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Dale Creitz will be inducted into the Kansas Music Educators Association Hall of Fame during a state meeting of the organization in Wichita on Feb. 27. The recognition is the highest honor the KMEA bestows. …

Colony Christian Church, www.colonychristianchurch.org, is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 to raise funds for overseas and local missions.  The church will earn funds based on the total weight of the…

The Iola Amateur Radio Club will host a booth Oct. 16 at Iola’s Farm-City Days celebration. Plans were discussed at Saturday’s regular club meeting with eight members and two guests in attendance. Several have inquired…

Southwind Extension District 4-H members from Allen and Neosho counties competed Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Kansas State Fair Photography Judging Contest.    Judging in the intermediate division from the Southwind Extension District was Jackson…

COLONY — Darren McGhee gave Communion Meditation at Colony Christian Church Sunday on “Reflect.”  After the Sept. 11 attacks, churches were filled but it didn’t take long for people to go back to their worldly…

Thrive Allen County hosted a Community Conversation on Tuesday evening at the Carlyle Presbyterian Church. Residents of Carlyle and surrounding areas took the opportunity to share their ideas, concerns, and vision for the future of…

Pastor Steve Traw’s message Sunday, “Prayer, Program and Praise,” was taken from 2 Kings 6:8-23. As a result of God’s intervention, Syria came no more into the land of Israel, Traw explained. Guest pianist Rita…

The family of Mary “Babe” Collins has called off an in-person celebration of her 90th birthday in light of the current outbreak of COVID-19 cases. The party was to have occurred Sunday. Instead, the family…

Prairie Dell 4-H met Sept. 6  at the Riverside Park Community Building.   Lainey Church led the club in singing “BINGO.” 4-H Council member Luke Wicoff reported 4-H officers’ training will be at 3 p.m.…