Month: March 2014

Allen Community College’s bats went silent on the softball diamond Friday, a doubleheader sweep at the hands of the visitors from Coffeyville.The Red Ravens picked up 7-2 and 11-1 wins to keep Allen winless in…

Kansas needs to roll out the welcome mat.In the past three years more residents have left the state, compared to those who have moved here.From 2010 to 2013, Kansas lost a net 10,197 residents to…

The history of storytelling was presented by Helen Ambler at See, Hear Iola on Friday morning. Ambler said storytelling promises the audience a dramatic journey.“Storytelling is as old as man,” she said. “Telling stories is…

HUMBOLDT — Reigning USMTS National Champion Rodney Sanders arrived at the Humboldt Speedway on Thursday still winless in 2014. He left on Saturday night with a $10,000 paycheck and as the reigning King of America.The…

A little brain-storming while on a road trip led Greg and Jami Woodyard to propose a program for Chanute’s Rotary Club that has had far-reaching effects.Rotary Closet is a place set aside in Chanute’s Elementary…

Val McLean isn’t certain how the rest of the 2014 baseball season will turn out, but he’s optimistic his Allen Community College Red Devils may have found some confidence to boost them through the second…

MARION — Justin Jay was never much interested in other sports, but he found a passion in lifting weights.That passion has made him a state champion.The 123-pound Humboldt High senior took home first place in…

McKayla Jean Powell was born on Dec. 20, 2013 at Allen County Regional Hospital to parents Chrissy and Kenneth Powell.She weighed 5 pounds and 10 ounces and was 17¾ inches long.McKayla has an older sister,…

MacKenzie Louise Richards was born on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Allen County Regional Hospital. MacKenzie is the daughter of Jeff and Kristy Richards, Iola. She weighed 7 pounds and 9.9 ounces. She was 19.5…

CHANUTE — Take away a pair of nightmarish fourth innings, and Iola High’s baseball team might have been a bit more successful on the diamond Thursday.But host Chanute scored seven fourth-inning runs in the opener,…