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Floyd Ohmie

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Floyd E. Ohmie, 84, Liberty, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Robert J. Dole VAMC in Wichita.

The World War II veteran and avid farmer and carpenter is survived by six children, including Iolans Jim Ohmie, Sharon Thummel and Shirley Evans.

Private family services are planned later. Memorials may be left with the American Cancer Society and Cornerstone of Wichita, which is in charge of the arrangements.

OBITUARIES

Wade Fry

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Wade D. Fry, 76, Lansing, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at home from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was born June 11, 1939, at Glendale, Calif., to Forrest and Ellen Fry and spent most of his young life in Iola, graduating from Iola High School. Wade... [More]

Jerry Gleason

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Former Iolan Jerry R. Gleason died Friday, April 22, 2016, in Aurora, Colo. A graveside funeral service is planned for 2 p.m. May 20 at Mount Olivet Cemtetery in Golden, Colo.   Memorials are suggested to The Denver Hospice.

Barbara Culbertson

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Barbara Sue (Thacker) Culbertson, 68, Iola, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016, at her home. She was born on June 26, 1947, in Maywood, Calif., the daughter of Orville and Valta (Waters) Thacker. Barbara graduated from Excelsior High School in Norwalk, Calif., in 1965. Barbara... [More]

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NEWS

Student already a craftsman

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MORAN — For those who assume today’s youth have lost touch with traditional skills, they haven’t met Brady Newman. Newman, 18, is a craftsman with wood.  And last week, the Marmaton Valley High School senior got his due when he was named state champion... [More]

Local recycling quickens

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Iolans will have an opportunity to embrace more comprehensive recycling at the Rotary Club’s every-other-month paper drive on May 14. Cardboard and aluminum and tin cans also will be accepted for the first time, said Donna Grigsby, a member of a Rotary committee working... [More]

School board weighs Bowlus future

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USD 257 Board of Education convened a public forum Monday evening in which they informed a gathering of about 60 of their intention to seek guidance from the Allen County District Court regarding the school district’s role as trustee of the Bowlus Fine Arts Center. The... [More]

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SPORTS

Wildcats split at home with Uniontown

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MORAN — Marmaton Valley’s softball team has been able to find ways to win all season long and they have stayed above .500 for the entire season. When it looked as if their winning record was in jeopardy on Monday, the Wildcats offense found a way to make it through. “We’ve... [More]

Marmaton Valley gets first win of the season

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MORAN — It has been a long season for the Marmaton Valley baseball team. Entering Monday’s doubleheader with Uniontown, the Wildcats were 0-10 on the season and game one against the Eagles provided no sign of that trend changing.  Uniontown thumped Marmaton... [More]

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