NEWS

Cunningham draws on family’s musical heritage

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After graduating from Iola High School in 2008, Elizabeth Cunningham enrolled in Allen Community College and entered upon a course of study that would make her, in time, an art teacher.But plans change and courses alter. One day in art class, maybe she was daubing away at some... [More]

Energy, love of music draw Mayfield to Iola

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A gaggle of kindergartners entered McKinley Elementary School Wednesday morning, not sure of what to expect, but excited nonetheless.They weren’t the only ones.Teacher Karly Mayfield is a newcomer herself.Fresh out of college, Mayfield, 23, is teaching music at McKinley... [More]

EPA to discuss soil cleanup

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The Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a public meeting Thursday evening to explain the ongoing soil remediation project in town.The session begins at 6:30 at the Iola Public Library, 218 E. Madison Ave.Crews have been clearing 350 or so “highly contaminated”... [More]

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SPORTS

Percy, Kansas top Nebraska at Flint Hills

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ANDOVER — Matt Percy earned the right to hoist the Virgil Parker Cup. The Cup was awarded to Percy and his teammates after Percy’s putt on the 18th green at the Flint Hills National Golf Club clinched them the title in the 31st annual Kansas-Nebraska Junior Cup Matches.... [More]

STRONG DEBUT: Red Devils cruise in opener with Mertens at the helm

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Hayley Mertens now holds an Allen Community College record and the mark has a chance to stand for quite a while. Red Devil head volleyball coach Whitney Shaw and her husband Andy Shaw — the Red Devil head men’s basketball coach — spent their Wednesday welcoming... [More]

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OPINIONS

Trump tone deaf to discrimination

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Last month Roger Ailes was ousted as chairman of Fox News because of allegations of sexual harassment from more than 20 women.Instead of crawling under a rock, Ailes is now prepping Donald Trump for the upcoming presidential debates.When you’re powerful, shame comes hard.... [More]

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