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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
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.
Report: Kansas electricity costs higher than other states
WICHITA, KS (AP) -- A report says Kansas customers are paying more for electricity than in neighboring states because of investments in coal and wind power. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Kansas Corporation Commission recently presented its analysis of electricity rates to lawmakers.
Suspect Arrested in Copan Burglary
A burglary incident in Copan led to the arrest of a Bartlesville. Noah Cross appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Friday facing a charge of second degree burglary for an incident that occurred earlier this week.
Program on selling at farmers markets set
PARSONS, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Agriculture, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host a regional workshop to assist farmers’ market vendors and managers.
Man Arrested for Alleged Domestic Abuse
Samuel Fernando Gonzalez was arrested Tuesday morning in Copan on an alleged crime of domestic abuse by strangulation. On Tuesday morning, three officers responded to an address in Copan regarding an unknown problem. When making contact with the victim, they learned her boyfriend, identified as Gonz
FUGITIVE FROM KANSAS APPREHENDED IN CROSSVILLE
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
CCCC slips past Coffeyville, 60-59
It wasn't always pretty, but the Cloud County Community College women's basketball team's gritty 60-59 victory over Coffeyville Community College on Wednesday was a much-needed lift for a T-Birds team still trying to get firing on all cylinders this spring semester.
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.
Kansas couple accidentally drops, discharges firearm in Walmart.
HAYS, Kan. (KAKE) - Two suspects have been arrested after a handgun was accidentally dropped and discharged in a local Walmart. At around 6:48 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to multiple calls of shots being fired at the Walmart located at 4301 Vine Street, in Hays. As authorities arrived, peo
No. 7 Red Ravens power past Cowley men, 90-60
COFFEYVILLE — The No. 7-ranked Coffeyville Red Ravens showed why they are the team everybody is chasing in the Jayhawk East with a 90-60 victory Monday night against Cowley. The Red Ravens (17-2, 8-1 Jayhawk East) scored the first eight points of the game and led 25-10 nine minutes in. Keon Queen, a
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
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
Area prep teams battle Monday: Barnsdall splits; Copan uses broom
Talk about your timely tune-ups. The night before Barnsdall and Copan teams collide in high school basketball competition, each played — and won — Monday. The Cougars had the misfortune of taking on an angry Barnsdall Panther squad, which last Friday saw its 11-game winning streak snapped.
Hornets, Lady Bruins go 1-2: Copan has tough end to busy week
Copan High School’s basketball teams ended their first post-holiday week back on a tough note. Hominy High School swept Copan in a pair of Friday battles. The Hominy Lady Bucks charged to a 46-25 win against the Copan Lady Hornets; the Hominy Bucks outlasted the Copan Hornets, 46-43, despite double-
#5 Parsons bounces back with win over Fort Scott
PARSONS, Kan. - Highlights from #5 Parsons' 65-36 win over Fort Scott Friday night. Daquan Johnson led the way for the Vikings with 15 points. Dariq Williams added 14 points.
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
Taylor tops 1,000 career points, Parsons hammers Fort Scott
PARSONS, Kan. - Highlights from Parsons' 43-12 win over Fort Scott Friday night. Nena Taylor scored 33 points on the night, and eclipsed 1,000 career points.
SureStay, Best Western Plus Open Across U.S.
NATIONAL REPORT—Best Western Hotels & Resorts has debuted three SureStay properties—Falfurrias, TX; Bethlehem, PA; and Coffeyville, KS—and one Best Western Plus across the U.S. Here’s a look at what’s new:
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 ...