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Only a few cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in area schools, though those events have led to the quarantine of dozens of others in an effort to slow the spread of infection.…

Ever since Marie Roth first learned about CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) as part of a college internship in Indiana in 2011, she has wanted to be an advocate.  Roth and other new advocates were sworn…

Thrive Allen County CEO Lisse Regehr told Allen County Commissioners that opportunities still exist for local businesses and nonprofits to apply for COVID-19 relief SPARK/CARES Act funds. More than $135,000 exists to serve small businesses…

New band teacher Brandi Holt has a message for her current and future students that is even more appropriate in the COVID-19 era: “Nothing is too difficult. It’s just unfamiliar.” That principal is guiding Holt…

Allen County reported its first death from COVID-19 this week. The Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Departments reported the death late Monday but did not provide details. Multiple social media accounts, however, indicate a man from…

Players from the Parsons Vikings football program are making their voices heard after facing an adversity felt too often. During halftime of a game between Parsons and Iola at Iola High School Sept. 11, at…

Local law enforcement agencies are investigating the death of an Iola man following the report of a fight Monday afternoon. Jaime Martin, age 34, died Monday afternoon, less than an hour after Iola Police officers…

For weeks, Charley Melvin couldn’t sleep. His body was failing him, his mind was on fire. He was so “wild for relief,” he even tried whiskey-beer cocktails to stanch the insomnia. Ever since that damned…

Grace Luther’s love of art started in middle school. “That’s when I noticed myself drawing on any scrap of paper,” she said. She wanted to help other middle school students discover their own passion for…

Iolan Anthony Mitchell told Allen County sheriff’s deputies he had been out scouting deer near Humboldt and was returning home when a deer jumped out in front of his vehicle before sunrise Sunday. In an…