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Todd Francis, Jr.

Todd Liewellyn Francis, Jr., 15 months, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. He was born on March 27, 2012 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Todd L. Francis, Sr. and Jessica Goforth Francis.
In addition to his parents, Todd is survived by four sisters, one brother, six uncles, four aunts; grandparents, Walt and Sandi Goforth, Bulverde, Texas, Joe and Mary Francis, Humboldt.

OBITUARIES

Marvin Peery

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Marvin N. Peery, 73, Lone Elm, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City.Marvin was born Aug. 17, 1941, in Ottawa, the son of Charles Kenneth and Irene (Carrier) Peery. He grew up in Lone Elm where he attended grade school and he graduated... [More]

Eileen Wagner

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Eileen Jane “Hanson” Wagner, 80, Carthage, Mo., passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015. Eileen was born March 19, 1935, in Ada, Minn., to Ole Hanson and Hilma “Ljunggren” Hanson. She had been a resident of Carthage the past four years, moving here from Iola... [More]

Betty Stark

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Betty Stark, 88, Wagoner, Okla., passed this life Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Wagoner Community Hospital in Wagoner.  Betty was born March 5, 1927, in Wellington. Her parents were Elmer G. Lee and Minnie Ann (Warden) Lee.  She grew up in Kansas, living in Wichita,... [More]

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NEWS

Letting the good times stroll (and roll)

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It was a perfect day for a stroll in Riverside Park Saturday morning. The third annual MOM’s (Mothers of Miracles) Stroll and Roll brought people of all ages to support area children with special needs.The morning kicked off with informational booths and carnival games... [More]

Young Authors feted

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Different life experiences push people into becoming authors. For authors Mike Graf and Louise Borden, childhood adventures led them to their respective paths.Graf and Borden were in Iola Friday and Saturday for the 16th annual Allen County Young Authors celebration. They met... [More]

Toland shares vision of active communities

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Thrive Allen County is working to create a more active culture. Thrive’s executive director, David Toland, spoke Friday at the monthly See, Hear Iola session to give an update on the trail system.Iola’s trail system started in 2008 with the opening of the Prairie... [More]

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SPORTS

Allen softball ends season with late-inning loss

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CHANUTE — Allen Community College’s softball season came to a heartbreaking end over the weekend.The Red Devils were on the losing end of late-inning comebacks Friday and Saturday in their Region IV playoff series with Neosho County. The team lost the series, 2-1.On... [More]

Driskel, Taylor shine at Fredonia

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FREDONIA — Iola High’s track team competed at the Fredonia Invitational on Friday. Two athletes stood out in a day in which everyone had to contend with strong wind.Emery Driskel took third in the high hurdles with a time of 16.2 seconds. The time matched her personal... [More]

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