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Employees at Allen County Regional Hospital will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Oct. 30, Saint Luke’s Health System announced earlier this week. It’s not clear exactly how many local employees will…

How do you save a town’s grocery store? The city of Erie’s solution was to buy it and run it themselves. CINDY LERO, Erie city clerk, began the process by noting the building currently housing…

(Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to show that Dick Works of Humboldt commended county commissioners for having “held the line pretty well,” in regards to their budget. A previous version confused him with…

The life — and especially the death — of former Grenada leader Maurice Bishop fascinates Dr. Jose Perez Reisler. Bishop, the prime minister of Grenada from 1979 to 1983, was assassinated by members of his…

Richard Klingensmith, who lives across the street from the site of the new Iola Elementary School at Kentucky and Monroe streets, enjoys watching a family of foxes visit the construction zone. He believes the foxes…

USD 257 will have a special meeting at 2 p.m. Friday in the board meeting room to discuss mitigation protocols.  The board will consider what criteria they will use to determine when more strict COVID-19…

Dr. Ryan Alexander hopes Allen Community College students will take advantage of the new Kansas Promise Scholarship program, which will help students cover the costs of attending a community college. ACC’s criminal justice studies program…

Raúl Munguía is ready to make some beautiful music. The Honduras native is the new director and conductor for the Iola Area Symphony Orchestra, which began practicing Monday night for its fall concert on Oct.…

The blazing sun was beginning to blast the summer air as I shambled down the streets of Sedan in Chautauqua County, half asleep. I’m the polar opposite of a morning person, but sleeping in a…

Trying to make sense of life? Look no further than Sally Kittrell. That’s because the 36-year-old Independence native is the newest biology instructor at Allen Community College, bringing along a background in everything from physiology…