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If all goes well, Iola’s Recreation Community Building at Riverside Park will be ready for the public by early summer.

A long-range master plan for USD 257 eventually could shift the Iola High School campus to the east side of Cottonwood Street, though that could be years away.

Mammography services at Allen County Regional Hospital could return this fall, CEO Tony Thompson said. The hospital lost accreditation of its mammography services in May 2017. 

Local News

There’s not a little irony that the pace of construction for the Prairie Queen Wind Farm complex in northern Allen County has slowed in recent days because of too much wind.

A bag of oranges — though healthy — put a recent shopper in a quandary. 

Local liquor store owners have mixed feelings about a new law that allows grocery and convenience stores to sell stronger beer, while allowing liquor stores to sell more non-alcoholic products.


Earlier this week, Iola softball opened up its series versus Osawatomie with a 2-1 eight-inning win. 

INDEPENDENCE — The future was on display Thursday night in Independence when finally, after weeks of rain delays, Iola baseball played two series in a week. 

Iola tennis traveled to Chanute on Thursday and the Mustangs’ lack of numbers and some bad luck left them last out of eight teams. 

State News

Kansas officials issued a new fiscal forecast Thursday that’s slightly more optimistic about how much tax revenue the state should expect to collect over the next two years, creating a little more breathing room for expanding Medicaid or providing tax relief.

Kansas will allow its state Farm Bureau to offer health care coverage that doesn’t satisfy the Affordable Care Act.

Authorities say a police officer has been shot in the leg and a suspect taken into custody at a Kansas motel.

National News

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Friday for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report as Congress escalates its investigation of President Donald Trump.

A California couple who for years starved a dozen of their children and kept some shackled to beds were sentenced Friday to life in prison, ending a shocking case that revealed a house of horrors hidden behind a veneer of suburban normalcy.

Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA — and the spirit — of a tree that has symbolized hope in the 24 years since the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history shook the city to its core.


After Thursday night, I’ll never see my pastor in the same light.

If you think voting doesn’t count,  take a moment to look at a political race in Chicago, where a young democratic socialist won the 33rd ward alderman’s spot against a wealthy woman whose family had held that position for decades with the help of donations from powerful corporate donors and developers. 

Medicare for all received a shot of adrenaline the other day as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who wants to be president, reintroduced legislation intended to provide health coverage to all Americans and put private insurers out of business.


The fire on Aug. 10, 1990, forever changed the landscape of the west side of Iola’s courthouse square. The fire destroyed three Iola business buildings and damaged several others.


Judge Daniel Creitz

Civil cases filed:

Valerie K. Phillips vs. Juan M. Salas, protection from abuse

The South Logan FCE met April 16 at the Humboldt Library and made plans to help at the Allen County Fair. They also decided to have a fair booth.


Maxine Severns

Evelyn Bunnel

Carolyn Murphey

World News

Police in Northern Ireland searched for multiple suspects Friday after the fatal shooting of a journalist during rioting in Londonderry and sought help from the public to get “a killer off the streets” and into custody.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said today that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations.

BOGOTA, Colombia — Humanitarian aid provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross began arriving in Venezuela on Tuesday, the Venezuelan Red Cross said.


The Iola High School Drama Department presents "The Wizard of Oz" Thursday and Friday at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center.


The Iola Unity Club hosted a "Women of the Bible" program Monday at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center's Creitz Recital Hall.


Iola High School’s Ashley Crane and Tavon Bass were crowned 2019 Winter Homecoming Queen and King Friday, following the IHS basketball games with Chanute.

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