Around Town

Kansas State University Athletics is partnering with K-State Research & Extension to highlight the importance the agriculture industry has on our state, country, and world.  The Southwind Extension District is seeking nominations to honor one…

Fire consumed the Diebolt Lumber Co. in Le Roy and resulted in damage to two adjacent houses. Loss was estimated at between $75,000 and $80,000 by Lawrence Diebolt, Iola, owner. Gerald Clay, manager, said the…

Marmaton Valley High School graduate Allison Heim is the recipient of a $2,500 scholarship, courtesy of the P.E.O. STAR program. Heim, daughter of Bret and Angelea Heim of Moran, received the award from Chapter L…

Iolans were treated to the triumphant return Thursday of the Iola Municipal Band, which kicked off the 2020 summer concert season with a festive music show. The band will perform each Thursday night at the…

Resolutions providing for a rural fire district in the Iola Township area and for its first board of trustees have been approved by the Allen County commissioners. The new district encloses all of the area…

Kansans like to get out and go places. We’re resourceful, curious and enjoy human and neighborly interactions. Yet the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up summer adventure plans for many of us. Now, many of us…

The regular monthly meeting of the City Slickers 4-H Club was called to order on May 10 by Zoom by president Carly Dreher. Rohan and Moira Springer led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance…

Allen County Farmers Market participants will have the added bonus Thursday of catching the inaugural Iola Municipal Band Concert afterward. The market runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Jefferson Avenue. The band concert begins…

Noah Gordon gave the Communion Meditation this week at Colony Christian Church based on the Scripture, Colossians 3:5-10. When we accept Jesus, we need to rid ourselves of earthly temptations.  Guest speaker, John “JP” Smith,…

Richard Cook, a graduate of the University of Kansas school of pharmacy, will join his father, Gene, in the operation of Cook’s Rexall Pharmacy on the west side of the square.  ***** The widening of…