Around Town

Cara Bartlett of Humboldt was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester at Missouri Southern University in Joplin, Mo. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of 3.75 or above…

Thomas H. Bowlus, 87, president of Allen County State Bank and one of the community’s leading citizens, died Dec. 17 at Allen County Hospital where he has been a patient for the past four weeks.…

Iola’s volunteer firefighters, who go where city trucks cannot go under city law and also back up the city department when needed, is still going strong.  John Womack is chief of the group, which consists…

Howard Reiter gave the Communion Meditation called “The Storm Will Pass,” referencing Exodus 5:1-14. We are told in the Bible that things will get worse before they get better. When Moses went to speak to…

Three Iola Middle School students were recognized for their essays “What Patriotism Means To Me,” by the LaHarpe Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 6324. Kinsey Jelinek, second from left, was named the schoolwide winner.…

The word “twisty” keeps coming up in regard to “After All I’ve Done” by Mina Hardy. That means it’s probably as apt a one-word description as any. After a reaction to anesthesia following a car…

The Iola Music Club will present a holiday concert Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church. Vespers, which is usually presented at this time, will be replaced this year by this concert. ***** A new service…

Noah Gordon gave the Communion Meditation titled “What a Wonderful World.” Gratitude is defined as a quality of being thankful, to return kindness. It’s not so much a thought as it is an action.  Louis…

The Seekers-Not- Slackers 4-H club met Nov. 18, in the Lone Elm Community Building.  Roll call was “What are you thankful for?” The question was answered by 15 members, and two club leaders. The most…

Dec. 5 has been christened “Day of the Donkey” by the Salvation Army. In order to celebrate, Kelli Beggs and Floppy (in red) and Vicki Wimsett and Joe (in green) take the opportunity to meet…