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Joy Cheyney

Joy Grace (Mintz) Cheyney, 96, a former rural Chanute resident, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Allen County Hospital. She was the aunt of Iolans Beverly Johnson and Monty Mintz and Craig, Todd and Roger Mintz and Sandy Hilldinger, all of Humboldt. She had been living at Moran Manor since December.
Funeral services were today at 10 a.m. at Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Erie. Burial followed in Neosho County Memorial Park, Chanute. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.

OBITUARIES

Peggy Chambers Schmidt

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Margaret Maude (Peggy) Chambers Schmidt of Saddlebrooke, Ariz., died on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. She passed with grace and dignity after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma cancer. She was pre-deceased by her dear parents, Alice Louise and Adelbert Royal Chambers, sister... [More]

Glenn Kunkel Jr.

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Wilbur “Glenn” Kunkel, Jr., 75, Olathe, formerly of Moran and Chanute, passed away Feb. 4, 2016, at his home. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lenexa United Methodist Church, 9138 Caenen Lake Rd, Lenexa, KS 66215. Visitation will start at 1 o’clock,... [More]

Red VanHouden

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Harold Lee “Red” VanHouden, 78, Iola, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Olathe Medical Center.Harold was born Jan. 8, 1938, in Fredonia, the son of Lloyd and Thelma (Davis) VanHouden. He served in four branches of the U.S. military: Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard... [More]

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NEWS

Tech ed center gives students leg up on joining workforce

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PITTSBURG — Any discussion of the technical education center planned for Allen County is bound to contain mention of the successful operations at a similar facility up and running in Pittsburg.The Southeast Kansas Career and Technical Education Center is a large, repurposed... [More]

Council takes look at economic development

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Iola City Council members spent more than two hours Thursday discussing long-range plans the city should consider.And while the discussion touched on several topics — everything from beefing up the city’s utility infrastructure to a possible archery range at Elks... [More]

Healthy options lacking in Allen County

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A recent survey of Allen County gave sobering news.For many, they lack access to affordable and nutritious food.The survey’s results were announced Jan. 26 by Allen County GROW Food and Farm Council.Among the findings:Nearly half of Allen County’s residents (44 percent)... [More]

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SPORTS

Iola seniors sign their national letters of intent

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On Thursday, Iola High School supporters took the opportunity to thank and wish the best of luck to four staples of their football program as the quartet signed to continue their football careers.Coach Doug Kerr hosted the signing announcement for seniors Evan Sigg, Gus Luedke,... [More]

Allen soccer duo sign with D-II school

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Allen Community College women’s soccer sent a pair of standout performers to the next level Wednesday afternoon. Emilee Mitchell and Jamie Cronister each signed to continue their collegiate playing careers with Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo.“It... [More]

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