NEWS

Helping ideas sprout: Group funds local efforts

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An idea is like a seed. To take root, it needs the proper resources for it to flourish. A local organization is willing to help such “seeds” take hold.Allen County residents with an idea for improving the community can receive anywhere from $30 to $30,000 from SEED,... [More]

CASA sets sights on child abuse prevention

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Tuesday’s storybook weather provided a brilliant backdrop as officials with the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program kicked off Child Abuse Prevention Month with style.Several CASA representatives attended Tuesday’s Allen County Commission meeting for a... [More]

County OKs building repairs

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Danny Ware will repair damage to the Moran Community/Senior Center with an open-ended contract, Allen County commissioners decided Tuesday.Ware estimated cost at $1,500 to $4,000.“Time element” is the variable that he had trouble nailing down, Ware said. “If... [More]

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SPORTS

Mustangs start season with Central Heights sweep

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RICHMOND — One road win is great, two are even better. For Iola High’s varsity baseball team, the season started out about as well as coach Mark Percy and the Mustangs could have hoped. In game one at Central Heights, Iola won with its pitching in a 5-3 contest. In... [More]

Fillies regroup after tough loss

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RICHMOND — Up 12-5 heading into the bottom of the seventh, Iola looked as if they were about to get the first win in the first game of the season Tuesday night. However, a series of unfortunate events that included multiple fielding errors turned the game on its head and... [More]

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OPINIONS

Short-shrifting public universities of financial aid hurts students most

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Up until now, student financial aid from the state was split 50-50 between public and private universities. Baker University, for instance, received as much as Pittsburg State.As of last week, however, that’s all likely to change. In a meeting of the Kansas Senate Ways... [More]

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