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When retailers went into a six-week lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic last spring, Audacious Boutique owner Kelly Sigg worried she’d lose her business.  But Sigg stuck it out, thanks in part to the store’s…

Amber Wheeler will be the new superintendent for Humboldt schools. The decision was announced at a special board of education meeting on Monday after a series of extensive interviews. Wheeler is currently principal of the…

Growing up, Brittni Israel’s home in Westphalia seemed to be a dumping ground for unwanted dogs.  A nonstop parade seemed to make their way to her.  Maybe it was a coincidence. Or maybe desperate pet…

Vaccinations have begun at local nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Residents and staff at two facilities have received the first round of vaccine doses in recent days, while others expect to soon receive the…

HUMBOLDT — When the pandemic closed the doors of Kate Frick’s business in Tonganoxie, another door opened in Humboldt. Frick recently opened Noon at 812 Bridge St., offering “grab and go” lunches made from regional…

Like many children, Royce Smith, 19, grew up with big dreams. Impossible dreams, some told him.  Smith’s dream was to be a professional soccer player. But growing up in Iola, his opportunities for the sport…

When it comes time to vaccinate the next group of Allen County residents for COVID-19, the Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Departments will make a public announcement and organize a large vaccination clinic site. Exactly when…

The earliest a new elementary school will open in Iola will be more than a year away, in next February, barring any weather delays. Meanwhile, the new science and technology building remains on track to…

On Monday, Judge Daniel Creitz administered the oath of office for multiple county officials, most of whom were renewing their positions. Included were: Cara Barkdoll, register of deeds; David Lee, county commissioner; Bryan Murphy, sheriff;…

The pioneer life was often nothing short of impossible. One, for instance, need only examine the brief lifespans of pregnant women and children during this time, to get a sense for the difficulty of merely…