Around Town

City commissioners instructed Paul Bush, city engineer, to prepare plans for the grading and beautifying the triangular plots of land bordering the new “S” curve on Highway 54. Ross Arbuckle, mayor, said the little parks…

Iola High School has released its honor rolls for the third semester. All A’s:  Seniors: Lorie Carpenter, Audrey Coltrane, Hannah Gardner, Riley Jay, Henry Lohman, Logan Preston, Sidney Shelby, Fayth Simpson, Dillon Slaven, Haley Smith,…

Iola will sponsor a Community Development Grant application for Tramec Corporation for a low-interest  $200,000 loan for product development. Tramec was established in late 1990 with the merger of three companies, Hose America, Trade America…

Iola Middle School has announced its third-quarter honor rolls for the 2020-21 school year. Principal’s Honor Roll (4.0 GPA) Eighth grade Elza Clift, Kaysin Crusinbery, Reese Curry, Alejandro Escalante, Mariah Jelinek, Maleigha Molina, Kinsey Schinstock,…

Allen Community College sophomore basketball player Shaikim Jenks was crowned 2021 Red Devil Homecoming King Wednesday. Iolan Chloe Hageman, a member of the dance squad, was crowned Homecoming Queen. The coronation occurred at halftime of…

The East Central Kansas Model T Ford Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, in Kelly Hall at Kelly Park at the Coffey County Fairgrounds located on the south side of Burlington. …

Larry Wittmer gave our Communion Meditation this week. It seems like God’s will for our lives is a mystery. We must remember to resolve these issues with prayer and patience, and make sure that our…

Gary and Janice Parker of rural LaHarpe are one of six Kansas farm couples chosen this year as master farmers and master homemakers by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and the Extension Service at Kansas…

Iola High School’s FFA chapter had a successful haul with a virtual Ag Sales and Dairy Cattle contest March 9. The ag sales team took home third overall, consisting of members Lorie Carpenter, who took…

Stalnaker Construction was low bidder at $6,900 for the construction of two concession stands and a set of public restrooms at Riverside Park. A concession stand, storage room and public restrooms will be built behind…