Month: January 2012

As Kansas legislators turn Gov. Sam Brownback’s program outline into specific legislation they should also make it fair to all Kansans. Gov. Brownback proposed changes to the state income tax that reduce income to the…

HUMBOLDT— Those converging on St. Peter’s Lutheran Church fellowship hall Saturday can depend on several things. They will be served as many pancakes and sausage as they can eat, they are sure to run into…

Iola Middle School’s eighth-grade A-team played its best game of the season but came up short at home Monday. The visiting Independence Middle School Bulldogs owned the second half to squeeze past the Ponies 36-32. …

Allen County Community College’s Red Devils made Highland Community College’s Scotties pretty uncomfortable for most of Saturday’s Jayhawk Eastern Division game. Highland’s women came in with the No. 5 ranking in NJCAA Division II basketball.…

  Scott L. Bedell, 19, Humboldt, was arrested Friday night outside the Iola High School homecoming dance for what Master Deputy Daren Kellerman, the arresting officer, described as sexting crimes. A 13-year-old boy also was…

Paul Michael Purdon Jr., 75, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012.   Paul loved people and enjoyed the food service business for most of his life. He looked forward to great conversations and especially liked watching…

Michelle Schroeder, public policy director for the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, told a state legislative committee Monday that a new food stamp policy that kicked about 2,000 children off the rolls is…

Alli Jenicke, Kansas City, Kan., and Seth Diehm, Parker, were crowned Allen County Community College’s 2012 Homecoming King and Queen Saturday at halftime of the ACCC-Highland men’s basketball game.

Iola Middle School’s seventh-grade B-team defeated Humboldt Middle School’s seventh-grade 47-17 Saturday. Darius Greenawalt paced the Ponies with 10 points and Mason Ingle had nine points. Gage Cleaver had eight points and Colton Toney had…

Finishing games has been a problem for Allen County Community College’s Red Devils this season. There have been games when they had a lead and allowed teams to rally and win. Not so Saturday in…