NEWS

Three to face murder charges in Cook’s death

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First-degree murder charges remain intact for Joshua Knapp, Rhonda Jackson and James Myers, for the 2016 killing of Iolan Shawn CookAt the conclusion of a two-day preliminary hearing Wednesday, Allen County Magistrate Judge Tod Davis agreed with prosecutors, that evidence was... [More]

Race Across America stops in Iola

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Rotarians  from Iola greeted Tulsa Rotarian Bob MacKenzie, Wednesday, as he and fellow bicyclist Steve Schoonover, Salt Lake City, Utah, swapped positions during the Allen County section of the 36th Annual Race Across America.The riders began in Oceanside, Calif., Saturday, ... [More]

Repeat after me

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Elza Clift, left, and Emilia Wilkerson participate in a mirroring exercise this morning as part of the Children’s Summer Theater Workshop. Thirty-six youths in grades 3-8 are working on basic theater techniques this week before writing and rehearsing a series of plays for... [More]

Details of Iolan’s homicide emerge as hearing begins

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The circumstances surrounding the March 2016 killing of Iolan Shawn Cook were revealed in frequently graphic testimony Tuesday in an Allen County courtroom.A series of witnesses spoke about the events leading up to, during and following Cook’s March 13, 2016, death. Charged... [More]

Salmonella linked to hobby farms

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Forty-seven states have been affected by a recent outbreak of salmonella infections linked to live poultry. Reports of outbreaks invoving several types of the disease began January 4. By mid-May 71 people had been hospitalized out of 379 cases reported nationwide, according to... [More]

Commission considers night move

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Allen County commissioners will gauge public interest in evening meetings, also whether having some of those sessions on the road would find favor.A constituent proposed evening meetings to give the public better opportunities to hear first hand what commissioners discuss and... [More]

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SPORTS

Neosho County sweeps Yates Center

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YATES CENTER — Neosho County has had its share of growing pains this season as it competes as an American Legion Triple-A team despite being an extremely young group.On Wednesday, they had a chance to smile though when they rolled to a sweep of Yates Center by beating the... [More]

Fillies sweep Comets

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The Fillies played their final home games of the Summer League season on Wednesday at Riverside Park and swept Chanute.Iola won the first game 6-5 and cruised to 16-6 win in game two. The Fillies’ summer season wraps up next Wednesday in the Chanute Tournament, where they... [More]

Big Train takes third

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The Big Train, 12-and-under AA team,  went 3-1 and took third this past weekend at the MSP Fathers’ Day Classic in Shawnee. Back row, left to right, Trey Sommer, Maddox Johnson, Carter Hutton, Gavin Page and Aiden Johnson; front, Ethan Godderz, Eli Adams, Brandon McKarnin... [More]

REMEMBER THE TITANS: Senior class fuels Titans’ tremendous expectations

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This is the first installment of a six-part series of columns that will look ahead to the upcoming year of high school sports for our six area schools. Up first is the Southern Coffey County Titans.Southern Coffey County appears poised for a big year. In every sport, the Titans... [More]

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OPINIONS

Additional thoughts on new elementary school

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In the months ahead discussions will focus often — in meetings and over the back fence — on what USD 257 will do to give students better opportunities in the classroom.One of those casual stabs at commentary led to a suggestion that merits consideration.The nut: Acquire,... [More]

School improvements proposal moves forward

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Before too many months, USD 257 board members are likely to ask voters to approve a bond issue to make improvements to local schools. The composition of the issue  is little more than a number of suggestions today; no firm proposal has caught fire with members of a citizens... [More]

Good local causes always touch public

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Give local folks a good cause and they respond in droves.That occurred Saturday when LaHarpe VFW Auxiliary and Iola American Legion members set up shop with a bake sale outside Walmart. The goal was to raise $1,000 to purchase metal markers for veterans graves in the military... [More]

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