Around Town

Iolan Sarha Peterson figured the easiest way to give her grandchildren some cool summertime fun was by lining her pickup bed with a tarp, then filling the bottom with water to create an instant wading…

Arrest reported Iola police officers arrested Christa Morrison, Iola, for suspicion of criminal trespassing Tuesday in the 500 block of Eisenhower Drive. Building struck Sandra J. Thompson, 77, was pulling into the Casey’s General Store…

Carlyle Presbyterian Church Bible Study with Pastor Steve Traw on the book of Hebrews will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday. All are welcome. Around town Thrive Allen  County  has canceled its community conversation in Carlyle…

July 1960 Some 52,000 sports car fans from a dozen or more states and several foreign nations were thrilled and broiled Sunday and Monday afternoons at the Grand Prix Road Races at Garnett. The spectators…

LAWRENCE — Several area students were among the more than 7,500 undergraduates at the University of Kansas to earn honor roll distinction for the spring 2020 semester.   Area honorees: Iola — Mia Aronson, College…

Riverside Park was the setting for the Square B and Prairie Dell 4-H Clubs’ exchange meeting Monday. The openness was a welcome change from the months of Zoom meetings. Members heard about the cancellation of…

HUMBOLDT — Openings remain available for free classes geared to help adults to plan, shop and prepare healthy, low-cost meals and snacks, while increasing physical activity. “My Plate For My Family” SNAP-Ed nutrition classes are…

Noah Gordon gave the Communion Meditation this week at Colony Community Church. The world is in a whirlwind of opinions, and emotions are running high. Fear is prevalent: fear of the coronavirus, fear of our…

Iola High School’s forensics team hosted a showcase of various acting and speaking pieces Wednesday at the courthouse bandstand in downtown Iola. The forensics season was cut short this spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic,…

Carlyle Presbyterian Church Pastor Steve Traw’s message Sunday, “Dry Bones,” was taken from Ezekiel 37:4-10.    The great prophet Ezekiel wrote an entire chapter, chapter 37 that outlines one of the greatest tragedies in Israel’s…