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Piping fix at PHS to top $1 million  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — A mistake made during the construction of Paola High School nearly 30 years ago could now cost the school district more than $1 million to fix.

Sheriff's office investigating rural Paola woman's death  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Law enforcement officials are investigating the death of a 50-year-old rural Paola woman.

Introducing the Paola High School homecoming candidates  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Paola High School will celebrate homecoming Friday night with a home football game against the Baldwin Bulldogs.

Louisburg to join Osawatomie-Paola swim team  Miami County Republic

LOUISBURG — Louisburg will join the Osawatomie-Paola high school swim team, starting with the 2019-2020 school year. “Osawatomie and Paola agreed to ...

Paola's baseball/softball complex to get new additions  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — The Paola school district's baseball/softball complex northeast of Cottonwood Elementary soon will get a new look.

Martin three-time state champion for Paola Panthers  Miami County Republic

SALINA — There is being great. There is dominance. Then there is Paola High School junior Preston Martin.

Meet the new teachers of Paola USD 368  Miami County Republic

Today is the first day of school for Paola USD 368 students, and there will be a lot of new faces greeting them when they walk into their schools.

Menefee taking softball dreams to Culver-Stockton | Paola  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Hannah Menefee, an all-league outfielder and infielder for the Paola Lady Panthers, is headed to Culver-Stockton College to play softball.

Paola USD 368 wrapping up bleacher, locker room projects  Miami County Republic

Paola sports fans will be cheering on their Panthers from brand new bleachers at Panther Stadium this school year.

Bell to cheer for MidAmerica Nazarene Pioneers | Paola  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Senior Kalyn Bell has signed a national letter of intent to cheer at MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Schroeder, Walker join Paola athletic hall of fame  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Gary Schroeder and Corey Walker became the 71st and 72nd members inducted into the Paola High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Martin tops 100 wins in three years for Panthers  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – Three-time state champion Preston Martin of Paola is the Tri-County Spotlight Co-Wrestler of the Year.

Two officers join Paola police force | Uploaded-photos  Miami County Republic

Paola Police Chief Don Poore (middle) introduces new police officers Mitchell Gabbert (left) and Keith Myers during the Oct. 9 Paola City Council meeting.

Paola wrestling coach resigns | Paola  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Russ Hermreck has resigned his position as Paola head wrestling coach, and assistant coach Darvin Willard has taken the helm of the program.

Santa Claus is coming to towns  Miami County Republic

It may not even be Thanksgiving yet, but the big man in red is already busy mapping out his Christmas schedule, and that includes multiple stops in Miami ...

Remembering Regan  Miami County Republic

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles focusing on the issue of teen suicide.

Paola FFA students honored during chapter banquet  Miami County Republic

The 82nd annual Paola FFA Chapter banquet and awards ceremony was held March 5 at Paola High School.

Paola alumni luncheon set for June 1  Miami County Republic

Alumni weekend in Paola is just a few weeks away, and the Miami County Republic is signing up classes for times at which a group class photo can be taken.

Classmates reunite during alumni celebration  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — A lot has changed over the past 50 years, but the bond between members of the Paola High School class of 1968 was as strong as ever Saturday.

USD 368 bleachers, locker room projects set to begin soon  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Paola USD 368 officials are ready to tackle the last remaining projects from the $17 million school bond that voters approved in April 2014.

Panthers prepare to compete in league | Paola  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – There was a lot to take away from the first week of practices at Paola High School.

Swenson-Williamson engagment | Engagements  Miami County Republic

Jim and Pam Williamson of Paola would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Melissa Williamson to Ryan Swenson, son of Richard and Denise ...

Paola High School alumni share memories during reunion  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Paola High School graduates from as far back as the class of 1940 gathered together Saturday for the annual alumni luncheon at the high school, and ...

Fort Scott Community College offers opportunities to learn a trade  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Students at the Miami County campus of Fort Scott Community College are trading in traditional textbooks and notepads for welding torches and ...

PHS forensics team wins first-ever state title  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Paola High School theater teacher and forensics coach Leslie Coats has mentored a lot of talented students during her 43 years at the high school.

Miami County Time Capsule  Miami County Republic

125 Years Ago (1894). Moonlight rowing on the beautiful stretch of water from the water works pump house at Paola to the Garrison Ford on Bull Creek is again ...

