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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Dr. C. Ellis Potter, a 1967 graduate of Southern College of Optometry, where he earned his Doctor of Optometry degree, and a longtime optometrist in Iola, recently delivered the commencement address at…

50 Years Ago June 1968 Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Smart, who own a grocery and meat market in LaHarpe, have purchased the Shoprite Market on N. Second Street from Warren Schmidt. ***** Day Brothers Construction of Moran are the apparent low bidders…

There’s something for everybody today. The Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs fishing derby begins at 8 a.m. at Abbott’s Pond at the intersection of Miller and Cottonwood. “Walk With a Doc” begins at 9…

DISTRICT COURT Judge Daniel Creitz Civil cases filed: Richard Verdin vs. Westar Energy et. al., other civil State of Kansas ex rel DCF vs. Serena M. Murrouw, other domestic Sandra Ingram vs. James K. Ingram,…

A rosier picture In an article Thursday about what homeowners could expect to pay if a new elementary school were approved, it was mistakenly reported that the cost of a $25 million bond issue would…

Gosh, there are so many ways to distress a damsel! You can lock her in a tower with only her long hair as a rope. You can have her abducted and carried to the top…

Steering committee members tempered their enthusiasm over the decision to go for a new elementary school Tuesday night with the knowledge that getting public approval will be a monumental hurdle. While the advantages of a…

COUNTY COMMISSION Allen County commissioners completed the circle of providing financial assistance to local schools to improve their security systems on Tuesday. The last was USD 257 — Iola, Gas and LaHarpe — with a…

Arrest reported Iola police officers arrested Damien Michael Evans Sunday for suspicion of possessing a firearm as a felon and criminal damage to property in the 900 block of North Chestnut Street. Cash stolen Alicia…