Month: May 2015

Statistical realities — declining membership and increasing expenses — have led to a change for congregants of Iola’s United Methodist churches, Calvary, Wesley and Trinity. Beginning July 1 the churches will be together in a…

As assistant director at ANW Co-op Kathy Robertson sees firsthand the missing links between funding and special education. There are many trails to follow. Most notably, cuts in staff and services to help save districts…

PRATT — Yates Center High’s softball team saw its season come to an end Thursday, via a 6-1 loss to McLouth in the opening round of the Class 2-1A State Tournament.The Wildcats were done in…

MANHATTAN — A state baseball title wasn’t in the cards for Humboldt High’s baseball team this season. The Cubs lost 10-0 to Wellsville in first round action of the Class 3A State Baseball Tournament.There were…

TOPEKA — Rain washed out many of the state baseball and softball tournaments for Kansas high schools including Iola’s baseball and Humboldt’s softball teams.Iola was scheduled to play its first game against Baxter Springs in…

Judith C. Thompson, 70, of rural Iola, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, surrounded by her family at home.Judy was born Oct. 14, 1944, in Stillwater, Okla., the daughter of Bernard and Elenor (Longan) Ritter.…

Two Iola pastors whose tenures will end in June had tribulations associated with their arrivals.Trudy Kenyon Anderson took reins at Wesley United Methodist in 2006. Within a year she dealt with members who were affected…

Getting old can sometimes have a unique set of problems, including loneliness and depression.A new program at Allen County Regional Hospital is designed to address those concerns. Called Senior Life Services, the program will offer…

WICHITA — Iola High’s Emery Driskel is assured of a medal, by a slimmest of margins, in her final competition at the state track meet today.Driskel’s time in the girls Class 4A 100-meter high hurdles…

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to sit down with an energetic, optimistic, and dare I say charismatic young man.My, did that shot of adrenaline feel good. And he’s even in politics — which…