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The abrupt and early end to the school year because of the coronavirus pandemic isn’t all fun and games for children. In many ways, it’s just the opposite, an Iola family therapist says. “I’ve definitely…

As Easter and Good Friday are soon approaching, the Register continued its series of conversations with religious leaders in the community by speaking with Pastor Kenyon Kaehr of First Christian Church in Iola. Again, the…

Finding themselves socially isolated because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Iolans Marsha and Kenneth Storrer felt at a loss as to how they could help their community. So they became Good Samaritans to the environment. On…

Under normal circumstances, a funeral for a member of the Riebel family would draw up to 200 mourners. The cathedral at St. John’s Catholic Church would echo with songs and scripture.  Longtime LaHarpe resident Earl…

The state is using every proverbial arrow in its quiver to help businesses cope with the ongoing COVID-19 economic shutdown, Kansas Secretary of Commerce David Toland said Friday. The Iola native spoke as part of…

Friday’s statewide presentation with state officials on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis showed the dangers in using a popular online video conferencing program. “Zoom bombers” infiltrated the K-State Research and Extension program on how the state…

Because local dentists have closed their offices due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important that people take their dental hygiene into their own hands. “Exemplary oral home care — with excellent brushing, daily flossing, using…

In troubled times riddled with fear and loss, everyone could use a comforting word to two. The Register therefore sat down with First Presbyterian pastor Dan Davis to see what wisdom he had to share…

Allen County remains one of the few counties in Southeast Kansas, and even the state, yet to report a positive case of COVID-19, according to Friday’s data provided by the Kansas Department of Health and…

DAY THREE — I was sitting near the birthplace of silent film legend Buster Keaton in Piqua when Gov. Laura Kelly’s state-wide “stay at home order” came through. The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the nation for…