Tag: weather

With nearly two-thirds of the United States abnormally dry or worse, the government’s spring forecast offers little hope for relief, especially in the West where a devastating megadrought has taken root. Weather service and agriculture…

The past month has brought extreme weather fluctuations, from a bitterly cold snap that caused financial havoc on cities throughout the state in the form of higher heating costs, to recent rains that could potentially…

Steel yourself. Higher energy bills are on the way. With the recent spike in electric and natural gas usage due to wintry weather, it’s likely that electrical rate increases will follow suit for Iola residents.…

Working in miserable conditions is nothing new for city employees. Iola Water Department employees had the “pleasure” of dealing with single-digit temperatures as they repaired a water main break in downtown Iola Tuesday afternoon. But…

Allen County’s courthouse will be closed to the public until Thursday morning as a response to the possibility of utility blackouts.  Commissioners voted to shutter the doors at Tuesday’s regular commission meeting. Offices will continue…

NOTE: The Iola Register newspaper will not be delivered to households today because of bitterly cold temperatures and snow in order to protect the health and safety of our carriers. Print copies are available at…

Allen Community College’s baseball could easily adopt a new team nickname this season: The Road Warriors.  The Red Devils, whose 2021 season was set to start today with a series at Ottawa University, will likely…

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — There will be six more weeks of winter, Punxsutawney Phil predicted as he emerged from his burrow on a snowy Tuesday morning to perform his Groundhog Day duties. Members of Phil’s…

HOUSTON (AP) — Tropical Storm Beta stalled out today along the Texas coast, flooding streets in Houston and Galveston hours after making landfall amid an unusually busy hurricane season. The storm made landfall late Monday…

WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Storm-weary Gulf Coast residents prepared for a new weather onslaught Monday as Tropical Storm Sally slowly churned toward them, with forecasters predicting landfall as a hurricane. Jeffrey Gagnard of Chalmette, Louisiana,…