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The Allen County Farmers’ Market is back in action for the season, along with a full list of artists who will be performing as part of Thrive Allen County’s Music at the Market program. Locations…

The Iola Middle/High School Choir performed a spring concert Wednesday at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center.

Interested in running for local office? The filing deadline for the August primary and November election is noon, June 1. Seats are open on every city council in Allen County. In Iola, positions currently held…

A team from Rock’n M Builders, Nevada, Mo., work in concert with Cleaver’s Farm and Home, Chanute, in constructing a new community shelter house on the Humboldt square. The Humboldt Lions Club raised over $20,000…

Count it. Allen County’s $2.4 million in federal stimulus money has been completely dispersed. Lisse Regehr, CEO of Thrive Allen County, presented commissioners with a detailed report on how those SPARK funds were spent and…

The coronavirus pandemic affects everyone in unique ways, so it makes sense that each person needs specific mental health care to recover, a local therapist said. Michelle Hoag, with Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center, spoke…

The Iola High School forensics team finished 12th at a state competition this past weekend. Even though the contest was virtual, students and faculty did their best to make it feel like an event. IHS…

First- and second-graders from Jefferson Elementary School sat in rapt attention when Henry Cole, famed author and illustrator, shared with the students his love affair with drawing. “This is the best birthday present I ever…

LAHARPE — Faced with having to move out of his home because of faulty water lines, a LaHarpe resident was treated to some hometown generosity. The resident, who asked not to be identified, is a…

A bridge is a symbol for so many things, so many passages and crossings in life. We stand upon one shore, wondering if we have the means or courage to brave the distance, decide whether…