Share |

Donna Jones


Donna Jean Jones, 78, Humboldt, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. Donna was born March 6, 1935, the daughter of Eugene and Alice (Scheinder) Maxwell, in Fredonia.
Donna graduated from Chanute High School with the class of 1953. She went on to attend Chanute Junior College, Emporia State University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in education, and finally graduating from Pittsburg State University with a master’s degree in education.
On July 30, 1954, she married Jimmy Jones, and they made their home in Chanute. Donna taught special education classes for ANW Special Education Cooperative for 35 years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Chanute, until she moved to Humboldt five years ago, at which time she joined Humboldt United Methodist Church, where her daughter Debbie attends.
Donna bowled for 17 years, loved to cook, travel, and camp with her family. She was also a Special Olympics coach in track and bowling.
Donna is survived by her children, Debra “Debbie” Lake, Humboldt, Jimmy L. Jones and wife Ester, Navarre, Fla., and Catanduenas, Philippines; sister, Karen Johnson and husband Paul, Harpers Ferry, W.V.; brother-in-law, George Morehead, Neosho, Mo.; grandchildren, Janie Kerr and husband Luke, Anchorage, Alaska, Christina French and husband Charlie, Navarre, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Ethan and Emma French.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Alice, her husband Jimmy in 2010, and a sister, Lois Morehead.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, at Humboldt United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Countryside Funeral Home Humboldt Chapel. Interment will be at Neosho County Memorial Park, Chanute. Family suggests memorials to Humboldt United Methodist Church or Allen County Animal Rescue Facility, which may be left with or mailed to the funeral home. Services have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home Humboldt Chapel. Online condolences may be left at


Paul Woodard


Paul L. Woodard passed away in Iola Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. He is survived by his sons Luke and Landon, and four grandchildren Berke, Ella, Gage and Crue. Paul worked for Kraft Foods for over 30 years in Oklahoma City and Kansas City. After retiring from Kraft, he moved to Iola.... [More]

Linda Bauer


Linda S. Bauer, 70, a long-time Erie resident, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. Her death was unexpected. She was born on June 2, 1945, in rural Erie, to Ewing and Beulah (Kinne) Showalter. She grew... [More]

Barbara Gerdsen


Barbara Jean Gerdsen, 81, Rogers, Ark., formerly of LaHarpe, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 at Circle of Life in Bentonville, Ark. She was born Feb. 14, 1934, in Fort Scott, to Elden and Louise (Sharpeless) Platt. She grew up south of LaHarpe on a farm with five brothers. She was... [More]

More Obituaries


County agrees to light up square for holidays


Though only days before Thanksgiving, the talk at Tuesday’s county commission meeting dwelt largely on Christmas.Tracy Keagle, the force behind Santa’s Toy Shop, requested the commissioners’ approval to “light up all the trees on the courthouse square”... [More]

Elks lodge seeks help to fill gift food baskets


With area residents faced with trying times this holiday season, the Iola Elks Lodge wants to help.For more than 30 years, the Elks have provided food baskets to area families in need for Christmas, and want to do the same this year.“Last year, we gave out over 60 food... [More]

Developers eager to move on hospital site


Several dominoes must fall in order for construction to begin next spring on a grocery store at the old Allen County Hospital site.With demolition of the hospital essentially complete — crews are in the midst of removing debris — talk at Monday’s Iola City Council... [More]

More News

AP Video


IMS wrestling results


The Iola Middle School wrestling team competed at the Parsons Middle School Invitational on Tuesday. Below are the results for the Ponies:74-78 - Damiean Dryden’s place is 4th and has scored 4.00 team points.Round 1 - Colton Seely (Chanute) won by fall over Damiean Dryden... [More]

Red Devils win 87-66


The Allen Community College men’s basketball team wrapped up the bulk of its non-conference schedule with an 87-66 victory over Labette Community College at home on Tuesday night.Jermaine Long was once again Allen’s leading point scorer after finishing the game with... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription