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As crews rebuild U.S. 169 south of Iola, a pair of testing grounds will determine if added protections can help the new highway withstand water damage. According to Priscilla Peterson, spokeswoman for the Kansas Department…

Arrests reported Iola police arrested David Rogers, 36, Iola, for suspicion of domestic battery and criminal damage to property Sunday after an investigation in the 500 block of South Washington Avenue. Officers arrested Kyle Boeken,…

Hospital leaders could entertain offers to lease Allen County Regional Hospital, but they doubt such a plan would work. A task force is examining whether to continue a management contract with Hospital Corporation of America…

For the second straight day, Judge Daniel Creitz has doubled the recommended prison sentence of one of the defendants involved in Shawn Cook’s murder. On Tuesday, Creitz announced Rhonda Jackson, who pleaded guilty to involuntary…

HUMBOLDT – Five of eight councilmen in pocket unanimously approved increasing Humboldt’s tax levy by 2.219 mills, to 90.718, in a special session Tuesday evening. A public hearing for the 2019 budget will be at…

Allen County’s 911 dispatch center may have its reach expanded. Director Angie Murphy told commissioners Tuesday morning she had been approached by a city whose officials were eager to discuss having Allen County handle its…

Henry Kramer, left, and Emma B’Hymer were among the mod- els showing o their model- ing skills Tuesday evening at the Allen County Fair’s annual Friends of 4-H Picnic and Style Revue at Iola High…

Brothers Brody and Kyser Nemecek grew up surrounded by farm animals and a show ring. Even though they’re still young, they’ve already translated their years of competition experience into leadership skills, guiding others in Allen…

Barbara Anderson and Mary Lacrone hosted the July business meeting for Kappa Alpha sorority in the Community National Bank meeting room. The evening featured a patriotic theme. Members signed up to assist with Iola First…

Calendar August 1-Lions Club, United Methodist Church basement, 7 p.m.; 2-County bus to Garnett, phone 24 hrs. before you need a ride, 785-448-4410 any weekday; Community Church Missionary, Church Annex, 1:30 p.m.; United Methodist Women,…