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Dear editor, I read a second time the column The Register ran a few days ago about the de-emphasis of civics education in public schools. It struck a sour note. I am in the midst…

Dear editor, In a letter to the editor published in the Register on July 27, 2019, I made a case for removing the traffic control light at the corner of Madison and Buckeye as  no…

President Donald Trump’s incitement of a mob attack on the Capitol is reason enough for him to be forced from office before Jan. 20 — whether via the 25th Amendment, another impeachment or some other…

Dear editor, Last night, before I went to bed, I wrote a list of things to be thankful for.  Certainly, there is plenty to be discouraged about these days, including the loss of 361,000 Americans…

Dear editor, I think it is worth noting the only other time the physical seat of government was so attacked was in August 1814 toward the end of the War of 1812 when the British…

Dear editor, With the Coronavirus and the setbacks that affected many in 2020, I want to thank all of those who took time to help with the annual Salvation Army Kettle Drive.  I thank Lonnie…

Dear editor, In reference to Steve Strickler’s letter in the Dec. 23, 2020, edition of the Iola Register, I agree with you, Steve. It looks like the so-called Republicans need to change the name of…

Editor’s note: Iolan and dairy farmer Steve Strickler shares a letter he recently wrote to U.S. Sen.-elect Roger Marshall. This summer, Strickler hosted Marshall during a campaign visit to Iola. As Strickler tells it, the…

Dear editor, I can think of no one I would rather have had Gov. Laura Kelly select to fill the lieutenant governor’s vacancy than Iola’s own David Toland. His name was the first that came…

Dear editor, It would be a very dull world if everyone thought alike. Thankfully that’s not the case.  It’s important that we respect others’ views. Everyone has the right to be wrong if they want…