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LAHARPE — Rena Mott-Traw was all of 20 years old when she became a widowed mother of two. Fifty-four years later, Mott-Traw was among those honored during a somber ceremony at LaHarpe’s Willis J. Ross…

Forget Disney World. This summer, I’m going to Electric Park. Last time I was there, on the shores of Rock Creek where it’s crossed by highway 54, I stood in awe of the lights and…

Thrive Allen County’s transportation program is changing lives. “To me it’s been a godsend,” said Iolan Loren Mitchell, in reference to the local initiative. The 83-year-old said his daughter had been giving him rides to…

Financial savings made wishes come true for the new Iola Elementary School. USD 257 school board members and administrators finalized their “wish list” of construction items for the new school, after learning of the savings…

The action was really howling at the Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF) on Wednesday. Internet personality Kris Rotonda, founder of the organization Jordan’s Way, stopped at ACARF as part of his 50-state tour, focused…

A few short weeks ago, securing a COVID-19 vaccine may have seemed a little hit or miss. Either you didn’t qualify, or you couldn’t find an available appointment to get a shot. Now, vaccines are…

Allen County has been awarded a transportation grant in excess of $70,000. Jessica Thompson, director of development for Thrive Allen County, confirmed the state’s award of the 5311 grant, and said it would “allow us…

LAHARPE — A man and woman were arrested for drug and child endangerment charges after Allen County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at a residence in the 800 block of South Broadway Street. Timothy…

MILDRED — It rained fish in Mildred last week. Yes, you read that right. Although the meteorological phenomenon is a rare one, experts claim it indeed occurs all over the world. According to the BBC…

In recent years, a group of steely determined volunteers, equipped with various grants and an occasional assist from the city helped convert empty industrial land and an abandoned railroad right-of-way near Iola into one of…