NEWS

Iola dials up tighter cell phone laws for motorists

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Iolans should get in the habit of setting their cell phones aside when they get behind the wheel, City Council members said.While details still need to be ironed out, the Council directed staffers to work with Iola’s police chief to draft tighter cell phone controls for... [More]

Property taxes on the rise

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Already faced with higher water and electric bills, Iolans will be asked to pay more in property taxes to support the city’s 2016 budget.City Council members voted, 5-2, Monday to schedule an Aug. 10 hearing to spell out Iola’s spending plan for the upcoming fiscal... [More]

Law enforcement decries state hospital admissions freeze

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OSAWATOMIE — A crowd of roughly 50 gathered at Memorial Hall Monday to discuss the fallout from the recently instituted freeze on patient admissions at Osawatomie State Hospital.In late-June, the psychiatric hospital — which services 36 counties, and comprises a catchment... [More]

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SPORTS

NO BRIDGE TOO FAR

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The gravel from the Southwind Rail Trail tells a story with each crunch. Beneath the footsteps of Colby Works lies a rhythmic adventure, one too quick to keep up with but cadenced enough to follow.One, two, three. One, two, three. One, two, three.It’s a symphony never off... [More]

Iola American Legion advances to state

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FORT SCOTT — The Iola Indians hadn’t lost two games in a row this season, and they weren’t about to start when the games mattered the most.After surviving a scare Friday in its loss to Silver Lake, Iola rebounded to win its next three contests in the zone tournament... [More]

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OPINIONS

The GOP race is likely to be study in perseverance

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With the national media — including 24-hour “news” channels grabbing at anything resembling a story  — captivated by Donald Trump and his traveling medicine show, the GOP race for presidential nomination at the moment is as much a reality show as... [More]

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