Local News

“I’m no hero,” said Bill Mentzer. “I just felt so sorry, and my heart went out to those people.” Mentzer, now 90, was referring to the historic “Black Friday” Flood of July 1951, when much…

“Don’t be afraid to try new things.” Robin Schallie grew up hearing that advice from her father, and she’s always taken it to heart. Now, at the age of 63, she’s trying something new as…

ACC is working hard to improve online education and sync up with other state colleges on general education standards. As an entree into these efforts, ACC vice president Jon Marshall briefed ACC trustees Tuesday evening …

What happens to Iola’s EMS employees if Allen County awards its ambulance contract to another party? This was the main question asked of Jason Jenkins of American Medical Response (AMR) on Tuesday, the City of…

The Allen County Fair will look a little bit different, and a lot like the same. Next week’s fair will bring back favorite activities missing at last year’s pandemic-shortened event, while retaining some of the…

HUMBOLDT — Possibly realizing they were up against powerful forces, Humboldt Council members changed their tune Monday evening and decided not to pursue Sunday morning sales of alcohol. About 15 local citizens attended the meeting…

Iola City Council members heard from department heads as they took their first look at the city’s 2022 spending plan. The budget discussions took the better part of two hours, and followed about a month…

A bumblebee visits a sunflower at the Woodson Wildlife Area west of Yates Center, operated by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

Sometimes getting started in a job can be rough. During her first week as superintendent of Humboldt District 258, Amber Wheeler had to deal with what she described as “our lovely fire on the board…

Substitutes in USD 257 will get a bit of a raise next year.  They’ll be paid $105 for every day they work, instead of $95. Superintendent Stacey Fager said the change will make the district…