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A proposal by Thrive Allen County first mentioned in April may have gained ground Wednesday night when a group of about 30 local citizens came to learn about VISIT Allen County. John Brocker, county commissioner,…

Criminal charges were filed Thursday against an Iola man accused of poisoning an Allen County Deputy’s drink at McDonald’s. Trevor Hockaday, 22, was charged with one count of aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer.…

Allen County Regional Hospital’s Board of Trustees is suing the contractor, Murray Company of Overland Park, but not the architect firm, HFG of Wichita, over water leaks after the building was constructed. An article in…

Sting leads to chase, arrest Virgil Battles, 17, was arrested Sept. 18 for suspicion of felony theft, after he was accused of stealing a motorcycle belonging to Nathan Gonzales in the 100 block of West…

Ellen Thompson presented a brief biography of the poet T.S. Eliot at the Sept. 25 meeting of Unity Club. Born in the United States, Eliot spent the majority of his adult life in England. His…

25 Years Ago September 1995 Gates Rubber of Iola today announced that it will build an 80,000-square-foot addition to its warehouse here which will lead to substantially greater distribution of hose from Iola. ***** Farm-City…

Sports complex planned for Parsons PARSONS — A sports complex in Parsons probably won’t be ready for games until 2020, The Parsons Sun reported. Former NFL quarterback Shaun Hill, a Parsons High School alumnus, has…

A battle over water leaks that have persisted since Allen County Regional Hospital opened in 2013 is headed to court. Hospital trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to file suit over the leaks, after working for years…

Allen County residents are invited to a forum at 6 o’clock tonight to hear comments about a request to use county funds to help set up the office of Visit Allen County. The request comes…

If an effort by Allen County’s health insurance broker, Bukaty Companies, Leawood, is successful, employees of some public entities and private companies would receive discounts on services at Allen County Regional Hospital. Advantages would be…