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HUMBOLDT — B&W Trailer Hitches in Humboldt is taking extra precautions and suspended a small portion of operations after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The company learned of the employee’s test result Friday, B&W…

HUMBOLDT — At this stage, Superintendent Kay Lewis suggested there are more questions than answers regarding what the fall term will look like in USD 258. However, a number of meetings and plans are coming…

After being delayed two months by the COVID-19 pandemic, on Saturday Iola High School’s graduating class of 2020 finally got its day in the sun. “I’m glad the community could find a way to celebrate…

Yeah sometimes this old life will leave you wishing That you had five more minutes. — Scotty McCreery Congratulations to the HHS Class of 2020! You can view or order additional photos from Sunday’s commencement…

Voters across the state have two questions for Rep. Roger Marshall as he campaigns for a seat in the U.S. Senate. “Folks want to know when it’s going to get back to normal,” Marshall said,…

Derek Johnson tosses his line into Elm Creek, eager to catch whatever may be hiding below. The water is calm, the level low.  He stands on top of the dam and slowly pulls in the…

Bryan Murphy has served as Sheriff of Allen County for the past eight years, and is looking to be elected for a third term. “I’ve worked every aspect in a county sheriff’s office,” he said.…

Though currently serving as an Allen County commissioner, Jerry Daniels wants the opportunity to lead the Sheriff’s Department. If elected, his undersheriff would be Jared Froggate, currently of the Iola Police Department. Daniels has been…

Iola City Council members will decide Monday when, or if, the Iola Municipal Pool will open for the 2020 season. The pool has yet to open because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As restrictions have…

Allen Community College plans to hold in-person classes this fall, and looks to operate as normally as possible while still taking COVID-19 safety precautions. One outcome of this plan is that the college should not…