Month: December 2015

If you thought 2015 was an election year, you’re forgiven. It was in March that Ted Cruz announced his bid for the Republican nomination. A full one year and eight months before the 2016 election.…

Which sports moments will you remember from the year 2015?Fans of the Patriots, Warriors, Blackhawks and — of course — Royals will all have their commemorative championship T-shirts to remind them how great of a…

Educators, parents and probably more than a few students entered the 2015-16 school year with some trepidation.For the first time in its history, USD 257 had done away with the traditional neighborhood school concept in…

Linda S. Knight, 62, Ottawa, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at Olathe Hospice House.Family will meet with friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa.Inurnment will be at a…

You have to love Maude Burns.An occasional letter writer to the Register, Maude has a knack for giving the skinny on politicians — Gov. Brownback is a favorite target — that finds favor with most…

Dear editor,So many people, no matter their age, make New Year’s resolutions to lead healthier lives. I would like to recommend the Iola Recreation Department’s Senior-cise class as one way to not only improve one’s…

Elmo Ellis Odaffer, 87, Parsons, who attended school in the Iola area as a young child, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at Northwest Medical Center of Bentonville in Bentonville, Ark.Funeral services will be at 10:30…

The Iola High basketball program last played Dec. 17 before going on winter break. But both the Mustangs and Fillies have their eyes set on their return to action starting Tuesday when they travel to…

Carol Burcham Patrick, 90, Auburn, N.Y., died peacefully on Dec. 20, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital in Syracuse after a short illness. Born in Iola, she grew up on a dairy farm where she explored…

Revenue from ambulance runs is expected to come within about $30,000 of meeting Allen County’s $1 million obligation to Iola for provision of countywide ambulance service.Terry Call, who does billing and tracks daily ambulance statistics,…