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AL   Allen County, Kansas, was established in 1855.  It was one of Kansas’ original 36 counties and named for William Allen, U.S. Senator from Ohio who was a strong supporter of westward expansion. The county seat of Allen County is Iola, Kansas.

Other County Genealogical Resources

  • County GenWeb
  • County American Local History Network (ALHN)
  • County Genealogy Trails
  • County Find-A-Grave
  • County Courthouse
  • County Resources
  • County Genealogy – FamilySearch

Old, Newspaper

Wyandotte County Old News

courtesy of the Kansas Old Newspaper Transcribers Guild (KCGS)

Richard Asten

On Thursday evening, June 11, 1998, Police Sergeant Richard J. Asten was killed when he was struck by a stolen vehicle being pursued by another officer. Asten was on duty in northwest Kansas City when he learned of the pursuit and realized that the vehicle was headed...

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Colin Cable Drug Store Robbed

KANSAS CITY, KS - At 4:30 o’clock on the morning of the 23d two white men entered the drug store of Colin Cable, Kansas City, Kan., and robbed the night clerk of $ 195. The Hutchinson Gazette, Hutchinson KS. Thursday, January 24, 1895. Page 5. (c) Transcribed by...

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The Muncie Murder

The Muncie Murder John D. Webb, who is now in jail in this city, charged with the murder of Doc. Garrison, confessed last week that he was present when Garrison was killed, with intent to help rob him, claims that his confederate and fellow prisoner, Robert Hart...

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