and Chris and Annette Cole will open their doors Saturday for Moran’s first Holiday Homes Tour.The tours will run from 2 to 5 p.m. Proceeds…