Around Town

Iolan Bryan Miller graduated with a doctorate  of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, on Feb. 28. He is the son of Jay and Karen Miller.

25 Years Ago McKinley Elementary School fifth-graders and several city officials were present at Tuesday’s opening of Cofachique Park. The students named the park in honor of the first county seat, a small pro-slavery community…

A local church isn’t letting the coronavirus pandemic stop them from having a service, even while practicing “social distancing. Wesley United Methodist Church will offer “Parkin’, Preachin’ & Prayin.’” Sunday worship will be a “drive-in”…

35 Years Ago March 1985 Robert Merrill, renowned baritone, will sing in concert with the Wichita Symphony March 17 at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center. ***** Workers at the Allen County courthouse were evacuated yesterday…

Lauren Shinn of Uniontown was awarded a PSU Alumni Legacy License Plate Scholarship to attend Pittsburg State University.  Shinn plans to major in nursing.  She is the daughter of Kevin and Diana Shinn of Uniontown. 

60 Years Ago As heavy wet snow continues, county agent Tom Maxwell said tomorrow is considered to be the last possible day to plant oats. Maxwell knows of no one who has been able to…

Colony Christian Church didn’t have a “normal” church service, so Pastor Chase Riebel gave the Communion Meditation. God calls us to gather together as believers, and to remember the sacrifice he made for us. We…

J.C. Penney, president of the nationwide retail organization which bears his name, spent about an hour in Iola yesterday, visiting with Merle Main, manager of the local store. ***** Dr. H.L. Bumgardner of Emporia announced…

Notices Services at Carlyle’s Presbyterian Church have been canceled for Sunday and again March 29. A community conversation with Thrive Allen County scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled. Miscellaneous The Carlyle Ladies Country Club met…

After 35 years in business in Iola, Bill and Eunice Moore have sold Moore’s Auto Supply to Larry Bell of Yates Center. ***** The IHS forensics team made it five straight tournament victories Saturday when…