Around Town

Allen County Farmers Market sites are ready for business. Thursday’s session begins at 5:30 p.m. on the east side of the courthouse square in downtown Iola. To further protect vendors and customers, social distance rules…

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High School’s Class of 2020 has announced its scholarship and award recipients. American Legion Scholarship — Drake Hottenstein. American Red Cross Scholarship — Alayna Johnson. Ashley Clinic Life Sciences Scholarship — Emma…

Bruce Symes gave the communion meditation at Sunday’s service. Communion isn’t just for when at church or Bible study. It can be when you’re home alone, or with those you love, Symes said. It’s a…

The Mirza Shriners are once again selling Vidalia onions from the Boren’s Roofing parking lot on North State Street in Iola. Top right, Rick Horn, with onions, delivers a load Friday with Jerry Skidmore, Gary…

Commencement exercises were held for 78 rural school eighth-grade pupils at Memorial Hall. The following schools have graduates: Geneva, North Maple Grove, Carpenter, Rock Creek, Union, Neosho Valley, Central Avenue, Onion Creek, Prairie Center, Old…

Iola police officers are investigating a string of thefts involving the removal of catalytic converters from vehicles. Officers were told of two vehicles at Twin Motors Ford — one on Wednesday, another on Thursday —…

MORAN — Marmaton Valley High School graduating senior Ty Scharff has been recognized by the state as a 2020 Kansas Governor’s Scholar. The award recognizes students who rank among the top 1% of all Kansas…

Iola Middle School announced its year-end awards this week for the 2019-20 school year. The American Legion Awards, presented to one eighth-grade girl and one eighth-grade boy, went to Abigail Meiwes and Japheth Rutoh. They…

Iola Kiwanis Club has donated $1,000 to the Iola Area Ministerial Association (IAMA) Food Pantry.  Here, the Rev. Tom Waters, from left, accepts the check from Roger Carswell, representing Kiwanis. Also on hand are two…

Josh Oberley, right, an agent with Modern Woodmen of America, donates $1,000 Wednesday to Humanity House to aid with the organization’s Grandma’s Kitchen effort. Humanity House opens its doors at 5 p.m. Sundays for free…