NEWS

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G&W preparing for Jan. kickoff

Iola’s G&W Foods grocery store may be the chain’s most architecturally expressive — “our Taj Mahal,” Chris O’Hara, company general manager, called it — but “we’re just down-to-earth, shaking-hands and kissing-babies kind... [More]

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His passion fits him to a (Model) T

“It’s what non-car people don’t get. They see all cars as just tons of wires, glass, metal, rubber. That’s all they see. People like you and I know, we have an unshakable belief that cars are living entities. You can develop a relationship with your car.... [More]

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A somber tribute

Patriots stretching from Kansas City, Mo., to Independence greeted Patriot Guard riders escorting the remains of World War II veteran and Independence native Sam Kourkos on Friday. Kourkos, a Marine Corps reservist, died Nov. 21, 1943, while battling the Japanese on the small... [More]

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Melodic delight

A packed house filled the Bowlus Fine Arts Center for McKinley Elementary School’s winter program. At top, a gaggle of kindergartners create antlers with their hands as they belt out a holiday song. At lower left, kindergartner Blaine DeGrado shields his eyes as he looks... [More]

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Former Iolans remain out of harm’s way in Southern California

The fires ravaging Southern California are a testament “to always being ready to evacuate, and never assume you’ll be back,” said former Iolan Webb Mechling. Webb and his wife, former Iolan Dusti Nichols, and their three children live in Oxnard, Calif., a bustling... [More]

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Jingle Bell Jog returns

Another local holiday tradition — the 20th annual Jingle Bell Jog — returns to Iola Dec. 16. The 5K run and 3K walk is sponsored by the Iola High School track and field team. A plethora of activities is planned, starting at 10 a.m. on the courthouse square with several... [More]

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Puppet show on Saturday’s menu

Come meet Quackers, a jolly old duck, Saturday afternoon, part of Iola’s ongoing downtown holiday celebration. Quackers is one of the puppets featured by Cindy Lucas and Jessica Qualls of Around The Corner Coffee Shop, 110 S. Jefferson. Lucas, a long-time puppeteer, will... [More]

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SPORTS

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Short-staffed Fillies fall to Osawatomie in semifinals

The Fillie basketball team knew it was in for an uphill struggle when it found out that lone returning starter and senior point guard Colbi Riley would be out with a knee injury suffered in the opening round of the Ike Cearfoss Preseason Tournament at Central Heights High School. ... [More]

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Stellar first half floats Mustangs to tournament final vs. SF Trail

When the Mustangs look good, they look really good. Nearly unstoppable.  Such was the case the majority of Monday’s opening round game of the Ike Cearfoss Preseason tournament versus host Central Heights and again through the first half of the semi-final round versus... [More]

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ACC men and women smote by Seward

Shots just weren’t falling for either the Allen County men or women Wednesday night as they both fell on the road to Seward County. The men fall to 4-8 and 2-6 in conference play while the women drop to 3-9 and 1-7 while losing the ninth game in the previous 10 games.... [More]

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Humboldt pulls away late in Uniontown win

HUMBOLDT — On a night where the Cubs found themselves behind the eight-ball early, it was a senior with the experience of a freshman bombing threes that helped Humboldt along to an eventual 55-47 win over Uniontown in the first round of their Emprise Bank basketball tournament... [More]

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OPINIONS

At Week's End: Mindful meanderings on politics today

Anyone with a whit of propriety should reject Roy Moore in his bid come Tuesday to represent Alabama in the U.S. Senate. Moore’s reported dalliances with six women when they were teenagers is unacceptable, plain and simple. Trump’s eventual endorsement wasn’t... [More]

Money doesn’t make the man

A Christmas letter to my friends who are poor: My Dear Ones, Please do not listen to this world. Please tell your children not to listen to this world. You are more valuable than the number of dollars in your pocket. You are loved because of your  love, not because you... [More]

The ‘Silence Breakers’ are getting their say

Those behind the “MeToo” movement were named Time Magazine’s collective Person of the Year on Wednesday. Called “The Silence Breakers,” the women and men have come forth with their personal tales of sexual harassment and abuse predominately against... [More]

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