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Although Allen County commissioners have no role in deciding issues affecting Allen County Regional Hospital, a point fortified by County Counselor Alan Weber, they want hospital trustees to know they’re disappointed in proceedings that may…

Iola police officers arrested Darious Travawn Orr, 25, after he was accused of beating a child seriously enough to send the child to a hospital. Tuesday’s arrest came after officers were notified Thursday by personnel…

Allen County Commissioners agreed a public forum is the best way to help them decide whether they should invest $50,000 in a countywide promotion and tourism bureau. The session will convene at 6 p.m. next…

LAHARPE — It’s time for LaHarpe residents to dream a little. Organizers of a Thursday meet-and-eat dinner and community meeting are hoping for guidance on how to generate as much as $20,000 for civic improvements.…

Gary McIntosh has crammed a lot of living into his 75 years. On Thursday, McIntosh and several of his friends, who have or soon will turn 75, will talk about “The Big 75 — Thoughts…

Traffic accidents lead to arrests Iola police officers arrested Ruth Jackson, 71, LaHarpe, for suspicion of driving while suspended, no insurance and disobeying a traffic signal following a traffic accident Sept. 10 in the 100…

LAHARPE — Allen County Regional Hospital will provide free blood pressure and blood glucose clinic at 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at the LaHarpe Senior Center, 111 S. Main St. Flu shots also will be given…

Iola’s Water Department employees will begin the city’s biannual hydrant flushing Oct. 1. The flushing will be done during weekdays only. The flushing process stirs up some rust particles, the city warned. The particles are…

There were no helicopter rides, powered parachute trips, or even a visit to a local fishing hole for Floy Nelson this week. Nevertheless, Floy’s 100th birthday was jam-packed with special moments with scores of family…

Democratic congressional candidate Paul Davis hosted a round-table discussion with a dozen area health care professionals Thursday in Pittsburg. Davis, who is locked in a neck and neck contest with political rookie Steve Watkins (R-Topeka)…