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When it comes to rainy day getaways, Toronto Lake isn’t likely the first place that jumps to mind, but never underestimate the power of stir craziness. An almost uniform veil of silvery-gray storm clouds had…

Allen County Regional Airport may soon be expanding. But what does that mean exactly? To find out more, this Register reporter sat down with Jonathon Goering, economic development director at Thrive Allen County, and Allen…

Gaia Figus visited a pumpkin patch in October with some of her friends from the Iola High School volleyball team, including fellow exchange student Veronica Agostini and local junior Jenna Curry. During the trip, she…

They don’t have homecoming kings at high schools in Germany. The nomination for winter homecoming royalty in January surprised international student Henrik Sieh. Read Henrik’s first interview here. Read about the international program here. Read…

A local animal rescue shelter and its residents are about to go viral. Jordan’s Way announced plans to visit the Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF) in LaHarpe, as part of a special fundraising and…

Floods? Tornadoes? Fires? … No problem. Allen County’s new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has got you covered. The center and its upgrades were made possible thanks to $120,000 in federal CARES Act money, and comes…

This is a two-part series. See more international student profiles in Saturday’s Register. Read about Veronica Agostini here. And find Veronica’s original interview here. Read about Riccardo Barbarossa here. And find Riccardo’s original interview here.…

Veronica Agostini snuggled into a recliner at the home of Mike and Nancy Ford on a cold February day, her phone plugged into the charger next to her. Mike Ford walked in, unperturbed by the…

Riccardo Barbarossa is a fan of football. At least that’s what they call it in most parts of the world, including his home country of Italy. In America, it’s soccer. But now that he’s adapted…

Iola Planning Commission members endorsed a special use permit for Shane Lamb of De Soto on Wednesday night to pursue a tire-shredding operation at 17 E. Portland, the site of the former Lehigh Cement Plant. …