NEWS

Iolan first in U.S. to undergo procedure

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Ray Shannon has experienced a lot in his 83-plus years.He can add “medical pioneer” to his resume, courtesy of a unique spinal fusion surgery he underwent Monday in a Kansas City hospital.Shannon became the first person in the United States to receive the Minuteman... [More]

Cutbacks will put SAFE BASE on summer hiatus

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For the last 15 years Angela Henry has helped parent what she jokingly calls her additional child. The director of USD 257’s after-school program SAFE BASE said due to a 50-percent cut in its budget, SAFE BASE will not host a summer program this year.As the program is about... [More]

Couple opens event center in iconic building

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In January 1910 this paper sent a reporter to the corner of Madison Avenue and State Street, where finishing touches were being put on the town’s newest factory.The building’s inspector had just completed his rounds. Quizzed on his impressions of the soon-to-open... [More]

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SPORTS

Allen baseball hopes for postseason doused

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Allen Community College’s baseball team was eliminated from playoff contention Thursday with two losses to Johnson County, falling 9-5 and 15-4.The game’s weren’t going to be an easy task, since Johnson County is ranked the No. 4 team in NJCAA Division I baseball.Allen... [More]

Iola’s Haar signs with ACC

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Iola High’s Addie Haar will play basketball for Allen Community College next season. Haar signed a letter of intent last week.“It’s close to home and I get to keep doing what I love,” Haar said.For an undersized Iola team, the 5-9 Haar played forward and... [More]

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OPINIONS

No place like home

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Bobby Chavez stopped by the other day, back from Tacoma, Wash., for another coveted visit to his hometown.When he comes home, it’s like he’s never been gone, says Bobby, 57. He hopes someday to return for good, although children and grandchildren living in the Pacific... [More]

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