Month: March 2020

The new coronavirus has challenged our nation on many fronts, from hospital preparedness to relearning the basics of personal hygiene. But one of the perhaps unexpected challenges has been the burden that it places upon…

Several controlled burns were conducted by farmers across the area Saturday and Sunday. State officials have asked farmers to cut back on outdoor burning because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Symptoms of the virus include…

Carl L. Webb, age 94, of Iola, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 26, 2020.  Carl was born to Ernest and Bertha (Larkey) Webb on Dec. 31, 1926, in Iola. He…

Howard “Carl” Francis, age 87, Blue Mound, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020. He was born on May 7, 1932 in Blue Mound, the son of Lonnie and Vesta Hopewell Francis.  He graduated from…

Lewis B. Simpson, age 66, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2020, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.  Lewis was born May 13, 1954 to William L. Simpson and Melba (Burris) Shields in Iola.…

Dear Carolyn: So I have come to the sad conclusion that my aunt hates me, and there is nothing I can do about it. I went to live with my grandmother, her mom, after losing…

Kansas residents will be asked to stay home starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday. Gov. Laura Kelly issued the stay-at-home order at a news conference Saturday. She said residents are encouraged to stay home unless getting…

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is determined to ease coronavirus restrictions on most Americans by the Easter holiday — auspicious timing for his evangelical base and business allies but a worrisome deadline for public health…

Are you looking to mix things up on your lunch break? Well head over to Sharla Miller’s new Farm Bureau Financial Services office at 208 S. Washington for a chance at the charity stripe to…

On Thursday, Region VI announced its All-Region team for the 2019-20 men’s basketball season. Allen Community College’s Malik Hardom received first-team honors.  In his sophomore season for the Red Devils, Hardmon finished second in the…