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70 Years Ago June 30, 1948 The deep wartime population slumps for Iola and Allen County have at last been wiped out. Iola is back to a population of 7,341 on county census records and…

Judy Middendorf was named Volunteer of the Year for GALS FCE at Humboldt’s annual Chamber of Commerce dinner Thursday night. Middendorf’s honor was inadvertently omitted in a write-up of the banquet that appeared in Saturday’s…

The invitation last month came out of the blue. “Going to Africa,” Steve Kinzle told Bob Hawk. “Wanna go?” Hawk knew better than to think Kinzle was joking. After all, Kinzle and wife Frances had…

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt’s unique way of celebrating success created a night of fellowship at the 20th annual Chamber of Commerce dinner Thursday night. Collectively, individual clubs and organizations honored their volunteers of the year, capped…

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Dr. C. Ellis Potter, a 1967 graduate of Southern College of Optometry, where he earned his Doctor of Optometry degree, and a longtime optometrist in Iola, recently delivered the commencement address at…

50 Years Ago June 1968 Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Smart, who own a grocery and meat market in LaHarpe, have purchased the Shoprite Market on N. Second Street from Warren Schmidt. ***** Day Brothers Construction of Moran are the apparent low bidders…

There’s something for everybody today. The Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs fishing derby begins at 8 a.m. at Abbott’s Pond at the intersection of Miller and Cottonwood. “Walk With a Doc” begins at 9…

DISTRICT COURT Judge Daniel Creitz Civil cases filed: Richard Verdin vs. Westar Energy et. al., other civil State of Kansas ex rel DCF vs. Serena M. Murrouw, other domestic Sandra Ingram vs. James K. Ingram,…

A rosier picture In an article Thursday about what homeowners could expect to pay if a new elementary school were approved, it was mistakenly reported that the cost of a $25 million bond issue would…

Gosh, there are so many ways to distress a damsel! You can lock her in a tower with only her long hair as a rope. You can have her abducted and carried to the top…