Paola High School Alumni | Photos  Miami County Republic

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Eilts to run hurdles at Pittsburg State | Paola  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Carson Eilts is following in the great Paola Panther tradition, joining a list of state medalists to sign with Pittsburg State University.

Taylor coming out of bullpen of for Emporia State  Miami County Republic

EMPORIA — Trey Taylor is gearing up for his senior season with the Emporia State University Hornet baseball team.

Osawatomie athletes ready for games to begin | Osawatomie  Miami County Republic

OSAWATOMIE – There is nothing quite like the walk from the back of Osawatomie High School to the practice facility.

Bressler leaves Paola High School for Pittsburg  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Phil Bressler is trading one PHS for another.

Gagnebin selected District 2 Athletic Director of the Year  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – Darin Gagnebin, Paola High School athletic director and assistant principal, was recently named the District 2 Athletic Director of the Year.

Paola alumni reunite during luncheon, private gatherings  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Like most of his fellow male classmates in the Paola High School class of 1967, Randy Thomas knew that the Vietnam War likely was going to have ...

PHS seniors receive more than $190000 in scholarship money  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Several Paola High School seniors received a big financial boost for their future during the school's annual scholarship awards night April 26.

Paola boys, girls runner-up in league track meet  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — The Paola Panthers and Lady Panthers were runner-up in the Frontier League meet at Paola High School.

Paola teacher using dry-erase board drawings to get students excited for school  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

PAOLA, Kan. -- It can be hard to get your kids excited to go to school, but a Paola teacher is using markers, a dry erase board and her talents to get kids excited ...

VanHoecke signs with Kansas Jayhawks for pole vault  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – The higher she soared in the pole vault, the more colleges and universities came calling for Paola senior Samantha VanHoecke.

Meet the Paola homecoming candidates  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Paola High School will celebrate homecoming Friday night with a home football game against the Eudora Cardinals.

PHS SkillsUSA welding team wins gold medal  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Eleven Paola High School students attended the state SkillsUSA conference April 24-26 in Hutchinson, and the welding fabrication team brought ...

Donkey basketball ride full of bucks, falls and laughs  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – One of the most important skills at the Dairyland Donkey Ball event was picking out the right donkey for the job.

Students test wind turbines at state competition  Miami County Republic

PAOLA - Paola was well represented March 30 during the State KidWind Challenge at the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka.

Williamson/Swenson to wed  Blade Empire

Jim and Pam Williamson of Paola announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa, to Ryan Swenson, son of Richard and Denise Swenson, Concordia.

Forging a family legacy  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Dennis Doherty was only 2 years old when his father, Jim, took a chance on a business venture that would change the family forever.

Knecht, Douglas win national wrestling titles for Team Kansas  Miami County Republic

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Jordyn Knecht and Brenna Douglas of Paola are national champions.

We've Got Talent showcases local performers  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – Twenty acts, featuring 22 performers, highlighted the fifth annual We've Got Talent show at Paola Middle School on Saturday evening.

Paola man shot and killed outside of Missouri restaurant  Miami County Republic

A Paola man was shot and killed Thursday morning outside of a restaurant in Blue Springs, Mo., and multiple charges were filed Friday against the alleged ...

Growing number of KC kids seek help for suicidal thoughts  KCTV Kansas City

An alarming recent study found suicidal attempts or thoughts in children and teens have doubled between 2007 and 2015, a trend doctors in the Kansas City ...

Johnson signs to play softball at Central Arkansas  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – Paola senior Jordan Johnson signed a national letter of intent to play NCAA Division I softball at the University of Central Arkansas.

Saying goodbye to Larry “Fibber” McGee  Miami County Republic

When I first met Larry McGee nearly 15 years ago, I was new at the newspaper and didn't know much about him.

Gorsuch, Hayes, Dumperts inducted into Paola hall of fame  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – Mike Dumpert, Noah Dumpert, Megan Hayes and Steve Gorsuch joined the Paola High School Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony between ...

Meet the new teachers for Paola USD 368  Miami County Republic

Paola USD 368 students started a new school year today, and there were some new faces to greet them at many of the school district's buildings.

