Month: June 2015

Customers shouldn’t notice many, or any, changes at Iola Office Supply, now under new ownership.McCarty’s Iola Office Supply will have the same hours, same phone number and stay in the same spot on the west…

Of all the bold legal decisions of late none is more so than by Judge Larry Hendricks of Shawnee County District Court in Topeka.Last week Judge Hendricks ruled a temporary stay of action on Senate…

Last week, Osawatomie State Hospital stopped admitting new patients.The hospital lacks adequate space and personnel to handle any more. The freeze puts the burden on local resources — community mental health centers, hospitals and jails…

Ray Maloney narrated the tale of how he successfully took an idea and turned it into a thriving business Friday morning at See, Hear Iola.Maloney owns Ray’s Metal Depot in LaHarpe.While attending Iola High School…

Walk through most any Iola neighborhood and you’ll invariably find a “for sale” sign, perhaps a vacant house or two.As of Friday, a master list of homes for sale in Iola listed 51.So, is there…

Mable Ellen Scoville, 100, formerly of Iola, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015, at St. Mary’s Manor in Lee’s Summit, Mo.Mable was born Sept. 11, 1914, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Clarence J. and…

Baseball has been a big part of Iola’s history — especially in recent memory. Iola High’s Mustangs took second at the Class 4A-II State Baseball Tournament in 2012, just eight years after the introduction of…

I shuffled into the Roswell, N.M., mall a few day ago to watch my granddaughters — Alayna and Emma Johnson and Olivia Lee — get second piercings in their ears. It’s the thing to do,…

Farming is an integral part of Allen County’s economy and its compelling presence is never more evident than at this time of year.Local farmers are harvesting wheat, planting soybeans and putting up hay. And, just…

In the years before Velma Ensminger died, her husband, Dave, used to carry her from room to room. The pair shared a winding, single-story ranch house on a large farm near Moran. Dave was already…