Around Town

Larry Wittmer gave the Communion Meditation over Isaiah 53.  This passage contains a prophesy written 700 years before the birth of Jesus. God had every detail planned out. We aren’t here by accident. God is…

Chassis Hoepker, Iola, and Jason Wendland, Yates Center, are recent graduates from Kansas State University following the completion of the 2020 fall semester. Hoepker received a bachelor of science in education and graduated magna cum…

Veteran Iola oilman Mack C. Colt died at the age of 83. A graduate of Yale University in 1930 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Colt didn’t appear headed for life in the Kansas oil…

By mid-1986, an area in the Klein Tools plant near Moran will house a new manufacturer of adjustable wrenches. Jim Cloud, formerly head of the Klein engineering department, will manage the new plant. Cloud is…

WICHITA, Kan. — Area students were among more than 3,500 announced by Wichita State University on the dean’s honor roll for fall 2020.  To be included on the dean’s honor roll, a student must be…

The stretch of winter after the holidays can turn into a drag, especially with the frigid winter weather we’ve had these past weeks. That’s why the Iola Area Chamber wanted to shake things up and…

The Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Commission received notification that $2,685,745 in grant funds have been awarded to region communities from the Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant funds.  These funds will provide assistance…

Wings of Warriors  handed out 34 gift cards between Nov. 12 and Feb. 11 to help defray expenses for those battling cancer, club members were told at their Feb. 11 meeting. That’s common. But this…

Jericho Campbell, 19 months, got a kick out of his first sled ride at Riverside Park. Meanwhile, a snowy battle led to a surprise attack on Brooklyn Hopkins, left, as she is bombarded by Lleylie…