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A $2.2 trillion bipartisan legislation was enacted Friday to lift the American economy from its slide due to the spread of COVID-19. The bill is set to add $14 billion to the Agriculture Department’s Commodity…

“I don’t want anyone to think I’m expendable just for the sake of the economy,” Ken McGuffin half-heartedly joked Thursday afternoon. With each passing day, McGuffin’s remark takes on a grimmer tone. As of Friday,…

Bourbon County became the latest in Kansas to direct residents to stay at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The order was announced Thursday by Public Health Officer Rebecca Johnson. In Bourbon County, three cases…

“Come outside … we’ll get some social distancing,” grins Calvin Parker, proprietor of Parker’s Greenhouse north of Humboldt. Parker has been growing fresh vegetables for Allen County’s Farmers Markets for several years now, and clearly…

An unprecedented set of events — a global coronavirus pandemic declaration, which precipitated a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia — has the world’s oil industry teetering toward collapse. And while local merchants, businesses…

Iola schools organized a “pickup event” for students and parents Friday, offering opportunities to collect both their learning packets for the next two weeks and personal belongings.

Efforts to organize a drive-thru or centralized testing site for the COVID-19 coronavirus have been scrapped amid changing requirements by the state. Current procedures at three Iola health clinics are sufficient, and administrators from each…

Crystal and Mark Wehlage don’t have many options when it comes to daycare for their 7-year-old daughter, Sutton. Crystal is a home health nurse for the elderly, putting her in direct contact with those most…

Don’t be alarmed if you see a youthful bear hunter or two roaming the streets. No, there aren’t reports of ferocious grizzlies threatening the populace. Rather, the bears they seek are of the “teddy” variety.…

Mike Myer of Humboldt responded Wednesday to an invitation by The Register for readers to share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their work and daily activities.  If you would like to share your news,…