Month: September 2014

With October as breast cancer awareness month it’s good to know heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer.The fight against breast cancer, especially, has gained a national platform because of savvy promotion.The…

David Rule’s trip of a lifetime never topped 50 mph. “I’d go 40 if nobody was behind me,” he said.Rule, 67, comes from a family steeped in military tradition, and fully aware of the sacrifice…

OSAWATOMIE — Iola High’s junior varsity football team earned its first win of the season with a 38-30 shootout Monday against Osawatomie.“We had a lot of people play very, very well, especially on the offensive…

Dear editor, My name is Matt Kleopfer, and I have had the great privilege of teaching the students of Iola for the last three years in the high school and middle school bands. This town…

CHANUTE — Iola Middle School’s eighth grade volleyball A-Team placed first at Chanute’s tournament Monday. The Ponies were in a three-way tie with Chanute and Independence. Each team had a 4-2 record, so the tiebreaker…

It remains to be seen what Iola may have to come up with in terms of funding if local voters approve new elementary and high schools in November. Those costs are certain to be less…

Iola’s bond rating, affecting the city’s ability to borrow money, has been upgraded by Standard & Poor’s.In a letter dated Sept. 9, and released to the media Monday, City Administrator Carl Slaugh said Iola’s general…

BURLINGTON — Iola High’s volleyball team placed second at the Burlington Invitation on Saturday. The Fillies went undefeated in pool play.“I was proud of how the girls focused on playing at our level of play…

Lillie McAloon, 93, Iola, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Windsor Place in Iola.Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Geneva Cemetery northwest of Iola. Memorials are suggested to the Iola Alzheimer’s Support…

Bayard native Charles Lee “Bill” Isaac, 85, rural Greenfield, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Lockwood, where he had lived for the past month.Funeral services, including Masonic rites, will…