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Extension Agent Franny Eastwood offers tips on how to enjoy hard-cooked eggs safely and creatively this Easter.
04/15/2022
Enjoy your Easter eggs safely and creatively

Extension Agent Franny Eastwood offers tips on how to enjoy hard-cooked eggs safely and creatively this Easter.

Hard-cooked eggs are an Easter tradition. Many families like to decorate them, and, even more, eat them!

The Miami County Campus of Fort Scott Community College (FSCC) is inviting community members to attend a reverse career ...
04/14/2022
Reverse career fair offered at FSCC

The Miami County Campus of Fort Scott Community College (FSCC) is inviting community members to attend a reverse career fair Monday, April 18.

PAOLA — The Miami County Campus of Fort Scott Community College (FSCC) is inviting community members to attend a reverse career fair Monday, April 18.

The first ever Mile 0 Flint Hills Trail Race is set to kick off Saturday, April 16, at the Mile Zero trailhead for the F...
04/14/2022
Mile 0 Flint Hills Trail Race set for Saturday

The first ever Mile 0 Flint Hills Trail Race is set to kick off Saturday, April 16, at the Mile Zero trailhead for the Flint Hills Trail in Osawatomie.

OSAWATOMIE — The first ever Mile 0 Flint Hills Trail Race is set to kick off Saturday, April 16, at the Mile Zero trailhead for the Flint Hills Trail in

Public hearings regarding two subdivisions, one residential and one retail, have been scheduled for the Louisburg Planni...
04/14/2022
Planning commission to consider plans for two Louisburg subdivisions

Public hearings regarding two subdivisions, one residential and one retail, have been scheduled for the Louisburg Planning Commission’s meeting on Wednesday, April 27.

LOUISBURG — Public hearings regarding two subdivisions have been scheduled for the Louisburg Planning Commission’s meeting on Wednesday, April 27.

Miami County commissioners, at their April 6 meeting, awarded the contract portion of the county’s 2022 road rehabilitat...
04/13/2022
County awards $2 million asphalt contract

Miami County commissioners, at their April 6 meeting, awarded the contract portion of the county’s 2022 road rehabilitation project to apparent low bidder Superior Bowen Asphalt Company for $2,077,412.53.

The Osawatomie Trojans rallied from an 8-1 deficit, scoring seven runs in the seventh inning to take the Wellsville Eagl...
04/13/2022
Trojans rally to send game with Eagles into extra innings

The Osawatomie Trojans rallied from an 8-1 deficit, scoring seven runs in the seventh inning to take the Wellsville Eagles into extra innings in the season opener.

OSAWATOMIE — The Osawatomie Trojans rallied from an 8-1 deficit, scoring seven runs in the seventh inning to take the Wellsville Eagles into extra innings in the season opener.

Sluggerrr from the Kansas City Royals stopped by Osawatomie Middle School to deliver a few special “Salvy Splashes” to h...
04/13/2022
Sluggerrr delivers 'Salvy Splashes' at Osawatomie Middle School

Sluggerrr from the Kansas City Royals stopped by Osawatomie Middle School to deliver a few special “Salvy Splashes” to help celebrate a Gatorade drive the school did for the fire department.

OSAWATOMIE — Sluggerrr from the Kansas City Royals stopped by Osawatomie Middle School to deliver a few special “Salvy Splashes” to help celebrate a Gatorade drive the school did for

The Louisburg Wildcats posted their first victory of the season, splitting a doubleheader against the Spring Hill Bronco...
04/13/2022
Wildcats split doubleheader with Broncos

The Louisburg Wildcats posted their first victory of the season, splitting a doubleheader against the Spring Hill Broncos.

LOUISBURG – The Louisburg Wildcats posted their first victory of the season, splitting a doubleheader against the Spring Hill Broncos.

Vanessa Murray threw a one-hitter as the defending Frontier League champion Spring Hill Lady Broncos swept a doubleheade...
04/12/2022
Murray throws one-hitter as Lady Broncos sweep Lady Cats

Vanessa Murray threw a one-hitter as the defending Frontier League champion Spring Hill Lady Broncos swept a doubleheader from the Louisburg Lady Cats.

