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Right now, local pastures are a tinderbox. Hence emergency management director Jason Trego said that due to high winds, the threat of grassland fires on Tuesday was an “extreme danger,” and today the danger is…

More options are available for those who qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine.  Beginning last week, the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas began receiving thousands of doses to administer across its 19 clinics, including the…

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High School students brought home several top finishes at the 2021 KSPA Regional Journalism competition. The Humboldt journalists brought home 17 first-place, 16 second-place and 10 third-place finishes, and eight others in…

HUMBOLDT — Resigned that they had no choice in the matter, Humboldt city council members began the paperwork Monday night to request a $1.5 million loan from the state of Kansas to offset sky-high natural…

There’s still plenty of time to plan, but USD 257 school board members and administrators will have a big decision to make over the next few months: When to open the new elementary school for…

With the EMS contract between Iola and Allen County set to expire at the end of the year, the sides will soon head back to the bargaining table. Iola City Council members announced Monday they…

HUMBOLDT — School District 258 has money to burn. The district recently received $366,000 in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds as part of the federal CAREs Act. Now the challenge is to…

On Wednesday, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to close and begin reconstruction on the intersection of 1000 Road and U.S. 169 at Welda.  No through traffic will be allowed on 1000 Road. The…

Prom will go on. All of Allen County’s schools plan to offer prom this year, after last year’s events were either canceled or smaller events were organized by parents. The proms will feature a few…

Standing between the Pleasant Valley cemetery and schoolhouse in southern Woodson County, I lost myself in the immensity of the sky. Always looking, looking … but for what? According to the sign above the doorway,…