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Humboldt was buzzing with activity this week. Jeremy Bulk drives a mini-excavator in order to prepare the site for a new community pavilion on the southwest corner of the Humboldt square. 

Humboldt High School’s RESIST Chapter descended on LaHarpe Wednesday to scan the city’s parks for evidence of tobacco use. Students collected cigarette butts and evidence of vaping equpment, using flags to note where they were…

Local health departments have stopped accepting new shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine because of decreased demand.  Allen County residents have been vaccinated at higher rates than others in the Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Departments, but…

The Allen County Regional Airport is one step closer to expanding its utilities. Jonathon Goering, economic development director for Thrive Allen County, presented commissioners with some initial bids for mapping out the project. He recommended…

A late-season snow falls on Iola’s downtown square Tuesday morning.

With construction proceeding on the new Iola Elementary School, Iolans were given their first glimpse Monday of plans to extend the Missouri Pacific Trail to connect the school site to the rest of town. Iola…

Whoa, baby … The beloved Baby Barn is getting some much-needed attention and care down at the Allen County fairgrounds. Jim Smith has been busy on the project for three weeks already, focused especially on…

The city will be alive with the sound of music Saturday as Iola Middle and High School band students take part in two tuneful fundraisers. Some of those notes, though, might not make your list…

Iola officials are hosting the public for an open house-style meeting to learn about options regarding extension of the Missouri Pacific Trail. The event runs from 6 to 7:30 at the John Silas Bass North…

Iola High School celebrated its prom on Saturday. A day filled with rainy weather cleared and the sun came out just in time for the Grand March. A large crowd turned out to see students…