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Soon Allen County’s economic development committee members will make recommendations to commissioners of whether to fund proposals made by several businesses and the technology center southeast of LaHarpe.All proposals have merit, and each will be…

Allen County commissioners would be wise to evaluate their economic development efforts, in view of what has occurred the past few months. The idea was to have a committee that considered funding opportunities four times…

Kansas weather — it’s minus-2 one day and 60 degrees the next.  We really never know what to expect. But here is one thing that you can count on. In a few weeks it will…

A thin layer of crisp snow crunched under the hooves of a number of deer I noticed along the road to Iola Monday evening, all on missions to find soybeans or corn left from fall’s…

Perhaps it’s the catchy tune and quirky animation that makes an NRA video about gun safety appear more entertaining than educational.Eddie Eagle, the National Rifle Association’s spokesbird, and a cast of animated characters sing and…

One of the charms of small-town life is the ease with which one can do routine errands. Trips to the post office, grocery store, and bank can all be done within the time of a…

As a way of showing how generous the new tax plan will be, Congressman Paul Ryan tweeted Saturday that a school secretary will now be able to enjoy an increase of $1.50 a week. “That…

Poverty is real. It is a way of life that is real for a large portion of our county and for 5.3 million Americans. Poverty is depressing, isolating, hard, tiring, stressful, and just plain terrible.…

Seldom has a presentation resonated with me as did Beth Toland’s for Iola Rotarians Thursday concerning ways to positively affect the early development of children. The process she outlined has scientifically proven twists and turns,…

Friday may go down in U.S. history as the day our democracy began to unravel. In a now customary tweet, President Donald Trump said the U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are…