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There’s a good reason why people care so much about county roads and bridges, according to Mark Griffith. “That’s what they travel on every day. That’s what they take their kids to school on,” he…

A macroburst storm in 1986 will be the topic of the Allen County Historical Society’s spring meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the John Silas Bass Community Building, 505 N. Buckeye St.  The storm hit…

Braxton Curry still remembers what it was like to enter Iola High School as a freshman. She was very nervous. Older students warned her that some teachers were “really mean and scary.” Years later, as…

Ryker Curry proves you can be devoted to your passion for sports, but still keep focused on academics. Ryker — along with his twin sister, Braxton — is one of six valedictorian candidates for Iola…

Elementary school students in USD 257 enjoyed a warm, sunny day full of Field Day activities at Riverside Park on Thursday.

Iola High School seniors paraded past throngs of elementary school students, slapping hands in congratulation as they went. The seniors were practicing for Saturday’s graduation at the stadium in Riverside Park, while the younger students…

The Iola middle and high school bands performed a spring concert at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center on Wednesday evening.

Iola High School Principal Scott Carson arrived at school Wednesday with a hunch something would be amiss. He was right. The graduating Class of 2022 kept alive a long-standing tradition with a senior prank. While…

Health department officials tackled a lot of extra responsibilities because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rebecca Johnson, director of the Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Department, told county commissioners on Tuesday. Johnson submitted her department’s annual budget…

In a small town, everyone always seems to know what’s wrong — and how to fix it. The thousand conversations over coffee, in backyards, or in the grocery store parking lot are all unique but…