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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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Panthers prepare to compete in league  Miami County Republic

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Seck eager to make impact at South Dakota  Miami County Republic

VERMILLION, South Dakota – Lineman Cameron Seck is enjoying the small town life as a member of the University of South Dakota football team.

Miller taking passion for wrestling to Baker University  Miami County Republic

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

Local news in brief | Local News |  Miami County Republic

Trick-or-treat So Kids Can Eat. Paola High School students are working to help feed the hungry this fall season as they prepare for their annual Trick-or-Treat So ...

Slawson all-time shot put record holder at Emporia State  Miami County Republic

WICHITA, Kan. – Kelsey Slawson is shattering records at Wichita State University.

Osawatomie to celebrate homecoming Friday night  Miami County Republic

OSAWATOMIE – The Osawatomie High School Trojans will celebrate homecoming Friday night with a home football game against the Iola Mustangs. Kickoff is ...

Bressler leaves Paola High School for Pittsburg  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Phil Bressler is trading one PHS for another.

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.

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.

Memorial 'Tank' ride scheduled for Sept. 30  Miami County Republic

Michael “Tank” Everhart's memory is not just alive and well – it is making a difference as his friends and family continue to impact lives through the Fill Your Tank.

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.

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 ...

Jenkins family receives support following house fire  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — The Paola community is rallying around a local police officer and his family after they lost their home in an early-morning fire Oct. 9.

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.

Osawatomie athletes ready for games to begin  Miami County Republic

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

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

PHS seniors receive $189,100 in scholarships | Education |  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 ...

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.

An acrobatic stance against bullying | Uploaded-photos  Miami County Republic

A professional BMX rider lets go of his bike during a jump at the ASA Bullying Prevention High School Tour that brought some of the top riders in the country to ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Introducing the PHS homecoming candidates  Miami County Republic

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Paola Hall of Fame a family affair  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.

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.

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.

Paola boys beat Harmon for third place in Eudora Invitational  Miami County Republic

EUDORA – The Paola Panther boys basketball team defeated Kansas City Harmon, 49-35, on Thursday evening for third place in the Eudora Invitational.

PHS Alumni Reunion | Photos  Miami County Republic

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Seck to play football at South Dakota  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – Senior Cam Seck is trading in the Paola Panther black and gold next school year for the red and white of the University of South Dakota Coyotes.

New tattoo parlor opens in Paola | Local News |  Miami County Republic

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

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.

Archery a way of life for Thomas  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 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. ...

Miller playing indoor football for Kansas Koyotes  Miami County Republic

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

LHS senior receives special gift at scholarship night  Miami County Republic

LOUISBURG — It was a poignant moment at the Louisburg High School Local Scholarship Recognition Night when a special scholarship was announced ...

Paola is new world for exchange students | Republic-online  Miami County Republic

The first semester was quite a learning experience for three foreign exchange students at Paola High School, and they can't wait to see what's in store during the ...

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.

Batchelder breaks Army beep test fitness record  Miami County Republic

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

Marcum Volleyball Academy celebrates 8th summer  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.

Paola tops 400 yards rushing in 35-21 win against Piper  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – The Paola Panther football team stayed with its bread and butter in its season opener against the Piper Pirates on Friday evening, running the ball 59 ...

Cheerleaders win trophies, ribbons  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.

Clark, Golubski lead Panthers down the stretch on senior night  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – Senior forward Kale Clark had ice in his veins in the final 15.5 seconds Friday night, sinking three of four from the free-throw line for Paola in a.

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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.

Osawatomie house fire claims lives of several pets  Miami County Republic

OSAWATOMIE – One Osawatomie home has been determined to be a total loss after a recent fire of indeterminate cause quickly spread through two stories of ...

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 ...

Boehm, Cooper, Haggerty McCracken, Pomatto, Trigg, Robison selected for Paola football team awards  Miami County Republic

Avery Boehm, Dylan Cooper, Brandon Haggerty, Nevin McCracken, Joe Pomatto, Zach Trigg, and Jake Robison received Paola High School Panther football ...

Paola girls runner-up at Ottawa meet  Miami County Republic

OTTAWA — The Lady Panther cross country team put all seven varsity runners in the top 30, finishing runner-up in the Ottawa Invitational on Saturday.

Performers prove 'Paola's Got Talent'  Miami County Republic

Saturday night's Paola's Got Talent show featured dancing, singing and musical performances, and although awards were given out, the real winner was the ...

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.

Brandt-Martin wedding  Miami County Republic

Alicia Brandt and Gabe Martin, both of Lawrence, were married June 30, 2012, at the home of the bride's parents in rural Paola. A reception followed at the same ...

Quilters show appreciation for Miami County veterans | Local News  Miami County Republic

Many men and a few women shared stories Saturday of deployments in the standing-room-only crowd at the Paola American Legion where military veterans ...

Cullor scores 8-7 decision to take cown | Prairie View  Miami County Republic

SALINA – Prairie View junior Gavin Cullor has a new title to add to his name – state champion.

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 ...

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 ...

Introducing the homecoming candidates | Republic-online  Miami County Republic

Madison Auten. Madison is the daughter of Joe and Kathy Auten. Her school activities include volleyball all four years, including lettering her senior year; KAY all ...

Panther Homecoming  Miami County Republic

Paola High School celebrated homecoming week Sept. 30 through Oct. 4, culminating in the homecoming parade Friday, home football game against Ottawa ...

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 ...

Belt places 20th in steer wrestling at nationals  Miami County Republic

CASPER, Wyo. – Cooper Ray Belt of Osawatomie placed in the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo.

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 ...

Abshire wins 400th volleyball match Saturday  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 ...

Lady Panther volleyball scrimmages with alumni team  Miami County Republic

The Lady Panthers did not have to go far to recruit two of their players for the alumni scrimmage against the varsity and junior varsity.

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.

Board announces new principal - News  Pittsburg Morning Sun

PITTSBURG — A new principal has been selected by the USD 250 Board of education.Phill Bressler, who has been principal at Paola High School for more ...

Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy concludes, Hays counselor honored  Hays Post

MANHATTAN — More than 430 young men from across the State of Kansas, all of whom will enter their senior year of high school this fall, participated in the ...

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.

Molly Baumgardner elected to Kansas Senate | Miami County  Miami County Republic

Precinct leaders in the 37th Senate District gathered April 21 at Spring Hill High School to decide who would fill Pat Apple's former Senate seat, and they picked ...

LHS sophomore twirls her way into town  Miami County Republic

LOUISBURG — Some people mosey into town, while others wander or meander. Emalee Bigley is not like your typical nomad. She twirled her way into ...

Sandra Sue “Sandy” Husted

May 31, 2017 | Obituaries |. Sandra Sue “Sandy” Husted passed away May 30, 2017 at her home. Sandra was born September 8, 1936 in Stanton Township, ...

Paola 10-year-old all-stars punch ticket for regionals  Miami County Republic

OTTAWA — The Paola 10-year-old all-stars entered the championship round of the Cal Ripken state tournament with one loss, giving them an uphill battle to ...

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.

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