Month: May 2016

WICHITA — One could safely say that the 2016 track and field season did not go exactly according to plan for Joe Kline. On April 12, the Humboldt runner tumbled down at the finish line…

Much like the rest of the state, USD 257 has struggled in years past to attract children to its summer meals program. In fact, the state ranks 50th in the country in summer meals participation,…

WICHITA — Brett Holloway and Hadley Splechter were used to this. The Yates Center senior and freshman duo raced side-by-side around the oval, each making sure that they kept each other’s pace and stayed right…

Jared Froggatte, a detective with the Iola police department and veteran of the Army’s 25th Infantry and the National Guard’s 891st Engineer Battalion, provided the keynote address at Memorial Day services Monday at Iola’s Highland…

Virginia Ellen Larson, 75, Savonburg, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at her home surrounded by the family she loved. Virginia was born on Oct. 11, 1940, near Urbana, to parents Alfred and Ellen…

WICHITA — Anything else Ashleigh Nicholas could accomplish was gravy. The Iola freshman had made it. Nicholas came into the season with the goal of running at the Kansas State High School Track and Field…

An ominous cloud hangs over the Kansas Capitol today, after the state Supreme Court late Friday rejected changes in school funding the Republican-dominated Legislature made earlier this year. The justices ruled lawmakers failed to improve…

Todd Allan Williams, 52, passed away April 30, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla.  Todd was born June 30, 1963, in Great Bend, the son of Don and Judy (Wille) Williams. He graduated from Iola High School…

WICHITA — Austin Deer clutched his chest. He had actually done it, after all. The Marmaton Valley senior had his doubts if he would come away from state with any hardware after finishing eighth in…

Last August, more than 160 residents from across Allen County spelled out how they’d like to see their communities improve. Some of the wishes were taken care of in short order. Elsmore, for example, now…