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An ordinance banning the old-fashioned privy within Iola city limits was passed yesterday afternoon by the governing body. In effect it grants one year in which such toilets may be connected with sewer lines and…

August 1950 The 50-year-old McKinley elementary school is being razed by a Topeka firm. It has been a landmark on South Kentucky for the past 48 years but is now making way for the new…

DISTRICT COURT Judge Daniel Creitz Civil cases filed: Rory M. Foster vs. State of Kansas, other civil Amanda M. Ysusi vs. Charles A. Ysusi, protection from abuse Jennifer S. Rousello-Vail vs. Jesse J. Vail, divorce…

A family road trip from hell is forced upon three siblings in “He Started It” by Samantha Downing. Twenty years ago, Beth, Eddie and Portia were taken on a 14-day road trip by their grandfather.…

Pastor Steve Traw’s message Sunday, “Truth Along the Way,” was taken from John 14:5-14. Jesus encouraged His disciples by saying, “Believe also in Me,” and telling them about heaven.  In other words, He was saying,…

Pastor Steve Traw’s message Sunday, “Truth Along the Way,” was taken from John 14:5-14. Jesus encouraged His disciples by saying, “Believe also in Me,” and telling them about heaven.  In other words, He was saying,…

A family road trip from hell is forced upon three siblings in “He Started It” by Samantha Downing. Twenty years ago, Beth, Eddie, and Portia were taken on a 14 day road trip by their…

August 2000 Robbie Atkins and Walt Regehr, Jr. won their races in the Aug. 1 primary. Atkins was nominated for sheriff and Regehr for the third district county commission seat by county Republicans.   *****…

Work will start soon on an elevator and other changes to remove barriers to the handicapped at the Allen County Courthouse. The county will get $98,870 from the Kansas Small Cities Development Block Grant Program…

A wind and rain storm hit Iola Aug. 1, ripping the steeple from St. John’s Catholic Church, and causing widespread damage to show windows in downtown stores, roofs, electric lines, trees and farm buildings over…