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The coronavirus pandemic is causing a few hiccups with Allen County Regional Hospital’s switch to a lease under the Saint Luke’s Health System, but the process continues.  Saint Luke’s officials have reduced travel to ACRH…

“Are you sick? … Have you been around anyone sick?” In order to gain access to Tuesday’s commission meeting, attendees were required to pass through a checkpoint and answer screening questions on the north side…

Less is more. That’s the message USD 257 educators pressed when determining the best way to teach students now that in-person classes have been canceled for the remainder of the school year. It’s uncharted territory…

The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has put a damper on Iola Recreation Department’s spring activities. All activities are currently postponed until April 1, and no decision has been made for the summer activities.  Iola…

Take it outside when you can, take it easy and be flexible. That’s just some of the advice from a homeschool mom to parents who may be worried they’ll need to take over teaching duties…

After regular Meals on Wheels service was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sheriff Bryan Murphy and County Clerk Sherrie Riebel sprung into action. Already worried that the program might be suspended, the two had…

Iolans may get a break on past-due utility bills, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. City Council members  Monday spoke in favor of waiving fees associated with utility reconnections for as long as the city remains…

Warren Johnson and Angie Petty will deliver meals to USD 257 students for the balance of the 2019-20 school year. Campuses are closed for the rest of the school year due to the coronavirus. Meals…

Moran native Molly McEwan and her fiance, Tyson Carpenter, have been living in China for the past year where they work as teachers. They were out of the country when the coronavirus lockdown first began,…

Students may be staying at home, but area teachers and administrators are back at work, figuring out how to educate them for the rest of the year. Meals will be available to students starting today…