Month: September 2012

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RICHMOND — Abigail Taylor seems to be settling into her first year of high school cross country competition. The Iola High freshman finished in the top five again Thursday at Central Heights High Invitational cross…

PRATT — Allen Community College’s men nailed down a 2-0 soccer victory over host Pratt Community College Wednesday.Jordan Drake chalked up another shutout in goal for the Red Devil men. He had five saves.Bret Rex…

RICHMOND — Taking what the defense gave them all night, Iola High’s Mustangs utilized the passing game to claim their third Pioneer League in as many games Friday. The Mustangs built a 27-0  halftime lead…

Iola Recreation held a local NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition last Saturday. The age group winners, both girls and boys — advance to a sectional competition Oct. 6 at Burlington.Winners at the local competition…

CHERRYVALE — While Humboldt High’s vaunted passing attack sputtered a bit defense, the Cubs’ defense was there to pick up the slack.Not only did Humboldt keep host Cherryvale High out of any sort of scoring…

MELVERN — Marmaton Valley High kept its record spotless in hostile environs Friday evening.The Wildcat offense was clicking in high gear in a 66-42 win over their hosts from Marais Des Cygnes Valley High.The victory…

A day before the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney assailed President Obama over the sharp cuts in defense spending that will occur unless Congress reneges from its agreement to slash spending across the board  if…

Douglas LaVerne Thompson, 52, Iola, Kansas, passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo.Douglas was born Sept. 10, 1960, in Fort Scott, the son of Glenn LaVerne and Bernita June (Stine)…

Most Allen Countians will be surprised to learn that Rep. Lynn Jenkins, our Second District representative, has an opponent in the election, or, moreover, that there is an issue between them.Surprise.The Rev. Tobias Schlingensiepen (say…