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In accordance with Executive Order #20-30, and following the proclamation of President Joe Biden, Governor Laura Kelly has directed flags throughout the State of Kansas be lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Monday,…

Allen County has selected American Medical Response (AMR) to be its new ambulance provider. But what all does that mean? To learn more, the Register spoke with Jason Jenkins, regional representative for the company. What…

Jessica Tanner worries her son will be infected by COVID-19 again. He barely survived the first time. Connor McCullough, age 12, was diagnosed with the coronavirus in late January.  A healthy boy with no underlying…

The Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Departments, including Allen County, are now offering an additional dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for those moderately to severely immunocompromised.  Mondays are walk-in days. Otherwise, call for an appointment.…

Changes are afoot for Iola High’s season-opening football game. Matt Baumwart, the Mustangs’ athletic director, said Iola will be unable to host the Sept. 3 opener against Osawatomie because of damage to the field. The…

Who will serve as steward for Allen County’s $2.4 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) federal stimulus funds? Thrive Allen County and the Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Commission both made their case for being…

As USD 257 board members prepare to open the doors on a new science building in the coming weeks, they’re also considering how to close the doors on the three elementary schools. Board members heard…

Work will begin soon to extend the MoPac Trail to the new Iola Elementary School site on the east edge of town. Iola City Council members formally accepted Monday a $142,449 Kansas Department of Wildlife…

Allen County’s workforce will be under the microscope in the coming days. Thrive Allen County’s Jonathan Goering discussed Monday with Iola City Council members a planned labor study. “Allen County has long needed a detailed…

A crew from Jayhawk Lumber of Chanute installs new doors at the Iola Public Library on Tuesday.