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Over the course of 45 minutes — an eternity, really — Jerry Schemmel figured he was going to die. The date was July 19, 1989.  Schemmel, then 29, was aboard United Airlines Flight 232, along…

The Brothers Krone, Darrell and Bob, were expected to rise well before dawn today, rub the sleep from their eyes and be at Humboldt’s St. Peter’s Lutheran Church to help with the annual Groundhog Feed.…

One of the many duties as store manager at G&W Foods in Iola puts Daniel Gile on the road once a week. He’s the one responsible for delivering loads of groceries to customers who take…

When idealism clashed with pragmatism, Octagon City, meant to be a refuge for vegetarians south of Humboldt, failed to take root. The husband-and-wife writing team of Aaron Barnhart and Diane Eickhoff gave that take Tuesday…

Iola High School’s efforts to enhance its career technical education (CTE) offerings for students will be discussed at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the high school. The occasion is the annual CTE Advisory Committee meeting. Those…

Marv Smith moved to Iola in the fall of 1966 to teach at what was then a state-of-the-art science building, shared by Iola High School and Allen County Junior College. He stayed for the people…

The construction of new ambulance stations in Humboldt and Moran took another step forward Tuesday morning when Allen County commissioners met with Fort Scott-based project architect Rick Zingre. In April, the commission voted to accept…

When it comes to assisting with fledgling entrepreneurial efforts, the Small Business Development Center’s name comes earnestly, Dacia Clark explained. “Our passion is to help small businesses,” said Clark, assistant director for SBDC’s regional office…

The state of Allen County Regional Hospital remains “very solid,” its chief executive officer Tony Thompson told Iola City Council members Monday. Thompson was joined by other hospital officials to brief the city on the…

Iola will pay the architectural firm advising USD 257 with its ongoing bond referendum $3,000 to help map out repairs to the flood-damaged Recreation Community Building at Riverside Park. Mayor Jon Wells cast the tie-breaking…