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Garnett eyes budget changes GARNETT — Increased utility costs have forced Garnett city commissioners to request amending their budget, according to the Anderson County Review. Commissioners are asking for the budget for natural gas be…

With Christmas just around the corner, the Iola Public Library is helping Santa deal with his correspondence. The library has set up a special mailbox in the Children’s Library section. Letters can be written on…

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 64. I started taking statins to lower my cholesterol about two years ago. My cholesterol level sometimes went over 200, and after seesawing results, my doctor advised that I was…

Dear Carolyn: I do not ever remember having a healthy relationship with food. Neither did my mother. She grew up obese and later yo-yo dieted her whole life to try to maintain her weight. She…

Solar farm considered FREDONIA — City commissioners are weighing whether to build a solar farm, according to the Wilson County Citizen. City Administrator Wesley Young presented two options. 1.) Outright ownership for about $4 million and…

Arrests reported Iola police officers arrested Leo Bass, 41, for suspicion of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession Nov. 23 at the intersection of East Street and Kansas Drive. Officers arrested Sharaa Sweatt Nov. 22 in…

Allen Community College will offer the sounds of the season with two music events next week. On Dec. 8, enjoy a holiday music concert featuring the ACC jazz band, concert band and choir at 7…

DEAR DR. ROACH: My healthy 91-year-old mother recently discovered that she has a diagnosis of trigger finger. She is hesitant to do surgery, but is hoping for more mobility in her hand. What are some…

The Iola Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Christmas lights trolley tour the evening of Dec. 10. Tickets aboard the Fearless Fred Trolley sell for $10 apiece, and must be purchased in advance. To…

The monthly meeting of the Square B 4-H Club was Nov. 14 at the KSU Extension Office.  Vice President Katelyn Hicks called the meeting to order. Flag salute and 4-H pledge was led by Henry…