Coming full circle: Throngs greet G&W


Like any well-orchestrated production, Wednesday’s official groundbreaking of G&W Foods on the site of the old hospital had many players whose combined roles put together an impressive performance. A handful of those players spoke at the gathering, while traffic along... [More]

CANDIDATES SOUND OFF: Murphy, Aronson share views on sheriff’s race


Candidates defended their agendas Wednesday night at a forum sponsored by Allen County Farm Bureau.The forum drew a fair-sized, well-mannered crowd to Iola High School’s lecture hall.Although last to present at the hours-long event, Allen County Sheriff Bryan Murphy and... [More]

CANDIDATES SOUND OFF: Tyson, Griffith spar on state issues


There isn’t much Sen. Caryn Tyson and Carla Griffith agreed on when it comes to how best to manage Kansas.Tyson, the Republican incumbent from Parker, and Griffith, a write-in candidate from Ottawa who claims no political affiliation, are vying for the 12th District position.... [More]

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TITLE DREAMS: Mustangs play host to Girard for district title


The Mustangs are on the verge of accomplishing what seemed so improbable just a month ago.After a 1-4 start to the season, Iola coach Doug Kerr began talking about an undefeated October, which would be able to bring to fruition all of the goals that Mustangs had begun the season... [More]

Column: Support your team and your town tonight


Whatever is on TV this evening can wait, the Iola Mustangs have an opportunity to achieve something that hasn’t happened since the 1980s and it will truly be a shame if Riverside Park isn’t absolutely packed to witness it. The Mustangs have been working as a team... [More]

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Letter to the Editor - 10/27/16


Dear editor,As we approach Nov. 8 the attack ads are rolling in. There are several ads saying we must remove Kansas activist judges. A friend pointed out that the word activist should never be used to describe a judge. An activist is someone who is actively involved in a protest... [More]

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