NEWS

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SAFE BASE studies ancient creatures of the deep

  In 1890, fossil hunter Charles H. Sternberg — a little man with a high forehead and kind, close-set eyes — knelt alone atop a chalk outcrop in Western Kansas, and, with his pick and his brush and with the fervor of man who'd been fossil-crazy since he'd arrived... [More]

Medicare 101: Basics, changes in law

Medicare. The word alone makes people roll their eyes, plug their ears and shudder. It’s so complicated. It’s so confusing. It’s no fun. But those who attended an educational luncheon Thursday at Allen County Regional Hospital said they learned information... [More]

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G&W pledges boost for Iola school district

In being a good neighbor, G&W Foods will return 1 percent of all local sales to the Iola school district, according to Stacey Fager, superintendent of USD 257. “So keep your receipts,” he said, as proof of purchase. Fager said the new grocery has similar programs... [More]

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'God is in Kansas': Couple follows calling to LaHarpe church

LAHARPE — Ashley and David Wright’s belief that God wanted them to start a church led them to invest all their money into an abandoned church in LaHarpe.  “We don’t have a dime but we’re very wealthy in spirit,” David said. “We... [More]

Volunteer fire dept. seeks new structure

Rural Fire District No. 2 volunteers are hoping an opportunity to build a fire station north of town comes to fruition. Robin Boyer, Iola, has donated 2 acres at the northeast corner of Oregon Road and 1400 Street, a stone’s throw north of Iola. The catch is, the district... [More]

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Art and whimsey coming to Bowlus

Art and the fine art of clowning around will be on display Friday evening at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center in Iola.  The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a reception and talk, “Generations of Marta,” featuring art from three members of one family over several decades.... [More]

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Celebrating Bub

Mark Burris, owner of Precision International, presents Ron “Bub” Meek with a card Monday to celebrate Meek’s 25th anniversary with the Iola-based downhole pump equipment manufacturer. Burris touted his employee’s dedication, noting he’s worked in... [More]

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SPORTS

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Mustangs fall late to Indy

Mere seconds stood before joy and crushing defeat Friday night as the Iola boys saw their third game in a row go down the tubes in a loss to Independence in the Burlington Invitational Tournament.  The Mustangs (5-5, 2-2) had hope with 20 seconds left to play as junior... [More]

Lady Cubs win Pleasanton Blu-Jay Mid-Season Tournament while boys finish runner-up

The Humboldt Lady Cubs walked away with the Pleasanton Blu-Jay Mid-Season Tournament title Friday night when they took down host Pleasanton 39-27.  The Lady Cubs are now 8-3 so far this season and are winners of six of their last seven.  It was a defensive battle... [More]

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Strong second half boosts Fillies to win

After several rough offensive games for Iola, the Fillies managed to find their spark in Friday’s 48-35 win over Prairie View on Friday.  However if you just judged it by the half, you wouldn’t think it.  Iola led by just four and had only 19 points... [More]

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Iola girls fall apart late versus Sabetha

The Iola girls walked away with something to be proud of after their 40-27 loss to Sabetha on Wednesday in the opening round of the Burlington Invitational tournament.  After getting wiped off the court last Friday versus Wellsville, the Fillies came together, regrouped... [More]

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OPINIONS

Local’s outrage at litter a reminder of our outsized footprint (column)

An elderly gentleman whose wife wished he remain anonymous came into the Register this week with some useful information about how disposable goods are a blight to the environment. “I know you think such things will rot in a day or two,” he wrote, but those plastic... [More]

Humboldt pantry a vital service (At Week's End)

Hanging on the wall of Humboldt’s senior center, someone scribbled on a small sign, with tongue in cheek, “senior citizens are leading carriers of AIDS” — hearing aids, Rolaids, walking aids, you get the drift. In a serious vein, the center is a terrific... [More]

Area homeless need our compassion (column)

We at Humanity House wonder if we could extend the same courtesy to human beings that we do to animals. When the temperatures are as dangerously cold as they have been, we make sure that animals are sheltered, warm and fed. We go out of our way to make sure that animals don’t... [More]

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