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Iola Middle School has announced its second quarter honor rolls for 2020-21. All A’s Eighth grade — Kaysin Crusinbery, Reese Curry, Mariah Jelinek, Alana Mader, Melanie Palmer and Madeleine Wanker. Seventh grade — India Barney,…

MORAN — Marmaton Valley Elementary School has announced its second quarter honor rolls for 2020-21. All A’s Sixth grade — Dagan Barney, JaeLynn Beachner, Calleigh Beal, Makayla Beal, Taylen Blevins, Andersyn Carr, Hunter Doolittle, Mason…

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt Elementary School has announced its second-quarter honor rolls for 2020-21. All A’s Fifth grade — Carter B. Collins, Bailey M. Daniels, Alexa F. Ellis, Bryer Grisier, Kolton L. Hanson, Brystal L. Hudlin,…

Iola coffee toppers discovered this morning that the nickel cup of coffee was a year-end casualty. Their favorite brew sold for a dime a cup today. Dave Hart, owner of Hart’s Lunch and spokesman for…

2020 wasn’t a year we’ll remember fondly — but there was plenty of good reading. For this month’s book column, I want to share my favorite books of 2020. Let me start with my usual…

A couple of months ago I wrote an article on supporting family caregivers.   You might remember that I mentioned family caregivers, often referred to as informal caregivers, provide 90% of the long-term care offered…

Jake Riebel gave the Communion Meditation over the act of Communion itself. We are to take the juice/wine (Jesus’ blood), and the bread (Jesus’ body), when we are together with other believers. We are also…

Mayor John Carder announced members of his Mayor’s Economic Task Force, as the initial steps to establish a Main Street Program. Members are Chuck Readinger, owner of Iola IGA; Bob Johnson, Register city editor; Jerry…

One of Iola’s oldest businesses will fade into the past at the end of this year, when the Hotel Kelley bids good-bye to its last guest and washes the dishes from the final meal in…

Foodtown, Inc., has completed its move to its new location at the corner of State and West Streets. Foodtown first operated in the former Kroger building on the east side of the square. It is…