Month: April 2015

FORT SCOTT — Iola’s junior varsity track team competed at Fort Scott on Tuesday. Several athletes improved on the track.For the boys, Ethan Holloway beat his personal record in the high jump and leaped five…

The four essentials of earning induction into the National Honor Society were on display Wednesday at Iola High School.Seven new NHS members were inducted while IHS prepares to bid adieu to 19 graduating seniors —…

Horseshoe pitching got its start in Kansas. The first World Horseshoe Tournament happened 106 years ago in Bronson. The tournament is making its way back to Kansas — Topeka, to be exact — this year.Bronson…

It’s all about choices.The Allen Community College Theatre Department will perform the Greek tragedy “Antigone,” tonight, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center.The play takes place in the city of…

Roger Dean Weast, 58, died peacefully while surrounded by his family, Thursday, April 23, 2015, after a battle with leukemia. Visitation with the family will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday at Rolling…

What occurred in Baltimore Monday night was a dreadful social commentary. No valid excuse can be made for the violence, thefts and vandalism.However, its roots are deep in the past.Consider: Many of the young black…

Local officials may turn lemons into lemonade.The bad news: Senior Services of Southeast Kansas, Inc., has lost its building lease in Coffeyville, said Director Rosalind Scarbrough, resulting in organizational changes. Among them, hot meals delivered…

Kansas lawmakers say they don’t have the stomach to raise taxes. Kansans have been hit hard enough, they say. Before they vote to make more cuts to make budget, it would behoove legislators to visit…

The Allen County Community Foundation is looking for local heroes Saturday. The foundation will host “Allen County Gives,” on Saturday to help link local non-profits to donors. Allen County Gives is a countywide fund drive…

The annual tree sale will be hosted by Community Involvement Task Force this year from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Iola Plaza parking lot on North State Street.One gallon pots will be $10…