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At a time when health professionals are advising “social distancing,” and “quarantining,” to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus, it may come as a surprise to learn that we should be connecting with one…

In the wake of Tuesday’s decision by Gov. Laura Kelly’s administration to shutter all K-12 schools in Kansas in response to the COVID-19 crisis, parents are doing their best to cope and start figuring out…

School faculty, students and parents are wrapping their heads around Tuesday afternoon’s announcement that K-12 schools across Kansas will be closed for the rest of the semester.  Gov. Laura Kelly’s announcement means that while students…

Local health professionals are researching options to organize a central drive-thru testing site for those in Allen County who suspect they may have COVID-19, a deadly new coronavirus that’s causing disruptions to businesses, schools and…

Humboldt and Gas have been added to the communities that have closed their respective city halls, due to rising health concerns amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Humboldt City Administrator Cole Herder shuttered the door to…

With social distancing now a part of the national lexicon, Daniel Gile is doing what he can to bridge the gap. Gile, store manager at G&W Foods in Iola, spent much of Tuesday delivering groceries…

Gov. Laura Kelly ordered all K-12 schools closed through the end of the semester, moving instruction online as the state responds to the coronavirus pandemic. School administrators will determine how to continue educational opportunities for…

Starting Wednesday morning, access to the Allen County courthouse will be monitored and limited to the north entrance, following a decision by commissioners and department heads. Anyone entering the courthouse will be screened with a…

All “non-essential” businesses in Allen, Anderson, Bourbon and Woodson counties were advised to close their doors beginning this morning to help curtail the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus that is sweeping the nation. Rebecca Johnson,…

Under the current plan, students will return to Iola schools Monday. But as the national and state responses to a deadly new coronavirus continue to evolve, school administrators are taking things day by day. USD…