Tag: southeast Kansas

The Allen County Historical Society and 33 other museums across Southeast Kansas are offering a chance to win money while learning about the region’s history. The SEK Museum Alliance is offering a special “passport” with…

A cynic would say that David Toland’s meteoric rise in state leadership only means he’s left Iola and Allen County in the dust.  His speech at Monday’s swearing-in ceremony as Lieutenant Governor says otherwise: “Every…

Allen County, one of the few counties in Southeast Kansas with a mask mandate, has the lowest rate of coronavirus cases in the region. Allen County has now had 123 reported cases of the novel…

The number of positive coronavirus cases in Kansas increased to 12,059 Friday, as reported by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. That’s a 3% increase over Thursday’s total of 11,681. That number includes 254…

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Police are investing the shooting death of a man in Coffeyville.  The shooting happened early Sunday morning, when police were called for a report of shots fired in the city of…

CHANUTE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been killed in a motorcycle crash in southeast Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that it happened around 12:30 a.m. Saturday when the motorcycle went off…

Allen County has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $132,000 from the Kansas Department of Commerce to assist with COVID-19 economic relief. In some instances, both counties and cities were…

Former Fredonia official guilty on child porn charge FREDONIA — A former Fredonia city administrator pleaded guilty to child pornography charges, according to The Wilson County Citizen. Michael Ohrt, 40, entered a plea in November…

It?s not easy to improve an individual?s health. And if the goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of an entire community or a state, it gets even more complicated. Lt. Gov. Lynn Rogers…

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Coffeyville man has been arrested and jailed after a woman died in a drive-by shooting in Independence, The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Monday. Benjamin Mason, 18, was arrested at…