Month: February 2018

Jack and Jeanne McKarnin celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. They were married in Reno, Nev., in 1963. Jack grew up in southeast Kansas and Jeanne grew up in southern California. Jack…

The most frustrating thing about being young is an overbearing adult.If you don’t know what I’m talking about, look in the mirror.Whenever they get passionate, you sigh, and act as if they don’t have a…

A recent spell of dreary weather has slowed work to build a new entrance on the east side of the Bowlus Fine Arts Center.When the weather clears, the work quickens considerably.“It’s fun to go out…

Psalms 8:2 tells us: “From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.”That is occurring with the demonstrations and pleas from young…

LAHARPE — LaHarpe City Council members tabled a decision on acquiring a dog capable of detecting illegal drugs.Council members gathered for a special meeting Wednesday to discuss the matter.They encouraged Ashley Wright, the city’s new…

CARBONDALE — Iola High Fillies head coach Becky Carlson wasn’t sure if it was the barrage of postponements, or the approaching substate playoffs. But for whatever reason, Iola’s girls came out Friday cold as ice.…

One of the most terrible side effects of living in poverty is loneliness and isolation. These two things stem from a lack of funds to participate in activities or lack of transportation, from a feeling…

Pauline E. Bagby, 87, who formerly lived with her family in Iola, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.Pauline and her husband, Sterling, ran a string of moviehouses across Kansas and Missouri, eventually joining with the Bills…

Jefferson Elementary School students learned about space during their annual “Living History Day” Friday. Above, Brayden Griffith hands off his space helmet during a relay race. At right, Kase Doughty performs a space walk with…

CARBONDALE — Everything that went right for Iola High’s boys in the first half Friday went sour after intermission. The Mustangs rode a 25-16 lead into the break, but host Santa Fe Trail had a…