LOUISBURG – Vanessa Murray threw a one-hitter as the defending Frontier League champion Spring Hill Lady Broncos took the first game of a doubleheader from the Louisburg Lady Cats.

The Lady Panthers and the Louisburg Wildcats won team titles at the Paola Invitational during a bone-chilling afternoon ...
04/12/2022
Lady Panthers, Wildcats take team titles in Paola Invitational

The Lady Panthers and the Louisburg Wildcats won team titles at the Paola Invitational during a bone-chilling afternoon with everything from snow showers to sleet and rain.

PAOLA — The Lady Panthers and the Louisburg Wildcats won team titles at the Paola Invitational during a bone-chilling afternoon with everything from snow showers to sleet and rain.

Eden Troxel and Bryn Grandon homered in tough losses for the Paola Lady Panthers in a doubleheader against the Eudora Ca...
04/11/2022
Troxel, Grandon homer in tough losses for Lady Panthers

Eden Troxel and Bryn Grandon homered in tough losses for the Paola Lady Panthers in a doubleheader against the Eudora Cardinals.

PAOLA – Eden Troxel and Bryn Grandon homered for the Paola Lady Panthers in a doubleheader against the Eudora Cardinals.

Dozens of kids took to the diamonds at Karl E. Cole Sports Complex for the Osawatomie community's Easter egg hunt Saturd...
04/09/2022
Osawatomie Easter egg hunt

Dozens of kids took to the diamonds at Karl E. Cole Sports Complex for the Osawatomie community's Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 9. An estimated 300 people attended the event, organized by the Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Faith Community Church. Volunteers from First Option Bank, Sub Debs and Calling All Girls assisted with the egg hunt.
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Miami County law enforcement officials uncovered a still operating northwest of Paola in 1922. Read more about the count...
04/09/2022
Miami County Time Capsule

Miami County law enforcement officials uncovered a still operating northwest of Paola in 1922. Read more about the county's history in Miami County Time Capsule.

100 Years Ago (1922)

The Osawatomie community's Easter egg hunt is set for noon Saturday, April 9, at the Karl E. Cole Sports Complex.
04/08/2022
Easter egg hunt set for April 9 in Osawatomie

The Osawatomie community's Easter egg hunt is set for noon Saturday, April 9, at the Karl E. Cole Sports Complex.

OSAWATOMIE — Kids of all ages are invited to take part in the community’s Easter egg hunt at noon Saturday, April 9, at the Karl E. Cole Sports Complex.

An annual spring tradition in Paola will continue Saturday, April 9, with the 90th Miami Post 156 American Legion Easter...
04/08/2022
Paola Legion egg hunt set for April 9

An annual spring tradition in Paola will continue Saturday, April 9, with the 90th Miami Post 156 American Legion Easter Egg Hunt.

PAOLA — An annual spring tradition in Paola will continue Saturday, April 9, with the 90th Miami Post 156 American Legion Easter Egg Hunt.

Motorists will want to note the speed limit has been reduced to 55 mph on the eight-mile stretch of Kansas Highway 68 be...
04/07/2022
Speed limit reduced on eight-mile stretch of K-68

Motorists will want to note the speed limit has been reduced to 55 mph on the eight-mile stretch of Kansas Highway 68 between the two U.S. highways. So build extra time into your commute schedules.

Motorists will want to note the speed limit has been reduced on Kansas Highway 68, and they should build extra time into their commute schedules.

Gov. Laura Kelly announces state's continued efforts to shift to the next chapter of the COVID-19 response, pivoting fro...
04/07/2022
Kansas shifts from emergency pandemic to endemic 'normalcy'

Gov. Laura Kelly announces state's continued efforts to shift to the next chapter of the COVID-19 response, pivoting from emergency pandemic response to endemic normalcy.

TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) on March 31 announced their continued efforts to shift to the next chapter of the COVID-19

The County Commission awarded the construction contract and committed funding for Metcalf 2.0 at its meeting Wednesday, ...
04/07/2022
County commits funding, awards contract for Metcalf 2.0

The County Commission awarded the construction contract and committed funding for Metcalf 2.0 at its meeting Wednesday, March 30. The Louisburg City Council endorsed the funding plan at its meeting Monday, April 4.

