Around Town

Glaze is a tenor for the district choir. Smith will play the violin for the district orchestra. Ross will partake in a clinic and concert Feb. 24 at the Century II Center in Wichita. The students…

Dawne Burchett and Megan Hageman of Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center’s marketing team gave Iola Kiwanis Club members an overview of the services offered at its meeting Tuesday.  The center provides a wealth of mental…

The value of small businesses to a community will be highlighted on Saturday, Nov. 26. Known as Small Business Saturday, the day is akin to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail…

Kansas voters gave a rousing endorsement Tuesday to Democratic Gov. John Carlin’s oil and gas severance tax. Carlin swept to an impressive re-election victory, with a 66,000 vote margin over Republican challenger, Sam Hardage. Both…

The Iola Public Library is considering keeping its meeting room open Saturdays for gamers. Director Sharon Moreland is eager to hear from others in the community to determine if there’s interest. The library can be…

Kneisley won in the Business Innovation category at the Department of Commerce’s 2022 to the Stars: Kansas Business Awards event hosted in Topeka on Oct. 20. Several hundred Kansas businesses were represented in categories including…

Hayley Derryberry and Paul J. Porter II announce the birth of their daughter, Billie Jean Derryberry-Porter born Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center. She weighed 9 lbs., 5 ounces. Grandparents are…

Community members are invited to wear “AllenPROUD” buttons the first Monday of each month as part of ACC’s yearlong celebration, and to share photos on the college’s social media outlets. The inaugural button distribution was…

The Allen County Relay for Life organizing committee will have a team meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, 1608 Oregon Rd.  The meeting is open to anyone interested in participating or learning…

Humanity House and the Allen County Multi-Agency Team (ACMAT) are partnering to bring a little warmth to those in need this holiday season by gathering mittens, scarves, earmuffs and hats. Collection boxes will be available…