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The Drake-McKenzie Reunion was June 23 at the Riverside Park Community Building. Attendees enjoyed a potluck lunch. Following a number of games and group pictures, the reunion concluded with a prize raffle. The grand prize…

Allen County commissioners will not meet Tuesday morning. With Wednesday a holiday, July Fourth, they opted to forego a session that had no business of consequence scheduled. Commissioners will meet July 10.

CONCORDIA — Kohl Endicott, a 2015 Iola High School and 2018 Cloud County Community College graduate, has completed added certification for unmanned aircraft systems for use with wind energy blade repair. The certification allows Endicott…

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware’s capital city would like to know who dropped a house onto a two-lane road. The Dover Police Department says someone abandoned the prefabricated home, blocking traffic at least…

An ongoing heat wave that has baked much of the Great Plains will ebb a bit Sunday, with a passing storm front. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid 90s today, with a 30-percent chance…

Humboldt man arrested in Fredonia FREDONIA — A Humboldt man was arrested recently on suspicion of stealing a flatbed semi-tractor trailer from RK Steel in Fredonia, The Wilson County Citizen reported. Michael Naff, 33, was taken…

TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)’s Bureau of Health Promotion has announced a promotion to encourage Kansans to quit using tobacco products. The Department will ship free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)…

One of Iola’s best-kept secrets — the renovations going on at the Shannon Building on the courthouse square — was unveiled Wednesday evening as Endless Summer, a family-style arcade center. About 20 invited guests were…

An extra $3.2 million can do a lot to improve reading and writing skills for students in Iola and area districts, a group of educators told USD 257 board members at their regular meeting Monday.…