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The Allen County Historical Society and 33 other museums across Southeast Kansas are offering a chance to win money while learning about the region’s history. The SEK Museum Alliance is offering a special “passport” with…

Laura Rasa has a passion for collecting and selling vintage jewelry.  Somewhat of a thrill-seeker, Rasa also gets an adrenaline rush when she can reunite missing pieces. Rasa owns The Market Place in downtown Iola…

TOPEKA — David Toland held his left hand on a family Bible brought to the Kansas territory seven generations ago as he officially ascended Monday to the post of lieutenant governor and completed a personnel…

There’s a term for somebody getting acquainted quickly with a new job, from meeting scores of new colleagues, to learning the ins and outs unique to that position. Chase Waggoner knows it well.  “I’m certainly…

A new year presents an opportunity to see things with new eyes. If it seems like nothing in life here is about the business of changing, perhaps one might find the way forward with a…

When the calendar flipped to 2020, Americans were ready to greet the new year with a hearty cheer. Many made resolutions to eat healthier, be friendlier or find ways big and small to make the…

As the summer came to a close, COVID-19 cases were rising in Allen County and across Kansas.  Students were back in school, with new restrictions. The governor’s mask mandate and protests on race across the…

It seems appropriate to end the year’s coronavirus coverage the way it began, with an update from Molly McEwan.  The Moran native and her fiancé, Tyson Carpenter, are living in China, where they both work…

Allen County’s 911 center is getting some upgrades. Chelsie Angleton, interim 911 communications director, along with Karen Kimball, received permission from Allen County commissioners to make several key purchases for the dispatch station. One item…

This is the second in a three-part recap of the coronavirus pandemic and 2020.  April April began on an optimistic note, despite the mounting cases of COVID-19. After all, help was on the way. Congress…