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And the city said, let there be light — Christmas lights, that is. After fearing it may have been too late to add Christmas lights to outline Iola’s downtown buildings this year, Mayor Steve French…

A project five years in the making culminated Saturday with the unveiling of the Bowlus Fine Arts Center’s newest gems. Prairie Ballet, picturesque sculptures adorning the new Bowlus parking lot, drew plenty of oohs and…

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — As bullets tore through a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, killing five people and wounding many more, one patron who had been partying moments before rushed into action, grabbing a…

First-graders enter the library at Iola Elementary School on a mission. It’s a Thursday morning, and they have just 45 minutes. The 80 or so students head straight to one of dozens of Chromebooks, ready…

Just call it a home makeover, Santa edition. With Christmas five short weeks away, Santa will once again set up temporary quarters in Iola to hear requests from area children starting Dec. 3. But as…

The holiday season can be difficult for those with mental health issues. For the Allen Community College Theatre Department, Thanksgiving is just the right time to talk about it. “Every Brilliant Thing,” is a poignant…

The Iola Public Library will bring in the Thanksgiving holiday with games aplenty next week. The library is hosting Game Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, with patrons of all ages invited to…

Iola Elementary School parents were invited to join students at Wednesday’s school lunch, a turkey and potatoes meal, as part of the school’s annual Thanksgiving feast.

MILDRED — The Mildred Store was host Saturday to the crew of “The Last Butterflies,” an apocalyptic film featuring actor Cooper Andrews, best known for his role as Jerry in the TV series “The Walking…

After more than a year of talks, Allen County is close to approving a land bank. County commissioners met Tuesday with Jonathon Goering of Thrive Allen County as he puts the finishing touches on a…