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The Excellence Award for Outstanding Library that was to have been presented by Southeast Kansas Library System to the Savonburg Public Library on Monday will now be presented on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. at…

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.…

The Flint Hills Nature Trail officially became part of the state’s park system June 19 when Gov. Jeff Colyer signed Senate Bill 321, which designated the trail as a state park. Colyer along with Robin…

40 Years Ago June 1978 According to the Iola Industries, Inc. annual report, all of the industries in the area appear to be prospering and creating new jobs. Noted actions include: Recent efforts to sell…

LaHarpe High School alumni had their annual meeting Saturday at City Hall in LaHarpe. President Sharon Utley opened the meeting. The Class of 1958 celebrated its 60th year, with Joyce Lee and Terry Marvin attending.…

Iola area residents are encouraged to bring the family and an ingredient to throw in the pot for the first “Stone Soup Supper,” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Humanity House Community…

Area students recently earning degrees from Fort Hays State University are, from Iola, Kirstin McGuffin, a master of science in speech-language pathology; Hannah Norris, a bachelor of arts in art education and a bachelor of…

Of all the compliments Susan Raines and Diana Asher have heard about the newly completed east entrance and fine arts plaza to the Bowlus Center, the one that cheers them most is how well the…