KIKS & KIOL Radio News 1/10/2018

The USD 257 board of education voted in unanimouly this week to spend about $50,000 to replace or repair bleacher seating at four sports and recreation venues used by the district.  The Iola Register reports that oncludes the football stadium in Riverside Park, a baseball diamond in the same park, and the gymnasium bleachers in the middle and high schools.  In the case of the football stadium, the district is taking advntage of a unique situation.   The Kansas Speedway is upgrading its seating.  Iola is going to take their extisting high-quality aluminium bleacher seats.  (1/10)
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Kansas health officials will take part in a program to raise awareness of the risks of prescription opioids in the state.  According to the Chanute Tribune, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will begin promoting the  media campaign.  In recent years the number of counties in Southeast Kansas with five or more opioid deaths doubled.  (1/10)
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