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Happy Hearts FCE members met at the Riverside Park Community Building Monday. Ann Houk gave two lessons: woman to woman searching for chocolate; and electronic manners. Perhaps “searching” was the wrong word, she said. Maybe…

With only two more Farmers Markets left in the season, make sure to get your fresh produce and baked goods Thursday on the Iola square. The market’s revised schedule is from 5:30 to 6:30. Fresh…

Editor’s note: At this point, there is sufficient evidence to doubt the veracity of nearly all the claims of this article’s subject. We have since published an update to this story. You can read it here. The…

Performers near and far have found a fun-filled outlet to show off their musical talents in Iola. For the past several weeks, a handful of musicians have made their way to Iola’s Timeout Tavern, 118…

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…