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Two students at Chanute High School have tested positive for COVID-19, according to The Chanute Tribune. USD 413 officials have notified those potentially exposed to the students, the Tribune reported, including teachers and students who…

Jason Coke, Iola Middle School’s new assistant principal and athletic director, worked at an afterschool program for Crawford County Mental Health while in college. It turned out to be a life-changing experience. It’s not only…

Allen County saw three more COVID-19 cases this past week, increasing the total to 33.  None of the infected are hospitalized, according to the weekly update from the Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Department. Bourbon County…

Gail Klaassen, chair of the Neosho County Commission, was diagnosed with COVID-19 in late August, according to a recent report in the Chanute Tribune. Klaassen told the Tribune she and her daughter underwent testing after…

Pioneer life is hard. Time for a vacation. But where to? A charming city featuring scenic places to drive one’s wagon. Check. Reasonably priced resort with free food. Check, check. So where might one find…

At some point over the next few years, much of U.S. 54 will need to be rebuilt through Iola. Cognizant of what such a disruption would mean for business owners and residents alike, city officials…

Fourth-graders at Lincoln Elementary took advantage of last Friday’s scorching temps by conducting experiments with solar ovens. Teacher Lissa Manbeck guided her students through the learning process with the promise of solar s’mores as their…

LAHARPE — Three Iola seniors spread out with their laptops at the new internet cafe at the Rural Regional Technology Center Thursday morning. They delved into an online class on phlebotomy, the process of drawing…

Opening today at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center, the special Smithsonian exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” challenges viewers to critically engage nearly all their senses. Drop by anytime from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.,…

Glare from the rising sun was to blame in an accident near Moran Wednesday morning. Allen County sheriff’s deputies said Lexis Jones, 17, was less than a mile from her home, when the 2012 Dodge…