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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

Gene Roush

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Larry Eugene “Gene” Roush, 78, lola, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Wichita.  He was born to Fred and Elvira (Coltrane) Roush, March 18,1938, in Allen County. Gene attended Iola schools and graduated in 1957 from Iola High School. He attended trade school... [More]

Clarabelle Garrison

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Clarabelle Sue Garrison (nee Smith) loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 in San Antonio. She was 88.  She is survived by her four loving children, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and her sister. She... [More]

Bernard Smith

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Bernard Smith Bernard Robert Smith, Richmond, Texas, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016. Bernard was born in Iola, April 16, 1935, to Albert and Mary Smith. He was employed with Honeywell, Inc. for many years. Bernard is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Marita; children,... [More]

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NEWS

Fairgrounds repair effort pursued

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In the summer of 2007, when rains draped a blanket of water over most of Allen County, the buildings at the fairgrounds in Riverside Park were among those hardest hit.  On Tuesday, representatives from the Allen County Fair Board asked the commission for their support in... [More]

Iola considers options for Gas water contract

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Iola City Council members remain in a wait-and-see mode to learn if negotiations between Iola and Gas will allow for Iola to increase the price of the water it sells to Gas. The 30-year pact between the cities — established in 2001 — allowed for Iola to institute... [More]

Fireworks stand benefits ACARF

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Virginia Macha hopes that fireworks sales this year will make life a little brighter for the Allen County Animal Rescue Facility. Macha is proprietor of Light ’Em Up Fireworks, just east of Jump Start Travel Center in the 1700 block of East Street. As in years past, Macha’s... [More]

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SPORTS

Allen runner competes at the Junior Nationals

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CLOVIS, Calif. — Ricardo Banuelos didn’t get much of a break this offseason before he competed in one of the biggest races of his career in Clovis, Calif. The Allen Community College runner qualified in April for the USA Junior Championships in San Francisco. According... [More]

Iola struggles on road

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BURLINGTON — Post 15 couldn’t find a way to get both its offense and its defense rolling at the same time in Burlington on Monday. The Indians dropped both games on the road, losing 2-0 and 12-8.   Hits were hard to come by in game one. The two teams combined... [More]

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