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Allen County’s total positive COVID-19 cases grew to 478 Friday, up by 12 since Wednesday.  The county has 73 active cases.  Still, the county’s infection rate remains among the lowest in the area, with 38.6…

Hadley Thompson was first in line and excited about getting a bike helmet. Alena Smail is really into El Dolls, especially Big El or the Lil El that changes colors. Santa will be back soon.…

Santa Claus is visiting the Iola square this year, and you still have a chance to meet him.  The jolly man in the red suit will return from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday,…

It didn’t take long for Jan Knewtson to get bored. After 34 years as a downtown retailer, Knewtson retired in August. She expected she would relish sleeping in, maybe clean and organize her drawers and…

LAHARPE — It’s hunting season for candy canes. A candy cane hunt for folks of all ages, young or old, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the LaHarpe City Park. Different age groups will…

Now that ACC students are home for the year, it’s possible to take stock of a semester plagued by COVID-19, but where the college continued to operate smoothly. According to vice-president Cynthia Jacobson, the following…

LAHARPE  — LaHarpe residents Lisa Tice and Hollis Grewing were arrested Tuesday in an alleged domestic incident involving a gun. Deputies fielded the report shortly before 3 p.m. of a car traveling eastbound on U.S.…

LAHARPE — Motorists traveling through LaHarpe will have a few more stops along their route. LaHarpe City Council members took their latest steps to control the speed of traffic along certain roads, particularly Harrison and…

The Allen County Treasurer’s Office remains closed to the public at this time due to COVID-19. According to treasurer Darolyn “Crickett” Maley, the staff continues to process online tax payments and vehicle registration renewals, along…

Allen County preschools will benefit from hundreds of thousands of dollars in training, equipment and programs over the next three years. Two organizations in the county received “All in for Kansas Kids” grants from the…