Month: February 2015

Outside of teachers you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who has spent more time in USD 257’s schools than Jen Taylor.She grew up in Iola, attending both Lincoln and Elementary schools as a youth, then…

Dannell Louann Cannady Stokes passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Oklahoma City.She was born May 17, 1955, to Daniel W. Cannady and Dorles M. Miller Cannady in Yates Center.She is survived by her three…

Norman and Audra Stine are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The Stines were married on March 5, 1955, in Fort Scott.Friends and family are invited to celebrate the couple’s anniversary at 7 p.m. on March…

I take heart in the lessons of history that somehow Kansas will be able to save itself from what appears a true crisis.Yes, we are poised on the precipice of a financial — and some…

Stan Grigsby likes to entertain ideas.“A friend once told me I can maintain a level of uncertainty longer than most people,” Grigsby said. “I don’t know that he meant it as a compliment.”Grigsby did.“The mark…

Allen County Regional Hospital is in the final stages of having its emergency room certified as a Level 4 trauma center, despite already operating at Level 4 for some time, Lisa Griffith told Iola Rotarians…

Hope and perseverance are the two things that rocketed author Wendelin Van Draanen to literary success. Van Draanen is the author of numerous books, including “The Running Dream,” the Iola Reads winter selection. Van Draanen…

SALINA — Iola High’s Andrew Garber survived and advanced at the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament on Friday.“State is really hard, especially if you’re in the upper weight classes because you have to wait all…

With a healthy sweet tooth, the headline “Krispy Kreme community killer” caught my eye. It was on an editorial Dane Hicks of the Anderson County Review wrote about fundraising techniques.Hicks said school and other youth…

Dr. Benjamin G. Henry, 84, Yates Center, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Yates Center United Methodist Church. Burial will follow…