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Fight Germs with Handwashing
As we enter the peak of flu season, it is important to remember the importance of one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect yourself from getting sick: handwashing. I am currently traveling to schools throughout the four counties served by K-State Research and Extension in the Southwind Extension District (which includes Allen, Bourbon, Neosho, and Woodson Counties) to provide a handwashing school enrichment lesson to first-grade students. As part of this activity, youth put lotion on their hands and look at their hands under a blacklight. Like germs, the lotion is invisible to the naked eye. However, the lotion lights up brightly underneath the blacklight. Youth are then instructed to wash their hands and look at them again underneath the blacklight to reveal the spots they missed. I have yet to have a single student get their hands completely clean the first time. This hands-on activity is an excellent reminder for youth about the importance of handwashing, but taking the time to wash hands properly is important for all of us.
Accident Leaves One Injured Near Parsons
A two vehicle accident in Neosho County leaves one man with serious injuries. Just before 3pm yesterday afternoon, a 2020 Ford F350 driven by 53 year old Calvin Kendall of Erie was driving northbound on US 59 about 9 miles north of Parsons. Kendall slowed to make a left turn when 51 year old Robert Hanson of Sugar Creek, Missouri, attempted to pass. Hanson's 2015 Jeep Wrangler then struck the F 350. Hanson sustained serious injuries and was taken to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin for treatment. Kendall and his passenger, 50 year old Andrew Eck of Redfield, were both uninjured. All three men were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.94 and $2.99 in Iola as of 2023-12-09. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.167, a week ago the price is $3.247 , according to AAA.
Chanute Mourns the Loss of 101-Year-Old Navy Veteran and Community Pillar, Bob Huerter
Robert Emil “Bob” Huerter, a 101-year-old veteran of the United States Navy, died on December 3, 2023, in Chanute, Kansas. Born on August 22, 1922, in Nemaha County near Goff, Kansas, Bob was the oldest of five boys. He finished Goff High School in 1940 and joined the Navy in 1942. He served as a Naval Aviator in Northern Africa and was honorably discharged in 1961 as a Lieutenant.
Matt Koester Appointed as New Superintendent of Our Local USD 413 Schools
The USD 413 Board of Education has hired Matt Koester as the superintendent of USD 413 schools. Koester said he is extremely grateful for this opportunity, noting his love for the school district and community of Chanute.Visit here for more details.
KS la harpe's Most Loveable Puppies Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around la harpe.
Local Agencies Receive Grants to Help Children Exposed to Drugs
Organizations in Howard, Iola, Fredonia, and Pittsburg receive funding from the state to identify and help children exposed to drugs. Governor Laura Kelly has announced $2 million in grant to 18 Kansas service agencies from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Alliance for Drug Endangered Children. Nearly 150,000 Kansas children live in environments where their parent or caregiver uses substances which leaves them at risk of severe neglect, abuse, and developmental delays.
Uniontown SD looks for alternatives after $5.6 million bond fails
UNIONTOWN, Kan. — It’s back to the drawing board after voters denied the $5.6 million Uniontown School bond last month. School officials said, while the bond didn’t pass, many of the issues that it would have covered still exist. That includes the need to expand the pre-school, update the fire alarm system, add more office space, add a multi-purpose space, as well as install broadband internet access.
Uniontown City Council Meets on December 12 at 8 p.m.
The regular meeting of the Uniontown City Council will meet on December 12 at 8 p.m. ___ Jess Ervin ___ Danea Esslinger ___ Josh Hartman ___ Amber Kelly ___ Bradley Stewart. Minutes of November 14, 2023 Regular Council Meeting and November 27, 2023 Special Meeting. Treasurers Report, Monthly Transaction Report...
Humboldt Cubs Triumph Over Uniontown Eagles in Second Three Rivers League Match
HUMBOLDT — Taking down their second Three Rivers League foe to start the season, the Humboldt Cubs undid the Uniontown Eagles, 62-27, on Tuesday night. “I thought we were a little sloppy in the first quarter on offense,” Humboldt head coach Dave Taylor said. “Our guys were trying to do too much instead of letting things work for them. We just had to stay with the offense and score a little easier. But our pressure on defense was good.”Visit here for more details.
