Around Town

Ottawa Middle School and Ottawa High School hold a combined awards banquet and certificate ceremony each spring to honor the students at those schools who are in the top 5% of their class academically. Of…

Early May is the ideal time to put fertilizer on native hay meadows. Several years ago Woodson County Extension had a demonstration plot on a native hay meadow south of Yates Center. With over 15…

Mike Traw, IHS senior, has won an appointment to the Air Force Academy. ***** Picture: Emerson Lynn, Rotary Club immediate past president, and Keith King, president, are shown discussing the final details for the welcome…

Iolan Glen Cunningham, an engineer with the Chanute materials lab of the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), is celebrating 40 years with the department. Cunningham began working for KDOT in April 1980 with the regional…

Pastor Chase Riebel’s sermon during Sunday’s Colony Christian Church drive-in service centered on “True Life.” When Adam chose not to follow God by eating the fruit, he went from possessing life to progressively dying. We…

George H. Mack, 77, longtime Iola banker, died April 13 at Allen County Hospital. He and his wife, Lola, came to Iola in 1941 to work for Allen County Bank. He rose in that organization…

50 Years Ago Jerry Whitworth is the new manager of Trout’s. Whitworth has been in Iola since last month and took over active management of the store, which was purchased by Hale McGinty of Neosho,…

60 Years Ago What probably is to be Iola’s biggest track meet of all time will be April 26. An Iola Junior College promotion, the Iola Invitational Meet will host six Class AA or A…

Community National Bank & Trust (CNB&T) and Community National Foundation announced gifts totaling $30,000 to the food pantries in the communities served by the bank.   Jim Gilpin, president of the CNB&T-Iola banking center, delivered…

Crest Middle School seventh-grader Karlee Boots used an idle Monday afternoon to help her grandmother Pat Spencer clean the signature white fence at St. John’s Cemetery north of Gas. Spencer and the 13-year-old Boots hoped…