Month: January 2014

INDEPENDENCE — The dog days of winter have apparently hit Iola High’s wrestling squad.The Mustangs fared well on the mat Thursday evening, scoring more points than either host Independence or Caney Valley in contested matches.But…

A “no-frills” type of girl. That’s how USD 257 school board clerk Terry Taylor describes herself.“I’m just a simple girl,” she said. “I care about my job, family and community, and I want it to…

I must admit I first because aware of Ukraine and its politics for all the wrong reasons. I was struck by how its prime minister resembled a Russian nesting doll. Yulia V. Tymoshenko wore her…

Rosanna R. Broughton, 92, a resident of Fort Scott, formerly Bronson, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Medicalodge of Fort Scott. She was born Feb. 2, 1921, in Otterville County, Minn., the daughter of Fred…

Dorothy Elaine Harris Weatherbie, 92, Kincaid, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at her home.Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Pleasant View Cemetery, Blue Mound. Visitation will be Sunday…

Joseph John Olinger passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Rogers Ark., after a brief illness. Joe was born Jan. 26, 1920, in Norman, Okla. to Chloe Fern (Ferrier) Olinger and Joseph Jackson Olinger. Cremation…

Merla Jean Booth Higgins Temple, Overland Park, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, as a result of complications with lymphoma. She was born in Iola on Jan. 14, 1939, to the late Wilbur and…

EMPORIA — Southern Coffey High’s boys picked up a win Thursday.The Titans defeated Madison, 38-34, in the consolation semifinals at the Lyon County League Tournament.The Lady Titans weren’t as fortunate, falling 32-36, to Lebo, in…

Levi Meiwes and Jacob Riebel walked out of the Meiwes house and toward the barn, which borders a large metal chicken coop surrounded by wire.“The chickens stopped laying a couple weeks ago,” Levi said. “Now…

Maybe this is what happens when you’re been writing newspaper stories for more than 50 years, as I have.I woke up the other night from a dream and before it evaporated realized I was dreaming…