Y.C. railroad overpass to reopen soon


YATES CENTER — Barring any unforeseen difficulties, motorists can once again make it from Iola to Yates Center in a straight shot sometime late in the day Oct. 16.With work nearing an end on U.S. 54’s Union Pacific Railroad overpass, crews anticipate reopening the... [More]

Leading to change: USD 257 develops goals


For many years high schools often were referred to as preps — a contraction for preparatory schools where students readied themselves to continue their educations at a college or university.“Now, we realize that not all students have to go to college to be successful,”... [More]

Moran targets bad checks


MORAN — While the penalties aren’t any tougher dollar-wise, Moran City Council members nevertheless tightened a policy to stop utility customers from writing bad checks.Council members voted unanimously Monday to assess a $40 fee to anybody whose check is rejected... [More]

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Iola JV football defeats Central Heights 30-22


RICHMOND — It didn’t take long for the Central Heights JV football team to record the first touchdown of Monday’s matchup with Iola.In fact, it took all of 10 seconds for the Vikings to return the opening kickoff for a score.But then again, it didn’t take... [More]

ACC women’s soccer falls 4-0 to Butler


During a two-game stretch late in September, Allen Community College women’s soccer team was outscored 5-0.The Lady Red Devils bounced back, however, and appeared to have broken out of their offensive slump with a dominating 7-0 victory over Maple Woods last week.But Allen... [More]

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It’s long past time to stop the killing


Soon after the tragic mass killing at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., cries for strict gun control came in a flood.There is a positive correlation between gun control and homicide rates, studies have found, but it is not so simple to restrict guns sales and ownership... [More]

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