NEWS

Humboldt budget levy increased

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HUMBOLDT – After well over an hour of discussion, Humboldt council members Monday night approved for publication a 2017 budget that includes a 5-mill ad valorem tax levy, to 90.564 mills. It didn’t come easily. With the body seemingly on the verge of approving a... [More]

Iola Council advances tax, garbage rate hikes

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Iolans will pay more for their trash service, and if a proposed 2017 budget is approved next month, will spend more in property taxes next year. City Council members on Monday scheduled an Aug. 8 hearing to discuss, and presumably approve, Iola’s 2017 $30 million budget. The... [More]

257 opens online enrollment

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Parents enrolling their children for USD 257 classes no longer need to stand in line to do so. They need to go online instead. The school district on Friday launched its online enrollment program. The online enrollment replaces the two-day registration period held in the past... [More]

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SPORTS

Seahorses earn four golds at SEK Meet

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FORT SCOTT — The Iola Seahorses capped their season with four championships at the SEK League Swim Meet in Fort Scott Friday and Saturday. Noah Schowengerdt led the Seahorse attack with three top finishes. The 8-year-old swimmer finished first in the 25-yard backstroke,... [More]

Domer wins; Iolans Folk, Sigg finish top 5

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Last week, Chase Domer held on to win a tight race in the USRA Out Pace/McCarthy Auto Group Modified division. This week Domer led every lap and held off Terry Schultz, who sits currently in second place in USRA National points standings for the victory.  Domer got the... [More]

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OPINIONS

Letter to the editor — July 26, 2016

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Dear editor, After reading the July 20 editorial regarding the candidate for Allen County Attorney, I debated about keeping my opinion to myself, but decided I had to speak. I am the grandmother of three grandsons who have had their share of negatives. The Linus Thuston you... [More]

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