KIKS & KIOL Radio News 9/21/2017

Allen County Commissioners made no commitment after being approached this week about seeking national recognition of the Marsh Arch bridge over the Neosho River west of Humboldt. The Iola Register reports that the recognition process has been started with the National Register of Historic Places. Efforts at the state level would begin next year. (9/21)
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The Chanute Regional Development Authority board voted to accept two downtown buildings as a gift from the City of Chanute. The Chanute Tribune reports that the board voted to accept the buildings at 1 and 3 W. Main during its monthly meeting. The city will continue with the repairs to the west wall of 3 W. Main with the work to be completed within three years. (9/21)
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The National Weather Service is looking for a weather observer within five miles of the Yates Center area. This person would report high and low temperates and precipitation daily. It’s a volunteer position and they would provide a high quality rain guage and thermometer. If you’re interested call Scott Smith at (316) 942-3102. More details are on the Iola Radio Facebook page. (9/21)
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Brent Rush, of Enbridge Energy Company, was in Moran Tuesday to present the Regional Rural Technology Center with a check for $5,000. According to the Register, The donation will be used to offset fees for students wanting to enroll in the LaHarpe tech center’s newly installed production welding program. The award was facilitated by Jeff Cokely, the president of Iola-based Impact Charitable Solutions, LLC. (9/21)

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KIKS & KIOL Radio News 9/20/2017

Allen County is being nationally recognized as one of eight winners of the Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It was chosen from more than 200 community applicants across the country. Allen County will receive a $25,000 cash prize and will gain greater access to funding and secrets to success. The entire news release is on our Facebook page. (9/20)
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The Allen County Sheriff’s Office said yesterday that they now have the identity of the man accused of leading deputies on a high speed chase last week. Through a combination of sources including social media, they identified him as Nathan Messina. His fingerprints were later ID’ed by the FBI. (9/20)
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One of five people charged in the death of Iola resident Shawn Cook has entered a plea agreement. According to The Iola Register, James Myers pleaded no contest Tuesday to four counts of interfering with law enforcement by tampering with evidence. In exchange, a first-degree murder charge against Myers is being dismissed. Myers will be sentenced Nov. 20th. (9/20)

KIKS & KIOL Radio News 9/19/2017

Military veterans will receive a well-deserved salute at a free event hosted by Twin Motors Ford in Iola. On Thursday, September 28th from 11 am until 1:00 pm, Twin Motors will host a free lunch for military veterans and those currently serving in the Armed forces along with family members. The event is part of the Midwest Ford Dealers “4-State Heroes Appreciation Tour.” (9/19)
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Thrive Allen County is going to be hosting an open house today to unveil their newly renovated headquarters in the historic Kress building on the Iola square. The open house will last from 4 to 7 pm today with formal remarks at 4:15pm. Everyone is welcome to stop by and celebrate the grand opening and dedication of the new headquarters. (9/19)
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The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and local authorities arrested a Chetopa man Monday evening for growing marijuana in a Chetopa city park. On Monday, KBI agents, arrested 54 year old Joseph “Scott” Skibo of Chetopa, for cultivation of marijuana and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Skibo was allegedly cultivating marijuana on an island in Elmore Park. (9/19)
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Two people were injured early yesterday morning in a two vehicle accident 2 miles east of US69 on Jayhawk Road in Bourbon County. 60 year old Linda Louise Mize of Fort Scott and her passenger, 72 year old Willard Landis of Neosho Rapids, were both hospitalized. The other driver, 59 year old Leroy Ruhl of Fort Scott, was not injured. (9/19)

KIKS & KIOL Radio News 9/18/2017

The Allen County Sheriff-s Office has announced that the suspect involved in the vehicle pursuit on Wednesday, September 13th was located and taken into custody.   According to a post on their Facebook page, a tip from a north-eastern Iola resident late Friday night led to the arrest.  The individual isn’t cooperating, even declining to give his name.  (9/18)
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An Ohio man was injured Friday morning when he struck a dog east of LaHarpe on his motor-cycle.   According to a report in the Register, 66 year old Mark Cromly was westbound on U.S. 54 and struck the dog coming from the side of the road.  Cromly was transported to a metropolitan hospital via helicopter and the dog was killed in the accident.  (9/18)
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The Farm-City Days  Committee wants you to know that there has been a change in this year’s medallion hunt.  This year you must have purchased your Farm-City Days button before the hunt begins on October 2nd.  This is to prevent someone from buying a button after finding the medallion.  You can get one at the chamber office, Jump Start or TLC Garden Center.  (9/18)

KIKS & KIOL Radio News 9/15/2017

More details on the Code Red alert that went out late wednesday night from the Allen County Sheriff’s office. Officers attempted to stop a vehicle on US 169 that was going over 100 miles per hour. When they checked the plates, they discovered that the vehicle had been stolen from Independence, Missouri. The driver fled on foot and several hours later someone matching his description attempted to break into a nearby home and steal some clothing. He is a white male, dark hair, 5’8 to 6’0 tall, medium build, possibly shirtless or wearing a white or blue t-shirt and shorts. While not considered dangerous, persons should not approach nor attempt to detain him. If you have information contact the Allen County Communications Center at 365-1437. (9/15)
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The 100th year of the Chanute Mexican Fiesta will be celebrated today and tomorrow. The event starts tonight at 6:30 pm at the Santa Fe Park fiesta grounds. Events will happen all day on Saturday as well, ending with fireworks display is planned at dusk. There will be food vendors and novelty booths set up throughout the event. (9/15)

 

KIKS & KIOL Radio News 9/14/2017

The Allen County Sheriff’s Dept sent out a code red alert just after midnight. They are looking for a suspect that was involved in a high speed chase and then fled on foot from the area of HWY169 & HWY54. He is a dark complected white male, 5’8″ medium build, with short to long dark hair and no shirt. Call 911 immediately you see him. (9/14)
**This story contains an updated description that is different from the original Code Red call.**
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A Chanute man was injured in a one vehicle accident Wedneday morning on US59 south of Lawrence in Douglas County. According to the highway patrol, 28 year old Casey Lee Clines was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. His vehicle entered the east ditch and overturned coming to rest on it’s tires. (9/14)
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Two people were injured in a collision between a pickup and a semi just after 6pm yesterday 6 miles south of Garnett on US 169. The highway patrol reports that the pickup driver, 33 year old Justen Redburn was taken to Anderson County Hospital along with his passenger, 28 year old Kyle Kelly of Olathe. The semi driver was not injured. (9/14)

KIKS & KIOL Radio News 9/13/2017

The Chanute Police department is asking the public’s assistance in locating an individual that has been going to houses and daycare centers asking to spray for bugs and spiders.  According to a post on their Facebook page, he is a white male, around 5 feet 10 inches tall, 180 to 200 pounds with dark short hair carrying a hand held spray bottle.  If you are approached, contact Chanute police at 431-5768.  (9/13)
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Chanute police are also asking for help with an apparent ambush robbery.  According to The Chanute Tribune, a restaurant employee on Cherry Street was locking up and walking out the back door with the evening deposit last Thursday and was struck on the back of the head by an unknown assailant.   (9/13)
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A follow up to a story we told you about on Monday.  Authorities have released the identity of a man whose body was found inside a burning car in rural Lyon County. The victim was identified yesterday as 19-year-old Jesus Avila-Galvin Jr. of Emporia. The death is being investigated as a homicide.  (9/13)