Tag: community

I got the call on a Tuesday that my COVID-19 test came back positive, and my mind raced to two places: my kids and my heart. My kids because I feared they, too, were infected.…

If I could have a private audience with President Donald Trump I’d tell him to hit me with the truth. Every time. On Thursday, the president said the reason he has been minimizing the seriousness…

With a full rebuild of U.S. 54 through much of Iola coming down the pike, city officials are hoping to get input from those most affected by such a project. An open house is planned…

Dear Carolyn: I’m afraid my -16-year-old daughter is missing out on the best parts of her youth. She’s a good kid, gets good grades, but doesn’t seem to have any friends, doesn’t date, doesn’t go…

Carlyle Presbyterian Church Pastor Steve Traw discussed “The 1,000 Years” — taken from Revelation 20 — during Sunday’s service. The Scripture says that at the end of 1,000 years of Christ’s reign there will be…

The concept of “shrinking smart” is accepting that as a rural community we’re probably not going to reverse a 100-year trend of losing population. At best, we may be able to stabilize. Either way, it…

SAVONBURG — “One person pullin’ on the rope don’t really do much,” as one resident put it, and so the concerned people of Savonburg are pulling together. Some of the town’s most involved citizens gathered…

The families of Herbert and Leola Laude hosted the 13th bi-annual reunion on Saturday. Thirty-seven attended the reunion, which was in the Commons Area at the Yates Center High School. A bountiful potluck dinner at…

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Carlyle Presbyterian Church Pastor Steve Traw’s message Sunday was “Forerunner” taken from John 1:6-8, 19-34.     Pianist Rita Sanders played “Peace like a River — Glorious Medley” for the prelude and “The Way that…