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Saundra Hull

Saundra Kay (Sandy) Covey Hull, 67, passed away at her home in Spring, Texas, Sunday evening, July 21, 2013. She was born to John and Lorraine Covey on Oct. 1, 1945, in Blackwell, Okla.
The family moved to Iola in 1955 and Saundra graduated from Iola High School in 1963. As an IREM property manager, she relocated several times and lived in Bettendorf, Ia., Chicago, Wichita, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, Ark., and Houston.
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Lorraine and Bill Sheets, Diamond City, Ark.; husband Jimmie (Jay), son Jacen, grandsons Payton and Jaden, Spring, Texas; stepdaughters Jina Jenacaro, Jarrin Harrison and stepson Jimmie Hull, Las Vegas, Nev.; sister Carolyn Wilkins, three nieces and a nephew, Oklahoma City. A private memorial service was today in Spring. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society or Children’s Miracle Network in lieu of flowers.

OBITUARIES

Michelle Hanson

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Michelle Lea Hanson, 45, Iola, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Windsor Place in Iola.Michelle was born Jan. 15, 1969, in Iola, the daughter of Howard and Marcelene “Mickey” (Berglund) Hanson. She grew up in Iola and graduated from Iola High School in 1987.Michelle... [More]

Wang Thao

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Wang Kao Thao, age 60, Colony, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Hospice House, Olathe.Funeral services will be at Faith Deliverance Family Worship Center, 3043 State Ave., Kansas City, KS at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday with visitation to follow. Services on Sunday will be at 5... [More]

Velma Ensminger

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Velma Ensminger, 79, wife of David L. Ensminger, Moran, went to the loving arms of her Father in heaven on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.She was born on Sept. 23, 1935, to Dr. and Mrs. Roy A. Siders of Moran. She had four older brothers, all deceased.Vel worked as a secretary at Lackland... [More]

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NEWS

Parents promote Iola soccer

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Iola soccer parents want to see a different type of football in the fall sports line up next year. At the USD 257 board of education meeting Monday night Brek Ulrich, a leader of the Iola Soccer Club, proposed the district consider a soccer program for Iola High School.Ulrich... [More]

Iola water rates to increase by Jan. 1

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Iolans will pay more for water and wastewater treatment starting Jan. 1.City Council members approved, 6-0, a 5 percent rate hike to help sustain utility reserves for both funds.The average monthly residential water bill will increase about $2, from just under $40 to $42 a month,... [More]

Council must pay unforeseen ACA fee

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A previously unforeseen fee mandated by the Affordable Care Act has left Iola City Council members fuming.The city was informed by the IRS about three weeks ago that Iola must pay $127,386 to “help subsidize premiums” on the individual market for the years 2014-16.A... [More]

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SPORTS

Iola High players earn spots on All-Pioneer League teams

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Iola High’s football season may not have ended with a trip to the playoffs, but the team had five players earn All-Pioneer League honors.Kaden Macha earned first team All-Pioneer League for both linebacker and punter. He also earned second team honors as a running back.... [More]

Ashmore signs with Emporia State

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CHANUTE — Former Iola High and Allen Community College baseball standout Levi Ashmore is taking his skills to Emporia State.Ashmore signed a letter of intent last week to play for the defending MIAA conference champion Hornets, under the guidance of head coach Bob Fornelli,... [More]

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