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If Iola firefighters have their say, the city will retain its ambulance crews, even after a contract to provide countywide emergency medical services expires Dec. 31. The entire Iola Fire Department has penned a letter…

Kyle Griffeth, who served as an Army bomb tech in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011, worries about what happens next in the country now that the Taliban has taken control. He knows it’s typical for…

Military veterans and their families are invited to come to the LaHarpe VFW Post today to discuss the current situation in Afghanistan or other issues.  The VFW will be open from 9 a.m. to 5…

Farm-City Days will end with a musical extravaganza this year with the performance of Nashville recording artist Dillon Carmichael. The Oct. 17 concert is a departure from previous Farm-City Days shows in that it will…

Iola High School and Iola Middle School offered a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students and faculty on Friday, in cooperation with Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas. About 15 to 20 IHS students were expected…

An Iola man has been banned from doing business in Kansas and ordered to pay more than $58,000 in restitution and penalties for failing to provide goods after being paid, and making unfair transactions. Don…

To fight the ongoing opioid crisis — the addiction to high-powered prescription painkillers — a Southeast Kansas coalition will work to remove the barriers that keep someone from treatment. In large part, that translates to…

Parents and students wait outside McKinley Elementary School this morning. Most students in USD 257 returned to classes today, with face masks and social distancing recommended as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Allen County will pursue a contract with a private company to provide countywide ambulance services starting in 2022. County commissioners voted, 2-1, Tuesday to negotiate solely with American Medical Response, and to let its existing…

Emergency grant funding from the federal government may aid Elsmore and Savonburg residents as they look to repair their water system. Allen County commissioners said Tuesday they likely would support a request by representatives from…