Around Town

Free classes geared to help adults to plan, shop and prepare healthy, low-cost meals and snacks, while increasing physical activity are planned this month in Humboldt. “My Plate For My Family” SNAP-Ed nutrition classes will…

Iola area residents have responded to a fund-raising drive to improve the life of an Iola boy. The $10,000 goal has been surpassed to buy an electric wheelchair for Danny Morris, a 14-year-old with cerebral…

TOPEKA — Washburn University has announced its spring 2020 Dean’s List honorees. To qualify, a student must be enrolled in 12 hours of graded credits and earn a semester grade point average of 3.4 to…

Berg Manufacturing laid off 50 production employees yesterday, bringing the workforce at the plant here down to 269. Employment at the company had reached well over 400 before the slowdown in the economy cut demand…

We are only a few weeks away from the start of the Allen County Fair — and I usually write an anticipatory column to incite excitement and attendance of the Fair.  Past columns have been…

Rick Dougherty and Idris Bolen were united in marriage on June 21, 1970, at First Christian Church in Osawatomie. The Rev. Clayton Jackson officiated. A family gathering was hosted by sons Bob and Mike Dougherty…

Donna and Ray Graf of Iola are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on July 11. They were united in marriage on July 11, 1970, at Memorial Chapel in Leavenworth. Leavenworth is where they have spent…

Iolan Maude Burns was joined by daughter Cinda Jones, grandson Brad Fraker, great-granddaughter Kim Fraker and great-great-grandson Braxton Nathaniel Kloer for a recent family photo.

Carlyle Presbyterian Church Pastor Steve Traw’s message was titled “From My Ground Post” taken from Habakkuk 3:1-19. From Habakkuk’s ground post, God reassured him that, in due time, evil will be judged and that ultimately righteousness…

Larry Wittmer gave the Communion Meditation over Psalm 37 at Sunday’s Colony Community Church service.  This chapter reminds us to trust in the Lord and do good deeds. Pastor Chase Riebel gave the sermon on…