Around Town

“The Children’s Blizzard” by Melanie Benjamin is set during the massive upper Plains “Children’s Blizzard” of 1888, which killed 235 people. It got its name from the many schoolchildren who were either trapped in their…

BATON ROUGE, LA —  Lorraine Kuzen-Stephens of Humboldt was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Kuzen-Stephens was initiated at Fort Hays…

Wesley United Methodist Church and the LaHarpe PRIDE Committee will once again distribute boxes of food to anybody who wants one Wednesday morning. The boxes will be handed out at 10:30 a.m.. in the south…

“Prayers for the Believers” was Pastor Steve Traw’s message taken from Ephesians 1:15-23.   Pastor Steve said Paul wrote Ephesians as an open letter to be read to the churches in the area around Ephesus.…

Madison Paige Riebel of Humboldt High School has been recognized by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly as a 2021 Kansas Governor’s Scholar. Students typically are invited by the governor to an awards program in Topeka, but…

Iola High softball players were treated to lunch at USD 257’s elementary schools Monday as part of an outreach effort for the high-schoolers. The visits started in 2019, and after a one-year hiatus because of…

Colony Crew Colony Christian Church’s men’s group, Men on Fire, and the Anderson County chapter of the Kansas Livestock Association provided a meal for Crest prom attendees. The Crest students were not able to raise…

Area elementary students recently welcomed butterfly friends in their classrooms as part of an annual program through the Southwind Extension District. The Painted Butterflies Larvae Project was offered virtually this year at schools and libraries…

Audacious Boutique is hosting Tuesday’s Chamber Coffee, beginning at 8 a.m. Local businesses are invited to join in the networking opportunity. It’s a chance to catch up with other community members and learn more about…

The East Central Kansas Model T Ford Club will meet at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 13,  2021, in Kelly Hall at Kelly Park. The park is on the south side of Burlington about a…