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Time is running out. After originally receiving $2.4 million in CARES Act/SPARK funds, Allen County has to spend every remaining cent by the end of the year … or else return it. Lisse Regehr and…

Allen County Regional Hospital’s first round of COVID-19 vaccine was expected to arrive today, with the first shots likely to be administered Thursday. The hospital was expected to receive 45 vaccines. Front line staff and…

In the next few months, Iola residents will see a lot of concrete poured at the sites of two new school buildings. Construction is well underway at the site of a new science and technology…

Matthew Rehder, city administrator of Seneca, has been tapped to become Iola’s next city administrator. City Council members voted, 5-3, to extend a three-year contract offer to Rehder. Terms of the contract were not announced.…

HUMBOLDT — Eager to take advantage of rock-bottom interest rates, Humboldt council members took the first steps at their meeting Monday evening to refinance an estimated $1.5 million in bonds. The move will save the…

Iolan David Toland, who has served as Kansas secretary of commerce for the past two years, has been tapped to become the state’s next lieutenant governor. Gov. Laura Kelly today announced her intention to appoint…

A bond designed to make improvements to five key district buildings has once again been stalled. The board decided it would be best to wait until after a new superintendent took the reins. Kay Lewis…

Outside of my house, the soil remediation crew tore into the earth, seeking to remove harmful chemicals born of Iola’s industrial age. The grinding sound was like some enormous angry insect, that horrible repetitious drone…

A new fundraiser has started to help fill the library with books once the new Iola Elementary School is built. Volunteers with the USD 257 Endowment Association have launched Project Bookshelf, with the aim of…

By now you may have been seeing articles about the “Christmas Star” that will be visible on the evening of Dec. 21.  Some reports are saying this will be the same star the Three Wise…