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Head coach Chris Belknap admits he may not appear to be a tennis wiz,  but the Fillies tennis team has made massive improvements under his coaching since practice began Aug. 9.  “I think I shocked…

CHANUTE — The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism is offering a hunter education class at Chanute’s Elks Lake Aug. 30 and 31. The class is free, but students must attend all sessions, and…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend’s…

The 69th annual Lindsey-King reunion was held in Iola’s Riverside Park June 15. Attending were Fred and Cindy Littlepage, Makenna Shipp and Macey Shipp, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; Kourtnie Littlepage, Springfield, Mo.; Randy and Cyndy Hughey,…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — New federal data shows drug overdose deaths declining nationally for the first time in decades — but continuing to rise in Kansas and Missouri. Health officials have hailed the Centers for…

50 Years Ago July 1969 Leo H. Burger, legendary Iola High School and junior college coach and teacher, died last night of a heart attack while fishing. Burger coached the only two league championship teams…

Martín Maldonado celebrated Father’s Day by wearing a blue necktie on his chest protector and had three hits to lift the Kansas City Royals over the Minnesota Twins 8-6 on Sunday. Maldonado had several names…

WASHINGTON — Both chambers are moving to reverse tax law changes that unintentionally subjected investment earnings of low-income children to the same tax rates paid by wealthier households. The House, which under the Constitution must…

The Big Train 14U baseball team continued its streak of placing first or second in every tournament by winning the 3&2 Slugfest in Shawnee last weekend.  Their record sits at 13-2 after three tournaments.  Boys…

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Royals snapped a four-game losing slide, avoided being swept in a three-game series and slayed the left-handed dragon of the Angels’ pitching staff who had dominated them whenever he took the…