Month: June 2014

Iolans gathered at See, Hear Iola on Friday to learn more about community businesses and programs.Kelly Sigg, Audacious Boutique owner, was the commercial speaker. She told the crowd how her business was started. Sigg toyed…

HUMBOLDT — On the eve of one of the season’s biggest races at Humboldt Speedway, promoters Rhenda and Ryan Whitworth threw open the track gates Friday for Pack The Stands Night, where all spectators got…

A broken water main Friday afternoon caught Lee Gumfory’s eye.Crews replaced a decayed portion of the 100-plus-year-old water line near the intersection of Buckeye and Douglas Streets, where a leak had sprung, not far from…

HUMBOLDT — Iola’s American Legion baseball team handled a less than stellar Osawatomie Sunday afternoon, only allowing one hit combined in both games.“I think everything is starting to come together,” coach Roland Weir said. “We’re…

HUMBOLDT — The halls of Humboldt High School echoed with the sounds of a fiddle and rhythmic clapping, pulsing from the heart of the gymnasium where more than 150 people gathered in swirls of fabric…

Christina Marie “Christy” (Bennett) Walden, 32, Iola, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.Christy was born Sept. 25, 1981, in Iola, the daughter of Robert and Mary (Dietrich) Bennett. She…

Gerry Diltz will light the fuse for one last fireworks extravaganza before putting away his punk for good. Diltz, who has capped each Independence Day holiday with a large fireworks show in Gas, said he…

Chelsea Reno didn’t know what was wrong with her daughter, and it seemed like no one else did, either. For weeks, doctors had prescribed antibiotics and steroids and run test after test, and yet 4-year-old…

 FORT SCOTT — Iola’s American Legion AA baseball team escaped Fort Scott with two more wins Thursday night. Extra innings were needed for game one. The Indians won 5-3 in 10 innings. Derrick Weir led…

Brian Regehr finished combining 80 acres of wheat north of Iola a couple of days ago and noted it made better than 50 bushels an acre. While that isn’t at the top rung of yields…