NEWS

Churches truly united

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Statistical realities — declining membership and increasing expenses — have led to a change for congregants of Iola’s United Methodist churches, Calvary, Wesley and Trinity. Beginning July 1 the churches will be together in a three-point charge under United... [More]

Leaving Iola bittersweet for pastors

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Two Iola pastors whose tenures will end in June had tribulations associated with their arrivals.Trudy Kenyon Anderson took reins at Wesley United Methodist in 2006. Within a year she dealt with members who were affected by July 2007’s huge flood, then in November a fire... [More]

Summer program to whip up free meals

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Iola’s free summer food program will get cookin’ Monday morning.The program, which runs June 1 to Aug. 7, is organized by Kathy Koehn, USD 257 food service coordinator, and run by volunteers. The USD 257 OPPA! food service team will prepare the meals.All youths ages... [More]

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SPORTS

Living on the edge at state

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WICHITA — Iola High’s Emery Driskel is assured of a medal, by a slimmest of margins, in her final competition at the state track meet today.Driskel’s time in the girls Class 4A 100-meter high hurdles preliminaries — 16.092 seconds — was .002 seconds... [More]

Wellsville spoils Cubs’ bid for title

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MANHATTAN — A state baseball title wasn’t in the cards for Humboldt High’s baseball team this season. The Cubs lost 10-0 to Wellsville in first round action of the Class 3A State Baseball Tournament.There were a few questionable calls that involved second base,... [More]

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OPINIONS

Beauty is a state of mind, not of body

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Earlier this week I had the opportunity to sit down with an energetic, optimistic, and dare I say charismatic young man.My, did that shot of adrenaline feel good. And he’s even in politics — which makes his optimism all the more commendable.Kerry Gooch, the new executive... [More]

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