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All drivers and their passengers in the following accidents were using seat belts and/or child safety equipment unless otherwise noted. Douglas Schaible, 41, was driving a 2015 Honda CR-V south on U.S. Highway 69 near West 263rd Street at 9:19 p.m. April 28 when it struck a deer. Schaible was not injured.
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Swim team places third in league meet

OSAWATOMIE – The Miami County girls swim team wrapped up the regular season with a third-place finish in the league meet. Miami County was third in the nine-team league event, swimming in its home pool in Osawatomie on Wednesday, May 11. The girls went out swimming their best, setting...
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City, county races attracting candidates

An incumbent county commissioner, and the four city council members whose seats are up for election in Paola and Louisburg have all filed in a bid to retain their seats. Phil Dixon will seek reelection to the Miami County Commission. Dixon, a Louisburg Republican who represents commission District No. 1,...

Miami County child care providers are invited to listening session

PAOLA — Current Miami County child care providers are invited to have dinner and an open conversation about their needs and challenges during a “Miami County Child Care Provider Listening Session” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the Paola Middle School cafeteria. The event is being...

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.

Baby was born at old Miami County Hospital before it officially opened

Long before the Miami County Medical Center first opened its doors in 1996, the original Miami County Hospital was set to be unveiled to the community during a grand opening May 5, 1955. That wasn’t quite early enough, though, for one infant who was determined to be the first baby...

A message from Olathe Health CEO Stan Holm

As President and CEO of Olathe Health, I’ve seen the role Miami County Medical Center (MCMC) plays in the community. If you live in Miami or Linn County, MCMC has likely provided care for you or someone you love. It’s this shared bond and experience that makes our organization special and ensured our success over the past 25 years.

Cardiac rehab program serves a growing need

The cardiac rehabilitation program at Miami County Medical Center (MCMC) continues to grow to meet a community-driven need. “We continue to receive phone calls asking if we have the services,” said Aubree Slayman, senior director of nursing operations for Olathe Health with responsibilities in Olathe and Miami County. The...

Miami County Medical Center celebrates 25th anniversary

Miami County Hospital first opened its doors at 501 S. Hospital Drive in Paola 67 years ago on May 5, 1955. The hospital was built using a $350,000 bond issue that passed in November 1952. It was owned by Miami County and governed by a board of trustees appointed by the County Commission.

Hospital service helps people struggling with withdrawal

A medical stabilization service at Miami County Medical Center is helping people dealing with withdrawal symptoms take a 180-degree turn toward a better life. The program, called “One-Eighty,” is a hospital-based, inpatient medical service for withdrawal from alcohol, drugs and prescription medications, according to a news release. Paul...

New MRI machine is a hit at medical center

Getting an MRI at the Miami County Medical Center has never been easier or more comfortable thanks to a new unit that was purchased and put into service last year. The new machine is housed inside a recently constructed addition to the main hospital building, instead of an outdoor trailer where the previous machine was kept.

Moon Over Miami event to raise funds for hydrotherapy pool

During the past few years, Miami County Medical Center’s Moon Over Miami event has raised funds for telehealth, a new MRI machine, cardiac care and other services. This year, the event will raise funds to renovate the hospital’s hydrotherapy pool so it can be reopened to the public.

Comprehensive plan open house set for May 17

PAOLA — As part of the continuing Miami County Comprehensive Plan process, the county will host in-person and online open houses this month. During the in-person and online open houses, the public will have the opportunity to view the draft plan’s concepts and ideas and provide input on the county’s future, according to a news release from the county’s Planning and Zoning Department.

Reflections Art Gallery is hidden gem inside hospital

Any patient or visitor exploring the halls of Miami County Medical Center may suddenly find themselves surrounded by beautiful works of art. That’s because the medical center, through its partnership with the Miami County Arts Coalition, has been home to the Reflections Art Gallery since 2015. The gallery is...

Clerk's office invites public to attend 'Election 101'

The public will have the opportunity to learn more about what goes into putting on an election in Miami County during “Election 101” as the 2022 election draws closer. The Miami County Clerk/Election Office is holding the information session at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, in the commission chambers at the Miami County Administration Building, located at 201 S. Pearl St. in Paola.

Longtime employees look back on the past 25 years

Miami County Hospital was Pat Diehm’s first job out of X-ray school in 1983. Although Diehm would later spend a few years at Johnson County Orthopedics, she returned to Miami County Hospital in 1992 after her son was born. She remembers being close to her co-workers — both literally...

Swim team honors seniors during home invitational

OSAWATOMIE — The Miami County girls swim team celebrated Brianna Shippy, Emma Boehm and Emma Johnson on senior night with a fourth-place finish in the Osawatomie Invitational. Shippy swam personal records in three of her four events. She was sixth in the 200 freestyle and ninth in the breaststroke.

Ottawa man seriously injured in single-vehicle crash in Miami County

LOUISBURG, Kan. (WIBW) - A man sustained serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash Sunday night in Miami County, authorities said. The crash was reported at 8:47 p.m. Sunday on K-68 highway, about three miles west of Louisburg. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2018 GMC Acadia sport utility vehicle...