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Ronald Vernon

Ronald Vernon Hale, 90, rural Savonburg, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Savonburg Bible Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, where military honors will be provided by the Moran VFW. 

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Savonburg Community Center. Memorials are suggested to either the Salvation Army or Allen County Hospice and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

OBITUARIES

Ernest Blazek

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Ernest Paul Blazek, 67, Iola, formerly of Dodge City, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Fort Scott Mercy Health Center. He was born on Oct. 30, 1948, in Great Bend, the son of Ernest Henry and Evelyn Wood Blazek. He married Carol Jeannie Kennedy on May 3, 1968. Paul... [More]

Gracemary Nilges

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Gracemary Nilges, 87, Iola, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Windsor Place in Iola. Gracemary was born May 30, 1928, in Pierz, Minn., the daughter of Henry and Crescence “Grace” (Meyer) Kruschek. She graduated from Melrose High School in Melrose, Minn.  On June... [More]

Virginia Henderson

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Virginia D. Henderson, 93, Kincaid, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. She was born Dec. 21, 1922, in Bourbon County, the daughter of Arthur and Esther (Reynolds) Jackson. Virginia graduated from Mildred High School with the Class... [More]

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NEWS

College farm sale decried

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Last month, Allen Community College voted to sell the school’s student-operated farm. On Tuesday, more than two dozen passionate backers of the farm turned out to urge ACC’s board of trustees to reverse course. The students, staff and community members gathered... [More]

Housing always an issue

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Larry Manes had no news about potential economic development Tuesday for Allen County commissioners, but did crow about successes. Manes handed commissioners a several-page review of Thrive Allen County’s involvement in the discipline. Local governing bodies aid financially... [More]

Gas looks to outfit a fitness center

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GAS — With assistance of Thrive Allen County, Gas will seek a grant of about $50,000 to outfit a room in its community center with fitness equipment. “David (Toland) thinks we’ll have a very good chance of getting the grant,” said Mayor Darrel Catron.... [More]

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SPORTS

Lancers drop lopsided game at home to Olpe

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COLONY — The Crest basketball team sits with a very respectable 9-6 record as their season comes down the back stretch, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty for Travis Hermreck’s squad to continue to work on. Never were the Lancer faults more evident... [More]

Holloway leads Crest as they look to build up program

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COLONY — In sports, so much is defined by the final score of the game and statistics like points-per-game, but for Crest girls’ basketball coach Elaine Holloway defining the success of her program extends far beyond what the scorebook reads at the end of the game. After... [More]

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