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CHANUTE — After conferring with a committee of local health officials and a drop in attendance due to COVID-19, Chanute’s superintendent of schools Kellen Adams brought back a face mask mandate for District 413 students,…

Dr. Kelly Woestman, a professor of history at Pittsburg State University, is the guest speaker for a “Remembering 9/11’ presentation Friday at Allen Community College. Woestman specializes in 20th century U.S. history and family history.…

Local first responders will take a role Saturday morning in a Memorial Walk marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that killed about 3,000 people. Of those who perished were 412…

Iola’s Westco appears to be a casualty of a storm that dumped about 8 inches of rain throughout Saturday. The roof of the building at 704 N. State St. collapsed and affected two neighboring businesses.…

A living piece of World War II aviation history will be back in Iola Wednesday. A B-25J — Miss Mitchell — stopped in Iola for refueling Sunday while en route from Minnesota to San Antonio,…

Casey Cook celebrated her 35th birthday in May of 2020, during the most intense days of the COVID-19 lockdown. She had been working as a paraprofessional in the Crest school district when classes were canceled…

Iola schools will enforce a mask mandate when 4% of the students and staff at a building test positive for COVID-19.  School board members met in a special meeting Friday afternoon to discuss COVID criteria,…

Elks Lake will come alive with the sounds of the 60s and 70s, up to the music of today, when the annual Lake Fest returns on Saturday, Sept. 11. The all-day music festival will bring…

What’s old is new again. At least in the case of a historic sign that once hung just off the Humboldt square. The neon billboard for the Humboldt Union newspaper, which simply said “UNION,” was…

The LaHarpe VFW will hold a Veterans Support Group from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The VFW Auxiliary will attend, as will a chaplain. The open house provides a safe space for veterans to…