Month: March 2017

A measure to expand Medicaid coverage in Kansas will be laid on Gov. Sam Brownback’s desk.The bill, which drew bipartisan support in each house of the Legislature, passed its final test in the Senate on…

HUMBOLDT — March is National Women’s History Month. The 2017 theme honors women who have successfully challenged the traditional role of women in the workplace. Stacey Burton, 49, Humboldt, is a local woman who has…

Allen County commissioners were told Tuesday a new tower to hold antennas and other equipment at the rear of the 911 emergency services center might cost as much as $250,000.Tommy Lewis, project manager for Hayden…

Humboldt’s Rayce Hoepker joined a very exclusive list of basketball players when he was named to the 2017 Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game.The senior is just one of two players from Class 3A to…

Gaynell Fern Hobbs, 80, Iola, passed away on Friday, March 24, 2017 in Iola.She was born Sept. 16, 1936 in Oklahoma City, to Clyde and Agnes (Groseclose) Wooley.She grew up in Oklahoma City, and graduated…

Kaeden Vega, right, of the First Baptist Church team, dribbles the ball against defenders during Monday’s 1st-2nd grade practice. Games for the Youth Recreation Soccer League begin today at 5:30 p.m.

Richard Edward “Eddie” Tyler, 61, Iola, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, in Iola.Richard was one of 11 children born to Dave J. Tyler and Alma P. Tyler. He was born July 1, 1955 in…

Gerald “Deed” Stockebrand, 82, Yates Center, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.Deed was born July 10, 1934, in rural Yates Center, the son of Edward William and Edith Bessie…

Purple Monster. Green Slime. Apple pie. Blueberry-banana. Strawberry-banana. Berry-banana. Also, Green Monster and cranberry-orange. These are a few of the smoothies on offer to Iola middle- and high-schoolers this year, according to OPAA! food service…

A minor fight President Trump soon may face is whether horses in the United States will be eligible for slaughter in-country.Horse meat is a staple in many countries, and many American horses find their ways…