Month: March 2017

Thomas A. Warren, 92, Iola, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Iola.Tom was born Nov. 22,1924, in Garnett, to D. O. and Ethel (Britton) Warren as the second of four boys. He grew up…

A group has been formed to tackle the issue of empty buildings in Iola. Although the group has no formal name, members include City Administrator Sid Fleming, Thrive Program Director Damaris Kunkler, Barbara Anderson from…

On Wednesday, Gov. Sam Brownback vetoed the Kansas Legislature’s decision to expand Medicaid, despite the fact that it passed overwhelmingly in both houses; despite the fact that 82 percent of Kansans favor it.Earlier this month,…

The Charley Melvin Mad Bomber Run For Your Life, a staple of Iola’s summers since 2009, is no more.Nobody stepped forward to take over the annual fun run and related activities after Thrive Allen County…

Dear editor,I think that some major business and political mistakes have been made. First off, people, organizations, and politicians have gotten involved in business where they don’t belong. By no means can anyone in business…

Don Meats isn’t a military veteran, but few have more passion for veterans and what they sacrificed for family, friends and country.Thursday he apprised Iola Rotarians of the Southern Coffey County schools honor flights, which…

Jeff Cokely, executive director of Your Community Foundation since 2015, has resigned.Cokely submitted his resignation Monday to YCF’s Board of Directors.Cokely declined to comment on his resignation, as did Gary McIntosh, president of the foundation’s…

Briana Ames, 19, was awarded the “ACCC Endowment Association Above and Beyond Award of Excellence,” March 25, during the Red Scholarship Gala. Ames, a chemistry student from Humboldt, worked diligently to prepare for the gala…

WAVERLY — The tables were turned on the Marmaton Valley softball Thursday in Waverly.After thumping Altoona-Midway earlier this week in their season opener, the Wildcats struggled in their second outing of the year. The Lebo/Waverly…

My old Ranger shook ever so slightly as the object, with a ring of amber lights on its circular edge, cut through the dark sky and came near.I had been in Iola for a meeting…