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GARNETT — A lifetime of involvement with county fairs and 4-H will be celebrated this week with Bill and Rita Poovey. The Pooveys have been selected as grand marshals for Tuesday’s Anderson County Fair Parade.…

Iola Rotarians donated $3,250 this week to Iolan Alana Kinzle, who is spearheading efforts to develop a veterans memorial garden. The gift will be used to purchase a columnar stone fountain at the garden’s seating…

For the last three months, Iolan Bruce Symes has traveled door to door across Allen County’s crowded third district, introducing himself with this simple opener: “Hello, sir/Hello, ma’am. My name is Bruce Symes and I’m…

Iolan Don Diebolt is in a Kansas City hospital following a one-vehicle accident late Tuesday night in rural Anderson County that wasn’t discovered for several hours. Diebolt was traveling about three-quarters of a mile south…

It’s very impressive to watch a 10-year-old manhandle a 275-pound hog. Leading up to Thursday night’s swine show at the Allen County Arena, Josey Ellis of Humboldt, tended her pig, Pete. At our first introduction,…

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iolan Jo Lohman has been named to the Dean’s List at Drake University. The academic honor is achieved by earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher during the spring 2018 semester.

DISTRICT COURT Judge Daniel Creitz Civil cases filed: Community National Bank & Trust vs. Kirk A. Phillips, Kansas Department of Revenue and William H. Griffin, mortgage foreclosure Investment Equities LLC vs. Jason R. and Beth…

Hospital leaders could entertain offers to lease Allen County Regional Hospital, but they doubt such a plan would work. A task force is examining whether to continue a management contract with Hospital Corporation of America…

Katie Weide’s jam-packed summer just hit a stumbling block. The incoming Iola High School senior was supposed to be in Pittsburg this week as part of an honors marching band for Saturday’s Kansas Shrine Bowl,…

As crews rebuild U.S. 169 south of Iola, a pair of testing grounds will determine if added protections can help the new highway withstand water damage. According to Priscilla Peterson, spokeswoman for the Kansas Department…