Month: August 2016

Heartland Meadows opened its doors to the public for the first time Wednesday. Settled on a lush patch of farmland at the corner of Oregon Road and U.S. 169, the residential facility is designed to…

Galen Tecumpseh Watts, 63, Emporia, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at Newman Regional Health, Emporia. Galen was born on July 26, 1953, in Eureka, the son of Norman P. and Mary Pauline Grider Watts. Survivors…

Martha Ellen Edgecomb, 92, Garnett, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at Golden Heights. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Old German Baptist Church in Westphalia, with burial to follow in Bethel…

  Carl D. Abbe, 71, Iola, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at Medicalodge of Girard. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Iola Cemetery on the west edge of town. Feuerborn Family…

Iola Fire Chief Tim Thyer told Allen County commissioners Tuesday countywide ambulance is short-handed based on eight-person shifts and that he would prefer a return to nine on duty. At one time shifts had 10…

A celebration of law enforcement is planned for Saturday at Iola’s Riverside Park. The Support the Blue Concert in the Park kicks off at 5 p.m. with an assortment of food, games, inflatable attractions for…

On the ballot for the Nov. 8 general election will be the name of Chris Johnston, a Democrat from rural Ottawa who earlier this year had filed to run for the state Senate, representing our…

Just as we recently lost the last of the living World War I vets, time will remove, perhaps in the turn of another generation, the last of the women who taught in a one-room schoolhouse. …

Jeff Fehr worked it out when he got back. “We went through seven countries on three tanks of gas.” France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland. “Everything’s so close,” he explained. “Going to the…

Editor note: This is the first half of a story written by summer intern Jason Tidd about how Iola High School has changed its class schedule format. When Iola High School students and teachers return…