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PAOLA — Paola firefighters learned strategies for combating fast-moving wildfires during a recent training session led by a member of the Kansas Forest Service.

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PAOLA — Luanne Debrick was only 6 years old in 1940, but she’ll never forget looking up onto the front porch of the Jackson Hotel in Paola and seeing movie stars Roy Rogers and Gabby Hayes.

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PAOLA — It would likely be hard to find a Paola resident who didn’t recognize the name and face of Paola Mayor Artie Stuteville.

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PAOLA — If there’s one thing Ashley Blackman has learned during her five years of teaching experience it’s being able to adapt and appeal to different learning styles, while also creating relationships with students.

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PAOLA — A Paola home was damaged in a fire Friday, Nov. 12, but no injuries were reported.

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PAOLA — Paola school board members agree metrics should be defined stating when the district should shift from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of its Safe Return to School Plan, but they have had a hard time reaching a consensus on what those metrics should be.

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PAOLA — Local women will have the opportunity to learn how to defend themselves from attackers Saturday, Nov. 6, during the 11th annual women’s self-defense class organized by the Paola Police Department and instructed by the T.A.K.E. Foundation (The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation).

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PAOLA — Paola USD 368 administrators, school board members, teachers and parents put their heads together during a work session Oct. 27 to help map out the school district’s direction moving forward regarding COVID-19 policies.

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PAOLA — The recent announcement that the DaVita dialysis facility in Paola will be closing Nov. 15 has left several local residents scrambling to find a new location and secure transportation for their life-saving kidney dialysis treatments.

PAOLA — A Toy Run benefiting the Cops for Tots program operated by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office is set to take place Saturday, Oct. 23, beginning at the Paola Walmart parking lot.