KIKS & KIOL Radio News 8/9/2017

Allen County Regional Hospital has announced the addition of Dr. Dennison R. Hamilton to its staff.  Dr. Hamilton is a board certified interventional pain management specialist with 25 years of experience.  He will see patients twice a month at ACRH.  Hamilton received his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.  (8/9)
The east entrance to the Bowlus Fine Arts Center is starting to look a little different as workers started removing the canopy Tuesday morning.  That is the beginning of the process of building a new entrance that will include a full-sized elevator and new lobby area.  You can see a video of the demolition on the Iola Radio Facebook page.  (8/9)
If you’re interested in the history of Southeast Kansas, you won’t want to miss a presentation this Saturday at Katy Park in Chanute.  The Allen County Historical Society is collaborating with the historical societies in Neosho and Wilson counties for the special presentation.  It’ll take place from 8:30 to noon.  (8/9)
Former White House official Tina Tchen will speak at Pittsburg State University as part of the Women in Government Lecture Series.  Tchen will discuss her White House experiences and more during a speech at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14th at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. The event is free and open to the public.  (8/9)

KIKS & KIOL Radio News 8/8/2017

This year’s Farm City Days Medallion Hunt Button has been unveiled and it features the art of well known local artist Gary Hawk. The buttons sell for two dollars each and you need one to participate in the medallion hunt. Go to the Iola Radio Facebook page or and you’ll find a link to the Farm City Days page that has instructions on how to get a button. (8/8)
The charges of Unlawful Sexual Relations against Chanute High School Teacher David Cadwallader were dismissed Friday. The Chanute Tribune reports that the order said Cadwallader’s actions were inappropriate but did not amount to criminal conduct. He was was restored to regular employment at CHS on Monday. (8/8)

KIKS & KIOL Radio News 8/7/2017

Two people are dead and one person was hurt after a head-on collision in Wilson County Friday afternoon. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that 82 year old David Crites of Fredonia and 84 year old Olin Goins of Thayer both died in the crash. 59 year old Scotty Gober of Erie was injured in the accident on K-47 near Altoona. (8/7)
An Erie man was killed on Saturday night in an ATV crash 5 miles south of Erie on Pratt Road. According to a highway partol report, 21 year old Jonah L. DeMeritt was killed when the ATV rolled on him as it was traveling up a hill on private property. DeMeritt was taken to Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, where he was pronounced dead. (8/7)
Another ATV accident occurred on Friday afternoon in Colony that sent one person to the hospital. 58 year old Gilbert L. Green of Colony was taken to Allen County Hospital with injuries sustained in the accident that happened Friday afternoon around 4pm. Green was westbound on 4th Street, lost control and rolled 4 wheeler into the south ditch. (8/7)

KIKS & KIOL Radio News 8/4/2017

Two people were injured in an accident involving a pickup truck and a Union Pacific train at about 7:40 am Thursday morning north of Parsons. The Highway Patrol reports that the occupants of the pickup, 27 year old Adam Charles Westhoff of Parsons and 22 year old Billy Ray Brown of St. Paul, were taken to Freeman Health Center in Joplin. The engineer and conductor of the train were uninjured. (8/4)
A trial date has been set for one of the three defendants accused in last year’s murder of Iola resident Shawn Cook. The Iola Register reports that the jury trial for Joshua Knapp will begin on November 13th and is expected to last as long as five days. Knapp has pleaded not guilty to the crime. (8/4)
Because of the chance of rain on Saturday, the start time of the Allen County Fair Mud Run at Wide Open Speed Park has been changed. The time of the run has been moved up to 2pm with the gates now opening at 10am. Admission is still ten dollars or two event tickets for adults, six dollars or one ticket for children six to twelve, with kids under five free. (8/4)

KIKS & KIOL Radio News 8/3/2017

A company which is in the late stages of developing a wind farm in northern Allen County will host an open house on Tuesday to answer questions about the project. The open house with EDP Renewables North America runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Marmaton Valley High School commons area. The company may erect between 50 and 100 windmills to generate electricity. (8/3)
This week Allen County Commissioners discussed the construction of new ambulance stations in Humboldt and Moran. According to The Iola Register, new stations will replace ones that have been in place for several years and have been deemed inadequate for a number of reasons. Potential construction sites, types of buildings and potential start dates are among the items to be considered. (8/3)
The man who led authorities on a chase through Iola last week has been arrested. According to The Allen County Sheriff’s office, Levi Rodebush was taken into custody by Fort Scott Police and may also face charges in Bourbon and Woodson Counties. (8/3)

KIKS & KIOL Radio News 8/2/2017

The owner of a colossal mansion in Missouri has settled a $63 million lawsuit against Monarch Cement, calling off a federal trial that was slated for Monday. The Kansas City Star reports that the home was designed to survive earthquakes and tornadoes. The owner alledged that the contractors had skimped on concrete components. Monarch Cement denied those allegations. (8/2)
The mammogram services at Allen County Regional Hospital have been suspended because the facility lost its accredidation. The Iola Register reports that patients who underwent mammograms through May 19th were notified that ACRH failed to meet “clinical image quality standards.” The hospital is developing a corrective plan to reinstate the accreditation. (8/2)

KIKS & KIOL Radio News 8/1/2017

The administrator of the Wilson County Health Department has been arrested in connection to a marijuana grow operation. KAKE-TV in Wichita reports that the arrest of Todd Durham comes after authorities served two search warrants in the town of Buffalo on Saturday. Marijuana plants, cash, weapons, and ammunition were seized in both locations. Todd Durham, Thomas Durham and Cynthia Durham were arrested. All four suspects are being held in the Wilson County Jail. Bonds have not been set. (8/1)
If you want to find out how to safely view the upcoming solar eclipse, the Iola Public Library has you taken care of. Mike Myer of Humboldt will present the program “The Eclipse Is Coming” tonight at 7 pm at the library. Myer will demonstrate ways to safely view the eclipse. You’re also invited to watch the eclipse at the library at 1 p.m. on Aug. 21st. (8/1)
An Emporia man has been identified as Saturday’s drowning victim at John Redmond Reservoir. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism says 65-year-old Guixian Zheng drowned while fishing with a family member. (8/1)