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LAHARPE — Add LaHarpe to the growing list of communities that were socked by exorbitant electric costs following last month’s’ bitterly cold weather. City Council members have declared a state of financial emergency, necessary to…

Mason and Chase Sigg take a quick break during a busy first day of work Monday at their new shop, Sigg Tire and Repair, located at 1304 East St. in Iola.

KwiKom Communications of Iola was recently awarded a $331,985 grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce’s Office of Broadband Development.  Zachery Peres, president of KwiKom, said in a press release the grant, which KwiKom will…

Like Prince Hamlet and his friends, when last in Elsinore I, too, saw a ghost. It wasn’t atop the ramparts of an ornate castle in Denmark, however, but near the banks of Big Creek in…

In the mood for a historical adventure? Look no further than the Allen County Historical Society and Iola Area Chamber of Commerce. The joint venture is a scavenger hunt for Allen County businesses, most of…

Since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged one year ago, many of those who have been affected have shared their personal stories with the Register.  We’ve heard from those who became seriously ill, business owners concerned they…

For 50 years, Mary Kay Heard gathered with her friends every week to play bridge. That tradition ended with the pandemic. But last week, after the CDC issued new guidance that those who were fully…

Utility bills are about to jump significantly for Iolans. Iola city officials announced Thursday they are bumping up electric charges associated with the bitterly cold temperatures that blanketed the area over a two-week stretch in…

Stormie Bush just made women’s history. Known locally as an assistant softball coach at ACC, she also has the distinction of having become the first female infantry non-commissioned officer in the Kansas Army National Guard.…

President John Masterson is ready to ride into the sunset. Masterson recently announced his retirement to ACC faculty and staff via email, saying he’d “thought long and hard about this decision.” Masterson added that he…