Local News

The Prairie Queen wind farm will be capable of producing 200 megawatts of electricity from Allen County per hour.

KDOT project leads to issues along Washington Street

The LaHarpe VFW Post No. 634 on Wednesday recognized winners of an essay contest at Iola Middle School, “Why I Honor the Flag.” Twenty-six local students entered the contest.


The Crest boys and girls traveled to Pleasanton on Saturday and while the girls bounced back from their end-of-tournament loss to Uniontown to win their first game this season, the boys stumbled down the stretch, losing their fourth game this year. 

The Marmaton Valley Middle School girls won two out of three on Monday when they hosted Jayhawk-Linn. 

The Southern Coffey County boys won a close 59-53 contest and the girls were blown out 54-25 Tuesday at Waverly in their first Lyon County League game. 

State News

Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly insists the state budget she’s preparing can fully fund the state’s schools, expand Medicaid coverage to another 150,000 people and begin to repair a troubled child we

In a post-election bombshell, a moderate Republican from Mission Hills, Kansas, has defected to the Democrats just ahead of the 2019 legislative session.

National News

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of debate and negotiation, Congress voted final approval Wednesday to a massive farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion for agriculture subsidies, conservation programs and food aid.

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has now been abandoned by two of his most powerful protectors, his longtime lawyer and the company that owns the National Enquirer tabloid, bringing a perilou

Michael Cohen, President Trump's "fixer," gets three years in prison.


Threats of a shutdown carry unforeseen ramifications

With a Democrat as the next governor of Kansas and a Republican-controlled legislature, this would seem to be an opportunity for bipartisan cooperation in the Kansas statehouse . . .

Incoming Gov. Laura Kelly said last week that new welfare rules adopted in 2015 have put stress on poor families and resulted in a spike in the number of children in the state’s foster care system.



Hi, Carolyn: My brother is in the process of getting a divorce, and my sister-in-law has a history of sharing her woes quite dramatically on Facebook.

Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 68-year-old male in good health with a 3.3-centimeter aneurysm in my internal iliac artery.

25 Years Ago

December 1993


Barbara Ann Eccles Wille, age 71, of Iola, passed away.

Due to weather, the memorial service for Ronald Wulf, age 76 of Humboldt, will take place at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt, at 1 p.m. Saturday instead of at Mt.

World News

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May was seeking a lifeline from European Union leaders today after winning a no-confidence vote among her own Conservative lawmakers — but only after

NEW YORK (AP) — Customs officials at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport say they found 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers.

British Conservative lawmakers forced a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May today, throwing U.K. politics deeper into crisis and Brexit further into doubt.



Two Iola Boy Scouts, Desmond Quackenbush and Hunter Doolittle, were honored by the Quivira Council for their popcorn sales. 

Humboldt celebrated a festive Christmas by bicycling around the square.

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