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We here at the Register learn a lot from our readers and the questions you ask us. So much, in fact, that we want to make it easier for you to ask us questions about all things Allen County.

Welcome to the Ask the Register series, where we collect questions from readers like you.

Here’s how it works:

  • What questions do you have about Allen County?

  • Let's stay in touch. We'll only email you if we have follow-up questions or answer your question.

This week's winning question:

Why haven’t the interchange lights at the intersection of Humboldt/Hawaii Road and Hwy 169 been on after the completion of the reopening of Hwy 169?

Thanks to Linda & Doug Leonard of Humboldt who asked.

The answer will be reported in an upcoming edition. Stay tuned and submit your own question for Ask the Register using the form above!

A long-range master plan for USD 257 eventually could shift the Iola High School campus to the east side of Cottonwood Street, though that could be years away. The current school bond issue takes that…

Mammography services at Allen County Regional Hospital could return this fall, CEO Tony Thompson said.  The hospital lost accreditation of its mammography services in May 2017, when the American College of Radiology (ACR), acting on…

The answer to the next “Ask the Register” question will be reported March 20. Voters chose “Why hasn’t ACRH provided mammogram services for over a year now? What has been the effect on women’s health?”…

Iola?s ability to attract and retain a strong business community and potential outcomes of a successful school bond vote in April form the centerpiece of this week?s Ask The Register question. Iolan Gary Cardell writes: ?How?s the…

In 34 days, USD 257 voters will head to the polls to decide whether to approve construction of a new elementary school, most likely just off Kentucky Street in East Iola. That leads to a…

Matt Godinez grew up ?on the wrong side of town? in Chanute. Now, as executive director of the Chanute Regional Development Authority, Godinez understands how school facilities impact a community.  ?The cohesiveness has been great,?…

Think of soil remediation at the proposed elementary site as a five-pronged approach, says USD 257 Board of Education president Dan Willis. The process involves SJCF Architects, a firm working for the school district; the…

To answer Humboldt resident Larry Mendoza?s question, ?Why weren?t there any updates or maintenance on local two-lane roads before closing portions of 169?? the short answer is: Don?t know, but hindsight is 20-20. When KDOT…

Marv Smith moved to Iola in the fall of 1966 to teach at what was then a state-of-the-art science building, shared by Iola High School and Allen County Junior College. He stayed for the people…

A new elementary school?s design will incorporate safety features to better accommodate school buses and parents to transport students, and city officials plan to study area streets, sidewalks and traffic so that students can safely…

Recent Questions

The bond issue passed. But what's been happening since the election? We haven't heard much from USD 257. - Laura Yocham, Iola

When will the new ice cream store open? - Greta Ingle, Iola

I am looking for my grandmother's relatives in the Iola area. Her name was Nellie Opal Gay and her parents were Frank Gay (Dec 1853) and Eliza (May 1858). I would appreciate any help. - Lori Montejano, Tulare, CA

Why can't southbound motorists on 169 drive through Iola instead of having to use the off-ramp and cross 54? - Richard Luken, LaHarpe

Whatever happened to former Kansas Gov. Brownback? What is he doing? - George Levans, LaHarpe