Month: August 2014

Brian Specht has a pragmatic view of farming.“It’s either feast of famine,” Specht said on a sweltering afternoon this week when he took a break while cutting corn northwest of Iola. Specht referred not only…

Ryder Nathaniel Lucke was born on July 12, 2014 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.He weighed 8 pounds and 14 ounces and was 21 inches long.Ryder is the son of Scott and Nicole Lucke, Humboldt,…

CHANUTE — Iola High’s girl’s varsity tennis team had its first match of the season against Neodesha, Labette, Columbus and Chanute Thursday afternoon.No. 1 singles player Bobbi Sinclair lost to Neodesha’s Emily Depew, 8-0, and…

Jerry Lee Whitworth and Sharon Kay McGinty Whitworth, Iola, celebrated 50 years of marriage on Aug. 15, 2014.The couple was married on Aug. 15, 1964, at First Christian Church in Neosho, Mo. The Rev. Thomas…

CHANUTE — It’s been eight years since voters in Chanute approved a $42 million construction project to build new elementary and high schools for USD 413.Steve Parsons, Chanute’s former superintendent of schools, remembers it well.…

Dear editor,I want to commend the Iolans who have mentioned the issue concerning a new high school and a new elementary school. I want to especially commend David Cunningham and his Aug. 19 article concerning…

The mirrored walls gave the impression of more men on the stage than there actually were. Twin drums rolled out rhythms while doppelgangers mimed the guitarist’s moves and the bass player’s singing. On the floor,…

Starting next week a short Q & A column will appear on the editorial page explaining various aspects of the proposal to build a new school campus for USD 257 students.The issue picks up from…

Growing up in the 1950s was the best of times, the halcyon days after World War II. Then, drugs were something you purchased at the local pharmacy, civil unrest happened elsewhere in the world and…

For a while I watched the TV series “Mad Men.”Set in the 1950s, the show portrayed professionals as very jaded. Rounds of golf, two-martini lunches and trysts among co-workers seemed to take up a good…