Month: February 2019

Ask most Iolans about Tom Bowlus, and they?ll point to his most visible gift to the community: The Bowlus Fine Arts and Cultural Center. Fewer know of the Bowlus family?s fingerprints on Iola?s history that…

There are times when a small-town reporter, reviewing a local theatrical event, is obligated, out of kindness, to fudge the truth, to conceal from the reading public the production?s major blemishes and emphasize instead what…

Dear editor, The comment was made that we were probably going to be in a recession yet this year. I think it looks like a depression now in southeastern Kansas. Look at all the businesses…

No one could have predicted when Lori Lightfoot announced her plans to run for mayor in May 2018 she would emerge as a front-runner on election night. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle? Probably. William…

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Out my window at Huntington Ingalls Industries, I can see the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier ever built. She is the eighth United States naval vessel to bear that…

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un collapsed today after the two sides failed to bridge a standoff over U.S. sanctions on the reclusive nation, a dispiriting…

MORAN — The Marmaton Masonic Lodge is hosting a fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Chili and vegetable soup will be served at the Moran Senior/Community Center.

The Allen Community College Music Department will present a concert, “Distant Times and Faraway Places,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Bowlus Fine Arts Center’s Creitz Recital Hall. The concert will feature Allen’s jazz band,…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The nation’s farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and export markets hit by President Donald Trump’s tariffs, with a key government program showing the…

The University of Kansas is seeking more than $1 million in restitution from former Adidas executive Jim Gatto, claiming the school has suffered financial harm as a “victim of Mr. Gatto’s and his co-conspirators crimes”…