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HUMBOLDT — The 64th Annual Biblesta celebration returns this weekend, featuring gospel singing and a parade known for its depictions of scenes from biblical stories such as Jonah and the Whale. The day’s events kick…

County roads damaged by detour traffic around a highway construction project at Moran will get a financial boost from the state. The Kansas Department of Transportation agreed to pay for road repairs to several rural…

Crews tear up a section of the old parking lot in front of the Medical Arts Building at 826 E. Madison Ave. in preparation for a new lot, as seen at right. The overhang on…

Fire investigator Eric Lawrence surveys the charred remnants of a house at 303 S. Monroe St. in LaHarpe Tuesday morning after it was destroyed in an overnight fire. LaHarpe firefighters were called to the scene…

It’s been 15 years since the Iola school district saw an increase in enrollment. With the official enrollment count last week, the district saw an increase of 15.5 students (virtual school students are counted at…

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, an opportunity to spread the word about actions we can take to prevent suicide, and to change the conversation to one about healing, help and hope. In that spirit,…

Iola will extend utilities to accommodate what they hope will be new housing development on the north edge of town. City Council members voted, 7-0, to extend water, electric and street infrastructure through what will…

The Kincaid Fair celebrated its annual festival with the theme “Red, White & Blue, This Fair Is For You.” Saturday’s parade featured numerous bands, vehicles and floats. The Kincaid Fair Queen was crowned before the…

Shannon Patterson, who will become the new Allen County Clerk when Sherrie Riebel retires on Friday, had no hesitation when asked what has best prepared her for the role. “I had Sherrie for a teacher,”…

Emergency crews including an air ambulance responded to a report of a utility vehicle rollover near the Allen County Regional Airport on Friday afternoon. The driver of the UTV lost control on 1600 Road. The…