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Paola man dies after falling into Lake Miola

PAOLA — A 51-year-old Paola man died Saturday, May 14, after falling into Lake Miola from the public boat dock and not resurfacing. The Paola Police Department was notified of the incident at 5:52 p.m. Saturday. The reporting party said the man, who has been identified as Guy Hollinger, struggled prior to going underwater and did not resurface, according to a news release from the Paola Police Department.
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Lady Panthers, Wildcats runner-up in Frontier League meet

OTTAWA – The Paola Lady Panthers were runner-up in the Frontier League track and field meet, led by a pair of gold-medal, record performances from Maggie Kauk. Kauk broke Paola High School records in the long jump and the triple jump, placing first in both events. She won the long jump with a leap of 18 feet, 3 inches, breaking the Lady Panther record and setting a new meet record in the process.

Butler: The Annual American Legion Memorial Day Service

The Annual American Legion Memorial Day Service will be held this year at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler. The dedication Memorial Ceremony for Veterans will be at 11 am on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th. This year the American Legion guest Speaker will be Bill Perkins the Deacon at...
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OHS baseball, softball teams play Tuesday in regional tourneys

The Ottawa High School baseball and softball teams received the sixth seeds in their regional tournaments. Both teams will play their regionals on Tuesday. The baseball team plays Fort Scott at Wamego. The Red Raiders are the third seed and plays No. 14 Hayden. The winners meet for the regional title Tuesday night. Ottawa softball…

Sue Ann Steele, 84, of Butler

Sue Ann Steele, 84 of Butler, Missouri passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022 at Silvercrest at College View in Lenexa, Kansas. Services are pending at this time and will be announced by Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009).. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at Sue Ann...

Fire damages old Vickers Schoolhouse

PAOLA – A piece of Miami County history was damaged Friday, May 13, when the old Vickers Schoolhouse caught fire southeast of Paola. Paola Fire Chief Andy Martin said the building, which recently was renovated and turned into an Airbnb lodging rental, was unoccupied at the time and there were no injuries reported.

Wildcats medal four, finish third at Ottawa Invite

OTTAWA — In its final week of competition before regionals, the Louisburg golf team saw a lot of positives and many of those came Tuesday at the Ottawa Invitational. The Wildcats finished third at the Great Life Golf and Fitness course with a 347 and had one of their best outings of the season.
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Ottawa City Commission Recap: May 9

Ottawa City Commissioners held their first official discussion of the city’s 2023 operating budget at their May 9 study session. During the meeting, representatives from each department outlined their proposed budget for next year and explained any causes for significant increases from the 2022 budget.
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Cherry Road Media hosts Chamber Coffee at the Ottawa Herald

Cherry Road Media and the Ottawa Herald held a Chamber Coffee at the Herald office on May 13 for community members to hear about the paper’s new owner. Photo: Marissa Ventrelli The Ottawa Herald Cherry Road CEO Jeremy Gulban speaks to Chamber Coffee attendees about his company’s goals with the Herald and other small, local papers like it.

Letter to the editor

I was saddened to read your article of May 4th, “Gardner discusses water rate increase, Gardner Lake.” I knew that the City of Gardner lacked appreciation for Gardner Lake, and considered it a burden, but I had no idea the depth of the council’s distain. Was the remark about draining the lake serious?

Johnson County Fair Parade canceled this year

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Johnson County Fair Parade has been canceled this year. The Gardner Chamber of Commerce said there was too much uncertainty as to whether the parade could take place because of ongoing construction in downtown Gardner near Highway 56 and Main Street. Chamber officials said...

Grass carp released in Gardner Lake

Mike Rankin releases young grass carp to Gardner Lake with the help of Ryan Mueller. Curious onlookers include Audry Larson, River Hind and Juneau Hind Photo courtesy of Amy Heaven. Amy Heaven. On May 6, the Gardner Lake Association added another 500 hungry grass carp to the lake’s population in...
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Owen Thomas Frakes

Owen Thomas Frakes, 89, of Ottawa, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at AdventHealth, Ottawa. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, May 19, 2022, with Masonic services by Anchor Lodge No. 224, Williamsburg and military honors by Fort Riley Honor Guard, at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Kansas. Family...
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League track champions

The Ottawa Middle School eighth grade goys Track & Field team won the Frontier League championship.Ottawa came back from being down eight points with two events left to beat Pioneer Ridge by two points after winning the 1,600-meter and 400-meter relays. Ottawa are back-to-back League champions. The Ottawa team members are: Nate Sims, Cole Mader, Bryston Schulte, Haydon Hull, Chase Meyers, Isaiah Cox, Evan Calderon, Layton Thompson, Lawson Davis, Brendyn Bowman, Caul Johns, Gage Criqui, Nick Walker, Liam Marler, Shane Circle, Conner Schulz, Jeremy Luna and Chayden Knapp. Submitted photo.

Vida Ann Peak

Vida Ann Peak, 90, of Hillsdale, Kansas, passed away peacefully May 11, 2022. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Paola, Kansas. Vida, also known as Vi, was born August 9, 1931, in Paola, Kansas, the daughter of John...

Potters Wheel in Amsterdam May 14th

Amsterdam Word of Life Church and Amsterdam Citizens Bank present Potters Wheel and Micah and Kelsi Bergman in concert Saturday, May 14th at 11 am on Main Street in Amsterdam. Listen to the tunes of Blue Grass Gospel and Contemporary Christian music. You also have the opportunity to eat and shop at the local businesses as most will be open. In case of bad weather, the concert will be held at Amsterdam Word of Life Church. Potters Wheel and Micah and Kelsi Bergman, May 14th, 11 am in Amsterdam.