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County sets public hearing regarding rural fire district governance
Talk of shifting governance of Miami County Fire District No. 1 to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) resurfaced Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the commission’s study session. County Administrator Shane Krull outlined reasons to shift governance of fire districts to the BOCC in front of a packed meetin
Wokutch shatters Paola Panther scoring record with 31 goals
PAOLA — Panther junior forward Ryan Wokutch was one of the top goal scorers in the state of Kansas. He shattered his own Paola Panther record, netting 31 goals on the season.
Louisburg couple closing Overland Park jewelry store
OVERLAND PARK — Diamonds are forever or, as in the case of a rural Louisburg man, 36 years anyway. Scott Wagner has owned Scott’s Diamond Designs in Overland Park since 1982. His wife, Monica, has helped him at the store for the past 20 years and the couple’s daughter, Tamara (Wagner) Wainscott has
Students get kick out of Unified Sports initiative
OSAWATOMIE — Rainy days and Mondays do not get Jessica Jones down. Not since Osawatomie Superintendent Gary French asked the middle school teacher to oversee the district’s new Unified Sports program. Unified Sports is a national, inclusive program affiliated with Special Olympics that joins people
New crosswalk signal installed in Louisburg
LOUISBURG — The talk is normally about Christmas lights this time of the year, but in Louisburg the talk in town is about a new traffic light. With the approval of Miami County, the city of Louisburg recently installed a HAWK (High intensity Activated crossWalK) signal across Metcalf Road at South F
The legacy of Spring Grove Friends Church
I hadn’t thought about the Spring Grove Friends Church in years. Yet this little building that is located southwest of Osawatomie on the Lane Road has history relevant to all of us in this area.
Man receives soiled underwear with Uber Eats food delivery
MIAMI, FL (Meredith) – A man in Florida received the most disgusting surprise with his Uber Eats order Sunday. Customer Leo, who asked for his last name not to be published, is baffled by how a pair of soiled underwear made it into his takeout order.
Paola boys use second-quarter run to defeat Kansas City East
PAOLA – The Panthers used a 22-8 second-quarter run to take charge against Kansas City East in the final round of the Paola Invitational. Paola led 40-26 at the half and extended the lead to 60-49 at the end of the third quarter.
Search for suspect after Kansas Highway Patrol and Anderson County Sheriff pursuit ends in Miami County
MIAMI COUNTY, KS (KCTV) – Deputies are assisting the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and the KS HWY Patrol after a vehicle pursuit. Deputies are assisting the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol after a vehicle pursuit that originated in Anderson County and ended at 347th
Wrestling season starts with bang, OHS clips Paola
Antonio Espinosa delivered in the final match of the night. Ottawa High School’s senior heavyweight wrestler pinned Paola’s Luke Murphy in the 285-pound weight division match Thursday at OHS. His win 3:20 minutes into the match handed Ottawa a 41-36 home victory over its division rivals to open the
Suspect’s self-defense claim in deadly Raymore stabbing not consistent with autopsy or evidence
RAYMORE, Mo. -- Around 4:30 p.m. Friday, Cass County Sheriff's Deputies went to a home on North Jerry Street in Raymore. A woman called 911 and said her estranged husband, John Adams, attacked her boyfriend with a knife.
Former charter teacher charged with more child sex crimes
OLATHE, KS (AP) — More sex crime charges have been filed in Olathe against a former Missouri charter school teacher. Randall Carter II, 42, of Overland Park, was free on bond when he was arrested again Friday.
Children left devastated, confused after father of five stabbed to death in Raymore
RAYMORE, Mo. -- Eight days after being sentenced to prison, a Raymore man was out of jail and accused of murdering a 44-year-old father of five. Now, his family is left wondering how it happened.
Burglary suspect seen climbing through window
A burglary suspect was arrested after he was caught while allegedly trying to climb through a window of a Leavenworth residence, a police spokesman said. The incident was reported at 8:51 a.m. Friday in the 600 block of Miami Street.
Missouri Woman Has More Than 400 Christmas Trees in Her Home
GRANDVIEW, Mo. - Most families who celebrate Christmas have a tree in their house, or maybe two. But one Missouri woman has almost everyone beat with more than 400, according to WDAF.
One person critically injured in highway accident north of Paola
A 64-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man was critically injured in a two-vehicle accident at 4:56 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the intersection of Kansas Highway 68 and U.S. Highway 169 north of Paola.
Several Johnson County communities make list of 'safest cities in Kansas'
JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- Several Johnson County cities have been listed on this this year's safest cities in Kansas. Home security company SafeWise released a list of the 20 cities on Monday.
Revised Agate Street project to include new parking lot
Construction of a parking lot at the corner of South Agate and East Shawnee streets in Paola for county employees received the green light from Miami County commissioners at their Nov. 28 meeting.
Paola wrestlers go 5-0 for first place at Fort Scott
FORT SCOTT — The Paola Panther wrestling team went 5-0 in the Fort Scott Dual Tournament, capturing the team title. Paola opened the tournament with a dominating 72-12 victory against Shawnee Mission West. The Panthers made it 2-0 with a 48-26 victory against Anderson County.
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