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Iolan Shirley Robertson was among the donors who showed up Wednesday to give blood at a bloodmobile set up by the Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City. Of the 48 who registered to donate…

A forum for candidates running for state and federal offices will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Iola High School commons area. Allen County Farm Bureau is sponsoring the event.…

Allen County commissioners said Tuesday, in a statement just short of locking them in, they would make available $335,000 to pay for extension of gas, water and sewer lines to a 31-acre industrial tract east…

Storm sirens in Petrolia and Carlyle went online earlier this month, allowing the county to alert those residents of tornadoes or other potentially cataclysmic events. The sirens in the two communities will be operated through…

Scores of cyclists celebrated the five-year anniversary of the Southwind Rail Trail on Saturday. The event started at Velo+ bike shop in Iola and winded along the trail to Humboldt where participants enjoyed lunch at…

The Allen Community College Summer Theatre production of “Rogue of the Railway or …. Should He Free Her Or Knot?” brings the villainous Silias Scavenger to an 1800s town with intent on lying and scheming…

On Saturday, golfers from around the area will tee off for CASA, a regional organization that helps defend children in need of care. The 13th Annual Father’s Day Charity Golf Tournament for CASA of the…

25 Years Ago June 1993 The Iola High track team won the Class 4A championship at the state track meet in Wichita this past weekend. ***** Five area students won William Preston and Belvah McFadden…

MORAN — The names of Marmaton Valley High School 1956 graduates Wesley and Wanda Stephens and Gene Todd were inadvertently omitted from a report Saturday of the high school’s annual reunion. Jane (Bacon) Pheiffer’s name…

852-3379 Calendar Monday-Seekers Not Slackers 4-H Club, Lone Elm Community Building, 7 p.m.; Tuesday-Library board meeting, City Hall Community Room, 5:30 p.m.; June 20-Lions Club, United Methodist Church basement, 7 p.m.; 21-County bus to Iola,…