Around Town

COLONY — The Koons Feed and Produce store here was completely destroyed last night in the second disastrous fire which has struck Colony during the last 10 days. For a time the entire business district…

LAWRENCE — Area students earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2020 semester at the University of Kansas. They are: Kari Shadden, Elsmore, School of the Arts; Noah Johnson, Humboldt, College of Liberal Arts &…

Many people believe that memory loss and aging go hand-in-hand.  That would assume that as a person gets older his or her memory begins to fail. While some change may be expected as you age,…

The monthly meeting of the Prairie Dell 4-H Club was held Feb. 1 via Zoom. “Teacher” and “veterinarian” were some of the answers for the roll call,  “What you want to be when you grow…

Wesley United Methodist Church’s monthly commodities distribution effort has been pushed back a week to Feb. 22 because of wintry weather. The commodities will be handed out starting at 4:30 p.m. Food pick-up will be…

30 Years Ago Iola dairyman Ivan Strickler spoke Friday at a Dairy Day gathering at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Strickler said only Australia and New Zealand can produce dairy products as efficiently as…

50 Years Ago Rick Russell, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Russell, Jr., became an Eagle Scout in ceremonies during services at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. Ralph Freeman, Iola Scout leader, presided.  ***** Bob Dunlap…

HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Buster Keaton, 70, the baggy-pants comedian of the silent screen, died today. A spokesman said he succumbed to lung cancer at his home in suburban Woodland Hill. His wife of about 25…

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) District 1 Conference took place on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at Marmaton Valley High School.  Due to pandemic restrictions for some school districts, Girard High School and Marmaton…

Virgil Ingroum was presented a Certificate of Merit by the American Red Cross in recognition of applying first aid to Dave Hansen of Moran when Hansen suffered a severed artery in his neck in a…