Classes will be canceled today for students at Lincoln Elementary School in Iola. That’s so students and staff will be able to attend the funeral of fourth-grade teacher Audrey Gardner who died unexpectedly early Monday. Gardner taught at the Iola school district for 16 years. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arma.
The final vacant seat on the Allen County Regional Hospital Board of Trustees has been filled. Outgoing Allen County Commissioner John Brocker was appointed to the position by fellow commissioners Bill King and Jerry Daniels this week. The appointment will be effective on his leaving the county commission. Brocker will join Mona Hull of Humboldt in filling the two vacancies on the hospital board as Patti Boyd and Sean McReynolds are set to end their terms.