Month: November 2016

The calendar has yet to reach December, and it’s already looking a lot like Christmas in downtown Iola.A group of volunteers, spearheaded by Iolan Tracy Keagle, spent the better part of a weekend recently creating…

With a recent accident involving a school bus fresh on their minds, USD 257 board of education members approved the purchase of a software program that will help deal with such tragedies, among other things,…

Most everyone who professes to being a red-blooded American finds it abhorrent when a protester burns a U.S. flag.President-elect Donald Trump took advantage of the patriotic disdain this week to pledge he would make flag-burning…

From her first two buckets, which kept the Ponies’ varsity eighth-grade squad tied with Osawatomie early, until she fouled out with just 25 seconds left, Josie Plumlee was a thorn in the Trojans’ side while…

A $122,000 grant from the Goppert Foundation will go toward the purchase of equipment needed for a construction welding class at the Regional Rural Technology Center in LaHarpe.“Hats off to the Allen County Community Foundation…

James E. Anderson, 75, Carrollton, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. He was born March 31, 1941, in Humboldt, to Thomas and Bessie (Taylor) Anderson. Prior to moving to Texas, James was an…

Edward John Droessler, 75, Iola, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Medicalodge of Girard. Edward was born April 15, 1941, in Sunnyside, N.Y., to Charles and Margaret (Zielinger) Droessler. He spent his early life…

Irene Ermel, 105, Bronson, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Allen County Reginal Hospital.She was born Nov. 9, 1911, in Mapleton, the daughter of George Washington Howerton and Rebecca Hays Howerton. She married Ernest William…

Still smarting from the failed school bond issue of 2014, local school board members were hesitant Monday night to dip their toes into the waters of any substantial upgrades to existing structures.Any such effort “must…

Sean McReynolds, chief of Humboldt’s volunteer firefighters, thinks adding street-identification signs to overpasses on U.S. 169 would help make emergency response more efficient.“We get a lot of accident and grass fire calls that just say…