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Nine Iola Amateur Radio Club members and a guest discussed Thursday plans for their next field day activities Saturday and Sunday at Gale Jeffers’ home at 412 S. Broadway St. in LaHarpe. Field day is…

A rash of cattle theft reports recently has the Woodson County Sheriff’s Department on alert. The department encouraged residents Saturday to speak out if they’ve seen any activity that seems suspicious. The department also urged…

Arrests reported Allen County sheriff’s deputies arrested Kaleb W. Sellers, 24, LaHarpe, Sunday for suspicion of disorderly conduct. Justin W. Houk, 41, Humboldt, was arrested by deputies Saturday for suspicion of driving while impaired. Iola…

Areas parks get recycled tire grants Two parks in Labette County and the Yates Center Reservoir will get new tables made from recycled tires, The Parsons Sun and The Yates Center News reported. The cities of…

Kansas farmers are harvesting a smaller winter wheat crop amid an ongoing drought, but the size of the crop is offset some by higher-quality wheat and rising prices. The government forecast U.S. winter wheat production…

70 Years Ago June 1948 9 — Next Saturday the Old Carlyle School will be put up on the auction block and sold to the highest bidder. The sale will bring to a close the…

Late last month Republican gubernatorial candidate and former state Sen. Jim Barnett took the unprecedented step of selecting his wife, Rosie Hansen, to be his running mate. In doing so, Barnett rejected the usual bits…

When Drew Mueller graduated from Iola High School in 2009 and headed to Kansas State University in Manhattan, he thought he’d left Iola for good. His hometown was dying and would soon be a ghost…

If Allen County keeps on keeping on, it’s on a trajectory to lose almost one-third of its population over the next 50 years, according to a report released by the Kansas Health Institute. Instead of…

Dirt Diggers Garden Club met Wednesday at Shirley Robertson’s home. There, Robertson announced Gregg and Roxanne Hutton were chosen for the June Yard of the Month. Robertson discussed versatile clematis, which bring bright and bold…