Month: July 2014

Luella Mae Jones Aydelotte, 80, Iola, died Wednesday July 30, 2014, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. She was born November 14, 1933, in Jasper County, Mo., the daughter of Hosea A. and Jessie…

Two former Humboldt High baseball standouts are moving to the collegiate level next season. Grayson Pearish and Caleb Vanatta also starred for Iola’s American Legion team over the summer. Pearish will pitch for Independence Community…

Everybody wants a lean government, Jerry Daniels said.“Sometimes taxes go up,” Daniels said. “I think the main concern from people I’ve talked to is to make sure the money is being spent wisely and efficiently.”Daniels,…

Rep. Kent Thompson, who is being challenged by Chanute’s Chad VanHouden for the Kansas 9th District seat in the House of Representatives, has taken in and spent more campaign funds, by more than a 2-to-1…

Allen County voters have many of the same concerns as those elsewhere across the state, and even the country, Jim Mueller noted.“Pretty much all I’m hearing is jobs, employment and housing,” Mueller said, “and the…

Students, brace yourselves: Autumn is coming. While some look forward to another school year and others not so much, one woman saw an opportunity to use the upcoming semester as a reason to celebrate life…

Local school boards and teachers should be best equipped to determine ways to teach children today, Martin Burke said Wednesday.Burke, a Galena High School science teacher, stopped by Iola during a campaign swing through the…

Iola’s AA American Legion Post 15 baseball team may have wrapped up its season last week, but key contributors Derrick Weir and Alex Murrow will continue to play at Allen Community College next year. Both…

Pieces are in place to allow local voters to decide this fall whether to build a new elementary and high school on the north edge of Iola. During a special meeting Tuesday, USD 257 Board…

While all involved in the discussion said they wanted Iola’s foray into countywide ambulance service to succeed, there continues to be varied opinions on its funding mechanism.A short review:City Administrator Carl Slaugh figures Iola will…