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Students in the Iola school district will be able to get health care at school next year.  On a split 4-3 vote, the USD 257 board approved a plan with Community Health Center of Southeast…

Iola and Allen County should be investing more in economic development, City Administrator Matt Rehder said Monday. Rehder proposed to Iola City Council members the city increase its annual economic development investment from $20,000 to…

Undersheriff Roy Smith has some advice he likes to offer to new deputies. When you’re driving around and you see someone outside — perhaps working in the yard or checking the mail — stop and…

Raymond Hale, the county’s next undersheriff, is quite familiar with the area. His family moved to Allen County when he was in fourth grade, when he attended Gas Elementary School. He graduated from Iola High…

A group tasked with overseeing the county’s health facilities got their first look at a remodel project at Allen County Regional Hospital. The hospital facilities board took a tour of the construction site at the…

The LaHarpe community celebrated this weekend with a one-day festival at the city park. The day included a Color Run 5K run/3K walk, parade, baby contest, talent show, vintage baseball game and more.

CARLYLE — Kenny Arbuckle had a plan for what he would do if a tornado was headed toward his home. He’d roll his wheelchair into the garage, where he had a chain connected to a…

Iola’s old Elm Street water tower hasn’t been used for years, aside from being home to a couple of antennas and an occasional gathering spot for turkey vultures. Max and Candice Grundy want to change…

It took a bit longer than planned, but the rebuilt U.S. 54 overpass spanning the Union Pacific Railroad line at Moran has reopened for traffic. The overpass had been closed to traffic since last summer,…

“The one constant through all the years … has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked…