Month: June 2016

The verdict was handed down emphatically Wednesday afternoon. Judge Thomas Saxton — a courtroom mainstay for more than a generation — will be missed. Saxton is retiring this week, putting an end to his 27-year…

Seahorse coach Chelsea Lea is pleased with how her team has improved since its season began just under a month ago. “I’ve been really impressed,” Lea said. “Each meet our swimmers have improved (his or…

Larry DePoe, 74, Lone Elm, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at his home.   Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Kincaid-Selma United Methodist Church, Kincaid. Burial will follow in Lone Elm…

Dixie Lee (Shultz) Vincent, 73, Chanute, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Dixie was born on April 9, 1943 in Chanute, the daughter of George and Clara (Ogden) Shultz. In 1962…

Dear editor, “The evening began with a presentation of a plaque to Wicoff … for its support of Tobacco 21 and its efforts to curb teen smoking.” That is the last line in a multi-column…

Dear editor, I would like to address three items with you. 1. Tobacco 21 — It is my firm belief that the complaint by the merchant to Mr. Talkington was based only on the merchants’…

Iola City Council members remain in a wait-and-see mode to learn if negotiations between Iola and Gas will allow for Iola to increase the price of the water it sells to Gas. The 30-year pact…

CLOVIS, Calif. — Ricardo Banuelos didn’t get much of a break this offseason before he competed in one of the biggest races of his career in Clovis, Calif. The Allen Community College runner qualified in…

In the summer of 2007, when rains draped a blanket of water over most of Allen County, the buildings at the fairgrounds in Riverside Park were among those hardest hit.  On Tuesday, representatives from the…

Bernard Smith Bernard Robert Smith, Richmond, Texas, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016. Bernard was born in Iola, April 16, 1935, to Albert and Mary Smith. He was employed with Honeywell, Inc. for many years.…