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Loren Howerton

Loren M. Howerton, 77, rural Iola, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

Velvia Pearman

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Velvia Viola Pearman, 89, McPherson, died at her home Sunday, July 23, 2017. She was born in Allen County on Oct. 5, 1927, the fourth child of Raymond Uriah and Bertha Viola (Colgin) Jackson. She was raised around the Bourbon County area with her parents, brothers and sisters.... [More]

Patricio Madrid

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Funeral services for Patricio Madrid, 45, Kansas City, Kan., will be at noon Saturday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett. Burial will be at noon Monday, at Colony Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Patricio Madrid Memorial Fund. You may... [More]

Glenn and Joan Barnby

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A Celebration of Life service on the lives of Glenn and Joan Barnby will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 5 at the First Christian Church, 102 N. Grant Ave., Chanute, KS 66720. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 7 at the Chanute Cemetery, 1002 E. 14th St.  

Charlie Peterson

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Charles Manley “Charlie” Peterson, 83, Iola, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Windsor Place in Iola. He was born Sept. 2, 1933, in Savonburg, to Hans and Faye Peterson. He grew up on the family farm in Savonburg. He married Paula Keele on July 25, 1965,... [More]

Hope Burns

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Hope DeLayne Burns, 71, Kincaid, died Saturday, July 15, 2017, at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Allen County Hospice of Kansas. Condolences may be sent to www.feuerbornfuneral.com

Arnold Ayers

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Arnold L. Ayers, 52, Blue Mound, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Arnold was born Nov. 6, 1964, in Garnett, the son of Jerilyn (Ginther) and Roger Ayers.  He is survived by father Roger Ayers of Blue Mound, mother and stepfather, Jerilyn and Tom Cannon... [More]

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NEWS

Pair arrested for attempted murder

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A pair of Iolans — one of whom was originally charged with killing Iolan Shawn Cook — were arrested late Friday night for attempted murder and other charges, while another subject remains at large. The arrests stem from an attack that occurred at about 11:18 p.m.... [More]

Hotel: County says yes

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Allen County commissioners opened the door Tuesday morning for construction of a new hotel at the east edge of Iola. Commissioners voted unanimously to underwrite 50 percent of the cost of land for the facility, with the provision the $167,500 be repaid through a 2 percent... [More]

Food and fashion

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Zoey Rinehart piled up the purple Tuesday evening. The Logan Pals 4-H member was named grand champion in clothing construction, constructed garment revue, fiber arts and girls buymanship at the annual 4-H Style Revue. On top of that, Rinehart, along with McKenna Powell, earned... [More]

Park the place to be

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Riverside Park took center stage for much of Monday’s Iola City Council meeting. Council members unanimously agreed to provide city support for the upcoming Rotary Day at the Park and Neil Westervelt Memorial Car Show as part of the Allen County Fair. The Iola Rotary... [More]

Enrollment opens for 257 students

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Stacey Fager is optimistic online enrollment will go more smoothly this time around. Enrollment for Iola schools began Monday and will run through Aug. 4. Fager, superintendent of USD 257 schools, noted the biggest differences from last year is use of Powerschool, a familiar... [More]

Iola welfare office to close this fall

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Iola’s Kansas Department for Children and Families service center, which administers welfare benefits to local residents in need, will close this fall. The 15 staffers received a letter earlier this month from Rob Estell, east regional director of DCF, confirming the... [More]

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SPORTS

Indians hope to avenge last year’s quick exit at state tourney

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Disappointments tend to linger. Especially in the sports realm.  In the spring, the Iola High School baseball team fell in the first round of the state tournament. Last summer, the Indians went to state with just half of their starting lineup and lost in the first round... [More]

Iola swim team results from Saturday's SEK League Championships

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SEK Championship (Saturday) Girls 9-10 25 butterfly - Hallie Sutherland 23.95, Caroline Toland 27.23. 25 backstroke - Bethany Miller 25.58, Toland 27.85, Sutherland 28.25. 25 breast - Sutherland 24.81, Toland 25.19. 25 free - Sutherland 21.80, Toland 22.65, Miller 29.37.... [More]

Indians headed to state

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For the second year in a row, the Post 15 Iola Indians have punched its ticket to state.  After suffering through a championship game where almost nothing went their way, Iola got back on track, cruising past the Post 45 Frontenac Raiders 10-4 Friday night. Iola played... [More]

Defense stalls for Indians in championship game versus Garnett

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The third time was not the charm for the Post 15 Iola Indians as they fell to Garnett 4-1 in the AA Zone championship game Thursday.  The game marked Iola’s  third match-up  with the Muddogs this season.   It was shaping up to be another defensive... [More]

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