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“Have you done your census yet?” “It matters more … in a crisis situation,” said hospital public relations director Traci Plumlee in reference to taking the census, as a way of helping one’s community and…

A groundbreaking for the Iola school district’s new elementary school, planned for April, likely will be delayed because of the social distancing rules caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  The project itself, though, remains on track,…

As part of the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), signed into law this weekend, Congress included the provision that Americans will receive a one-time stimulus check. Who gets a…

“We are in uncharted territory,” said commissioner Jerry Daniels to close Tuesday’s meeting, echoing a sentiment that hung over the entire proceeding, not to mention neatly summarizes how most residents are feeling these days. However,…

LAHARPE — Seth Owen Pace, 25, is in custody after he was accused early Monday of stabbing his mother. Allen County Sheriff Bryan Murphy said deputies received a call shortly after midnight Monday morning of…

A Florida woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident that also involved a Piqua woman Sunday. Danielle M. Livermore, 30, Jacksonville, Fla., was the passenger in a Suburban that crashed shortly after noon on U.S.…

NEOSHO FALLS — A lengthy police chase and extended standoff ended with the arrest of a 38-year-old woman who apparently set fire to the house in which she was hiding. Law enforcement officers arrested Tava…

Already a cut-throat industry, restaurants are learning to evolve amidst the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Sam and Louie’s Italian Restaurant and Red Beard BBQ are two local establishments that are adjusting to the new territory by…

With learning moved into living rooms, the after-school program SAFE BASE also is adopting a virtual version of its educational offerings. SAFE BASE kicked off a new six-week program this week, delivering a variety of…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — All 2.9 million Kansas residents were under a stay-at-home order today imposed by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly as the numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases and COVID-19-related deaths continue to grow. Kansas…