Around Town

With Christmas just around the corner, the Iola Public Library is helping Santa deal with his correspondence. The library has set up a special mailbox in the Children’s Library section. Letters can be written on…

Solar farm considered FREDONIA — City commissioners are weighing whether to build a solar farm, according to the Wilson County Citizen. City Administrator Wesley Young presented two options. 1.) Outright ownership for about $4 million and…

Allen Community College will offer the sounds of the season with two music events next week. On Dec. 8, enjoy a holiday music concert featuring the ACC jazz band, concert band and choir at 7…

The Iola Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Christmas lights trolley tour the evening of Dec. 10. Tickets aboard the Fearless Fred Trolley sell for $10 apiece, and must be purchased in advance. To…

The monthly meeting of the Square B 4-H Club was Nov. 14 at the KSU Extension Office.  Vice President Katelyn Hicks called the meeting to order. Flag salute and 4-H pledge was led by Henry…

A second-hand copy of “Tootle,” one of the first Little Golden Books for children, set Elle Dominquez, Moran, on a life-long course of reading and a love for literature. She has now collected more than…

LAHARPE — Joe Stotler is ready to teach some valuable life-saving skills. And it’s all for free. The LaHarpe Police Chief is offering a free CPR and first aid course 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.…

EMPORIA — Iolans Rachel Shaffer and Lexie Vega are involved in the Emporia State University Theatre production “God of Carnage,” which runs Dec. 1-4 at the Ronald Q. Frederickson Black Box Theatre. The dark comedy…

TFI Family Services is looking to make Christmas a bit merrier for children in foster care with a Giving Tree campaign. Through the Giving Tree, donors can select the child for whom they’re buying via…

The next meeting of the Sunflower Quilters’ Guild will be Monday, Nov. 28, at Humboldt United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 806 N. Ninth.  The board meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. and the guild meeting…