A look back in time


February 29, 2024 - 2:45 PM

Twenty-five years ago


Humboldt High School won the Kansas Scholastic Press Association Regional Contest at Pittsburg State University on Wednesday. More than 200 journalists from 15 3A and 4A southeast Kansas high schools participated in the event.


Mark Parkinson, new state chairman of the Republican Party, spoke to members of the Allen County Republican Women’s organization.


A field of harvested cotton in southern Anderson County looks similar to Kansas ground after a light snow fall. The field, owned by Kincaid farmer Garry Holloway, is the first large-scale cotton crop grown in the area.


Iola High School students took first place at the Tests of Engineering, Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) regional competition Friday at Pittsburg State University. The competition, which dealt with such topics as nuclear power generation, windmill design, roller coaster design and planning, swimming pool design, chemical pollution and ground water hydrology, was open to high schools from across the state. IHS students competing were Justin Ohmie, Matt Williams, Ryan Garrett, Josh Howard, Amanda Titel, Nina Jabold, Kim Tholen and Eric Wolfe. Their instructor is Colette Jacobs. A number of local residents and businesses sponsored the team by supplying T-shirts, monetary support or mentoring.


Community spirit hit high gear this morning as Iola High’s Fillies basketball squad attended a pep rally before a caravan of students, parents and other supporters headed to Salina for the Class 4A State Tournament. Three members of the team, juniors Molly Lonergan and Jen Roe, and senior Jannell Kinzle, were named to the All-Southeast Kansas League first team by area coaches on Monday.