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Iola High School freshmen enter the boxing ring with their homecoming float on Friday afternoon.

Sophomores Jesse James Throckmorton and Dalton Coffield were eager to help. “Do you need us to carry boxes?” they asked teachers. That was just an excuse, a way to get in the doors of the…

After taking a year off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Biblesta Celebration will return to Humboldt on Saturday.  This will be its 63rd year, and features a biblical parade believed to be one-of-a-kind in…

The number of Americans opposed to getting a COVID-19 vaccine reached a new low this month, a poll found. The Gallup poll, conducted Sept. 13-19, found fewer respondents than ever said they don’t plan to…

As Clara Wicoff sat in her brand-new office at the Southwind Extension District in Iola, her laser-focus on fighting food insecurity became readily apparent. The room was bare, save for her laptop and a dozen…

A special board of trustees meeting to discuss applications received for the position of president of Allen Community College will be at 6 p.m., Oct. 11, in the Spencer Ambler board room. The meeting will…

Iola officials will reach out to the owner of an old nursing home to see if the city can schedule a full inspection of the facility. But short of getting approval, there’s not much that…

If the county is going to buy land for future housing development, a developer needs to be found first. That was the general consensus of Allen County Commissioners, who got more clarification about a recent…

Delivery driver Robert Smith sets a gazebo in place outside the Iola Public Library on Tuesday. The gazebo was purchased through an American Rescue Plan Act grant, and will allow outdoor options for reading, activities…

Students and staff began moving into their new science and technology building, with the first day of classes scheduled for Monday, Oct. 4. The building will offer science, engineering, family and consumer education classes and…