Local News

This is the third in a four-part series about the properties on Jackson Avenue sold to USD 257 to build a new science and technology building at the Iola High School campus.

 

A $300,000 question lingered over budget talks for Iola City Council members Wednesday.

Arvin Clemans with the United Methodist Church of Iola takes time to grill corn on a grill on Wednesday night at the group's monthly community gathering located at the pocket park on Jefferson Avenue.

Sports

Iola’s Elysia Kunkler has reached the USA TF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships, held in Sacramento, Calif., July 22 - 28. 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Adalberto Mondesi sat in a rolling chair stationed in front of his locker, motionless and quiet. As teammates occupied their time on cell phones, Mondesi stared toward the clubhouse TV. Highlights of the day’s opposing pitcher played on a loop, and as Mondesi’s eyes found the screen, there he was, ripping a double into the gap.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals are planning and expecting to extend the protective netting around Kauffman Stadium to better protect fans, perhaps as soon as this season.

State News

Three years ago, rancher and farmer Jay Young got intrigued by a YouTube video.

A man who was permanently banished from Kansas as a condition of his plea deal in a criminal case is seeking to return to the state with the help of an organization that says the punishment harkens back to “draconian penalties of Ancient Greece or the vigilante justice of the Old American West.”

Attorney General Derek Schmidt says the U.S. Supreme Court’s fall docket includes three Kansas cases.

National News

DETROIT (AP) — The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend.

WASHINGTON — State-backed hackers have attempted to infiltrate targets related to U.S. elections more than 700 times in the past year, furthering concerns about potential meddling in upcoming races, according to a blog posted Wednesday by Microsoft Corp.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

Opinion

Before his resignation last year, Greitens’ brief tenure as governor featured a strong tendency toward secrecy.

With Democrats planning a vote this week on a bill more than doubling the federal minimum wage, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has weighed in with a timely estimate of the potential benefits — and costs.

Over the course of the decade-long effort to expand Medicaid in Kansas, opponents have grasped at a number of gimmicks that impose barriers to providing health coverage to as many as 150,000 hardworking Kansans.

Ask the Register

Since he left Kansas to serve as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, former Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has kept a busy schedule while traveling the world. 

If all goes well, Iola’s Recreation Community Building at Riverside Park will be ready for the public by early summer.

A long-range master plan for USD 257 eventually could shift the Iola High School campus to the east side of Cottonwood Street, though that could be years away.

Community

30 Years Ago

LE ROY — Raffles for gift items valued altogether at about $10,000 will highlight another fundraiser to benefit local veterans.

HUMBOLDT — Eight members plus new members Ricky and Cheryle McVey attended the Tuesday South Logan FCE meeting at the Humboldt Public Library.

Obituaries

Debra Womelsdorf

Paula Young

William Clarence (Bill) Hawk, age 70, died Sunday, July 14, 2019, at the Veterans’ Home, Cameron, Mo. He was born March 2, 1949, in Iola, to George W. Hawk and Marjory (Bash) Hawk.

World News

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S.

Tracking data shows an oil tanker based in the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz drifted off into Iranian waters and stopped transmitting its location over two days ago, raising concerns today about its status amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S.

Think of the most radioactive landscapes on the planet and the names Chernobyl and Fukushima may come to mind.

Photos

The A Iola Indians earned a split against Garnett.

The 54th annual Little Oscars celebration — themed “An Evening on Broadway” — highlighted another banner year for the Iola High School Drama Department, and its two main productions, “She Kills Mon

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