Month: August 2017

New Iola Middle School assistant principal Matt Baumwart not only relocated to USD 257, but this is also his first year as an administrator.Baumwart, a Neodesha native, earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from…

For the second time in six years, Matt Hunziker’s life has been uprooted.Hunziker, 49, who grew up in Iola before moving to Joplin and later Rockport, Texas, was among the thousands displaced by Hurricane Harvey.“I…

Opportunities abounded for the Allen Community College women’s soccer team to pick up their third win of the season but none of them were grabbed as the Lady Devils fell late to Ottawa JV 1-0.Despite…

The Marmaton Valley volleyball team competed in its second tournament of the season on Tuesday. The Lady Wildcats (4-3) traveled to Hartford and went 2-1 to beat the host and Crest in two sets while…

The Allen Community College (0-6) volleyball team knew it had an uphill climb in the  first conference match of the season, hosting one of the top teams in the Jayhawk Conference in the Coffeyville Ravens.…

The Allen County Community College men’s soccer team came into Wednesday’s match versus Ottawa JV with just two goals scored in three games, none of those being wins. The Red Devils more than tripled that…

New USD 257 band teacher Ranie Wahlmeier has entered Iola with her first career position. The Burlington native and K-State graduate directs both the middle school and high school bands for the district. “I wasn’t…

Among Iola Middle School’s many classrooms, there is one with 10 students at most. New special education teacher Rhonda Foster is a fresh face on the staff. Not only is Foster new to IMS, but…

Sophie Whitney is gearing up for the field trip of a lifetime.Whitney, entering her senior year of high school, will travel this weekend to northern Italy, where she’ll spend the next nine months as a…

Allen County commissioners will rely on recommendations from the newly formed economic development committee, including whether to approve loans or give outright grants in financial support to those so asking.While some aspects of the process…