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.
Kathy Thompson, 57, Iola, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at her home. She was born Jan. 13, 1957, in Wichita, the daughter of Frank J. and Etta Mae (Lauer) Florio.Kathy grew up in Haysville and graduated from Campus High School. She was married to Mike White on Feb. 21, 1976, and... [More]
Vera Phillips, 90, McLouth, formerly of Garnett, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at her home.Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Garnett. Burial will follow in Princeton Cemetery in Princeton. Family will greet friends from 6 to 8... [More]
Mary Ellen Potter, 100, Iola, formerly of Chanute, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Windsor Place in Iola.Mary Ellen was born March 11, 1914, in Redfield, the daughter of Clyde and Mabel (Gunsaullus) Comstock. She grew up in Redfield and graduated from Fort Scott High School... [More]
Organizing an event as large as the annual Allen County Fair takes a lot of people, and therein lies the problem; they’re running out of people.Linda Garrett, secretary for Allen County Fair Association, said the number of volunteers has been steadily declining for years.... [More]
Allen County commissioners will decide Aug. 5 whether to shore up Iola’s ambulance service finances.Tuesday morning Commissioner Tom Williams proposed transferring $136,000 to the city, with promise of another $53,000 if the city’s ambulance fund doesn’t recover... [More]
Allen County 4-H’ers dazzled the crowd with their fashion sense Tuesday night at the 4-H Style Revue in the Iola High School lecture hall.Following the 4-H friends picnic dinner 4-H’ers modeled outfits that they created or purchased. The 4-H’ers were judged... [More]
As of late June, after one month or so of being Iola’s interim director of the recreation department, Jason Bauer has dropped “interim” off his title. Bauer, 34, was officially promoted to the position at a June meeting of the Iola City Council.Bauer had been... [More]
Sporting a glove and bat, Chelle Stewart is ready to play softball. Already on three teams, one women’s rec league team and two tournament teams, Stewart also fills in when team rosters are short. Stewart said the only thing that will keep her from playing is if her kids... [More]