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Zach Louk of Green Cover Seed welcomes the crowd to this year’s Soil Health Conference. More than 150 people were in attendance early Friday morning. Events were scheduled for all day Friday and Saturday.

IOLA — The American Red Cross is celebrating Red Cross Month in March. A blood drive is planned from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the…

Don’t worry, Dr. Seuss can still be found at the Iola Public Library. For those wondering why it might be otherwise, on Tuesday, which happened to be Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday, his publisher announced that…

Two family-friendly shows are coming to the Bowlus Fine Arts Center this month. First is Ryan & Ryan, a father-son piano duo, at 7 p.m. on March 13 with their show, “Kickin’ the Clouds Away.”…

The evolution of video games gave rise to a classic debate: Which one is the best? Friday’s production by the Marmaton Valley High School drama team will lay out the evidence in “The Video Gamapalooza,”…

Thanks to a windfall of 4,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas will begin immediately scheduling appointments at all of its clinics, including Iola’s at 2051 N. State. The…

Six county employees were honored for their years on service Tuesday. Kim Riebel is an office manager, and has served the county for 24 years. Debra Ludlum is the landfill scale attendant, and has served…

“Plants fix soil.” It’s a mantra the staff of Green Cover Seed not only live by, they’re hosting a conference this Friday and Saturday to share the message with others. Presentations will run from 8…

The next COVID-19 vaccination clinic will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Community Building in Riverside Park. It is targeted at those aged 65 and older. The clinic will follow the same guidelines as…

On Monday morning, a small group of pregnant Amish women arrived at the Pregnancy and Family Center, 1 S. Jefferson. They were there on the recommendation of midwife Anna Yoder of Fall River, taking advantage…