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Melanie Waddell

Melanie R. Waddell, 53, Blue Mound, a former employee of Moran Manor, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at Golden Heights, Garnett.
She was born Oct. 11, 1959, in Bradford, Pa., the daughter of George and Sandra (Heffner) Hawkes. 
Memorial services will be later. Online condolences may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

Richard Christian

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Richard E. Christian, 74, Holiday Island, Ark., formerly of Iola, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Mercy Hospital, Rogers, Ark.He was born Aug. 19, 1941, in Galesburg, Ill., the son of Herschel and Ella (Easley) Christian. On Oct. 12, 1962, in Provincetown, Mass., he was... [More]

Robert Burns

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Robert E. Burns, 79, Le Roy, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Van Arsdale Funeral Home, Le Roy. Cremation will follow the service with burial at a later date. Memorials are to the Le Roy/SCC... [More]

Ruby Owens

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Ruby Lavohn (Jarred) Owens, 93, Iola, formerly of rural Humboldt, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Greystone Residential Care in Iola.Ruby was born Oct. 13, 1921, on a farm north of Altoona, the daughter of Roy and Nina (Lawson) Jarred. She grew up on the family farm and... [More]

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NEWS

Orth targets crops from above

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Sure, Matt Orth enjoys the solitude of flying solo. But after roughly six months of nearly non-stop sorties over one field or another from Texas to Illinois, such a career “starts to feel a lot like work,” Orth joked Wednesday.A crop duster, Orth flies a 510 Thrush,... [More]

Inaugural Pedalfest to combine cycling, music

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HUMBOLDT — The Portland Alley Pedalfest might be for bicyclists but music lovers also have something to look forward to.The Portland Alley Pedalfest is a bike and music event on Sept. 12 hosted in Iola and sponsored by Thrive Allen County. The bike festival will promote... [More]

El Charro stops to spice up restaurant’s interior

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It started with a coat of paint.Leo Vargas, who manages El Charro Mexican restaurant in downtown Iola, recalled the decision to repaint the restaurant’s exterior a few weeks ago.“Once we did that, we figured we might as well do the rest of it,” Vargas said.El... [More]

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SPORTS

Shaw leads Allen into rivalry match

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Two things stand out about Whitney Shaw’s new office.“There are lists everywhere,” she said, pointing to a desk littered with stacks of notes. Schedules, reminders and annotations all jotted in pen are strewn across the room to help Allen’s new volleyball... [More]

MVHS hosts tournament

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MORAN — The Marmaton Valley volleyball program hosted a tournament Tuesday night featuring junior varsity and varsity squads from Madison, Hartford and Crest.In the junior varsity tournament, Marmaton Valley faced off against Crest for its first game of the evening.In a... [More]

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