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A special board of trustees meeting to discuss applications received for the position of president of Allen Community College will be at 6 p.m., Oct. 11, in the Spencer Ambler board room. The meeting will…

Iola officials will reach out to the owner of an old nursing home to see if the city can schedule a full inspection of the facility. But short of getting approval, there’s not much that…

If the county is going to buy land for future housing development, a developer needs to be found first. That was the general consensus of Allen County Commissioners, who got more clarification about a recent…

Delivery driver Robert Smith sets a gazebo in place outside the Iola Public Library on Tuesday. The gazebo was purchased through an American Rescue Plan Act grant, and will allow outdoor options for reading, activities…

Students and staff began moving into their new science and technology building, with the first day of classes scheduled for Monday, Oct. 4. The building will offer science, engineering, family and consumer education classes and…

It’s a lucky problem to have, but county commissioners came to the realization on Monday that it isn’t easy to give away $2.4 million.  And it will be especially difficult considering they’ve already had requests…

Students who choose to stay in school rather than quarantine because of exposure to COVID-19 will need to be tested every day, according to a new policy adopted by the Iola school board and recommended…

Carnival fans may get their wish after all with the upcoming Farm-City Days. Committee members hope to have a contract signed soon to bring a carnival for the Oct. 14-17 celebration. The carnival has been…

It’s a scene we’ve all seen: The hero floats down a raging river toward a waterfall and certain doom. Imagine watching something like that for the first time, in a movie on a big screen,…

A warm, sunny day helped bring a large crowd to the Kincaid Fair for Saturday’s parade. Instead of a carnival, area youth played on inflatable bounce houses and games. The change proved quite popular, as…