Month: August 2016

In its brief existence, Iola’s Humanity House has already gone a long way toward improving the material circumstances of the area’s neediest residents. Beginning in September the organization, led by Georgia Masterson and Tracy Keagle,…

Dear editor, Must “growing the Farm-City Day Fall Festival into a premier event in SEK” depend on an outdoor beer joint? Isn’t drinking in public illegal? And what about the kids attending Farm-City Days? Of…

Law enforcement supporters of all stripes gathered at Iola’s Riverside Park Saturday to “Support The Blue.” A free concert and hot dog feed were highlights as citizens from across the county milled about the park.…

If you want change, you have to try something new. So by all accounts, Gov. Sam Brownback is hunky-dory with the state of affairs in Kansas because he sees no reason to change his course.…

Dear editor, Your editorial in the Aug. 13 Iola Register concerning the Confederate flag seems to indicate that either, (A) you were asleep or cutting classes during the Civil War lectures in American History, or…

In 1972 during a happenstance conversation, Martha Mitchell told Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward she thought presidents should be elected for seven years with no chance for a second term. Her rationale was presidents then…

Visitation for Richard Lloyd Ballard, 72, Lawrence, will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Richard died Aug. 14, 2016, in Lawrence.    He was born on April 3, 1944, the son…

Former Illinois resident Robert (Bob) Charles Mundt, 88, died July 9, 2016, at his home with his wife and family by his side in Iola. At the family’s request, no service will be held. Bob…

Billy Edward Culp, 76, Petrolia, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Kansas City, Kan., after a three-year battle with cancer. Bill was born on Jan. 5, 1940 in Kansas City, Kan., the son of…

Jarred Latta couldn’t have possibly imagined a better summer. The 2012 Iola High graduate spent most of his summer working for the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Triple-A affiliate for the defending World Series Champion Kansas…