Month: December 2014

Don Erbert I do believe in New Year resolutions. I believe that it is a great time to reflect back on the year that is gone and look forward to the year ahead. I believe…

Though it comes as no surprise, the ruling Tuesday that Kansas schools are inadequately funded will have many state lawmakers acting with outrage and alarm.The lawsuit, Gannon v. State of Kansas, in fact has been…

Tomorrow, reality hits — at least for those brave enough to make New Year’s resolutions.In random fashion the Register asked readers whether they make resolutions and what they are.Here are their responses: Susie McKinnisI do…

High school athletes may be on break, but the Marching Mustangs band is going strong.Tuesday night the music to “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” rang out across the IHS gymnasium as band members practiced…

Donors have come to the rescue of the Allen County Community Foundation, ensuring it will meet the year-end demands of a grant from the Kansas Health Foundation.“When you count the pledges up, we’ve met the…

With every new year comes familiar resolutions: To lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. The Iola Recreation Department is offering a fitness class that can help push anyone looking to get healthier in the…

The natural reaction to news of across-the-board state budget cuts is for us all to cinch in our belts.That, of course, is opposite to what Gov. Sam Brownback wants. Rather, he urges us to embrace…

Here are statistics that shouldn’t surprised anyone in Allen County.According to a study by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the National Conference on Citizenship, Kansas ranks fourth among the 50 states and…

Paul Anthony Friskel, 83, Iola, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at his home.Paul was born July 19, 1931, at Frontenac, the son of John C. and Marie (Schultz) Friskel. He grew up in Frontenac attending…

Dear editor, Has anyone else been having trouble with the postal service or is it just me? The trouble started last Christmas when an empty envelope from a Christmas card was returned to me marked…