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Iola is back at square one in its search for a new city administrator. Mayor Jon Wells said after Monday’s City Council meeting the city is starting over in its search. Iola had agreed to…

Swimmers will get a few extra days to take a dip this summer. The Iola Municipal Pool, scheduled to close Sunday, will remain open through the week. Interim City Administrator Corey Schinstock said Recreation Director…

The pros and cons of small town living became evident at Tuesday night’s Humboldt Council meeting when longtime citizen Rex Heape asked Council members to consider the effect of raising property taxes in order to…

USD 257 was hit by a one-two punch of bad budget news for the coming school year. Enrollment numbers are likely to decrease, and the county’s property valuation dropped, all of which will translate to…

The number of COVID-19 cases in Kansas rose by 1,092 over the weekend, bringing the total to 31,730. One month ago, the state had 17,618 confirmed cases.  Allen County continues to have 17 confirmed cases.…

GARNETT — Garnett City Manager Christopher Weiner, who had agreed to contract terms last week that would have made him Iola’s next city administrator, is staying in Garnett. Garnett City Commission members gathered for a…

As night falls in Cottage Grove cemetery, that’s when the screams begin. Old settlers used to claim there were panthers in the woods nearby, enormous cats with claws and fangs that move on deathly silent…

Allen County Commissioner Bruce Symes still holds a nine-vote lead over challenger John Brocker in their primary election race. Brocker is vying for Symes’ seat on the County Commission. Both are Republicans. The winner is…

Students will be heading back to school soon, with mask mandates in place.  The CDC earlier this month urged every American to wear a mask, citing studies and data that show face masks reduce the…

Splintered Crews utilize a track hoe and other heavy equipment to remove trees, brush, rocks and other debris from land near Kentucky  and Monroe streets Friday, where the new Iola Elementary School construction will begin…