NEWS

Let’s get this party (re)started

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The Allen County Democratic Party will host a meeting intended to rekindle interest in the party’s local chapter at 7 p.m. April 28 at the courthouse. All registered Democrats — or anyone considering ticking that box at the door — are invited.The meeting will... [More]

257 revamps free summer food program

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Free food in the summer is a hard deal to beat, but the USD 257 summer food program has seen low attendance in the past few years. Kathy Koehn, USD 257’s food service coordinator, has a plan to change that.Koehn attended a food service summit in Topeka in February. It was... [More]

Raid nets four arrests

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Four people were arrested Thursday morning after Iola police officers and Allen County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at 618 South St.As a result of the warrant, executed at 6:45 a.m., Heather McCullough, 29, Kinda Jacobs, 39, Norman Jacobs, 38, and Jimmy... [More]

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SPORTS

ACC track continues to excel at distance running

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Allen Community College’s track team has reached the halfway mark in the season. Coach Vince DeGrado is particularly happy with how his distance runners have done.“Pedro [Montoya], Diego [Sanchez] and Trail [Spears] have been kind of a mini-distance group,”... [More]

ACC softball swept at home, baseball splits on road

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Allen Community College’s softball team couldn’t get its offense rolling in 5-1 and 3-0 losses to Labette Thursday.In game one, ACC tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the first. Cassidy Reynolds started the inning with a double. Shelby Maycumber followed with a single... [More]

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OPINIONS

Unsolved murders ravaged Iola’s innocence

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Betty Cantrell went to work at an Iola cafe more than 45 years ago. She never returned home.Though officially her murder remains unsolved, Tom Williams, a crime-fighter here for years with the KBI and as sheriff, is confident he knows who did it — the late Jack Shoemaker,... [More]

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