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Iola advances at Wilson County Classic

NEODESHA, Mo. - The Iola Mustangs beat the Cherryvale Chargers 66-57 in the first round of the Wilson County Classic in Neodesha. Cal Leonard finished with 17 points for Iola, while Gavin Hooper scored 25 for Cherryvale.


Wildcats split to open Wilson Co. Classic

Yates Center opened the Wilson County Classic heading in two different directions. The Wildcat boys beat Fredonia 52-37 while the girls fell to Girard 55-43. The boys (9-1) advance to the right side of the bracket to take on Iola while the girls (6-4) face Fredonia. The Fredonia boys managed to keep


Wintry weather may postpone paper

If an overnight winter storm develops as expected, delivery of Saturday's Iola Register edition likely will not be made until Monday. The Register's printing company, based in Independence, Mo., has announced it will not send out its delivery trucks overnight or Saturday if conditions are too danger


Rapid Recap: Spartan boys fall to Chanute

CHANUTE — The Emporia High boys could not rally from a 10-point deficit in the first round of the Ralph Miller Classic Thursday night. The Spartans cut the deficit to one point late in the contest, however, the Blue Comets capitalized at the free-throw line down the stretch in a 56-52 victory.


Cowley gets physical, goes on to top Panthers

After back-to-back road games against nationally-ranked opponents, the Cowley College men’s basketball team was glad to return home Wednesday night to W.S. Scott Auditorium to defeat Neosho County 87-80.


Kansas sheriff’s deputy finds man dead after vehicle crashed into tree near Independence

A man was pronounced dead after a sheriff’s deputy found him trapped in a vehicle that had crashed into a tree in a rural area of a southeast Kansas county. Steven Tate, 74, of rural Independence, died in a crash south of the town, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.


Yates Center girls survive Fredonia

NEODESHA — The Yates Center girls rebounded Tuesday night after falling in the opening round of the Wilson County Classic with a 43-41 win over Fredonia. The Lady Cats, now 7-4 overall, advance to the fifth-place game versus Cherryvale on Thursday. Yates Center started things off in a hole. They tra


Southwind Judging Teams Earn National Recognition

The Southwind Extension District 4-H Livestock Judging Team of Jillian Keller (Piqua), Brody Nemecek (Iola), Haydon Schaaf (Uniontown), and Clay Brillhart (Fort Scott) recently participated at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO. By the narrow margin of only one point, these youth were nam



Wednesday afternoon, Cumberland County deputies arrested 28-year-old Randy James Wheeler of Dowelltown, Tennessee, on an outstanding warrant out of Reno County, Kansas. Wheeler also has outstanding warrants in Van Buren and DeKalb counties in Tennessee. He was arrested and taken to the Cumberland Co

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Hometown Lancers down the Jets

The Crest Lancers authored a pair of blowouts Friday night, dispatching the visiting Altoona-Midway Jets by a final score of 69-46 on the boys’ side, while the Lancer girls sent the Jets back to Wilson County on the wrong side of a 51-23 tally. BOYS While Crest waited until the second half ...


Late miscues do in Humboldt in loss

HUMBOLDT — Unofficially, Humboldt High’s Cubs committed just nine turnovers against visiting Cherryvale High Friday evening. But on a night when the Cubs shot a cool 38 percent from the floor and hit just 7 of 17 charities, Humboldt’s miscues were enough to douse what had been a hard-fought contest.


Get fit, get strong in Humboldt

Our bodies are made for activity, but modern conveniences allow us to be increasingly inactive. Building strength promotes quality of life and independence, especially for adults over 50. Here’s the good news: the “Stay Strong, Stay Healthy” strength training program is being offered in your communi


Iola freshmen face Chanute, Parsons and Wellsville

Both Iola freshman teams came up short Thursday night when the girls hosted Chanute and the boys hosted Parsons. The Fillies fell 34-22 while the young Mustangs lost 38-19. The Iola girls trailed by three coming out of the first but a 9-4 second quarter set Chanute up with a nine-point halftime ...


Kansas man arrested for abuse after child severely burned

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (KAKE) - A 37-year-old Kansas man has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse after a toddler was hospitalized with severe burns, police say. Eric Christopher Brown, of Arkansas City was arrested Tuesday for two counts of child abuse and aggravated child endangerment, all felon


Lady Cubs win third straight

HUMBOLDT — On a night when their offense misfired on occasion, Humboldt High’s girls turned to what they know best — defense — to emerge victorious Friday. The Lady Cubs focused on slowing visiting Cherryvale’s high-octane offense, to the tune of a 52-39 victory. The win is Humboldt’s third in a row


Lady Cubs dominate with defense vs Yellowjackets

HUMBOLDT — It was a defensive performance that would have made any Clemson fan blush. Humboldt High’s girls began 2019 on the right foot, stifling visiting Fredonia from beginning to end. Humboldt nearly held the Yellowjackets without a field goal for the entire second half before Fredonia’s Sage Ha


Longton cell phones to ring again!

LONGTON, Kan. (KAKE) - UPDATE: Sen. Pat Roberts' office tells KAKE News that Pioneer Wireless has agreed to temporarily restore power to their cell towers in the Longton area, until a permanent solution can be found. Phones should be ringing again by Friday, Saturday at the latest.


KAKE On Your Side finds answers for phoneless Longton

LONGTON, Kan. (KAKE) - "You never know when an emergency is going to happen," said Jason Crawford, superintendent of the Elk Valley Public Schools in Longton, Kansas. It now appears the federal government has declared the lack of cell service in Longton a federal emergency.


Mangement Company To Run Rural Kansas Hospital After Bank Moved To Foreclose

A Marion County, Kansas, judge on Friday appointed a receiver to run Hillsboro Community Hospital after its lender moved to foreclose on the 15-bed facility earlier this month.


HMS students named to honor rolls

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine weeks of the 2018-19 school year. The rolls follow. Eighth grade All A’s: Chloe Daniels, Hannah Furrow, Maddox Johnson, Leah Mueller, Trey Sommer, Morgan Sterling, Raegan Trester, Anya-Sophia Woods and Karley Wools.