NEWS

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Oops

U.S. 54 west of Iola was closed briefly this morning after a truck spilled more than 30 sheets of glass onto U.S. 54.  Kansas Department of Transportation crews were quickly on the scene to clear up the various piles of broken glass.

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AWE-INSPIRING

Folks young and old turned their (protected) eyes skyward Monday for the celestial event of the decade, the 2017 solar eclipse. Morning clouds gave way for spectacular viewing. Clockwise from top left,  front row from left, Taitum Ryan, teacher Reagan Parks, Jaiden Shimp... [More]

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Sweet treats

A quartet of Cunningham violinists — Joe, from left, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Mark — entertained those attending a Biblesta fundraiser at United Methodist Church in Humboldt Saturday evening. Their father, Glen, accompanied on the piano. Nearly 100 people feasted on... [More]

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A coming home story: With the world as their oyster, the Coffields chose to make Iola their home

Professional ball players talk about “feelin’ the love” of fans, coaches and teammates in their decision to commit to a certain team. Iola’s Ryan Coffield can relate. In weighing a decision to return home to practice dentistry, Coffield was wooed, courted... [More]

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Humboldt volunteers at the ready

HUMBOLDT — Minutemen were farmers and merchants and school teachers who answered the Revolution’s call — in a minute’s time — whenever a colonial response to British troops was required. Humboldt today has its own version, its volunteer firefighters.... [More]

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Farm Bureau Awards celebrates global ag

More than 70 attended the 98th Annual Allen County Kansas Farm Bureau meeting at Iola High School on Thursday night. Attendees were treated with a special presentation from Iola High School graduate Chase Regehr, who spoke about his time in Taiwan. Several farmers were also recognized... [More]

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MOBILE VET

There are only a handful of people you can call when one of your cows develops a bacterial infection known as “wooden tongue” or when another of your cows has a prolapsed uterus or when your horse gets hit with an eye problem. Russ Baxley, the owner-operator of the... [More]

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SPORTS

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JUST GETTING STARTED: Area athletes finish up their first week of fall practice as school starts

The first week of practice has finished across the state of Kansas as school officially starts up. Be sure to look for the Register’s Fall Sports Teams preview in next week’s Weekender Edition featuring area athletes from Iola, Humboldt, Yates Center, Marmaton Valley,... [More]

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IN THE GRIND: Area athletes begin fall practice

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]

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

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]

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

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]

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OPINIONS

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Maybe not totality, but totally awesome

For a brief time Monday afternoon cool breezes blew, the cicadas piped down and the skies slightly darkened for a solar eclipse. It was like wearing sunglasses, only without the glasses. And for those equipped with special specs, you could see the moon traverse the sun in almost... [More]

At Week's End: Following the ways of Carthaginians

“It occurs to me that, just as the Carthaginians hired mercenaries to do their fighting for them, we Americans bring in mercenaries to do our hard and humble work. I hope we may not be overwhelmed one day by peoples not too proud or too lazy or too soft to bend to the earth... [More]

Racism the ‘damn’d spot’ that stains our country

Like President Trump, I’m no historian. So I do my homework. Would that he. Earlier this week Mr. Trump painted George Washington and Gen. Robert E. Lee as not only contemporaries, but practically best friends when he said the two had much in common as slave owners and... [More]

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