Month: January 2015

It’s a well-worn saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”Maybe, and maybe not.Angus, the newest member of the Johnson household, is an 11-year-old Schnauzer who, in the short time we have had the…

From ‘no man’s land’ to paradise Roland and Linda Thompson are never happier than when they get a chance to spend time on their 160-acre spread east of Humboldt.They refer to their ranch as “the…

Harry Lee Stogsdill, Jr., 79, Iola, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at Allen County Regional Hospital. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in…

COLONY — With two minutes left in the third quarter, Crest High junior Hunter Frazell sank a key 3-pointer, which opened up a game against Uniontown that until that point had been nip and tuck.…

Soil preservation lauded In the 1950s and early ’60s, Phyllis Boan was “the son Dad never had.” She did farm chores that girls then seldom embraced.“I cultivated, rode on the hay truck,” did just about…

Even though Iola High’s Fillies lost, 35-30 to Chanute Friday, coach Becky Carlson said the team hasn’t played a better game this season.“I think that was the best game that we’ve played. That’s the best…

Alexis “Lexy” Mae Sigg, Wichita and Adam J. Eastwood, Wichita, were married at 4:30 p.m. on July 5, 2014 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Iola. The Rev. Trudy Kenyon-Anderson officiated the ceremony.Lexy is the…

Donita Garner and Michelle Meiwes, long-time staff members for Hope Unlimited, explained Friday what the non-profit organization offers the community.Hope Unlimited is a  community-based organization operated by staff and trained volunteers who support victims of…

Jim Belknap, Wichita, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Jim loved God and his family, consisting of his beloved wife and high school sweetheart, Sharon, who he was married to for 61 years; sons,…

An energy-filled Iola High gym made for an intense atmosphere during the Mustangs’ game against Chanute on Friday night. Despite what was the best effort shown by the Mustangs on the court all season, they…