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Feb. 7, 2023 From the Allen County Commission to residents of Allen County: Allen County WILL have ambulance service come Aug. 1, 2023. This assurance to our county’s residents may seem unnecessary and somewhat odd,…

Allen County Commissioners all but cut the strings to a joint ambulance service with Iola at their meeting Tuesday morning. Commissioners said they will explore options for a new ambulance service provider rather than negotiate…

Driving a school bus can be a lot of fun, longtime drivers Mark Whitney and Warren Johnson agree.  The kids make it fun. The drivers listen to their stories and watch them grow.  But the…

An ongoing study will look at ways to help Allen Countians turn their small business dreams into reality. Atlas Community Studios, a firm specializing in strategic planning and rural economic development, has been hired by…

Iola Elementary School fourth-grader Kendrick Rush was crowned the school spelling bee champion Friday, and is one of three IES representatives to compete at the  Allen County Spelling Bee Feb. 24. Third-grader Lanie Mileham took…

Iola Area Chamber of Commerce members gathered at the new T-Mobile store on North State Street Tuesday for a Chamber Coffee and social gathering. The Iola  outlet has become one of the brightest stars in…

At times, the atmosphere in Allen County District Court on Thursday afternoon felt like a festive celebration. “Big round of applause!” Chief District Judge Dan Creitz would shout, again and again.  Sometimes, there were tears.…

Allen County Fair Board members are seeking information regarding a vandalism spree discovered over the weekend at the fairgrounds in Iola’s Riverside Park, which included several bits of graffiti. A door to a concession area…

Teenagers from Iola and Johnson County will lead a revamped “13 Reasons to Fly SEK” mental health awareness event at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center. on Monday. The annual event, which began in 2019, offers…

Chuck Sutherland farms across a wide swath of Allen County. He and cousin Joel Sutherland are partners, farming mostly row crops like soybeans and corn on 3,000 acres. Their plots are scattered across the county,…