2022-02-04

Colwich 7th grader wins “My City, My Home” essay contest

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Jax Jacobs says he probably will save the $125 prize for his winning entry in the “My City My, My Home” essay contest and is a little nervous about going up on stage in Topeka. The Kansas League of Municipalities chose to honor the Colwich 7th grader as one of five winners in the south-central region out of hundreds of […]

Binder named NCK essay contest winner

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Katelyn Binder, age 12, a 7th grader at Beloit Jr/Sr High school, has won a North Central Kansas Regional League essay contest titled, “My city, My home”  Binder has been invited to Topeka for Local Government Day on Jan. 26 to be honored in an awards presentation and to join in the Mayor’s Luncheon event at the Manor Conference Center. […]

Local UpNesters Create Upcycled Items

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NEWTON—Mike and Jennifer Meyer have a side gig called UpNesters, which is a play off the term “empty nesters,” since they’re upcycling things and their daughters are no longer living with them.One of their daughters came up with the term. The hobby was born out of the Newton couple needing something to fill their time and the pandemic. “Once our […]

Let’s have some flippin’ fun

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FREE Curtis Utley and friends recently restored a 1970s era Evel Knievel pinball machine. It now sits prominently at his office at Iola Auto Body.

Curtis Utley plays a game of pinball this week at Utley’s Iola Auto Body on North State Street. Utley recently restored the 1977 machine.Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register I thought I was the Bally table king. But I just handed my pinball crown to him. — “Pinball Wizard,” The Who Curtis Utley’s latest addition to his workspace has […]

McPherson Model T clinic draws audience from around country

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McPHERSON—Hundreds turned out Saturday for a Model T Winter Clinic held at McPherson College. “It was amazing. People flew in from as far away as Oregon and Ohio and all over the Midwest—Oklahoma, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado,” said Chris Paulson, associate professor of technology for the college. The event was revived this year after being canceled because of COVID-19 […]