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Do you any “littles” in your life? They are invited to rediscover the children’s department at the Iola Public Library.  Everything in the new grant-funded “Grow Your Brain” family play area is based on whole…

Pastor Steve Traw’s message at Sunday’s service was “When the Going Gets Tough,” taken from II Thessalonians 1. The Apostle Paul urges believers at Thessalonia to continue growing in their faith and faithfulness, Traw said.…

COLONY — The 115th Colony-Crest Alumni Banquet is Saturday, May 28 at the Crest High School in Colony. Registration begins at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $20. Tickets at…

Arrest reported Iola police officers arrested Christopher Slater Friday  afternoon for suspected possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, as well as a warrant from another jurisdiction. Tires damaged Quentin Austin told Iola police officers Sunday…

I don’t know how you feel, but in my opinion, parenting is hard! Someone must have forgotten to hand me the instruction manual when my children came home. I have yet to meet a parent…

Trees are a huge asset to the landscape. They offer us considerable energy savings when properly placed. Whether you have just planted new trees or have large majestic trees, they can become the targets of…

An open house is planned for Tuesday at the Southeast Kansas Recovery House, 16 N. Buckeye St. The event begins at 8 a.m. with a coffee hour and ribbon cutting ceremony at 9, followed by…

Judge Patti Boyd Convicted as follows with fines assessed: Erin L. Johnson, Iola, possession of marijuana, $395, diversion Jacquelyn R. Mason, Iola, criminal damage, disorderly conduct, $435, probation

Wallace and Delores Strickler are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary with a card shower hosted by their children. Wallace, the son of Ora and Virgie Strickler, married Delores Smith, the daughter of Lloyd and Goldie…

Ann and Brad Lea of Iola are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea McKenzie Blanche Lea, to Joshua Lee Hawley, son of Kathy and Jason Hawley.  Chelsea received a bachelor’s degree in…