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Hannah Gardner is going to enjoy the moment today when she walks across the stage to accept her diploma as well as recognition for being a valedictorian. It’s her reward for 13 years of hard…

Jack Ellis has taken his last ride. Friday afternoon, the 79-year-old climbed out of his bright yellow Humboldt school bus and into retirement. Ellis has spent an impressive 48 years behind the wheel, and logged…

ACC remains clear of COVID-19. No new cases or quarantines have been reported for the past month, said vice president Cynthia Jacobson. She added that vaccinations might be available for students returning in fall, and…

Audrey Coltrane’s 4.0 was born of high personal goals, along with encouragement from parents Jennifer and Aron. As she explained, “it was never something my parents required me to do,” but they taught her to…

Between schoolwork, practice and holding a job, Dillon Slaven often found himself squeezing everything he could from each day. Burning the candle at both ends? Slaven blasted his with a blowtorch. “I may not miss…

Many people inspired Jessica Tidd. First, her family. Her mother, Julie, was a band director. She passed away when Jessica was 9, but left a lasting legacy by instilling in her children a love of…

Iola middle and high school orchestra students performed a concert Wednesday evening at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center. The beginning orchestra kicked off the night, followed by small group performances and solos. The middle school…

HUMBOLDT — Acknowledging that “we’re going to have to raise rates one way or another,” Humboldt council member Paul Cloutier and others agreed Monday evening that the best way forward in addressing the city’s aging…

Law enforcement officials remain tight-lipped following activity Tuesday in Iola’s 400 block of South Sycamore Street that included the presence of agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Several neighbors reported loud bangs as officers…

Sidney Shelby has a term for the effort necessary to get good grades in high school: thinking at a high level. “I’ve always been pushed to get good grades, or take hard classes,” she explained.…