Paola SkillsUSA members compete at state event  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Members of the Paola SkillsUSA chapter attended the Kansas SkillsUSA Conference on April 17 and 18 in Hutchinson.

Youths entertain audience at 'We've Got Talent!' show  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – Santanna Romero of Osawatomie had the crowd screaming from the moment he took the stage at Paola Middle School for the sixth annual “We've Got ...

Long signs letter to high jump for Baylor  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – While she was walking the halls at Paola Middle School, Moorea Long heard she had the body of a high jumper.

Linda Kay Fountain

Apr 19, 2019 | News, Obituaries |. Linda Kay Fountain Linda Kay Fountain, 61, passed away April 15, 2019. Linda was born Feb. 5, 1958 in Paola, KS to Arthur ...

Former Paola man shot and killed by police in Florida  Miami County Republic

GULF BREEZE, Fla. — A 24-year-old former Paola resident was shot and killed by a Florida police officer March 27 during an apparent break-in attempt.

Field turf at Panther Stadium ready for games to begin  Miami County Republic

The long awaited Panther Stadium is scheduled to open this week with the Paola soccer team playing Baldwin on Thursday.

PHS grad killed in motorcycle accident | Breaking News  Miami County Republic

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Keith Peuser, a 2015 Paola High School graduate, was killed Saturday evening in a motorcycle accident near the Fort Campbell U.S. ...

Paola Prom 2015 | Photos  Miami County Republic

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Students Awarded Prestigious Rudd Scholarships  KSAL

Twenty Five Kansas high school seniors have been named as part of the newest class of Rudd Scholars, each receiving a 4-year scholarships. Fifteen will to ...

New tattoo parlor opens in Paola  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — The topic of tattoos has always been a bit of a joke between Bailey April and her mother, Christie.

Community mourns loss of Larry Criddle  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Larry Criddle had never missed a day of teaching in all of his 20 years with Paola USD 368, which made his absence all the more difficult to.

PHS alumnus arrested after allegedly shooting at officer  Miami County Republic

BELTON, Mo. — A former Paola High School student was arrested early Sunday morning after reportedly shooting at a police officer in Belton, Mo., during a ...

Reminiscing at reunions | Republic-online  Miami County Republic

Phil Messer, a retired American Airlines pilot, shared a little humor Saturday while addressing his fellow 1963 Paola High School graduates during the annual ...

Paola prom goes international  Miami County Republic

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Dick Gilman inducted into wrestling hall of fame  Miami County Republic

SALINA — Richard “Dick” Gilman has been inducted into the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Rudd Scholarships Awarded To 25 Kansas Students  KMUW

The Rudd Foundation has awarded 25 college scholarships to Kansas high school seniors. Each winner will receive a four-year scholarship to attend either.

Pennington named Kansas Teacher of the Year finalist  Miami County Republic

Paola USD 368 once again has a state finalist for Kansas Teacher of the Year.

Tucker, Ratliff win state powerlifting titles | Louisburg  Miami County Republic

BASEHOR — Louisburg's Kiefer Tucker and Riley Ratliff captured titles in the Class 4A State Powerlifting Tournament at Basehor-Linwood High School.

PHS Alumni Reunion | Photos  Miami County Republic

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Archery a way of life for Thomas | Paola  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – When Hunter Thomas says he would not be where he is today without the sport of archery, the Paola sportsman means it.

Paola Hall of Fame a family affair | Paola  Miami County Republic

Considering how young the Paola High School Athletic Hall of Fame is, created in 1996, the honored list includes a lot of family ties.

Alumni return to take on Lady Panthers, talk about where life has taken them  Miami County Republic

After taking a hard loss last season, the Paola High School alumni came out to make a statement against the Lady Panther basketball program.

Eagle Scout project adds seating to veterans memorial  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — The annual Veterans Day *service* at the Miami County Veterans Memorial will be extra special this year thanks to a local Boy Scout and his family and ...

Smith named V.J. Elson Award winner during football banquet  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – Drew Smith, a Paola High School senior, was named the V.J. Elson Award winner during the annual Panther football banquet.

PHS graduation | Photos  Miami County Republic

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Miller playing indoor football for Kansas Koyotes | Paola  Miami County Republic

TOPEKA, Kan. ‑ Football has always been in LaKaito Miller's blood.

