Around Town

To help parents during the pandemic, the Child Tax Credit has been expanded under the American Rescue Plan Act.  This means that many families will receive advance payments starting July 15, this opportunity is confusing…

Tuesday’s Allen County Farmers’ Market, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 700 N. State Street, you’ll and find, fresh baked goods including sweet breads, jam, and jelly, pies, and seasoning mixes. The fresh produce will…

Bruce Symes gave the Communion Meditation about red letter Bibles, and the importance of Jesus’ words. Jesus tells us to love others as ourselves; he gives us the Great Commandment to go and make disciples…

More than 90 family members attended the 40th Laver family reunion on July 4 at the Central Park Pavilion in Chanute.  Special Recognition Attending:  Oldest Male – Albert Barker, age 90;  Oldest Female – Ethylene…

11 — The most disastrous flood in the history of the Neosho River was predicted this morning by the U. S. Weather Bureau. Swollen by torrential rains on all portions of the watershed, the river…

David Donovan and Dimity Lowell lead the Survivor Lap at the 25th Annual Allen County Relay for Life Saturday evening at Riverside Park. The event offered a dinner for survivors, a live auction, the lighting…

Robin Schallie has been hired as the new director of the Iola Chamber of Commerce. Schallie is best known locally as the director of the Allen County Farmers’ Market. Schallie also teaches business and marketing…

Four Iola High School graduates in the class of 1941 who all became ministers are in Iola for the reunion of their class and have been invited to preach in Iola churches Sunday. They are…

Howard Reiter gave the Communion Meditation over Jeff Jenkins’ text, “Independence.” We celebrate Independence Day each year as a remembrance of winning our freedom. Jesus also came to earth to set us free, and to…

Iola’s governing body has decided to apply for participation in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System which was established by the 1961 Legislature. Following an explanation meeting, city employees voted 60 to 5 in favor…