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“Have you heard the sad story of the state buffalo?” Deb Smail asked second-graders at Jefferson Elementary School, prior to her Kansas Day presentation on Wednesday. She also asked students if they knew the sound…

Throngs of spectators were treated to a night of laughs and some spirited competition, courtesy of Dairyland Donkey Basketball at Iola High School.

Allen County commissioners continue to chew on the idea of helping a Humboldt grocery store get off the ground. Commissioners received an update Tuesday on Humboldt’s Our Hometown Market from City Administrator Cole Herder and…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A panel of attorneys has recommended Assistant Allen County Attorney Jacqie Spradling face ethics charges for her actions while prosecuting a rape trial in Jackson County in 2017. Spradling, a former…

Allen County Regional Hospital continues to move closer to a lease under Saint Luke’s Health System of Kansas City. Allen County Regional Hospital continues to move closer to a lease under Saint Luke’s Health System…

NEODESHA — Iola and Marmaton Valley high school forensics teams competed at the Neodesha Invitational Saturday. Iola High School’s forensics team brought home a sweepstakes victory, and Marmaton Valley’s team placed third. IHS Iola’s squad…

Iola continues to pump out millions of gallons of fresh, safe water each day. But in order to maintain the system’s integrity, city officials have sought a master plan to look at short- and long-term…

A vacancy in Iola’s code enforcement office will be filled, although City Council members still want a discussion about staffing levels within the city. Council members heard an impassioned plea Monday from Code Enforcement Officer…

The best way to stop bullying is to teach students how to take care of each other, Iola Middle School counselor Stacey Crusinbery told USD 257 board members at their meeting Monday.  Crusinbery recapped results…

The Wulf family is planning a party, and they’re willing to share the entertainment. Country music artist Dale Watson will perform a June 26 concert at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center, thanks to a donation…