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EMPORIA — Iolans Rachel Shaffer and Lexie Vega are involved in the Emporia State University Theatre production “God of Carnage,” which runs Dec. 1-4 at the Ronald Q. Frederickson Black Box Theatre. The dark comedy…

TFI Family Services is looking to make Christmas a bit merrier for children in foster care with a Giving Tree campaign. Through the Giving Tree, donors can select the child for whom they’re buying via…

Dear Carolyn: I just left my 15-year marriage to a controlling and emotionally abusive spouse. The last few of those years, I had no energy, barely any for my two small kids, and definitely not…

Dear Dr. Roach: I have arthritis in both knees, but otherwise, I’m in good health (I’m 5’6” and weigh 130 pounds). My Fitbit indicates I get about 9,000 steps per day. I am ready for…

The selection and purchase of a Christmas tree has become an annual tradition for many families who chose a real tree over an artificial substitute. Bringing home a tree is often the kick off of…

The next meeting of the Sunflower Quilters’ Guild will be Monday, Nov. 28, at Humboldt United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 806 N. Ninth.  The board meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. and the guild meeting…

We asked readers to channel their inner Carolyn Hax and answer this question. Some of the best responses are below. Dear Carolyn: I’m 24 and had a really controlling upbringing. My rigid and overprotective parents…

Dear Carolyn: I was raised by extremely frugal, environmental parents. I raised my two sons without overindulging them, and I try to minimize my impact on the Earth as much as possible, such as by…

DEAR DR. ROACH: My dad has been on hospice care for several months now. He had an untreated wound infection that was not responding to meds, so he went on hospice. Also, his wife died,…

An empty lot just north of the National Guard’s 891st Engineer Battalion armory in Iola will soon become a parking lot, now that crews have removed the foundation of the old IGA grocery store, which…