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LAHARPE — Armed with a state grant made available because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, LaHarpe Telephone’s New Wave Broadband is extending its broadband internet access to remote areas of Allen County. Construction wrapped up…

Tom Ellis has seen it all. An artist and activist all his life, the 76-year-old grew up in Iola, but went on to spend much of his career in New York and California. Along the…

Any other year, they’d be wearing suits and carrying Bibles. Walking around neighborhoods and knocking on doors. Asking to talk to you about Jesus Christ. This year, they’re wearing jeans and T-shirts, carrying hammers and…

There’s “a sense of urgency” to building up the Allen County Regional Airport. That’s according to Jonathon Goering, Thrive Allen County economic development director, who discussed the possibility with commissioners. He said although the county…

If you’re like me and have had a hard time catching the Christmas spirit this year, my advice is to hang out with Santa. On Monday, I took the assignment of photographing Santa visiting residents…

Along the banks of the Neosho River west of Humboldt hides a breathtaking surprise, and an even more exhilarating story. Lining the bluffs not far from the “Camp Hunter” park, a series of solutional caves…

It’s not easy to start something new. It’s even more challenging during a pandemic. One year ago, the Kansas Children’s Service League opened an office in Iola to help families with babies and toddlers get…

HUMBOLDT — Our Market is moving forward. After being stalled for several months due to financial setbacks, renovations are moving forward and things are opening up. The project of remaking Moon’s Hometown Market got its…

Susan Lewis, surgery manager at Allen County Regional Hospital, was the first in Allen County to receive the COVID-19 vaccination Thursday morning. “I didn’t know that I’d be first in line when I opted in…

HUMBOLDT — After learning she had a cancerous tumor in her throat, 78-year-old Doris Fugitt of Humboldt was prepared to drive herself to radiation treatments in Chanute. Five days a week. For more than four…