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As leaders from 17 Southeast Kansas counties descended on Iola Thursday for a regional meeting of public officials, they faced road construction from three of the four directions heading into town. That might have been…

Beautiful weather greeted a large crowd Thursday afternoon at the Allen County Airport for the Fly Kansas Air Tour, an annual event sponsored by the Kansas Commission on Aerospace Education and the Kansas Department of…

Iola High School students who are homecoming candidates are, front from left, Braxton Curry, Chloe Sell, Ally Ellis, Miah Shelby, Maci Miller, Jenna Curry; back row, Drake DeLaTorre, TJ Taylor, Brett Willis, Colin Long, Tyler…

Leanna Flory, LaHarpe, brought home both local and state recognition for a poster contest sponsored by LaHarpe’s Willis J. Ross Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6324. Flory’s poster, depicting servicemen saluting the American flag,…

The building housing Westco furniture on North State Street will be restored, according to Tom Benton, a real estate developer and rancher out of Grand Junction, Colo. Benton owns the strip mall that includes the…

Carl Slaugh isn’t ready to give up. He believes it’s not too late to mend the relationship between the city and county when it comes to the ambulance service. Slaugh, a City Council member who…

Construction crews utilize large cranes to erect metal beams on what will become a raw materials storage facility at Monarch Cement in Humboldt. When finished, the new building will cover more than 96,000 square feet,…

Iola High’s Elanie Sturgeon, foreground, leads a small group of runners around a bend at the Humboldt Municipal Golf Course Tuesday as part of a cross country meet co-hosted by Iola and Humboldt high schools.…

There’s a lot to like about a plan to start a land bank in Allen County, but commissioners were taken by surprise by a proposal from Thrive Allen County and said they have too many…

It’s about time to make a decision on who will help the county disperse $2.4 million in federal relief funds. Commissioners plan to take some time Monday to discuss administration of the American Rescue Plan…