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When Lawrence Elliott recently went looking for a lost key, he found instead a renewed faith in humanity. It all began when he decided to take his motorcycle for a ride a couple weeks ago,…

An assisted living facility in Iola has reported 21 positive COVID-19 cases. Greystone Assisted Living filed its report with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment last week. The infections occurred within the previous 14…

Robin Griffith watched a friend struggle with opioid misuse. Prescribed opioids for pain, her friend became addicted. Only after receiving treatment did she become substance-free, and then for only a few years.  “It was a…

Iola City Council members will discuss year-end budget amendments Monday, a necessary step to close the financial books in 2020. Council members are expected to schedule budget hearings for their Dec. 14 meeting — the…

Construction work continues at the site of a new science and technology building, with cafeteria, at the Iola High School campus. Steel beams are now being installed.

HUMBOLDT — A mobile home was destroyed by fire, and the occupant taken to the hospital Thursday evening. Humboldt Fire Chief Sean McReyolds said the house at 502 Bridge St. was fully engulfed when the…

It’s natural to want the perfect holiday, with the entire family full of love and laughter as they gather around the dinner table. But that’s not always the reality, local therapist Kari Miller said.  And…

The Southwind Extension District has found a new home. In fact, they’re already moving in. Thanks to help from the crew at Allen County Public Works, the Extension District was able move decades’ worth of…

Thrive Allen County has scrapped plans for an in-person gathering for its annual Awards of Excellence tonight. Initially, Thrive planned on hosting a scaled-down version of the event at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center in…

Iola CITF/PRIDE members decorate downtown planters for the holidays. Here, Chelsey Beasley, left, and Donna Houser fight the wind to install candy cane decorations. Also assisting were Corey Schinstock, Heather Curry and Tiffany Reed, CITF…