Real Talk Podcast

About the show

From the heart of Allen County, REAL Talk is where we explore the lives of LaHarpe residents. No filters. True stories. Just real. Talk. Produced by The Iola Register and supported by supported by Thrive Allen County, Kansas Health Foundation, The Health Forward Foundation and the residents of LaHarpe, Kansas.

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Savannah Flory on her visions for TLC Garden Center and her beloved LaHarpe

Tim Stauffer sits down with Savannah Flory of TLC Garden Center to discuss the life of a small business owner committed to building a stronger LaHarpe.

Ray Maloney and how to build a workforce for the future

Richard Luken and Tim Stauffer sit down with Ray Maloney of Ray's Metal Depot to discuss his efforts to train Allen County's workforce and prepare our kids for the future. He discussed his role in the Regional Rural Tech Center, a USD 257 school bond issue and a new initiative to build tiny homes in LaHarpe.

Step back, slow down: An interview with Dr. Wright of SEK Mental Health

Tim Stauffer sat down with Dr. Doug Wright, Clinical Director with SEK Mental Health Center, to talk about how stress affects families and how best to manage it. Check out for more info.

When a pool isn't just a pool

Tim Stauffer sat down with Susan Lynn, Register editor and publisher, and Trevor Hoag, our newest reporter, to review what happened at Allen Community College's public forum this Monday and what the next steps may be as the college considers its new activities center.

Don Bain: The luckiest guy in the world

This Valentine's Day, Don Bain, a longtime educator, principal and superintendent for USD 257, will be honored between the girls and boys basketball games at Iola High School. In this special episode, Tim Stauffer spoke with Richard Luken about his recent interview with "the luckiest guy in the world."

Erica Stoll and LaHarpe's bet on new housing

Erica Stoll and Richard Luken, both of LaHarpe Pride, and Marcia Davis of Thrive Allen County, discuss LaHarpe's latest effort to bring new housing to town.

Linda Womelsdorf

Tim Stauffer sits down with Linda Womelsdorf to talk about her role as the Health and Wellness Director of LaHarpe, KS.

Sonny and Sandy Northcutt

Hosts Richard Luken and Tim Stauffer had a wonderful conversation with longtime LaHarpe residents Sonny and Sandy Northcutt.

Ella Mae Crowell

In this week's podcast, we sit down with Ella Mae Crowell, the mayor of LaHarpe.

Richard Luken

For our second episode, we sat down with longtime LaHarpe Pride member (and Register reporter) Richard Luken. Special Guest: Richard Luken.

Rosetta Greathouse

For our first epidose of REAL Talk, we sat down with LaHarpe resident Rosetta Greathouse. Special Guest: Rosetta Greathouse.