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Gaia Figus, who lives in Italy on a small Mediterranean island, relies on Google Translate to help her communicate with her host family, the Millers.  She types a question into her phone, which translates it…

Veronica Agostini, who is from Italy, surprised her parents with a request to study abroad. They were a little hesitant to allow her to travel to another country to live with strangers for a year,…

Finding a place to play soccer helped Riccardo Barbarossa, a student from Italy, feel at home in Iola.  Fortunately, he didn’t need to go any farther than the spacious yard outside the home of his…

Lucia Perez, who lives in Spain, has dreamed of traveling to the U.S. to study since she was 12. She studied English for years to prepare for her trip. “I want to learn a new…

As the new administrative assistant at the Iola Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism, I’m excited to bring my experience in writing, customer service and nonprofit involvement to the Iola community and its local businesses…

“The kids are just amazing to me,” said ACC president John Masterson, speaking in reference to students being mindful of COVID-19. “I’m really pleased with how serious they’re taking everything.” Masterson also seemed pleased that…

Allen County’s positive COVID-19 cases jumped by 13 this week, increasing the total to 43 cases since the pandemic began.  That’s a significant increase of about 30%, and coincides with a return to in-person classes…

Matt Baumwart didn’t just trade middle school for high school this year, in his transition to become IHS assistant principal and athletic director. He also traded handshakes for temperature checks. Each morning, Baumwart greets students…

LAHARPE — Volunteers will hand out 900 boxes of fresh produce Monday to anyone and everyone who wants some. The food is being made available from Liberty Fruit Company and funded by the U.S. Department…

Along with celebrating the grand opening of the new ambulance station in Humboldt, commissioners discussed grant monies, emergency resolutions and new policies for Iola Seniors, Inc. At the christening of Humboldt’s new ambulance station, commissioner…