NEWS

Delaware Road to get facelift

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Allen County commissioners authorized emergency repairs to Delaware Road — often referred to as Tank Farm Road, just south of Humboldt — Tuesday morning. Mitch Garner, director of Public Works, said a patch of the hard-surfaced road west of the viaduct that carried... [More]

SMALL STORE, BIG HEART: Area towns fight to save their rural grocery stores

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Osawatomie (AP) — A slight echo carries your footfalls as you walk the aisles of what used to be Moon’s grocery store. Some dry goods remain on the shelves, but most are bare. The coolers stand empty. No cars in the parking lot. The last grocery store, the final place... [More]

The theft that wasn’t: A calf caper

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Alleged theft of a calf that prompted a Facebook post Friday by the Allen County Sheriff’s Department “could have been handled much easier and didn’t need to turn into a fiasco,” Cindy Jaroe told the Register Tuesday. The incident occurred Friday when... [More]

Teacher ‘recharges’ at Colorado conference

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A Moran teacher recently went on a trip that opened the door for new opportunities. Steven Smith, a science teacher of Marmaton Valley High School, attended a week-long special training event known as the REcharge Academy at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. last... [More]

First-day smiles

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A cheerful Breighlynn Rutherford, pictured with her mom Alisha, begins her first day of first grade at Jefferson Elementary School in Iola today

MARVELOUS JOB: Koehn praised for revitalizing food service

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Food service was expanded throughout the summer of 2017 across USD 257. Kathy Koehn, the district’s food coordinator, was the primary force behind the change. Koehn was recognized with the Child Nutrition & Wellness Kansans CAN Best Practice award on Aug. 8. Koehn... [More]

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SPORTS

IN THE GRIND: Area athletes begin fall practice

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Monday marked the first day of fall practice. Teams around the state hit the field, court and road in preparation for the 2017 season. Yates Center cross country runners, from left, Collin Bedell, Jordan Smith and Hadley Splechter, go for a run. The Humboldt football team begins... [More]

THE FINAL SPIKE: Humboldt’s Middleton prepares for her final year of volleyball

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Sheri Middleton sat at home during Christmas break in 2015 and waited. The Humboldt native had just finished a year and a half at Fort Scott Community College where she played for the Greyhound volleyball team for two fairly successful seasons. Middleton had made the short... [More]

Pallavolo in Italia — Whitcomb and Fort Scott Community College take in sights and spikes while visiting Italy

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Annalise Whitcomb looked out over the city lights emanating from a small village in the mountains. She and her teammates had taken a cable car to a nearby mountain, and that’s when it clicked.  It may not have clicked at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, St. Peter’s... [More]

RING TEAM: MVPs show off All-Star rings at season’s end

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A group of 21 local USSSA baseball players of all ages made their way last week to Kansas City to play in the MoKan All-State Showcase. Players named an MVP during the season got a chance to compete The number of area MVPs has increased over the years from four two years ago... [More]

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OPINIONS

Trump succumbs to pressure; condemns racism

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In reaction to President Trump’s failure to rebuke white nationalists for the Charlottesville violence, Kenneth C. Frazier, the black CEO of Merck pharmaceuticals, resigned from the president’s American Manufacturing Panel. “America’s leaders must honor... [More]

Why ‘never again’ can seem a long, long ways off

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White supremacists — those who believe their pale skin engenders special privilege — incited riots over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va. Among the ranks in Friday night’s “Unite the Right” march were Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi members carrying... [More]

At Week's End: Reading satisfies academic cravings

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For many years I had a strong yearning to return to college and immerse myself again in an academic atmosphere. I wasn’t sure what has tempered the urge to the point that it no longer arises, but on the way to Iola the other morning I hit on the catalyst: reading, plain... [More]

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