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Allen County residents who have traveled to Johnson County since March 15 are asked to quarantine themselves for 14 days, according to the latest information from the SEK Multi-County Health Departments. The recommendation also applies…

The efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus in the educational systems hit the family of Jen and Ben Taylor with a triple whammy. First, daughters Abigail and Olivia learned their classes at Brigham Young…

The last two weeks were supposed to be Carri Sailor’s Christmas. With the college basketball season set to culminate with postseason tournaments — the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, and the NCAA tournament —…

Rachel Stone, biology instructor at Allen Community College, admits to being humbled as she learned more about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “I distinctly recall in early February discussing the virus with students and describing the…

County commissioners and department heads have closed the Allen County Courthouse, and declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The state of emergency will last 60 days; the courthouse closure will…

Movie theatres are a place to go and put reality in the back seat. As of March 17, Allen County residents no longer have that luxury. B&B Sterling Six Cinema has turned off its screen…

The election on a proposed bond for Humboldt schools has been postponed, following a USD 258 school board meeting Thursday. The $15 million bond issue is for renovations and additions to its elementary, middle and…

According to county clerk Sherrie Riebel, Allen County’s Meals on Wheels program will be suspended Monday, until further notice. The service caters to about 80 households in Iola, Gas, LaHarpe and Moran. Riebel said, though,…

Area students can pick up free meals starting next week, even as in-person classes are canceled for the remainder of the school year. Iola, Marmaton Valley and Humboldt school districts have announced plans to offer…

Allen County Regional Hospital will further tighten visitor restrictions starting Friday morning amid efforts to limit potential coronavirus exposure to staff and patients, particularly the elderly. No visitors will be allowed at the hospital with…