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Allen County commissioners gave their stamp of approval on the wearing of face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at their meeting Tuesday. Gov. Laura Kelly had issued the statewide mandate last week. Individual…

Several candidates for elective office weren’t about to let a few glitches stop them from spreading their respective campaign messages Tuesday. The candidates were a part of an online forum hosted by Allen County Farm…

Free meals for adults are almost over.  Just two weeks ago, a program that provides free meals to children expanded to include adults, but proved so popular it likely will run out of funds next…

Sharon Boan is a fan of the new “chat room” at Windsor Place.  Finally, after four months, the gregarious Iolan can visit her friends there.  Boan is but one of many who have been kept…

MORAN — Moran residents may not be saving as much as they’d hoped with their electric bills this year. Moran City Council members were told Monday about some higher than expected electric transmission costs that…

I was standing by the river in Neosho Falls, watching dragonflies and listening to the murky water spill over the dam in a continuous rush. It’s a sound from the source of Neosho Falls’ life,…

Scores of supporters lined the streets around Iola’s downtown square Sunday morning for a sendoff of the Kansas Army National Guard’s 891st Engineer Battalion. The Guardsmen were leaving Iola for a yearlong deployment to Kuwait…

NEOSHO FALLS – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting Thursday at Riverside Park in Neosho Falls. The shooting occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. Thursday near the pavilion at the campgrounds in…

Thursday, Allen County commissioners took no action during a special meeting to opt out of or otherwise nullify Gov. Laura Kelly’s face mask mandate, which means that for now the executive order stands. The order…

The Iola Municipal Pool will remain closed until after the July 13 Iola City Council meeting. The city has implemented several changes for public events in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and Gov. Laura…