Voters will decide fate of school bond | Republic-online  Miami County Republic

Members of the Paola USD 368 Board of Education finalized details of a nearly $17 million bond issue Monday night, and it now will be up to voters to decide.

Kessler, Sims, Payne, Barbour inducted into hall of fame  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – Annie Kessler, Jesse Sims, Caleb Payne and Kurt Barbour entered the Paola High School Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony between varsity ...

Mac's Garage leaves behind family's legacy of service  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — For the past 73 years, Mac's Garage has been more than just a business to the McKaig family — it's been their life.

PHS art teacher uses white board sketches to inspire students  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — DeAnna Morgan's art classroom at Paola High School is becoming a popular spot to visit for students, teachers and administrators.

'He's going to kill somebody'  Miami County Republic

It didn't take Darla Hines long to realize that something was wrong.

Phil Bressler selected as PHS Principal  Pittsburg Morning Sun

PITTSBURG — The new Pittsburg High School principal will start work July 1.The Pittsburg Board of Education announced the new hire, Phillip Bressler, ...

Ten new teachers ready to start school year  Miami County Republic

Paola USD 368 students head back to school today, but their teachers have already been hard at work setting up their classrooms and preparing for a new ...

Presenting the new faces of Osawatomie USD 367  Miami County Republic

OSAWATOMIE – Osawatomie USD 367 has gained several new faces for the 2017-18 school year including special education teacher Lacey Draper, Life Skills ...

'Celtic Tales' reprise brings Irish folklore back to Paola stage  Miami County Republic

Those who missed out on the opportunity to see Irish folklore brought to life on the Paola High School stage in September will get another chance to see the ...

Paola FFA members honored at banquet  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — The 81st annual Paola FFA Chapter banquet and awards ceremony was held March 13 at Paola High School.

Revving up for the Paola Heartland Car Show  Miami County Republic

When Jared Zimmerman thinks back on his time spent growing up in Paola, one of the first things that comes to mind is the 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass he had ...

Paola dance team wins superior trophy  Miami County Republic

EMPORIA — The Paola High School dance team scored 125 of a possible 126 points on their evaluations at the UDA/KSHSAA Dance Camp at Emporia State ...

Louisburg welcomes two dozen new teachers  Miami County Republic

LOUISBURG — Students in Louisburg USD 416 started back to school last week and were greeted by two dozen new teachers — 11 at the high school, three at ...

Spotlight track team features five state champions | Louisburg  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – State champions Samantha VanHoecke, Nathan Ewing, Elizabeth Pomatto, Izzy Williams and Madeline Rivers highlight the Tri-County Spotlight Track ...

Paola boys track runner-up in regional meet at Iola  Miami County Republic

IOLA, Kan. — Andrew Henn and ExZavier Miller won individual titles in the Class 4A regional track and field meet, leading the Paola High School boys to ...

Marcum Volleyball Academy celebrates 8th summer | Louisburg  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – If you follow a high school volleyball team in Miami County, chances are at least one of the players worked out with the Marcum Volleyball Academy.

Eight Panthers named to All-League football team  Miami County Republic

Paola High School senior lineman Joe Pomatto was a first-team selection on the All-Frontier League Football Team on the offensive and defensive lines.

Paulsen wins first-ever Powder Puff Wrestling title  Miami County Republic

The lights were down in the Paola High School gymnasium for the annual black and gold scrimmage and the powder puff wrestling fundraiser for the Paola ...

Fort Hays State University announces scholarship awards for 2018-19  Hays Post

FHSU University Relations. Winners of general academic scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year from Fort Hays State University have been announced by ...

Louisburg man killed in motorcycle accident Sunday | Breaking News  Miami County Republic

A 20-year-old Louisburg man was killed Sunday afternoon in an accident involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle in northeast Miami County.

Powderpuff wrestling to benefit Paola After Prom | Miami County  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – Get ready to rumble Paola and for a great cause during the second annual Paola Powderpuff Wrestling Showcase.

2018-19 Preseason Girls National High School Rankings  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum are again partnered to create its preseason national rankings for high school ...

Mac County track teams impressive at state championship  McPherson Sentinel

WICHITA— With the Kansas State Track and Field Championship coming to a close on Saturday, teams in the McPherson County in both class 4A and 2A made ...

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