Month: April 2014

Those in the Department of Corrections are holding their breaths legislators will pass a  budget that takes them through next year. “We won’t breathe easy until the dotted line is signed,” said Jeremy Barclay, a…

Commissioners were aware of Iola’s pending request for additional support for its operation of countywide ambulance service prior to Monday night’s city council meeting. City Administrator Carl Slaugh had visited with commissioners individually to bring…

CLAFLIN — Crest High senior Clayton Miller was among the competitors Saturday at the the KEMFA State Powerlifting Championships, hosted by Central Plains High School.Miller competed in the 173-pound category. He lifted 195 pounds in…

Third graders from Iola, Marmaton Valley and Yates Center leaped, sprinted and rolled through an activity packed day at the Kansas Kids’ Fitness Day on Tuesday. More than 170 students traveled to Allen Community College…

UNIONTOWN — Marmaton Valley High athletes contended with some tough competition and a tougher west wind Monday.Even so, the Wildcats brought in several top finishes, including three gold medals in the process.Both the boys and…

HUMBOLDT — The rest of the Tri-Valley League will have to wait a year to check out USD 258’s new track and field facilities.The facilities are part of the new USD 258 sports complex on…

HUMBOLDT — City Administrator Larry Tucker resigned at a special meeting of the Humboldt City Council Tuesday night. He will become Butler, Mo., city administrator on May 27. His last day at Humboldt will be…

MOUND CITY — Marmaton Valley High’s Mitch Covey recorded the Wildcats’ lowest score of the day Monday, taking home ninth place in the process at the Jayhawk-Linn Invitational.Covey shot a 92 at Mound City’s Sugar…

Karen Elaine Gapa, 54, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at her home in Tulsa, OK. She was born on June 10, 1959, in Newark, N.Y. A memorial service will be held at 7…

The City of Iola recently painted images of bicycles with arrows, “sharrows,” on about 1.5 miles of roadways in Iola.The term “sharrows,” means, “shared lane arrow.” These were painted on roadways to make not only…