NEWS

Leaders to discuss Bowlus' future

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Representatives of Allen County, Iola, USD 257 and the Bowlus Fine Arts Center will meet next week to look for common ground in funding of Bowlus’ operation and activities. “I think it’s a great idea,” said Tony Leavitt, at Tuesday’s meeting of... [More]

Garden park plans sprout

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 Alana Kinzle brought a detailed plan to Allen County commissioners Tuesday morning for a garden park that would enhance the Veterans Wall on the south courthouse lawn, complete with benches and “eventually a fountain.” Kinzle brought up the idea two weeks ago,... [More]

Local recycling quickens

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Iolans will have an opportunity to embrace more comprehensive recycling at the Rotary Club’s every-other-month paper drive on May 14. Cardboard and aluminum and tin cans also will be accepted for the first time, said Donna Grigsby, a member of a Rotary committee working... [More]

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SPORTS

Iola maintains Pioneer League lead with split in Wellsville

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WELLSVILLE — It wasn’t the end of the world. Iola had just been outplayed by a very good Wellsville team and Wellsville’s ace Tony Dougan was on the top of his game. There was no shame in dropping a game and falling into a first-place tie with the Eagles in... [More]

Wildcats split at home with Uniontown

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MORAN — Marmaton Valley’s softball team has been able to find ways to win all season long and they have stayed above .500 for the entire season. When it looked as if their winning record was in jeopardy on Monday, the Wildcats offense found a way to make it through. “We’ve... [More]

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OPINIONS

Legislators make clear to whom they owe their allegiance

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In the end, it wasn’t even close. Despite the lead-up rhetoric, Republican legislators overwhelmingly gave in to Gov. Sam Brownback Friday night and refused to repeal the income tax break that gives 330,000 business owners and farmers a free ride. Rep. Kent Thompson,... [More]

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