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How’s the corn harvest going so far this year? Turns out, the answer is more complicated than it seems, with farmers and employees at the Piqua CO-OP giving a range of answers. Some, like farmer…

Rachel Boyd expects her elementary art students will change a lot over the school year, physically, mentally and emotionally. By next spring, their technical skills will have improved. More importantly, they won’t view themselves the…

The Senior Life Solutions team from Allen County Regional Hospital filled the courthouse fountain with blue and purple rocks adorned with messages of hope as part of Suicide Awareness Month. Residents are encouraged to leave…

From the moment she arrived in Yates Center, Michelle De Le Isla — mayor of Topeka and now running for Congress — was asking questions, trying to get a sense of the place and the…

Caressa Vaughn woke up coughing a little after midnight Wednesday morning to find her house filled with smoke. She realized the problem immediately. She had fallen asleep while food had been left cooking on the…

Jarrett Roy knows he looks like one of his high school students. He doesn’t mind the comparison.  He earned a degree in physical education from Emporia State University this past May. He’s not much older…

While a small number of moviehouses have begun reopening in recent weeks, including Chanute’s Roxy 4 Cinema, others such as Sterling Six Cinemas in Iola will remain closed because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “At…

Getting a flu shot is easy-peasy thanks to a drive-through service today through Saturday in the parking lot of the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas clinic at 2051 N. State St. There is no…

A Republican for much of her life, Barbara Bollier said those roots run deep. “I’m still very fiscally responsible,” she said. “And I can work across the aisle.” After 43 years as a registered Republican…

One of the potential hurdles to extending the Missouri Pacific Trail through east Iola has been cleared, even before the project has entered the city’s radar. Iola City Council members approved the purchase of a…