NEWS

Trek to Iola brings Oklahoman full circle

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David Rule’s trip of a lifetime never topped 50 mph. “I’d go 40 if nobody was behind me,” he said.Rule, 67, comes from a family steeped in military tradition, and fully aware of the sacrifice and commitment required to defend the country.Starting Friday,... [More]

No hitch in expanding utilities

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It remains to be seen what Iola may have to come up with in terms of funding if local voters approve new elementary and high schools in November. Those costs are certain to be less than what the city paid to assist with the new Allen County Regional Hospital, Iola City Administrator... [More]

Iola’s bond rating gets upgrade

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Iola’s bond rating, affecting the city’s ability to borrow money, has been upgraded by Standard & Poor’s.In a letter dated Sept. 9, and released to the media Monday, City Administrator Carl Slaugh said Iola’s general obligation bond rating has been... [More]

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SPORTS

Iola’s JV football gets first win of the season

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OSAWATOMIE — Iola High’s junior varsity football team earned its first win of the season with a 38-30 shootout Monday against Osawatomie.“We had a lot of people play very, very well, especially on the offensive side of the ball,” coach Dana Daugharthy... [More]

Eighth graders win tourney

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CHANUTE — Iola Middle School’s eighth grade volleyball A-Team placed first at Chanute’s tournament Monday. The Ponies were in a three-way tie with Chanute and Independence. Each team had a 4-2 record, so the tiebreaker came down to defensive points allowed.Iola... [More]

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OPINIONS

Letters to the editor

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Dear editor, My name is Matt Kleopfer, and I have had the great privilege of teaching the students of Iola for the last three years in the high school and middle school bands. This town feels like a home away from home for me, and I want to invest my heart and soul into serving... [More]

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