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The winter meeting of the Allen County Historical Society will focus on the museum’s new photo scanner. The scanner can process negatives as large as 8-by-10 inches. With more than 40 boxes filled with negative…

For Moran native Molly McEwan and her boyfriend, returning home to China last week was like stepping into an apocalyptic movie set. Their temperatures were taken repeatedly, both on and off the planes as they…

A Georgia nursing home company has been banned from doing business in Kansas for 10 years and fined $100,000 for failing to protect patient and employee records after the closure of Humboldt’s Pinecrest Nursing Home,…

After months of waiting to gain access to the sandstone castle cave at the old townsite of Kalida, southeast of Yates Center on Osage Road, I sat beneath one of its multi-ringed towers, reveling in…

CHERRYVALE — “Look, it’s farmland for crying out loud,” said Cherryvale native and museum board member Don Richardson. “That’s all. There’s nothing out there.” Or is there? Richardson was referring to “Tract 9,” a plot…

Every child in Allen County from birth to age 5 can now start their very own library collection, courtesy of local groups and music legend Dolly Parton. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will send a free,…

A community meeting to discuss a proposed activities center at Allen Community College is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday in the Sadler conference room on the Iola campus. College President John Masterson recommended that anyone…

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…