The Iola High School FFA dairy cattle judging team won a state championship earlier this week in Manhattan. Team members, with instructor Amanda Strickler, from left, Casen Barker, Elka Billings, Jillian Keller and Brody Nemecek, will advance to the national competition in Indianapolis in October. Nemecek, fourth-highest individual, and Billings, ninth-highest, both were state medalists. COURTESY PHOTO
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