Month: August 2016

I got a call from a well-meaning Gas resident after we reported city council members voted to permit use of fireworks year-round. The person — gender isn’t important — wondered if that meant residents were…

The Red Devil volleyball team took its lumps last season on the way to a 9-23 overall record with a 1-8 Jayhawk Conference record, but with most of its young core coming back in 2016,…

A blessing of the configuration of downtown Iola is that it lends itself to public gatherings. The big shaded lawn plopped in the center of the square is especially conducive to functions.  If we were…

HUMBOLDT — “We are paying for moving from being a poor district to a rich district,” Kay Lewis, USD 258 superintendent of schools, said.  The change of fortune, oddly enough, is putting more of a…

LAHARPE — City cleanup efforts led to a series of extended discussions Wednesday about appropriate ways to tackle nuisance properties in town. The LaHarpe City Council’s regular monthly meeting had barely begun when the Council…

  Allen County commissioners denied Farm-City Days organizers permission to have a beer garden on the courthouse lawn during their annual event, Oct. 6-9. The temporary garden would have been at the foot of an…

GAS — Any kids here who have a stash of fireworks may shoot them off at their heart’s content whenever they want. Tuesday evening Gas council members revoked an ordinance that limits use of fireworks…

Robert John Percy passed away in Manhattan on Aug. 2, 2016, at the age of 94. He was born on a farm near Carlyle on Sept. 7, 1921, the oldest of six sons to Mack…

When local school board officials received the budget for the upcoming school year Monday night they saw in stark relief the difference between being born with a silver spoon in your mouth — and not.…

The Allen Community College men’s soccer program finished last season with a 5-13 record and 2-8 mark in Jayhawk Conference play, but that doesn’t stop the Red Devils from setting their goals high and aiming…