A new group designed to encourage tourism in Allen County may be a little bit closer to becoming reality. Thrive Allen County has proposed creating the group called VISIT Allen County. The Iola Register reports that a group of about 30 local citizens came together this week to learn about the group at the request of county commissioner John Brocker. He said he wanted input before he would vote to approve $50,000 to help launch the program. It would disseminate information gathered from a number of sources.
The Eureka High School Homecoming will go on even though they won’t be playing at home. They are playing all road games this year due to tornado damage at the team’s home stadium. But KOAM-TV reports that Douglas High School has decided to treat this week’s game as a Eureka home game, including a performance by the Eureka band and cheerleaders, with Eureka’s homecoming candidates on the cover of the program.
Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents arrested an employee of the Linn County Jail on Thursday. On June 8, the Linn County Attorney’s Office requested the KBI investigate allegations of sexual battery against 48 year old John O. Carr an employee of the jail. Following an investigation into an incident which reportedly occurred on July 25, a warrant was issued for Carr’s arrest for sexual battery, which is a class A misdemeanor.