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The Ninth Annual Iola Hay Day Festival, hosted by the Iola Community center, will be Oct. 19. The morning will kick off at 8 a.m. for the bulldog dash, followed by the parade at 9:30 a.m. more
Sandra Woodruff had coronary bypass surgery and a heart valve replacement last Monday morning, at St Joseph, in Bryan. We deeply appreciate all of the prayers and pastoral support we have received. We truly live in a caring community and we are uplifted by your love, thank you. more
Last week, I told you how I found a clutch of school tax forms from 1924. When those were copied, some had other things copied onto the back. I hate to waste interesting things, so … more
St. Thomas More Fall Fish Fry St. Thomas More Catholic Church will hold its Fall Fish Fry on Sept. 28, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. or until all the food is gone, at the Community Center at Hilltop Lakes. … more
The sun will settle above the equator next Tuesday, making that day the official autumnal equinox, better known to us as the first day of fall. According to forecasts, Madisonville’s temperature next Tuesday will hover around 93 degrees. So much for fall weather in Texas folks! more
Madison County Republican Party 2019 Reagan Dinner The Madison County Republican Party will hold the 2019 Reagan Dinner Sept. 28 at the Sidwalk Cattlemen’s Association Pavilion, featuring … more
There’s an adage you’ve probably heard since childhood from your parents, teachers and other authority figures: Clean up after yourself. Well, even the strongest city governments in the country cannot clean up by themselves. more
Attention Iola ISD elementary parents: This is a message from the elementary administration. Our previous plans for our after-school program fell through at the last minute. But we are creating our own after school program this year! We are working on the details now, and it will begin after the first six weeks. More info to come. more
Today is an opportunity to reflect on what happened 18 years ago… disbelief on hearing the news reports, realization as we came to accept that the unthinkable was happening… to those living during these days, it may have been how our parents and grandparents felt on hearing the news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In the days following it was remarkable how quiet the skies were with no commercial aircraft flights and the piercing sound of military aircraft passing overhead, at once bringing both reassurance and fear that they were not on patrol but in pursuit of another attacker. We live in a new world, at once filled with new hope and fear that we will once again repeat our missteps. Please let us learn from our experience, embrace our neighbors and make new friends across our wonderful blue marble, earth. more
I was an educator in Madison County for 38 years, so August and September always make me think of school. I’ve been retired since 2012. That means I’ve been observing education here for almost 50 years. Recently in Madison County Museum I was able to delve farther back. more
TxDOT’s newly designed intersection of state highways 75 and 21 is a hot topic of conversation these days. TxDOT decided State Highway 75 would be better with a new turn lane and, while that should be the case in the future, right now it has caused some major traffic jams. more
The back-to-school dance will be this Friday in the high school cafeteria after the football game. The dace, open for junior high and high school students, will go until midnight. more
Burn Bans are now in effect for Grimes and many nearby counties, please be diligent in observing these restrictions and safety measures. more
Tri-County Diggers Club Reggie Lepley of the Walker County Agri-Life Extension Agency will give a presentation on how to plant fall trees at 10 a.m. today in the Bedias Civic Center for the … more
Monday -- the first Monday in September -- is a federal holiday so If you were putting off some business until after the weekend, you might want to reconsider that. more
Pool Chapel Baptist Church revival Pool Chapel Baptist Church will host their annual revival through tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. each night at 1008 N McIver St. in Madisonville. Revival minister Rev. … more
Iola Youth Athletics now has registration for Little Diggers volleyball. This is for girls in second grade through sixth grade. The cost is $40 per child and $35 for each additional sibling. All games will be played on Saturdays in September and October. Registration deadline is Friday. Payment is due upon registration. Your child will not be placed on a team without payment. Forms and payment may be returned to the elementary office. Make checks payable to Iola Youth Athletics. more
Burn Bans are now in effect for Grimes and many nearby counties, please be diligent in observing these restrictions and safety measures. more
Pool Chapel Baptist Church revival Pool Chapel Baptist Church will host their annual revival Aug. 27-29, 7:30 p.m. each night at 1008 N McIver St. in Madisonville. Revival minister Rev. A.C. Clark … more
Burn Bans are now in effect for Grimes and many nearby counties, please be diligent in observing these restrictions and safety measures. more
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