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A group that has been asking local residents how to create a better Allen County will offer a “last chance” to share ideas next week. Atlas Community Studios, a small company based in Des Moines,…

Workers with Fun Time Shows put together The Scrambler for Farm-City Days. The carnival will be open tonight through Sunday afternoon.

Tickets remain available for Sunday’s Dillon Carmichael Concert, which caps the 2021 Farm City Days celebration. Carmichael will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. at the Bowlus Center. But first, the group Southerland will lead…

Who says retirement is for resting? Aside from maybe an idle afternoon at the fishing hole, or spending time with grandkids, Iolans Don and Donna Bauer remain on the go. They wouldn’t want it any…

Allen County’s 911 director urged commissioners to make a communications tower project more of a priority. Chelsie Angleton told commissioners she covered two 12-hour dispatch shifts over the weekend, and was very concerned about communications…

The second time was the charm for Iola to purchase a new fire truck. City Council members approved Tuesday the purchase of a Spartan truck from Feld Fire of Grain Valley, Mo., for $618,231, the…

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of the Allen County Rural Water District No. 10 water supply system located in Allen County. This…

After hearing from a parent concerned about the spread of COVID-19 in Iola schools, board members asked for updates from the building principals.  They said the district’s new “Test to Stay and Learn” policy seems…

The Iola school district has 28 fewer students this year, part of a trend of declining enrollment in the district and the Southeast Kansas region overall. Superintendent Stacey Fager discussed the latest enrollment numbers after…

Finding the Farm-City Days medallion required a bit of knowledge about superheroes, Allen County trivia and an active imagination.  And had the hunt lasted long enough, being familiar with the works of Shakespeare would have…