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Iola City Council members have some numbers to chew on as they explore their options for a citywide ambulance and fire service. City Administrator Matt Rehder expects such a program would cost Iola $2.4 million…

Twenty years ago today, Americans and the world watched in horror as the World Trade Center towers fell and the Pentagon burned. The remains of a fourth plane lay scattered in a field. News that…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted former Kansas state Rep. Michael Capps on 19 counts alleging that he tried to defraud federal, state and county government organizations out of more…

Lisse Regher first started working at Thrive Allen County in 2014 as a Navigator, someone trained to help people obtain health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplace. For many, it was their first time…

Against the backdrop of white roses and a screen listing the names of those lost in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Allen Community College students appear with candles. The somber voice of…

The Sharpe Family Singers, a TikTok sensation, will offer family friendly entertainment  at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center.  The show, “Married to Broadway,” features musical numbers and stars from Broadway.  Husband…

Through its partnership with Marmaton Lodge 245, the Kansas Masonic Foundation has awarded the FFA program at Marmaton Valley High School $200 and the Moran Day Committee $400. James Mueller, secretary of the Marmaton Lodge,…

Monarch Cement Company officials plan to use several conditional use permits to help the business thrive for the next 20 years or so. Allen County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the company’s request for the permits…

USD 257’s website is posting twice-weekly updates on COVID-19 numbers and quarantines in the district.