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Allen County will award Community Development Block Grants (CDBG-CV) grants to 12 local businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. About $45,594 remains available for which eligible businesses may apply, and interested parties should contact Thrive Allen…

Iola has taken a “big” step forward in attracting a window manufacturer to town. Iola City Council members approved Monday a series of incentives that would assist Peerless Products in acquiring the old Haldex Brake…

The USD 258 Humboldt school board accepted the retirement of Kay Lewis, effective June 30, 2021, as outlined in a letter she provided the board. “It’s been a year of change,” she said during her…

Area students may soon start building a house in Iola as part of the Rural Regional Technology Center’s building trades program. The project, which has been a priority since the tech center opened five years…

Allen County saw another 10 positive coronavirus cases this week, increasing the tally to 49 since the first local case was reported in June. The SEK Multi-County Health Departments reported new cases in all of…

Nine hundred boxes of produce were given out Monday morning in LaHarpe as part of a USDA-sponsored food giveaway program. The food came from Liberty Fruit Company and was handed out by volunteers to scores…

Humboldt leaders agreed to begin the process of buying a “sister” firetruck for its volunteer fire department.  “The commercial and industrial growth of town is getting ahead of our current fire-fighting capacities,” volunteer fire chief…

There’s something satisfying in that there’s no marker for John Brown’s Cave by the roadside, or even on the trail itself. The path forks in multiple directions upon one’s approach, flanked by worn farm buildings…

Iola’s new online portal for Iola’s utility customers has drawn significant interest in the first month since it was activated. More than 350 Iolans have signed up for the online service, which allows customers to…

The Allen County Veterans Wall has been adorned with a flag to honor the newly formed U.S. Space Force, which became the newest branch of the U.S. Armed Forces in 2019. To make room, Veterans…