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Vernon Morrison

Vernon Leo Morrison, Jr., 56, Belle Plaine, formerly of Iola, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Survivors include his mother, Shirley (Wilson) Marr, and her husband, Phillip, Blanchard, Okla.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Gas City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Leukemia Society and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola. Online condolences may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

Bessie Leonard

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Bessie (Hay) Leonard, 94, Humboldt, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Neosho Regional Memorial Medical Center in Chanute.She was born Aug. 11, 1920, in Chanute, the daughter of Harry and Bessie (Brownrigg) Hay. The family grew up in Neosho and Woodson counties. She attended... [More]

Lloyd Riebel

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Lloyd Martin Riebel, 65, Iola, died Friday, April 17, 2015, at Iola Nursing Center.Lloyd was born Jan. 15, 1950, in Iola, the son of Edward Martin and Eleanor Edith (Weber) Riebel. He grew up in Iola and worked through Tri-Valley at various businesses in the area over the years.... [More]

Cletus Neville

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Cletus J. Neville, 88, rural Neosho Falls, died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola.Cletus was born Dec. 15, 1926, in Wichita, the son of Edward and Ella (Jansen) Neville. He was a lifelong farmer starting out on the family farm west of Wichita.On... [More]

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NEWS

Reorganized Farm-City Days group meets tonight

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The newly reorganized Farm-City Days Committee will meet at 6:30 tonight at the Community National Bank meeting room for its first meeting since several new members joined the group.Organizers hope to treat the meeting as a brainstorming session to develop new attractions for... [More]

Giving second nature for blood donors

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Community Blood Center’s spring blood drive returns to Iola on Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. at Bass Hall, formerly the North Community Building.According to April Van Becelaere, a CBC representative, the Kansas City-based not-for-profit requires a daily average of 580... [More]

Downtown merchants bring Iola Market Day

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Downtown merchants will display their wares on city sidewalks May 9 in their first Iola Market Day.The idea is to attract Iolans and out-of-towners to the heart of town.“Iola has a great community to promote,” Melissa Luttrell, owner of Brooklyn Park Antiques, said.... [More]

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SPORTS

Works, Fawson leave Chanute 3-0

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CHANUTE — Iola High’s boys tennis season is nearing the end of the season and they’re going out strong.Both Colby Works and Isaiah Fawson finished Monday 3-0.Works, Iola’s no. 1 singles player, started the day with an 8-5 win against Labette’s Caleb... [More]

Humboldt softball shuts out Yates Center

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HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High’s softball season keeps roaring forward. The Lady Cubs held Yates Center to a shutout in two games on Monday night. Humboldt’s Courtney Richey got the best of Yates Center’s Aubrey Smith in a game that featured two of the best... [More]

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