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The empty nest stage is the time in parents’ lives when their last child has left the home.  Some think “empty nest” is a negative term. Others believe that parenting does not end when their…

BEIJING (AP) — China today said it has revoked the press credentials of three reporters for the U.S. newspaper The Wall Street Journal over a headline for an opinion column deemed racist by the government.…

Bill Owens died a week ago. He was passionate about hunting and fishing, cherished every opportunity to be outdoors. For many years I lived near Bill in south Iola. Charlie Turley was across the alley…

It is with great sadness that I announce that I will be leaving Tri-Valley at the end of January and therefore this will be my last column.  I tendered my resignation in order to assume…

Many readers will be glad to see “Olive Again” by Elizabeth Strout, a sequel to her Pulitzer Prize-winning “Olive Kitteridge” which also became an HBO series.  The earlier novel explored the relationships of people in…

The Kansas Forest Service is offering low-cost conservation tree and shrub seedlings for purchase again this year.  These seedlings are to be used in conservation plantings, such as home/livestock windbreaks, living snow fences, Christmas tree…

Americans have a fascination for conspiracy theories, particularly those involving a presidential assassination. In the novel “Assassin of Shadows,” author Lawrence Goldstone uses perhaps the least known presidential assassination, that of William McKinley, as a…

Well, here’s something new — President Donald Trump, in reversing his own decision to attack multiple targets in Iran in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. drone, exhibited a surprising level of restraint late…

Not too many high school graduates have their futures plotted out as well as Zoey Rinehart, a May graduate of Humboldt High School. Much of Zoey’s high school career has been with a focus to…

Three weeks ago I embarked on my journey to Iola for an interview with The Register. The day before my journey I had finally earned my degree from Beloit College on the border between Wisconsin…