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Classmates reminisce during Paola alumni celebrations  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — When members of the Paola High School class of 1969 walked into the Paola American Legion on Saturday, June 1, to celebrate their 50-year ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Parents question suicide prevention efforts of Paola USD 368  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Two parents made impassioned pleas during the Paola school board meeting May 13, asking USD 368 officials to put a greater emphasis on suicide ...

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.

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 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.

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 graduation | Photos  Miami County Republic

Paola High School students throw their caps after being introduced for the first time as the Class of 2019 during the graduation ceremony Saturday, May 18.

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.

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.

Paola officials consider options for dog park  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Thanks to the efforts of a 13-year-old girl, Paola soon may get a dog park at either Lake Miola or Wallace Park.

Remembering Regan  Miami County Republic

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

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 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.

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.

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.

Meeks taking passion for track to Neosho | Paola  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Amanda Meeks signed a national letter of intent to compete on the Neosho County Community College track and field team.

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 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 ...

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 ...

Bressler leaves Paola High School for Pittsburg  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Phil Bressler is trading one PHS for another.

PHS juniors prepare for Boys, Girls State  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Four Paola High School junior boys and one junior girl will be learning about citizenship and government next week during Boys and Girls State ...

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.

Revitalization underway at Paola Community Garden  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Anyone who has recently driven past the Paola Community Garden along Industrial Park Drive likely has noticed that some big changes are taking ...

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.

Local FFA members win state proficiency awards  Miami County Republic

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Two local FFA members received state proficiency awards for having one of the best career development programs in the state at the 91st ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Cullor first two-time state champ for Buffalos  Miami County Republic

SALINA — Prairie View senior Gavin Cullor is a two-time state champion.

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.

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 ...

Richmond places first in javelin with mark of 197-2  Miami County Republic

WICHITA — Paola senior Seth Richmond left Cessna Stadium in Wichita for the last time as a member of the Panther track and field team.

Miami County royalty preparing for fair | Miami County  Miami County Republic

Three royalty fair titles are up for grabs at the Miami County Fair. The three divisions of the pageant include Miami County Fair Sweetheart, Princess and Queen.

PHS seniors receive nearly $200000 in scholarships  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 Wednesday, ...

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.

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.

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.

Paola teacher using dry-erase board drawings to get students excited for school  WTKR News 3

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 ...

Miller-Jacobson wedding  Miami County Republic

Laurel Jacobson and Gary Miller were married May 11, 2019, at the Paola Park Square gazebo with Nancy Proffitt officiating.

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.

Memorial 'Tank' ride scheduled for Sept. 30 | Louisburg  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.

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.

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.

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.

Paola Prom 2015 | Photos  Miami County Republic

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PHS activities golf fundraiser shines through rain | Paola  Miami County Republic

PAOLA – Rain didn't keep some of the Panther legends from taking to the links at the Paola Country Club for a great cause on 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.

Hospital auxiliary recognizes volunteers, awards scholarships  Miami County Republic

PAOLA — Miami County Medical Center Auxiliary members thanked volunteers for thousands of hours of *service* and awarded scholarships to four young ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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. ...

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.

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 Alumni Reunion | Photos  Miami County Republic

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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 ...

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.

Larry McGee remembers 30 years as PHS principal | Republic-online  Miami County Republic

I am proud to have served the school district of Paola for 30 years. The first 19 years, I was the high school principal, and the remaining 11, I served as assistant ...

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 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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Seck to play football at South Dakota | Paola  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.

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

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Harris ends softball career in NAIA World Series  Miami County Republic

OTTAWA – Amber Harris played shortstop for the Ottawa University softball team that put together one of the great comebacks of all time.

Faith-based ranch designated as U.S. Pony Club riding center  Miami County Republic

For the past five years, Promised Land Ranch Ministries has given local youths a place to learn how to ride and care for horses as well as strengthen their faith.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

Coach: private schools not problem in Kansas sports classification, economic opportunity is  41 Action News Kansas City

An assistant cross country coach at Olathe's St. Thomas Aquinas High School says it's not just private schools with advantages in Kansas sports classification, ...

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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.

Miami County Fair | Photos  Miami County Republic

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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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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