Woodson County, KS

Energy by Gregg Motley

We are all painfully aware of the rapid rise in gas prices over the last year, and the significant adjustments we have made in our personal budgets to accommodate the increases. The price at the pump has almost doubled in the last 14 months, setting a new all-time high of $4.33 per gallon of regular gasoline based on the national average.
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K-State Ag Meetings Offered

The Southwind Extension District will host a free information meeting on Old World Bluestem at the Bressner Hall on the Woodson County Fairgrounds on February 16, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.. Old World Bluestems are a group of introduced grasses into the United States in the late 1920’s as improved grasses....
Parsons Sun

Boil water advisory issued for Toronto

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for Toronto public water supply system located in Woodson County. This advisory is not related to COVID-19. Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

Woodson County Has the Highest Smoking Rate in Kansas

Cigarette sales climbed in the U.S. in 2020 for the first time in two decades. Americans bought a total of 203.7 billion cigarettes last year, up from 202.9 billion the year before, according to a Federal Trade Commision report. The uptick coincided with increased cigarette promotional and ad spending by tobacco companies.

Survey at K-105 Bridge Starts in August

The Kansas Department of Transportation plans to begin a field survey at the K-105 bridge over Cedar Creek on Monday, Aug. 2. The bridge is just over a mile south of U.S. 54 in Woodson County. Survey crew members will gather information for the detailed design of a proposed improvement...

Wilson County Fair kicks-off as Woodson County Fair comes to an end

FREDONIA, Kan. – Four-State county fairs continue, including one in Wilson County, Kansas. It started Wednesday in Fredonia and goes until Sunday. Wednesday’s events included a 4-h horse show and free hamburger feed. Meanwhile folks in Woodson County, Kansas wrapped up the last day of the fair in Yates Center....
Chanute Tribune

Nelson Lee Pringle 1933-2021

Nelson Lee Pringle, 87, of rural Yates Center, Kansas, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021, at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute, KS. Nelson was born November 3, 1933, on the farm near Rose in Woodson County, KS, the son of Andrew “Jack” and Nina (Crumrine) Pringle. He grew up on the family farm and attended Pleasant Valley Rural Grade School before graduating from Yates Center High School in 1951.
Iola Register

Stealing the land of the ancestors

The afternoon sky was cloudy and dark as I knelt down near the base of the Bressner Pasture waterfall in Woodson County. A gurgle of bubbles bounced from the tangle of sandstone boulders, and a meadowlark was calling from the field nearby. Although the scene was one of radiant stillness...
Iola Register

Blinded by lilies in springtime

A warm spring wind was bending the wild plum trees, scattering small white petals, when I arrived at the former Lily Church corner in Woodson County. Constructed in 1896, and sharing a circuit with Salem Church west of Iola, the building itself stood in what is now a corn field, but if you close your eyes and concentrate, you can still hear the ghostly echoes of revival hymns that were sung there over the years.

Two Topekans injured in crash that killed man Saturday in Woodson County

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Two Topeka residents suffered serious injuries in two-vehicle crash that killed a man Saturday afternoon in Woodson County, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. The crash was reported at 1:50 p.m. Saturday on US-75 highway, about 10 miles south of Yates Center. According to the patrol...