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Hunting for an authentic experience of Americana over the long Independence Day weekend? Toronto Days 2020 has just what you’re looking for. Tonight starting at 6 o’clock, the pizza party and “mud stomp” begin at…

Woodson Countians will not be required to adhere to an executive order mandating that folks in public must wear protective masks. Gov. Laura Kelly, citing new health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, issued an executive…

In a packed room with almost 30 in attendance — though only a few wearing masks — county officials grappled with Gov. Laura Kelly’s new executive order requiring that face masks be worn in indoor…

The Saint Luke’s Health System is now in control of operations at Allen County Regional Hospital, capping two years of efforts by hospital trustees to find the best management model in the ever-challenging healthcare industry.…

A pair of local Independence Day celebrations are being truncated because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers of Humboldt’s annual Independence Day, traditionally held on July 3, said Friday’s celebration will have fireworks, but none of…

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic prompted officials to scrub a public ceremony for the Kansas Army National Guard’s 891st Engineer Battalion, which is leaving Sunday for a yearlong deployment to Kuwait,  Still, local residents will be…

With Independence Day approaching, the crew at the Iola Fire Department will have their hands extra full with the likelihood of holiday-related mishaps as well as tinderbox-conditions due to a lack of rain.  To them,…

HUMBOLDT — Kristen Cook, a second grade teacher at Humboldt Elementary School, ignored the numerous emails last fall about a certain teachers award, assuming they were spam.  Then one day she opened one of the…

Reports of positive COVID-19 cases increased significantly in the past week in the four counties served by the SEK Multi-County Health Departments. Director Rebecca Johnson issued a weekly update Monday, which showed increased positive cases…

Overdue fines will no longer be issued on children’s accounts at the Iola Public Library. Fines accrued in the past on children’s accounts have been forgiven, clearing 227 accounts, the library announced in a press…