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Earl Anderson

Earl James Anderson, 90, Garnett, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Good Samaritan, Olathe.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, with burial following in the Holy Angels Cemetery. A rosary will be at 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with family present to greet friends following. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose School. Condolences may be left for the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com

OBITUARIES

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Lenore Howard

Lenore Howard, Williamsburg, passed away following a brief illness on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Olathe Medical Center surrounded by her family. Osa Lenore Veix Howard was born Aug. 1, 1935 in Ottawa, the fifth and youngest child of Silas Adam and Edith Catherine Caleb Veix.... [More]

Kason Davis

Kason Jack Davis, infant son of Derek and Jordan Davis of Blue Mound, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Overland Park Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Centerville Community Church, Centerville. Burial will follow at Centerville Cemetery.... [More]

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Keith Watts

Keith Allen “Bubba” Watts, 55, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Humboldt. He was born Nov. 20, 1962, in Arkansas City, to Gerald Dean and Margie Lee (Smith) Clay. He graduated from Winfield High School before making his home in Humboldt. Keith married... [More]

Sterling Barker

Sterling Martin Barker, 64, Kincaid, passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at Prescott Country View.  He was born in Iola Sept. 16, 1953, the son of Sterling C. and Bonnie Creason Barker. He graduated from Moran High School in the Class of 1971. He married Coleen Stewart. To... [More]

Ginny Christy

Virginia (Ginny) N. Christy, 87, Le Roy, passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at Colorado Plains Medical Center, Fort Morgan, Colo. Virginia Norene Gregersen, the daughter of Harry Hansen and Violet Alta Gillespie Gregersen, was born Oct. 24, 1930, near Vernon. She graduated... [More]

Bernice Trowbridge

Bernice Marie Trowbridge, 85, Iola, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John’s Catholic Church, Iola. A parish Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. Friday prior to the Mass.... [More]

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'God is in Kansas': Couple follows calling to LaHarpe church

LAHARPE — Ashley and David Wright’s belief that God wanted them to start a church led them to invest all their money into an abandoned church in LaHarpe.  “We don’t have a dime but we’re very wealthy in spirit,” David said. “We... [More]

Volunteer fire dept. seeks new structure

Rural Fire District No. 2 volunteers are hoping an opportunity to build a fire station north of town comes to fruition. Robin Boyer, Iola, has donated 2 acres at the northeast corner of Oregon Road and 1400 Street, a stone’s throw north of Iola. The catch is, the district... [More]

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Art and whimsey coming to Bowlus

Art and the fine art of clowning around will be on display Friday evening at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center in Iola.  The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a reception and talk, “Generations of Marta,” featuring art from three members of one family over several decades.... [More]

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Celebrating Bub

Mark Burris, owner of Precision International, presents Ron “Bub” Meek with a card Monday to celebrate Meek’s 25th anniversary with the Iola-based downhole pump equipment manufacturer. Burris touted his employee’s dedication, noting he’s worked in... [More]

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Woodshop wizards: Bison products find nationwide niche

The temptation in a small town is to imagine that all the finer things in life come from the big city. But Bison Woodworking, which for the last year has been turning out some of the most elegant hardwood furniture you’re likely to clap eyes on, is a spirited rebuke to... [More]

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Snow way!

A thick coating of snow gave ample opportunity for folks of all ages to enjoy the wintry weather Sunday. At right, Ava Booth races down the Riverside Park dike alongside her uncle, Logan Booth, on their sleds. Above, a snowman waves hello from Nich and Becky Lohman’s yard... [More]

Forum Monday

State Representatives Kent Thompson and Adam Lusker and Sen. Caryn Tyson will give a preview of the 2018 Legislative session at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Humboldt Public Library.  The event is coordinated by the Allen and Neosho county Farm Bureaus. The public is encouraged... [More]

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Mustangs and Fillies face stacked tournament in Burlington

After waiting through bad weather and delays, Iola will head to Burlington tonight to begin the Burlington Invitational Tournament. The Mustangs and the Fillies are coming off of big losses on the road versus Wellsville and are hoping to grab some momentum to head into the... [More]

Inclement weather forces cancellations

Basketball may be an indoor sport but the recent winter weather has had a big effect on one of the more busier weeks of the season — mid-season tournament week.  Snow, ice, and extreme cold led to school closures across the area today thus canceling the opening date... [More]

Red Devil men and women stumble at Pratt

The Allen County men and women basketball teams came up short over the weekend at Pratt with the women falling 74-62 and the men 92-67.  For the women, the loss drops them to 4-13 and 2-11 in conference play. The men fall to 6-11 and 4-9.  The Lady Devils fell behind... [More]

Mustang and Fillie junior varsity and freshmen play Wellsville

While Iola’s varsity teams came away from Wellsville with losses Friday night, the freshmen Mustangs and Fillies walked away with wins.  The Mustang freshmen continued their undefeated streak with a 43-11 win.  Iola shut the Eagles out in the first quarter... [More]

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