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Allen County is the proud owner of a new tractor. After some discussion with public works director Mitch Garner and a presentation by Robert Storrer of Heartland Tractor, commissioners approved the purchase of a 2020…

Iola’s community buildings likely will remain off limits for the time being. When the facilities are reopened to the public will be determined by the city’s managers, and not City Council members. The Council discussed…

Iolan Jacob Wight, 19, was taken to a Joplin hospital following a two-vehicle accident south of Humboldt Monday evening. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported Wight was northbound on U.S. 169, just north of the Neosho…

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hit the fall celebration schedule once again, with Allen County’s Veterans Day Committee canceling its 2020 tribute to those who have served. Typically held the Saturday before Veterans Day —…

A long-delayed desire to teach construction students how to build a house got an assist from an unlikely source, the performing arts. Staff at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center offered a win-win suggestion to allow…

Construction of a new elementary school could include up to $1 million on “wish list” items, if the process goes smoothly enough to result in cost savings. USD 257 board members on Monday approved construction…

Gun control, defunding the police and gay rights were only a few of the issues that Democratic candidates tackled on a chilly Saturday afternoon on the courthouse square.  An audience of about 50 gathered to…

More than 20 volunteers descended upon LaHarpe Saturday for its annual fall cleanup day project, in which roughly 20 properties were cleared of debris, brush, tires and other objects. Assisting with the work were several…

Sidney Shelby and Logan Brown were crowned queen and king at Friday night’s Iola High School fall homecoming ceremonies. Find results of the game at iolaregister.com and in Monday’s edition.

Iola Reads, a collaboration between Iola Public Library, USD 257 and the Bowlus Fine Arts Center, has announced its Young Adult Selection 2020, “Defiance” by Valerie Hobbs. In the 14 years of the program, this…