Around Town

60 Years Ago John H. Wille, president, and the Piqua State Bank, will quietly celebrate a dual 50th anniversary tomorrow. First known as the Farmers State Bank of Piqua, the institution was opened April 13,…

The Prairie Rose 4-H Club meeting was called to order by President Zoi Yoho on April 5 via Zoom.   Sophia Heim, song leader, led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H…

Colony Christian Church had a strong turnout for its first drive-in service Sunday due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Parishioners heard the Easter story from John 8:21-30 about the resurrection of Jesus.  The sermon in its…

70 Years Ago At least eight and possibly as many as 10 new houses will be built on North Tennessee Street this spring and summer by Bunt Warren, Iola realtor, and Vernon Peterson, contractor, in…

It’d been a few weeks since Mitzi Beck had been able to see her grandchildren.  It may be a few more before she gets that opportunity. But in the interim, the Iola woman took advantage…

LAHARPE — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has rescinded a boil order for LaHarpe. The boil order was issued last week due to a water line break that forced the city to cut…

K-State is launching a program to help teens and tweens take care of younger children.  With the closing of schools and preschools due to coronavirus, parents may be in sudden need of someone to assist…

Jennifer Liles decorated her home in Le Roy for Easter with a nod to staying safe amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with a large face mask for her front bush.

Tuesday’s “Pink Moon” gave stargazers a spectacular full moon, which appeared slightly brighter than other full moons because the satellite’s orbit brought closer to earth than at other times of the year. The full moon…

60 Years Ago A mountain lion was spotted last night four miles north and three-fourth miles east of the Drive-In Theater by Raymond Bauer. Bauer stopped his vehicle and kept the lion in his headlights…