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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.



Linda Kay Fountain  Gardnernews.com

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 ...



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.



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.



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.



Paola Panther winter homecoming royalty | Uploaded-photos  Miami County Republic

homecoming royalty. gene morris / gene.morris@miconews.com. King and queen candidates for the Paola High School winter homecoming are (front row, from ...



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.



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. There are 17 ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



Remembering Regan  Miami County Republic

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



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 ...



Richmond headed to Colorado Springs for decathlon | Paola  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Senior Seth Richmond is headed to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on a track and field scholarship.



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 ...



Paola sports 15 graduates making marks in college track  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — The Panther track and field tradition is leaving its mark at the collegiate level.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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.



Bressler leaves Paola High School for Pittsburg  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Phil Bressler is trading one PHS for another.



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.



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.



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.



Miami County Time Capsule | Community  Miami County Republic

125 Years Ago (1894). Mr. Thomas F. Dunaway, who has been the head Missouri Pacific man at Osawatomie for 14 years has resigned the office of Division ...



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.



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. Knecht is the new USMC Girls Cadet Folkstyle National ...



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 ...



Miller taking passion for wrestling to Baker University  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – Jake Miller is headed to Baker University on a wrestling scholarship.



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 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 ...



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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



PHS seniors receive $189100 in scholarships  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Big money was awarded to Paola High School seniors April 20 thanks to the support of local community members, organizations and the USD 368 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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. ...



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 ...



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. Three generations of McKaigs ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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 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.



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.



PHS Alumni Reunion | Photos  Miami County Republic

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Paola prom goes international  Miami County Republic

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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, ...



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.



Reba A. Enke  lstribune

Reba A. Enke, 81, Greenwood, MO, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2018. Reba was born March 25, 1937, in rural Paola, KS. She attended a ...



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 ...



Meet the 2014 PHS homecoming candidates  Miami County Republic

Cassandra Blanc. Cassandra is the daughter of Frank and Liza Blanc. Her school activities include FFA all four years; KAYS her freshman year; SADD her junior ...



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.



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 ...



Paola Panthers capture Frontier League Dual Tournament title  Miami County Republic

BALDWIN CITY – The Frontier League Dual Tournament title went down to the last match of the final dual. The Paola Panthers were trailing the Spring Hill ...



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.



Paola Homecoming King and Queen to be crowned tonight  Miami County Republic

Taylor Blake. Taylor is the daughter of Mark and Lisa Blake. She has participated in developmental leadership the last two years, basketball her freshman and ...



'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 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 ...



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

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



Batchelder breaks Army beep test fitness record | Paola  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – Blake Batchelder of Paola broke the United States Army Olathe Recruiting Station beep test record.



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



Cheerleaders win trophies, ribbons | Paola  Miami County Republic

BALDWIN CITY — The Paola High School Panther cheerleaders received three trophies and nine ribbons for their performance at Baker University this summer.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



CSI: Hillsdale  Miami County Republic

HILLSDALE — Wearing latex gloves to protect the evidence, young investigators Evan Badgett and Nick Beets carefully processed the gruesome crime scene in ...



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 ...



Paola graduate warms hearts with unicorn visits | Louisburg  Miami County Republic

TAMPA, Fla. – The elevator doors open at Tampa General Hospital and emerging to surprise the children are Brittany Barney Beard and Billy the unicorn.



Huber signs letter to play baseball at Ottawa University  Miami County Republic

OTTAWA — Brock Huber will not be hanging up his cleats just yet, signing a national letter of intent to play baseball at Ottawa University.



Starr-Menefee  Miami County Republic

Emily Ann Starr and John Max Menefee exchanged wedding vows at the Jim and Sharon Wise estate in Louisburg on May 21, 2016.



PHS theater students to perform 'Celtic Tales' this weekend  Miami County Republic

A taste of Irish folklore with a local twist will be featured this weekend at Paola High School.



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 ...



Karr takes love for volleyball to Neosho Community College  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – Not long after she first picked up a volleyball, Paola senior Chandler Karr let her mind wander about competing at the college level.



Abshire wins 400th volleyball match Saturday | Paola  Miami County Republic

PITTSBURG — The Paola Panther volleyball team closed out pool play Saturday in the Pittsburg Invitational with a straight set victory against Labette County for ...



Hey Small-Town Kansas, What Ever Happened To Cruising?  KCUR

Imagine it's 8 p.m. on a Saturday in the mid-1970s. You're starting the engine of a 1966 Chevrolet Caprice, big block engine, 4-speed manual transmission.



Bowen aims to turn around TMP football program  Hays Daily News

David Bowen has been on both ends of the spectrum in his high school football coaching career. He spent six years as an assistant at a powerhouse program in ...



Mrs. Chambers goes to Washington | Miami County  Miami County Republic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The political scene in Washington has been historic the last eight years with the election of President Barack Obama, the first ...



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