Month: October 2016

An overturned truck spilled thousands of pounds of canned pineapple products north of Iola Sunday morning.The driver, Raymond Jackson, 61, out of Kentucky, was northbound on U.S. 169, about two miles north of town when…

If Gov. Sam Brownback were on this year’s ballot, he may have had a tougher time getting re-elected.A recent survey put Brownback’s favorability rating at 19 percent — the lowest of any sitting governor in…

EMPORIA — Humboldt’s special volleyball season came to an end on Friday, but if it had to end, the state tournament in Emporia was the place coach Terry Meadows’ team wanted it to happen.“The girls…

WAMEGO — Some days, a cross country runner can “own” or “defeat” a particular course, Iola   coach Marv Smith said. On Saturday, “the Wamego course defeated us,” the long-time coach said.Iola’s runners, battling steep hills,…

LAWRENCE — After missing out on a state medal by just one spot last season, Humboldt senior Joe Kline came into his final cross country season with a clear goal of cracking the top-20 at…

WAMEGO — A historic day on the cross country course was of little solace to Yates Center High’s Hadley Splechter Saturday.Splechter took second in the boys Class 2A State Cross Country Meet to lead a…

Dear editor,This letter is to inform the reader that I support Allen County Sheriff Byran Murphy and his department and how it has evolved over his current administration.Sheriff Murphy has always communicated and shown support…

The Iola Police Department and Kiwanis Club were hoping to have an even bigger crowd than they had at the first Boo Bash last year. Little did they know it would take only 45 minutes…

Max V. Snodgrass of Iola died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Windsor Place in Iola. He was born Nov. 16, 1929, in Isabel, Kan., to Leslie R. and Lillie L. (Lefever) Snodgrass. He moved with…

The statewide campaign to discredit Appellate and Supreme courts justices is rife with misrepresentations, Iola Rotarians learned Thursday. Donald Noland, a retired judge, and Bob Tomassi, a retired attorney, helped explain the contoversy. Noland served…