Share |

Steven Sell

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Steven Alan Sell passed away at the age of 58. He was born on May 5, 1954, to Helen and Edward Sell in Iola.
 After graduating high school first in his class, Steve left Iola to attend the University of Kansas, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. He studied both painting and classical guitar, while pursuing an interest in furniture design and construction in his spare time.
 His passion for woodworking led him to Madison, Wis., where he was employed by Carly Wood Associates as a designer and cabinet maker from 1984 through 1991. His work may be seen in the Wisconsin State Capitol and numerous other establishments across the Midwest.
In 1992, Steve returned to school, attending classes at MATC. He earned a degree in computer programming and was hired by the State of Wisconsin as an information specialist. He rose to the position of senior database administrator with the Department of Workforce Development, where he was employed at the time of his death.
Steve played an active role in many communities in the Madison area. He was both student and instructor at the Aikido of Madison Dojo, and his love of fly fishing led him to become a mentor with the Project Healing Waters rehabilitation program for veterans.
Steve brought creativity, intelligence and commitment to all of his endeavors. His absence will be felt by those fortunate enough to have known him.
 He is survived by his children Oliver, Max, Molly, and their mother Jill Innes, Madison, Wis.; his partner, Anne Abraham, Madison; his brother Dee and wife Paula, Iola; sister Paula and husband Tim Card, Burlington; nieces and nephew Eryn and Ryan Sell, and Audra and Korinn Card; and great-nieces and nephews Taylor, Drake, Chloe and Thomas.
 A memorial gathering will be at noon on May 5 at the Olin Park Pavilion, 1156 Olin-Turville Court, Madison, Wis. Anyone who would like to hear or share stories about Steve is welcome to attend.

OBITUARIES

David Cannon

thumb

David A. Cannon, 60, Parsons, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at Labette Health surrounded by his loving family and close friends.He was born Aug. 27, 1954, in Neodesha, to Benjamin G. and Helen M. (Lever) Cannon. He and Teresa Fullerton were married June 21, 1997. She survives... [More]

Scot Beshoner

thumb

Scot Beshoner, formerly of Gas, died on Oct. 19, 2014. He was born in Kansas City, Kan., on Dec. 21, 1981. Scot was born legally blind, autistic, epileptic, and had Crohn’s Disease that developed into colon cancer.Survivors include his parents, Paul Beshoner of Tucson,... [More]

Mary Lou Aggers

thumb

Mary Lou Aggers, 74, Humboldt, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. Cremation has taken place. The family plans a memorial service later.Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, assisted the family. To sign the guestbook online or... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Soup kitchen warms community’s soul

thumb

What began as a notion one year ago is scheduled to become a reality this Sunday when First Presbyterian Church of Iola hosts its inaugural Sunday Soups from 5 to 7 p.m.The event — according to Eric Olson, who gave voice to the idea in a blog post back in July — is... [More]

Festival to feature evaluation of books

thumb

An old book may be rare, but not necessary valuable, Kristian Strom told the Register Tuesday evening.Strom will evaluate books brought to the Iola Family Reading Festival at Allen Community College Saturday. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., introduce local folks to... [More]

Missing 8-year-old Iola boy is found

thumb

A missing 8-year-old boy prompted a citywide search for about 90 minutes until the boy was spotted safe and sound at Walmart.Iola Police Chief Jared Warner said the youngster walked out of school at Jefferson Elementary School at the end of the day, but instead of finding his... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

ACC men’s basketball needs freshmen to make impact

thumb

With the start of basketball season around the corner, Allen Community College’s men’s team has a chance to continue its upward trajectory. Last season, the team finished 16-15 overall and 4-8 in conference play.“Last year was actually a step in the right direction... [More]

ACC women reach playoffs

thumb

A 5-0 win against Cowley College wrapped up Allen Community College’s regular season. Now, the team will prepare for a home playoff game Saturday.“It was an awesome game,” Jeremy McGinnis, head coach, said. “We were able to recognize all the sophomores... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription