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The Iola United Methodist Women began their May 24 meeting by singing with residents at Windsor Place before going to Calvary UMC to meet. Barbara Hafer shared from the prayer calendar about a musical group…

Eleanor and Mike met in February of 2016. Eleanor was nearing her 50th birthday at that point, and while the outlines of her former beauty still hung about her frame, it was clear to anyone…

60 Years Ago June 1958 Iola’s fledgling Civil Air Patrol will hold an organization meeting Friday at the airport, John Womack, squadron commander, said this morning. Bill Meeks, operator of the airport, is the group’s…

It’s time to take a different approach to finding a new director for the Bowlus Fine Arts Center, recommended Patti Boyd, a member of the Bowlus Commission, charged with finding a replacement for Susan Raines,…

It’s too soon to tell if Iola will get the City Council’s OK for a GIS survey for its CIP development. Got that? In their acronym-heavy meeting Monday night, Council members discussed CIPs (capital improvement…

A free blood pressure and blood glucose clinic will be offered at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the LaHarpe Senior Center, 111 S. Main St. No appointment is needed. The free screening is sponsored by Allen…

Please join the Southwind Extension District Thursday as we host an open house to welcome Woodson County to the Southwind. Effective July 1 Woodson County Extension will join the Southwind Extension District. We will celebrate…

Candidates for state and federal offices outnumbered the local voters there to hear them at a political forum sponsored by Allen County Farm Bureau Saturday afternoon. Just a handful of potential voters turned out for…

Dr. Brian Wolfe launched the inaugural Walk with a Doc Saturday morning at Allen County Regional Hospital. Wolfe briefly discussed the benefits of exercise to a crowd of about 25 before they embarked on the…

Arrest reported Iola police officers arrested Joshua F. Winner, Iola, for suspicion of domestic battery Thursday in the 700 block of East Broadway Street.