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One of the year’s major literary events is the publication of “Barracoon” by Zora Neale Houston. Houston was an anthropologist and author. Although she was a major figure in the Haarlem Renaissance of the 1920s,…

Arrests reported Iola police officers arrested Legin Johnston, 52, Iola, on an outstanding warrant Saturday afternoon in the 600 block of South Chestnut Street. Officers arrested Erick Schommer, 33, Iola, for suspicion of interfering with…

It’s a race against the clock for Jennifer Freeman’s latest homage to her father, the late coaching luminary Bill Freeman.  The elder Freeman was one of the most successful high school football and track coaches…

A traffic chase through Iola early Saturday afternoon led to the arrests of four Iolans, Iola Police Chief Jared Warner reported. The chase started on South State Street after police officers spotted one of the…

The late coach William Glenn “Curly” Percy will be inducted Thursday into the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the GKCFCA All-Star Game Thursday at Leavenworth High School. The plaque will…

INMAN — A one-vehicle crash in McPherson County Friday night claimed the life of Iolan Drew Faulhaber, 22. According to KSNW Television, Faulhaber was southbound on Eighth Avenue, about 3½ miles north of Inman, when…

PARSONS — Leading gubernatorial candidates will appear at a Republican Governor’s Forum Saturday at the Parsons Municipal Auditorium, 112 S. 17th St.. Doors will open at 5 p.m.; the forum starts at 6. All five…

65 Years Ago June 1953 Thomas. H. Bowlus, president of the Allen County State Bank, says he will build a new bank building at the west corner of the intersection of South Street and Madison…

MORAN — The annual meeting of the Moran/Marmaton Valley High School Alumni Association was May 26 at the high school commons area. Scholarships of $250 each were awarded to 2018 Marmaton Vally graduates Isabelle Bigelow…

Iolan Steve Strickler and his crew from Strickler Dairy hosted a group of 10 guests — most of whom came from the Dairy Farmers of America — through a tour of his facilities Thursday. The…