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Hailey Carman, LaHarpe, received a scholarship to attend Kansas State University through its online program. The scholarships help predominantly adults attending classes part time while balancing work and family responsibilities and are available to part-time…

Gates Corporation, which has a hose manufacturing plant in Iola, and Tomkins PLC of London, England, announced the signing of a definitive contract for Tomkins’ acquisition of the Gates Rubber Company. The choice of Tompkins…

The Marmaton Valley High School Kansas Association for Youth (KAY Club) officers met with Jessica McGinnis, Drug-Free Community Coordinator with Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center (SEKMHC) and Allen County Multi-Agency Team (ACMAT) and Mr. Campbell,…

Larry Wittmer gave the Communion Meditation over Isaiah 53.  This passage contains a prophesy written 700 years before the birth of Jesus. God had every detail planned out. We aren’t here by accident. God is…

Chassis Hoepker, Iola, and Jason Wendland, Yates Center, are recent graduates from Kansas State University following the completion of the 2020 fall semester. Hoepker received a bachelor of science in education and graduated magna cum…

Veteran Iola oilman Mack C. Colt died at the age of 83. A graduate of Yale University in 1930 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Colt didn’t appear headed for life in the Kansas oil…

By mid-1986, an area in the Klein Tools plant near Moran will house a new manufacturer of adjustable wrenches. Jim Cloud, formerly head of the Klein engineering department, will manage the new plant. Cloud is…

WICHITA, Kan. — Area students were among more than 3,500 announced by Wichita State University on the dean’s honor roll for fall 2020.  To be included on the dean’s honor roll, a student must be…

The stretch of winter after the holidays can turn into a drag, especially with the frigid winter weather we’ve had these past weeks. That’s why the Iola Area Chamber wanted to shake things up and…

The Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Commission received notification that $2,685,745 in grant funds have been awarded to region communities from the Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant funds.  These funds will provide assistance…