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This week, as others were filing for the office, Allen County Commissioner Bill King announced that he would not seek re-election. He has held the office since August 2018, and his term will conclude at…

The best one-hit wonders from the 1960s, ‘70s, 80s and ‘90s will be performed at 7 tonight at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center. These  are songs that  made a band famous — or infamous —…

Don Bain’s DNA is embedded in Iola High School. He taught science there for six years, the last two as assistant principal. He then served a dozen more as principal, then 14 as superintendent of…

YATES CENTER — Wintry weather made for a catastrophic day in Woodson County Wednesday, with a pair of fatality accidents occurring 11 minutes apart. Laura L. Hegwald, 47, was killed in the wreck, just south…

LAHARPE — Nursing classes will be introduced in the fall at LaHarpe Regional Rural Technical Center. Ray Maloney, who owns the old Diebolt Lumber complex that now houses RRTC’s classes, announced the new program Wednesday…

The fires of progress are burning hot on the administrative end at Allen Community College, especially when it comes to implementing innovations in online learning. Connected with internet-based courses at ACC, Sherry Phelan, Dean of…

Owen Sicka. Tuck that name in your memory bank. Because some day, this 10-year-old might be a country music sensation. Or, if his current dreams play out, you might catch a glimpse of Owen on…

With a heavy heart, Allen County commissioners began Tuesday’s meeting by honoring the passing of former Sheriff Ron Moore, who Jerry Daniels said was “one of the main reasons [he] became a law enforcement officer.”…

MORAN — When Marmaton Valley High School’s baseball players take the field this season, they’ll do so as Eagles. The respective boards of education at Marmaton Valley and Uniontown school districts agreed this week to…

Senioritis. It’s a problem that seems to afflict high school seniors, especially during their final semester, causing them to repeatedly miss days of school and lead to frustration for parents, faculty and administrators. Iola High…