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It’s taken Emily Sigg six years to achieve her goal of becoming an art teacher but she’s still a little surprised at how easily it all fell into place. Sigg said studying art has always…

Chris Belknap grew up using Apple II computers in his kindergarten and first grade classrooms. That iconic symbol of personal computing stands out in his mind, just as it stands out in his new classroom…

Arrests reported Timothy Greve, 14, Chanute, was arrested for suspicion of burglary Saturday in the 200 block of South Chestnut Street, Iola police officers reported. An Iola Police Department investigation at Iola High School Friday…

Stephanie Defebaugh knew a teaching career was in her future — as soon as the timing was right. But that took a while to find. Stephanie graduated from Pittsburg State University in December 2015 with…

Iola High School seniors were were in an artistic mood Saturday, painting individual stalls in the senior parking lot. The students spent $25 apiece to buy the parking and painting rights for the upcoming school…

Members of the Marmaton Valley High School dance and cheer squad spent the past two Saturdays hosting a car wash in front of Chancey’s Grill and Shake in Moran. Proceeds from the free-will endeavor go…

It has been called the Mount Everest of the genome world, and it has just been scaled. This week a consortium of more than 200 scientists from 20 countries published the first fully annotated sequence…

Ben Wiehn, the new social studies teacher at Iola High School, is nothing if not an adherent of the middle states. Born and raised in northeast Nebraska, Wiehn attended college in Huron, South Dakota (“Huron:…

Having put the finishing touches on a three-year community engagement initiative, a group of Allen County residents want the work to continue. Citizens from Moran, Humboldt, LaHarpe and Savonburg gathered Thursday at Thrive Allen County…

Jessica Scott now sees that her longtime fascination with psychology makes her a natural fit to work with students with special needs. “I’ve always wondered why people do the things they do. What makes people…