Month: February 2018

A person was taken into custody early this morning after reportedly firing a rifle several times into the air in downtown Iola.The person, whose name was not released, was apprehended by Iola police officers when…

Iola police officers are searching for a missing 14-year-old girl, last spotted riding her bicycle in downtown Humboldt Tuesday afternoon.Dakotah Cox, Iola, was last seen wearing wearing a black Bass Pro Shop hoodie, black pants,…

YATES CENTER — The Yates Center boys dished out a beating at home Tuesday night to start off Sub-State play, downing the Pleasanton Blu-Jays 78-39. The third-seeded Wildcats showed little mercy from the get-go, jumping…

The Kansas House took one step forward but several steps back, earlier this month, on gun reform.On Feb. 2, legislators voted to lower the age to carry a concealed firearm from 21 to 18. Local…

Karen Gilpin announced Tuesday morning she is a candidate for the vacancy on the Allen County commission created by Jim Talkington’s resignation on Feb. 20.Talkington’s successor will be selected by Republican precinct members in District…

One of the missions of Iola High School, Scott Crenshaw notes, is to prepare students for the future, regardless of whether it’s college, trade school or going straight into the workforce.One of the most effective…

Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., Kansas City, Mo., was the apparent low bidder on a $17 million project to reconstruct pavement along U.S. 169 in southern Allen County, the Kansas Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.The…

MOUND CITY — The fourth-seeded Humboldt girls were the best version of themselves Tuesday night in their 34-24 road win over fifth-seeded Jayhawk-Linn in the opening round of Sub-State. Defense and rebounding won the day…

Decker Booth Spillman, 85, of Iola, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at his home.He was born Sept. 26, 1932, in rural Kincaid to Dewey Edward and Wilma Anna (Decker) Spillman.He graduated from…

Allen County Commissioners Tom Williams and Jerry Daniels, with extensive backgrounds in law enforcement, advanced some thoughts on how local schools, and the courthouse itself, might be made safer.They talked of proactive and reactive measures.“I’ve…