NEWS

Troxel critical to college’s success

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A lot can happen in 22 years.Children graduate, grandchildren are born and jobs change. For Steve Troxel, the last 22 years have flown by.Troxel, vice president for finance and operations at Allen Community College, has announced his retirement effective Aug. 1.Troxel serves... [More]

Ingenuity on display as students launch catapult project

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MORAN — “Fire away!”With that command, Marmaton Valley High ninth-grader Justice Pugh released the wooden arm to his catapult, sending a small rubber ball hurtling toward its goal, a buried cup 15 feet away.The ball came tantalizingly close to hitting its mark,... [More]

Upward Bound volunteers make happy trails

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Soon Iola will be as known for the trails that encircle the town as it is for the courthouse square at its center. And an aerial view of the county — showing the Prairie Spirit Trail dropping in from the north, the Southwind coming up from Humboldt and the Lehigh Trail... [More]

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SPORTS

JV Mustangs start season off strong with sweep

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Baseball has started for Iola High’s junior varsity team. The bats were red hot for the Mustangs in their 16-0 and 16-1 home wins over Central Heights.“The hardest part, especially early in the season and when they don’t throw strikes, is that we don’t... [More]

Iola High softball coach suspended

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Vince Coons, the only softball coach Iola High has had in the program’s 11-year history, has been suspended from his coaching duties, and will not be at the helm when the Fillies hit the diamond today to start their 2015 season.In his stead, is IHS ninth- and 10-grade counselor... [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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