Chanute High School's Zachary Callaghan Earns Prestigious National Agricultural Education Award
Zachary Callaghan, an agricultural teacher at Chanute High School in Kansas, has been named one of 36 recipients of the 2023 Teachers Turn the Key (TTTK) Scholarship Award by the National Association of Agricultural Educators. The award was given at the 2023 NAAE Convention in Phoenix, which took place from November 28 to December 2.
Celebrate Jesus' Birth with Drive-Thru Nativity Event at Local Ambassador Christian Church
People can take a drive through Bethlehem this weekend at Ambassador Christian Church, 4001 S. Johnson Rd, to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Ambassador Christian Church worship leader Kimberly Francis, who is directing this event, said the Journey to Bethlehem drive-thru living nativity event is in its second year.Visit here for more details.
Wind Advisory in Effect Today
Today will be a windy day in the four states. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory today from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. for southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. Southwest Missouri is also included in the advisory from 9 a.m. through midnight. South winds between 25 and 30 miles per hour are expected with gusts up to 45 possible. Winds may make driving high-profile vehicles difficult. Extra attention to cross winds may be required on bridges and overpasses.
Allen Community College shifts to 4-day class schedule next Fall
IOLA, Kan. - Allen Community College in Iola, Kansas, has announced a transition to a 4-day class schedule starting next fall, with classes taking place between Monday and Thursday.According to the college, the change aims to provide various benefits, including improved traveling opportunities for athletes, enhanced academic focus, and increased flexibility for students and faculty.For two international freshmen, Finn Aherne and Hussein Mahmood, who relocated from England to join Allen Community College's soccer team, the new schedule brings excitement. "If we have to travel, we could go down there the day before, sleep overnight, and then be fresh for the...
Uniontown FFA student is nation’s best Spanish Creed Speaker
Maria Cibrian Vazquez got a second chance, and she took advantage of it. In November, the Uniontown High School sophomore, a transfer student from California, represented the Uniontown FFA chapter and the state of Kansas in the National Spanish Creed Speaking Competition in Indianapolis, Ind. Vazquez advanced to the second round, which placed her in the top 12 overall, and eventually went on to become the national champion FFA Spanish creed speaker.
Peck Continues Listening Tour
State Senator Virgil Peck continues his listening tour across southeast Kansas tomorrow. The Havana Republican will be at the library in St Paul tomorrow at 1pm, then at Brickhaus in Erie at 2, followed by Cardinal Drug in Chanute at 3:30. Peck says the listening helps him know what's on...
Chanute's Winter Festival: Christmas Parade and Ice Skating Rink Opening This Week
Chanute will transform into a winter wonderland later this week. The Winter Festival, part of the 150th celebration of Chanute’s found in 1873, will kick off at 4 p.m. Thursday. There will be an ice rink, which costs $2 including skates, at the Memorial Building parking lot. It is open 4-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 1-9 p.m. Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. This event is sponsored by the city of Chanute; Ash Grove Cement; Orizon Aerostructures; Garred, Gilmore & Phillips and Larry and Cathy Taylor.Visit here for more details.
Fredonia City Commission Approves Incentive to Return Surveys
The city of Fredonia will give residents an incentive to complete and return the Lead Service Line Survey from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. At last night's (Wednesday night's) city commission meeting, commissioners discussed ways to encourage residents to return their surveys. City Administrator Wesley Young says it's in the best interests of residents to complete the forms.
Neosho County Community College Approves $650 One-Time Stipend for Full-Time Staff
In a short meeting Thursday prior to their board retreat, the Neosho County Community College Board of Trustees approved each full-time NCCC employee to receive a one-time $650 stipend. Part-time employees will each receive a stipend prorated to their positions.Visit here for more details.
Departing Marion city administrator to fill same role in Neodesha
MARION, Kan. (KWCH) - A month after submitting his resignation, departing Marion City Administrator Brogan Jones will move into the same role for the City of Neodesha in Wilson County, in southeast Kansas. Confirmation of Jones’ next move came during a Nov. 30 Neodesha City Commission meeting. Jones’s resignation...