50 Years Ago
Marilyn Sutton, Cheryl Stiles, and Jacki Staley won three first places and one second place in the cheerleaders clinic held at Rock Springs Ranch, near Junction City, July 30-Aug. 3. This is the first time that the Iola Senior High cheerleaders have won any mention in the clinic. They also brought home the honorary spirit stick.
Harmon Helman, Jerry Guatney and Lorraine Cleaver are pleased with a 75-pound yellow catfish they caught on the Neosho River northwest of Iola last Thursday night. The flathead is the largest caught in Kansas this year and is only 12 pounds off the state record for yellow cats.
The Iola Jaycee Jaynes all-star girls softball team won the championship of the double elimination district tournament at Garnett last night. Winning the tourney boosted Iola to the state tournament which starts at Clay Center today. The Iola team going to state will be made up of Dee Ann Paxton, Terese Yetzbacher, Paula Boyd, Debbie Sicka, Debbie Rourk, Mary Ellen Bradfield, Nancy Womack, Lou Ann Lind, Penny Northway, Linda Redfearn, Nancy Sutton, Susan Murphy and Mary Beth Rosacker. They will be joined by two girls from Garnett, Ruth Brummel and Cindy Bowen. Coaches of the team are Glen Thompson, Calvin Sutton and Doyle Bradfield.