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James Hanks

James Robert Hanks, 29, of Adair, Okla., died Nov. 27.
He was a former Iola resident.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Saturday at Musgrove-Merriott-Smith Chapel in Claremore, Okla.

OBITUARIES

‘Bud’ McDaniel

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Troy “Bud” Dean McDaniel, 50, Welda, died Monday, June 26, 2017 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Garnett Church of the Nazarene, Garnett, with burial following in Glenloch Cemetery. The family will greet... [More]

Wanda Heck

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Wanda Lee Heck, 83, Westphalia, died Saturday, June 24, 2017, at her home.Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Old German Baptist Church, Westphalia, with burial to follow at the Bethel Cemetery. Family will greet friends at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.... [More]

Ralph Shafer

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Ralph Emerson Shafer, 98, Iola, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Allen County Regional Hospital. He was born July 9, 1918, in Allen County to Ralph Emerson and Lillie Jane (Hutchinson) Shafer. He attended Iola Rock Creek Rural School and graduated from Iola High School... [More]

Carol Cress

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Carol Joy Cress, 70, Humboldt, passed away unexpectedly at Diversicare of Chanute on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.  Carol was born on Jan. 23, 1947, in Dillon, Mont., the daughter of Lee Stanley and Ethel Cecilie (Hansen) Martinell.On July 3, 1971, Carol married Don Cress at American... [More]

Yvonne Thummel

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Yvonne Anita (Ulin) Thummel, 95, Iola, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017.  Yvonne was born April 22, 1922, at home in Hunter, the daughter of Francis and Gurthy (Turner) Ulin.Yvonne graduated from Hunter High School in 1940.  On Oct. 28, 1946, Yvonne married Vincent... [More]

Dick Bushey

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Richard Allan (Dick) Bushey, 72, an Iola native and retired Wichita Fire Department captain and former security officer for Wesley Medical Center, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Minneola District Hospital in Minneola.Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist... [More]

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NEWS

Business owners critical of hotel complex

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Three local restaurant owners spoke out against using city funds to support a private business venture — in this case, a proposed hotel and restaurant along the U.S. 169 bypass in East Iola.Toby Shaughnessy, owner of Sam and Louie’s, Marshall Barnhart, owner of Dudley’s... [More]

Bridge plans still a go

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Iola City Council members agreed Monday that plans for a pedestrian bridge over Elm Creek should continue, although they stopped short of pledging to cover any of the cost.The bridge issue cropped up this summer after city officials realized engineer’s estimates to place... [More]

City discusses energy options

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Iola officials will continue to pursue the addition of used diesel-powered generators to the city’s electric generating capacity.Where they’ll sit, idle.“We’re not planning to run them,” Scott Shreve, Iola’s energy consultant, said at Monday’s... [More]

Two injured after minivan strikes antique Model T

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A driver and his passenger aboard a 1926 Model T Ford were hospitalized Monday following a two-vehicle accident east of Iola. The Allen County Sheriff’s Department reported Charles Redding, 80, was driving his Model T  between Gas and Iola, when the vehicle was struck... [More]

Quincy steps down from BOE seat

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Monday’s USD 257 Board of Education meeting was a conclave of fond farewells. After serving the district for 16 years, board member Buck Quincy resigned his seat effective June 30, and Superintendent of Schools Jack Koehn, who announced his retirement in January, took a... [More]

Chapter complete

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HUMBOLDT —  After 14 weeks of training, Nina Froggatte graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center Friday. The ceremony marked the 245th class to graduate from the basic training course. Chief Terry Zeigler of the Kansas City Police Department gave the... [More]

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SPORTS

Charity golf event is a success

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GAS — CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the 31st Judicial District held its 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on June 17, to celebrate Father’s Day and the important role that fathers play in raising children, as well as to have some fun on the golf course.... [More]

SEEING GROWTH: Indians keep improving despite losses in Chanute

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CHANUTE — Post 15 Single-A Indians coach Brian Dillow has been very consistent with his message throughout the season and recently he has seen the wins to back up his goal of consistent improvement and getting his team to peak heading into their zone tournament.On Tuesday,... [More]

A NEW PASTIME: Lancers to add baseball, softball

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This is the third installment of a six-part series of columns that will look ahead to the upcoming high school sports year for our six area schools. - June 21 — SCC Titans- June 24 — Yates Center Wildcats- Today — Crest LancersCrest fans will have a pair of... [More]

Youth league results for 6/26/17

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PeeWee LeagueFast Lube 11, Chanute Lightning 1Fast Lube1B - Lucas Maier, Grady Dougherty, Braeden Frame, Brigham Folk 2, Josh Pritchard, Broc Ivy, Kale Godfrey. 2B - Dougherty 2, Ivy. HR - Maier 2.A&W 18, Chanute Cardinals 2A&W1B - Ryun Cole 2, Henry White 2, Drake Weir,... [More]

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