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After six months, members of a steering committee investigating the future of Iola schools have likely expanded their personal lexicons. New construction vs. renovation. Eminent domain. Extending utilities. Mold and asbestos abatement. HVAC. General obligation…

K-State Research and Extension’s “Kids Can Cook” summer classes culminated Wednesday in Moran, where, under the watchful eye of Southwind Extension nutrition educator Terri Kretzmeier, eight kids gathered at the Moran Community Center to compile…

You’re invited to a biking birthday party for Allen County’s trail system. The Allen County Trails Celebration Ride, a group bicycle event, on Saturday will honor the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Southwind…

Moran area youth celebrate a combined Vacation Bible School this week with the Moran United Methodist Church, the Moran Christian Church and Hope Chapel. Preschool-aged children attend an event at the Christian church, and those…

Don Erbert is basking in his newfound fame. Erbert is all the buzz of the political blogosphere courtesy of his 42-year-old Jeep that carried GOP gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach through Saturday’s Old Shawnee Days Parade.…

B&W Custom Truck Beds of Humboldt donates 25 Civil War grave markers to The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Camp No. 9, Humboldt, just in time for Memorial Day. Pictured from left…

Iolan Joyce Tarter had plenty of company for a morning stroll through south Iola this week. She took five dogs — three of which are hers — to the Happy Tails Dog Park on South…

Humanity House has a pair of upcoming public events the organiza-The classes will be each Thursday evening after that. And at 6 p.m. Friday, Humanity House will hand out free produce to anybody who shows…

With traffic already limited along U.S. 169 south of Iola, the entire stretch from the U.S. 54 intersection to Minnesota Road will be off limits starting Monday. Concrete repairs along the three-mile stretch will require…

COLONY — Crest USD 479 has announced its most recent honor roll students for the 2017-18 school year. Crest High School All A’s Seniors — Makayla Jones and Morgan Wyant. Juniors — Jewel Armstrong, Regan…