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Good luck keeping up with these Joneses. This week, owners Roger and Susan Jones are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their company Microtronics, LLC. Microtronics is located east of Iola on Highway 54, and manufactures…

Sharon Moreland believes a public library offers something unique: A free, open space to relax, read, learn and even conduct business.  “You can come and read the paper, go to children’s story time and learn…

The county’s ambulance contract discussion continues. Carl Slaugh, speaking as a resident rather than in his capacity as city council member, shared information with the commission relevant to the ambulance agreement between the City of…

Iola is not ready to pull the trigger on buying its next fire truck. City Council members held another extensive discussion on the matter Monday before voting down Fire Chief Chase Waggoner’s recommendation to purchase…

Dozens of young stars and starlets are preparing to take to the Bowlus Fine Arts Center stage this week to cap their two week Children’s Summer Theatre Workshop. The students have been gathering since July…

The Allen County Fair week ended with the livestock auction on Sunday night.

Monotonous … The plains perfectly still as the clock strikes slowly. Such was early life at Fort Scott for most soldiers, who were cranky from living in tents, and with only the occasional prostitute or…

A global pandemic isn’t the most ideal time for a community to make a major change to health care. But that’s exactly what happened in Allen County, as the Allen County Regional Hospital began a…

The Allen County Fair kicked off its official start on Thursday with several shows and events. It continues through the weekend.

LAHARPE — One of the myriad byproducts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the way it hampered production at feedlots across the country, was the cost of beef. Just as importantly, it also meant great difficulty…