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Late last month Republican gubernatorial candidate and former state Sen. Jim Barnett took the unprecedented step of selecting his wife, Rosie Hansen, to be his running mate. In doing so, Barnett rejected the usual bits…

When Drew Mueller graduated from Iola High School in 2009 and headed to Kansas State University in Manhattan, he thought he’d left Iola for good. His hometown was dying and would soon be a ghost…

If Allen County keeps on keeping on, it’s on a trajectory to lose almost one-third of its population over the next 50 years, according to a report released by the Kansas Health Institute. Instead of…

Food commodities will be available at 4:30 Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church to qualifying recipients. Participants are asked to enter the east door. First-time recipients must bring proof of income.

HUTCHINSON — Matthew Glenn Percy graduated from Hutchinson Community College with an associate of science degree May 11 as a member of Phi Theta Kappa and as a recipient of the Honors Program Graduate Medal.…

OTTAWA — Alex Wayne Trinkle earned his high school diploma from Ottawa High School during commencement ceremonies May 12. In addition to being an honor student, Trinkle was active with Scholar’s Bowl, varsity football, baseball,…

365-0365 Carlyle Presbyterian Church Myrna Wildschuetz played “Thanks to Calvary” for her prelude Sunday. Rita Sanders played “Let My People Go” on the organ for the offertory. Pastor Steve Traw’s granddaughter, Kathryn Traw, was the…

Robyn Fawson takes aim with her throw at a dunk tank set up Thursday during Safety Night activities at the Allen County Farmers Market. Alas, her attempt to hit the target and dunk her husband,…

Iolans Mia Aronson, from left, Emmie Brant, Kassy Shelby, Jennifer Tidd and Katie Weide, participated June 3-8 at the Sunflower Girls State Academy at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Iolans Jeremy Waldman, from left,…

Douglass Michael Close, age 67, of Coffeyville, died Wednesday, June, 13 2018 at his home. He attended and graduated from Iola High School. Friends are invited to greet the family from 6 to 7 p.m.…