Kent Thompson thinks Kansas Supreme Court justices are thinking in terms of a $600 million increase in state aid to public education. The Register reports that the justices ruled earlier this week that school finance was inadequate to provide an adequate education for Kansas kids, and the funding formula results in unfair distribution. Thompson wasn’t surprised at the ruling. He represents most of Allen County including Iola and Humboldt in the Kansas House.
A victim of the Las Vegas shooting who has connections to Chanute is being called a hero for his actions. A Chanute business will assist his family. The Chanute Tribune reported that the Reality Room will donate proceeds from tonight’s business to assist the family of Erick Silva, who died at the Vegas concert after helping others escape. Silva was working security at the concert.
Boo Bash is coming Saturday, October 28th. It’s sponsored by the Iola Police Department and the Iola Kiwanis Club. Boo Bash will be held at the Riverside Community Building from 5-7:30pm. The cost of admission will include hot dogs, chips, cookies, and a drink. It also features activities like the carnival games, inflatables, spooky train rides, hay rack rides and a haunted house. For more, go to the Iola Radio Facebook page.