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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

Mable Van Dam

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Mable Irene Rook Van Dam, 84, Topeka, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016. She was born June 16, 1932, in Colony, the daughter of Claude and Ada (Hensley) Rook. She grew up in Iola, and finished her schooling there and Allen County Junior College.  She married Donald Van... [More]

Shirley Reed

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Shirley M. Reed, 80, Swink, Colo., mother of Stephen Reed, Mildred, died Monday, June 27, 2016, at her home. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett, with burial to follow in the Garnett Cemetery. Memorial contributions... [More]

Dixie Vincent

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Dixie Lee (Shultz) Vincent, 73, Chanute, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Dixie was born on April 9, 1943 in Chanute, the daughter of George and Clara (Ogden) Shultz. In 1962 she married John Vincent. John preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 1999. Dixie... [More]

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NEWS

Hunting, bonding

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(Editor’s note: Brandon Wilmoth, Wellington, wrote this article about his son’s first turkey kill. The Wilmoths have several relatives in the Iola area.) My 5-year-old-son, Platt, and I have developed our father/son bond in many ways, but I most cherish the moments... [More]

Budding musicians

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As the summer starts, Iola band students don’t stop practice.  Students entering middle school and wanting to learn an instrument are welcome to take lessons. Many students already enrolled in band are attending practices to better prepare themselves for the year... [More]

Elks plan July 4 show

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The Iola Elks will once again cap Independence Day with a fireworks extravaganza Monday. But folks needn’t wait until dusk to show up for the fun. That starts much earlier. The gates to Elks Lake open at 7:30 a.m. for registration for the annual Ed Hendrix Fishing Derby.... [More]

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SPORTS

Indians shine with former MLB star in attendance

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The Post 15 Indians had a chance to show off their skills on the diamond in front of a former Major League Baseball Gold Glover and Silver Slugger on Thursday against Fort Scott at Riverside Park. They rose to the occasion. With the recently retired Adam LaRoche in attendance... [More]

Veteran Iola swimmers help younger ones flourish

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Seahorse coach Chelsea Lea is pleased with how her team has improved since its season began just under a month ago. “I’ve been really impressed,” Lea said. “Each meet our swimmers have improved (his or her) times by (a team-average of) 3 seconds, which... [More]

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