LOUISBURG — The County Commission awarded the construction contract and committed funding for Metcalf 2.0 at its meeting Wednesday, March 30.

Reality U, a program designed to give students a taste of making real-world decisions, involved sophomores from Paola Hi...
04/07/2022
Paola students get a dose of reality

Reality U, a program designed to give students a taste of making real-world decisions, involved sophomores from Paola High School and eighth-graders from Paola Middle School.

PAOLA — Sitting on bleachers in the Paola High School gymnasium, sophomore students looked out at representations of real-world decisions, challenges and life events they may find themselves facing in

Sheriff Frank Kelly and Undersheriff Matt Kelly are embarking on a new chapter at the sheriff’s office with Matt being s...
04/06/2022
Like father, like son

Sheriff Frank Kelly and Undersheriff Matt Kelly are embarking on a new chapter at the sheriff’s office with Matt being sworn in as undersheriff on Monday, April 4, following the retirement of former Undersheriff Wayne Minckley on April 1.

Growing up as the son of the Miami County sheriff, Matt Kelly was always surrounded by law enforcement.

Eight rounds and six hours into the Sunflower State Spelling Bee, Miami County’s representative, Louisburg eighth-grader...
04/05/2022
Miami County youth shines at state spelling bee

Eight rounds and six hours into the Sunflower State Spelling Bee, Miami County’s representative, Louisburg eighth-grader Wyatt Heien, was one of six students still in the competition.

WICHITA — Eight rounds and six hours into the Sunflower State Spelling Bee, Miami County’s representative was one of six students still in the competition.

Mia Wilson pitched four innings of hitless ball as the Louisburg Lady Cats opened the season with a doubleheader sweep a...
04/05/2022
Wilson throws four no-hit innings for Lady Cats

Mia Wilson pitched four innings of hitless ball as the Louisburg Lady Cats opened the season with a doubleheader sweep at home against the Baldwin Lady Bulldogs.

LOUISBURG – Mia Wilson pitched four innings of hitless ball as the Louisburg Lady Cats opened the season with a doubleheader sweep at home against the Baldwin Lady Bulldogs.

Ava Kehl crushed a home run at the Paola USD 368 Sports Complex, giving the Lady Panther softball team a 3-0 lead in the...
04/04/2022
Kehl blasts home run in home opener for Lady Panthers

Ava Kehl crushed a home run at the Paola USD 368 Sports Complex, giving the Lady Panther softball team a 3-0 lead in the home opener against Bonner Springs.

PAOLA – Ava Kehl crushed a home run into the cold blue sky at the Paola USD 368 Sports Complex, giving the Lady Panther softball team a 3-0 lead in

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Louisburg could soon repeal its ban on pit bull breeds.
Columnist Grady Atwater says local residents played a key role in 1877 dedication of Soldiers Monument.
Extension Agent Franny Eastwood offers tips on how to enjoy hard-cooked eggs safely and creatively this Easter.
The Miami County Campus of Fort Scott Community College (FSCC) is inviting community members to attend a reverse career fair Monday, April 18.
The first ever Mile 0 Flint Hills Trail Race is set to kick off Saturday, April 16, at the Mile Zero trailhead for the Flint Hills Trail in Osawatomie.
Public hearings regarding two subdivisions, one residential and one retail, have been scheduled for the Louisburg Planning Commission’s meeting on Wednesday, April 27.
Miami County commissioners, at their April 6 meeting, awarded the contract portion of the county’s 2022 road rehabilitation project to apparent low bidder Superior Bowen Asphalt Company for $2,077,412.53.
The Osawatomie Trojans rallied from an 8-1 deficit, scoring seven runs in the seventh inning to take the Wellsville Eagles into extra innings in the season opener.
A 26-year-old Osawatomie man was killed Monday, April 11, when the motorcycle he was riding hit a hay trailer in Franklin County.
Sluggerrr from the Kansas City Royals stopped by Osawatomie Middle School to deliver a few special “Salvy Splashes” to help celebrate a Gatorade drive the school did for the fire department.
A welding class at Fort Scott Community College is helping the city of Louisburg expand its Hometown Heroes program by making custom-sized banner holders.
The Louisburg Wildcats posted their first victory of the season, splitting a doubleheader against the Spring Hill Broncos.