Month: November 2013

I have a cousin whose 20-year marriage has been difficult for 19 years, give or take.They are now into their third week of couples’ therapy. Years ago, they tried professional help briefly, but small children,…

Rutledge’s military career moves beyond war Justin Rutledge has spent his fair share in the theater of war, but his military career has evolved into something much different.On Sunday, Rutledge, Derby, will move to Armenia…

Sadie Lynn Sparks was born on Sept. 3, 2013, in Lawrence, to parents Aubrey and Shawn Sparks, Lawrence.She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20½ inches long.Her maternal grandparents are Mike and Cherie Folk,…

Iola Middle School students and the American Heart Association are teaming up and taking their cause to the court. Hoops For Heart is an event where students can play basketball and learn how to stay…

Thursday we had a typical Thanksgiving feast — turkey and all the side dishes — with our extended family. Conversation before and after the meal made the day complete.That’s the way it has been around…

When families gather round the table Thanksgiving Day, chances are they are as much a mishmash as the food.Stepchildren. Ex-spouses. Half-siblings. Multi-cultural. Unmarried cohabitants. Single parents. Don’t be alarmed. Truth is, that’s the landscape of…

Arts at Allen will kick off Monday with student artists displaying their work for the community. The Allen Community College art department will have its artwork on display Monday through Friday at the Mary L.…

Patricia (Pat) Ann (Bond) Weiner, 74, Humboldt, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola. Patricia was born on April 19, 1939, to Ralph and Marjorie (Colaw) Bond, in Bloomington,…

An alert passerby likely prevented more severe damage being done to Williams Monument, 11 W. Broadway, when pallets stacked at the southeast corner of the building caught fire Tuesday night.Iola firefighters were called at 10:15…

The merger that puts Iola in charge of countywide ambulance service is close to clearing its last hurdle of significance.Allen County commissioners agreed to terms of a lease agreement Tuesday morning that would have the…